How To Introduce New Toys That Parrots Should Play With

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And How to Discourage Items They Should Leave Alone

 

I had a screen saver a while back with an umbrella cockatoo and the words (from the cockatoo’s perspective), “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine, if you put it down it is mine, if I see it it is mine, but if you give it to me, I don’t want it”.

 

This is so true for many parrots and can be used to introduce new toys and cage additions to your bird’s environment. 

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Mickey And Her Senegals

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Hi…I am a long-time friend of Nora…havent’ been able to contact her…so I am turning to you guys.

 

I will try to make a very long story short.

 

I adopted Kirby a 6-year-old Senegal, male, about 6 years ago. He is now about 15, not sure, don’t remember what year I got him…

 

Can’t get near him to read a band.

 

Anyway….he is a BEAST.

 

After many years of being mutilated by this bird…I decided to get him a woman to perhaps mellow him out and have company.

 

Needless to say… Zipper is a WONDERFUL friendly sweetheart.

 

He HATES her too !

 

I bought a large really nice cage to give them their space, yet he still terrorizes her at times.

 

I love Kirby… I really do, but I am about done with his BiPolar personality.

 

He talks up a storm, lures you in…then BAMMO!!

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4 Large And Mini Macaw Problems Solved

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Janie D.

 

I have an almost 16-year-old Red Fronted Macaw. 

 

(2 – Red Fronted Macaws pictured above)

 

I got her as a 6-month-old chick and taught her bite words “hurt” and “cry”.

 

She uses them accurately! 

 

She will pinch my arm if I reach carelessly into her cage and she will say HURT! 

 

When she preens my hair and gets rough.

 

I will say are you tickling me? 

 

Then she laughs, and stops being rough and also when I tickle her!

 

Birds can learn emotions if taught what they mean. 

 

If she slips off her perch she says that hurts! Cry!

 

My husband had a Blue and Gold Macaw a few years ago. (she passed on) 

 

However, she chose him! 

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Should Blind People Keep Pet Birds

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This might be an interesting topic for a Birdie Brunch! 

 

Hello, I’m Laurie Cannon, who wrote to you about the possibility of adopting an older Green-Winged Macaw. 

 

We didn’t do that, however, we did contact a breeder about a Panama Amazon baby. 

 

She seemed almost horrified when she found out both my husband and I are totally blind. 

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Will My Young Cockatoo Welcome An Older Macaw

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Laurie C asks

My husband and I rescued a 3-month-old medium Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (aka Eleonora cockatoo) from a horrible pet store situation last August.

We finished his hand-feeding which took another month.

He was very skinny and underfed so we have spoiled him rotten.

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Help With An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

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I Have An African Grey And A Triton Cockatoo.

 

I hand fed both and have had the Grey since 1985 and the Cockatoo since 1987.

 

They are housed separately in AE bird cages and I have perches around the house for them to move to as I work around.

 

Both are female.

 

My Gray has begun acting strange.

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How Do I Negotiate Bird Toy Placement With My Macaw?

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My severe macaw is losing all his feathers.

The vet says I should switch her to 80% pellet food.

However, I am not convinced I don’t think they eat that in the wild.

I am trying HARI Prime vitamin, mineral, amino acid supplement w/probiotics.

Do you think this is an acceptable alternative?

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Why Do My 2 Amazon Parrots Get Scared When I Put Toys In Their Cage

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Angela wrote:

It does not matter if the toys are small, medium or large.

mitchr asks

Do they tolerate plexiglass? Plastic?

Angela said

Locking rings are a toy I offer but they will not play with them.

Instead, they go around them as if the ring toys were in their way or annoyed them

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