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Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Cage Cleaner » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:23 am

My Sun Conure's wings are almost all grown out. So, we started doing very short flight recalls today to help her learn about the concept of flying again. She started out fairly scared about it, but really -really- wanting the treat. The first one was the hardest, and now she knows she can fly over a short distance.

I tried to get her to fly to my finger, but we're not quite there yet as she doesn't quite know how to aim her landing, heh.

But, I'm proud of her. This is probably hard for her since she's not a very brave bird, either. It took a full half an hour to get her to even try to fly.
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Sparky » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:36 am

Awww that's nice! I hope she continues to do well :)
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby pennyandrocky » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:33 am

congrats!love when they first start flying, i could see the pride in everyone i've had.mya's :corella: just started trying to fly to me the only problem is she thinks she can land on my shoulder like penny :gcc: so i'm trying to get her to land on my arm.
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Michael » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:48 pm

Wait till she's zooming all over the place, just coming to you for cuddles, and flying off to her perch to take a poop. It's one of the best parts of parrots ownership! :flapping:
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby GlassOnion » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:08 pm

Awww, Phoe-Phoe!! What a cute name :D
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Cage Cleaner » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:40 pm

Well her name is Phoenix but I call her Phoe-Phoe for 'short'. BTW, Michael, how do I go about ordering a set of training perches?
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Michael » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:26 pm

http://ParrotWizard.com/Training_Perches

They'll come in handy! When they learn flight on these, they automatically learn to go to them always which makes a good place for them to fly to, train on, and poop from.
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Cage Cleaner » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:59 pm

OK I'm going for the medium dragon wood for gcc and sun conure. Does that sound good? She is unstable with footing since she had a broken toe so I figured the dragonwood is better.
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Michael » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 am

Cage Cleaner wrote:OK I'm going for the medium dragon wood for gcc and sun conure. Does that sound good? She is unstable with footing since she had a broken toe so I figured the dragonwood is better.


Actually I'd say go with small because they are both small parrots and especially with the foot. Basically the perch size isn't that critical. Kili has small ones and Truman medium but they sit on each other's all the time. It's not like perches in the cage which they are on for more hours. Truman can even sit on small and Kili on large so there's a lot of flexibility. I think yours will be more comfortable on small. The only issue is if they chew the hell out of it, won't be much left. But it still takes a long time. Mine only look so bad cause they were pre-chewed in the cage before I mounted them on stands so they've last quite a long time. Let me know when you've placed the order and I'll personally look for the biggest small I have.
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Re: Proud of Phoe-Phoe

Postby Cage Cleaner » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:48 am

OK thanks!
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