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@  miguelmac : (17 April 2014 - 01:22 PM) can members help me out by e mailing me to try and get it through to my wife how dangerous it is to feed African greys certain foods,she is forever without my knowing feeding Harvey with dark chocolate and biscuits which I know are harmefull, my email address is Michael.lewis480@ntlworld.com
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@  bobbie : (10 April 2014 - 07:12 AM) Heather, no longer than 90 mins, less if really warm.
@  Heather : (09 April 2014 - 02:01 PM) Crushed egg and shell to he exact!
@  Heather : (09 April 2014 - 01:23 PM) How long is safe to leave egg (for eating) in bird cage?
@  Heather : (09 April 2014 - 12:34 PM) Heya we use wild hazelnut branches
@  KerstinB : (07 April 2014 - 08:12 AM) hawthorne good as well
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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:

#3 OFFLINE   Bob

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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 - 07:12 AM

Good luck 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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