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@  DizzyBlue : (22 May 2015 - 08:03 PM) lol if anybody wants me i'm now talking to myself in the lost and found sections so please ignore my posts lmao xx
@  Lisa7284 : (22 May 2015 - 07:05 PM) lol Michael :laugh: Just been to the dark side of Youtube! I had no idea that Pelicans will pretty much try ANYTHING!
@  Michael Reyn... : (22 May 2015 - 06:24 PM) Sorry Lisa just could not resist giving that answer.
@  Michael Reyn... : (22 May 2015 - 06:20 PM) Yes Unfortunatly I have seen the remains on some pelican crossings
@  Lisa7284 : (22 May 2015 - 05:10 PM) OMG- did you know that Pelicans eat pigeons?!! :shock:
@  Lou : (22 May 2015 - 11:32 AM) fatima im going to delete the post you made from the advertinsing thread, could you start your own thread for them pls :)
@  Lou : (21 May 2015 - 10:01 PM) its mad you drive those kind of distances for work, we only do those for birds!!
@  Lou : (21 May 2015 - 10:00 PM) lol Tasch! long drive indeed but i wouldnt drink copious amounts of coffee unless decaf to be up then!
@  DizzyBlue : (21 May 2015 - 09:59 PM) heaven only knows what direction up or down or sideways i will be travelling tomorrow pmsl
@  DizzyBlue : (21 May 2015 - 09:58 PM) oh feck it been a weird day all way round!!! Poor scarlett had to put up with me nattering to her as i was bobbling along up the A1, Nikki and Bob got nattered to as i was going west bound and east bound on m62!
@  DizzyBlue : (21 May 2015 - 09:57 PM) drive??? i mean drink!!! and no its not drink drive DOH!!!
@  DizzyBlue : (21 May 2015 - 09:57 PM) off to drive copious amounts of coffee and stuff bars of chocolate down my neck...got to be up by 4am :) nite bird peeps
@  DizzyBlue : (21 May 2015 - 09:56 PM) 238 miles for work today :( talk about a looooong first day back at work after being off sick for three days. another loooong drive tomorrow but hey its a long weekend wooo hooo
@  Scarf : (21 May 2015 - 01:03 PM) I took the top off a pineapple we had eaten and planted it. Don't give the plant food or anything. It just grew :)
@  DizzyBlue : (21 May 2015 - 05:22 AM) also depends if you give your house plants plant food as plants are systemic
@  DizzyBlue : (21 May 2015 - 05:22 AM) that would depend on if it is the ornamental pineapple that is grown for house plants or the proper pineapple that you have in the agricultural sector for eating. if your unsure what the plant is get it removed from your birds access is the simple answer there is a list of safe plants that you can enjoy and are safe for your birdie in the food and diet section
@  Scarf : (20 May 2015 - 10:59 PM) Hi all, Garp has started looking very interested in the leaves of my pineapple plant. Is it safe to eat?
@  Lou : (20 May 2015 - 08:42 PM) i think it starts at 10 till 3 Kim x
@  Kimberleyand... : (20 May 2015 - 08:01 PM) Have we got a finalised plan for our trip to scarletts yet?
@  Kendra : (20 May 2015 - 06:21 PM) Charlee Girl keeps on fighting, she must be a strong girl beside her problems.
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#1 OFFLINE   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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