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@  Lou : (22 August 2014 - 07:33 AM) steve hows Bipin doing?
@  dianaT : (20 August 2014 - 05:51 PM) I meant to add - just like its owner lol!!!
@  dianaT : (20 August 2014 - 05:51 PM) Mind, my computers slow anyway, its very old it really is.
@  Nikki h : (20 August 2014 - 04:33 PM) Yes I'm finding I have trouble loading my albums Diana
@  dianaT : (20 August 2014 - 04:15 PM) I only use photobucket and that's so slow.
@  Nikki h : (20 August 2014 - 02:46 PM) I can't seem to upload my pics at the moment only via photobucket any body else struggling to directly add them?
@  dianaT : (20 August 2014 - 07:26 AM) Ooops! :flowers:
@  divegirl : (19 August 2014 - 09:51 PM) Nice one Mark? Where are your manners Di? You didn't ask for pictures :biggrin:
@  dianaT : (19 August 2014 - 09:35 PM) Well done
@  Markmark.123 : (19 August 2014 - 09:28 PM) Got my conures harness on for the the first time and he seemed to like being out side
@  Squabbie : (19 August 2014 - 09:14 PM) It's the colouring from a new toy I put in at the weekend. It didn't half give me a scare at first
@  divegirl : (19 August 2014 - 06:55 PM) Hahaha what have you been feeding?
@  Squabbie : (19 August 2014 - 06:06 PM) Always nice to get home in the evening and find huge splatters of indigo coloured bird poop on your WHITE computer chair :shock:
@  Heather : (19 August 2014 - 03:43 PM) Ive pretty much stopped now!
@  dianaT : (19 August 2014 - 03:27 PM) Good enough reason to stop then Heather! :biggrin:
@  Heather : (19 August 2014 - 03:02 PM) All the good effects of the kine today gone because i went on a mad cleaning frenzy (our house is a tip). Mop just broke so im forced to stop.
@  Heather : (19 August 2014 - 10:15 AM) Lol
@  SkyeBird : (18 August 2014 - 10:53 PM) Also @heather that is adorable. Nothing cuter than a clingy bird, apart from when you need a wee!
@  SkyeBird : (18 August 2014 - 10:53 PM) Just covered Skye's cage up for the night with his sheet. Left a gap, so he came down the side of the cage, gave me a kiss, then "tucked" himself in by dragging the extra blanket through the cage's bars! Silly bird.
@  Heather : (18 August 2014 - 08:33 PM) I know!
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#1 ONLINE   Sarah-Jane

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:02 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 - 04:19 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 - 04:41 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 - 05:14 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 - 06:57 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 - 07:06 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 - 07:09 PM

Good luck SJ :biggrin:

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:35 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 - 07:56 AM

Good luck!! You are a brave lady!!

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:25 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 - 08:05 PM

Awww that's brilliant SJ :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:27 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 - 04:20 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 - 07:19 PM

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

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

Billiant really chuffed for you xxxx

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

Brilliant Sarah. Xx

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

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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