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@  Bob : (22 October 2014 - 10:02 PM) Nite Tasch :)
@  DizzyBlue : (22 October 2014 - 10:00 PM) nite nite birdie peeps sleep well :)
@  Kendra : (21 October 2014 - 07:44 PM) I had not done it but have now, thank you.
@  divegirl : (21 October 2014 - 07:22 PM) Have you found it yet Kendra? If you hover over someones name, click on the box that comes up to go to their profile and there's an add as a friend button on there :)
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@  divegirl : (21 October 2014 - 11:33 AM) oppps link may help http://www.theparrot.../58-my-name-is/
@  divegirl : (21 October 2014 - 11:32 AM) Have a read in here, where some of our birds have told they're story. Maybe add your own one :)
@  divegirl : (21 October 2014 - 11:32 AM) That's wonderful to read :) Would love to hear more about him and see some pictures maybe :)
@  Birdygirl (J... : (21 October 2014 - 11:31 AM) My name is Billyboy. I'm a 17 month old Indian Lutino Ring Neck.
@  Birdygirl (J... : (21 October 2014 - 11:23 AM) Hi there, This is a story about Billyboy and me.
I rescued him from Malta and brought him home to the UK on the 5th June 2014. Its the first time I have ever owned a bird, so I did lots of research on IRN's. It's been a love affair ever since. He actually adopted me whilst I used to go back and forth to Malta visiting a friend who originally owned him. They didn't get on. We have had the bites and tantrums, but with patience and calmness he has got over them. I didn't react to the bites even though a couple drew blood. I wore garden gloves in the end and he gave up. Now we don't use them. We have a really strong bond and he is very loving towards me. He even let's me cuddle and kiss him. Quite an achievement! So anyone having a bit of trouble with their IRN, keep at it. :0)
@  Bob : (20 October 2014 - 09:53 PM) Hahaha bless her lol
@  divegirl : (20 October 2014 - 07:38 PM) I think she may have Tourette's syndrome :shock:
@  divegirl : (20 October 2014 - 07:34 PM) Blue is on one tonight! The full reptoire [sp], burps, farts, running water, old man whistling... Oh and being a duck :biggrin:
@  Bob : (19 October 2014 - 10:23 PM) Night Tasch
@  DizzyBlue : (19 October 2014 - 10:07 PM) time for bed nite nite birdy people :)
@  DizzyBlue : (19 October 2014 - 05:16 AM) Sorry I missed you Mary I cleared off to bed at just gone half 10
@  mary : (18 October 2014 - 11:50 PM) ok I don't see anyone wants to talk
@  mary : (18 October 2014 - 11:47 PM) been there Tascha
@  DizzyBlue : (18 October 2014 - 09:42 PM) chat is open and has been for a bit anybody up for a gossip?
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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:

#3 ONLINE   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.

#6 OFFLINE   Sarah-Jane

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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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