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@  Lou : (25 November 2014 - 09:55 PM) me neither Bob, i thought it was strange
@  Bob : (25 November 2014 - 09:04 PM) Not seen it before, would have thought illegal unless captive bred and close rung?..have seen a couple of Magpies hand reared and flying free back in the day so intelligent and comical, they even spoke a few words..
@  Lou : (25 November 2014 - 08:25 PM) I've just seen a crow advertised for £300 house trained, is this common? they really shouldnt be pets, i raised a chick once but she was kept outside in a tree, learnt to forage and fly and then she found a mate and came back for a bit, was so cool
@  Kasuku : (24 November 2014 - 12:42 AM) So sorry to read about Brioche, I love rats, they're so intelligent. I hope all goes well for her, and you're caring for her so well, that will strengthen her and make her feel safe.
@  Michael Reyn... : (23 November 2014 - 08:10 PM) I am not a great lover of rats but I can understand just how attached they can get and the worries you have for her
@  Heather : (23 November 2014 - 08:01 PM) Thank you :-). <3. Shes been curled up beside me the last two days like a little cat ^^
@  Michael Reyn... : (23 November 2014 - 07:46 PM) hether I am sorry to hear of your rat I hope the medication will work and things will improve for it
@  divegirl : (23 November 2014 - 07:30 PM) Bless. I hope you both have a better day tomorrow :flowers:
@  Lolastick : (23 November 2014 - 07:14 PM) Haha! He's screamed himself tired poor thing can't keep his eyes open!
@  RachAndIago : (23 November 2014 - 06:47 PM) I'd rather a Macaw scream than any of the high pitched noises, i'd rather have none but hope springs eternal!
@  Heather : (23 November 2014 - 06:25 PM) I honestly thought macaws could only so a low pitched sound. LP sounds like shes trying to audition for 'slipknot'
@  Lolastick : (23 November 2014 - 06:14 PM) I wish haha! I've had Barron who's a macaw about nearly two years the smaller one that's a indian ringneck over two years.
@  Heather : (23 November 2014 - 06:12 PM) Omg! Sound proof cage maybe??! What breed is he? High pitched is deffo waaaaay worse on the ears! How long have you had him for? (Sorry im nosy :-)
@  Lolastick : (23 November 2014 - 06:08 PM) I love Rats I had two when I was younger. Barron's screams are from high to im being murdered screams. Bangs and attacks whatever's around him. My irns scared to talk incase he gets yelled at! I'm not sure on hormones as I'm not sure what months they are. But he is only 4 so he could be starting? It's upsetting me as I'm so confused as to what's hhe matter with him.
@  Heather : (23 November 2014 - 04:46 PM) That must be awful to have barron screaming constantly :-(. Is it high or low pitched? We have sofa drapes that we created into curtains for around LPs cage (instead of a cage cover during the night). If LP screams we shut the curtains, almost immediately she stops, says 'hello' in the cutest voice ever and the curtains are opened again. Works really well!
@  Heather : (23 November 2014 - 04:43 PM) Thanks everyone. <3. I hope she pulls through until the anti tumour arrive. Until her stitches are better im keeping her separate from our other two rats so i habe her with me 24hours a day - on the table when i eat, beside the bed when i sleep. Obviously in her cage when LP is out but rest of day im in bed so she has a warm buddy to sleep beside.
@  divegirl : (23 November 2014 - 04:40 PM) Hormones? Seems to be the answer with most things parroty lol
@  Lolastick : (23 November 2014 - 04:37 PM) Sorry for the bad news:( I don't n kW why barron is screaming constantly. Did this when we first got him.
@  divegirl : (23 November 2014 - 04:26 PM) Oh Heather :( Lots of gentle hugs and healing thoughts for Brioche :rose:
@  Lou : (23 November 2014 - 04:18 PM) i wondered where you had been, im so sorry hun, fingers crossed these new meds have an affect, you know we are all here for you, she is such a fighter though hun, hugs to you and Brioche xxx
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#1 OFFLINE   Sarah-Jane

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

I was just wondering from those of you with macaws how you read their body language.
Milo is obviously a bit wary of me, he was used to Mairi and so now wondering where she's gone.
He's not too keen to step up. He's done it a couple of times for me and I've rewarded him, I been bribing him with banana because it's his favourite. I know his whole world has been turned upside down these last few days so I don't want to push him.
Mairi did say he's stubborn, so how do I tell if hes wary and warning me off, or just stubborn!?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

scarlett will know, i wouldnt push my luck thats a big beak to get a bite from :laugh: :laugh:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

I would have though most Macaw body language is the same (or similar to other parrots) suppose with the size of them beaks its more important to read it though :biggrin: Sure he will be fine in a few days, like you say its all new to him at the moment..

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

Im sure he is wondering where mairi is but he will soon come round! It was funny reading gypsy mood when we got her .... There was just a funny luck in her eyes!!! Lol


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

Usually when our birds are wary they show it by sort of looking from side to side like they want a get away. If they purely don`t want to do something we get head feathers fluffed, slight aggresion, slightly open beak etc,
He`s a well bred, confident Macaw so although it`s all new to him he`s likely to be excited more than wary and just wanting his own way ie only stepping up when he wants to.
If it were me, I would set the guidelines straight away so he knows that when you tell him to step up, whether he wants to or not, it`s a MUST. If he lunges he`s unlikely to actually bite, our Macaws lunge all the time to try to put us off making them do things, but persist and they just look at you with that 'oh alright then' sort of face.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

Lol thank you Scarlett :) I don't want him to think I'm soft and he can get away with anything!!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

Good luck SJ :biggrin:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

Good luck Sarah Jane I'm sure you'll have it sussed in no time xx

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:56 AM

Good luck!! You are a brave lady!!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

Thanks guys!
As some of you may of seen, turned a corner with milo yesterday he let me put his harness on.
Today, he came straight to me, stepped on my arm. I made a fuss then took him to his tree, he flew on my shoulder had lots of cuddles. Got his harness out, he let me put it on first time no problems. He's had a fly in the garden now he just wants more cuddles :) he goes wherever I do lol

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:05 PM

Awww that's brilliant SJ :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

Excellent, you`ll soon know what everything he does actually means because they`re all different.
He`s learning youre his mum :)
So pleased for you, I really am :)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:20 PM

That is fab - great he can have a good fly on his harness!!

No stopping you both now :biggrin:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

That's great Sarah-Jane, no stopping him now :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

Billiant really chuffed for you xxxx

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:40 PM

Brilliant Sarah. Xx

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

yeah like scarlett says they're all different :) You'll learn what you can push him for and other things where you'd rather keep your fingers lol! But he sounds like hess getting attached which is so sweet :) so sooner or later he'll do anything you want :) x




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