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@  Scarlett : (22 December 2014 - 07:59 PM) He generally squabbles with Lucas but the 2 of them won`t settle unless they are both on the swing together. I wish I could spoil him instead of him being in bed and me in another room worrying, tomorrow is 100% Harley day, anything he wants, spoilt. Just hope resting it tonight will make it better tomorrow
@  DizzyBlue : (22 December 2014 - 07:04 PM) I suppose its good that it hasn't affected their friendship if they are sat together on the swing. Am sure Harley is a tough little cookie and may well use this to make sure mummy spoils him even more (if that is possible) :flowers:
@  Scarlett : (22 December 2014 - 06:53 PM) I just checked them, he`s next to Lucas on the swing, he was looking at his poorly foot, and he`s not saying his usual bye bye my darling, but I think/hope he is okay. Daren`t meet Jack tonight, think a glass of wine and a night laying awake mulling things over is all that will happen, sometimes I need to think and assess all options and possabilities, just wish Lucas hadn`t bitten Harley
@  DizzyBlue : (22 December 2014 - 06:48 PM) As for Harley :nono: you rascal scaring your mummy like that!! Santa will bring you a bag of cinders if you don't behave!!
@  DizzyBlue : (22 December 2014 - 06:46 PM) Lisa....what did you break? :laugh:
@  DizzyBlue : (22 December 2014 - 06:46 PM) Scarlett no crying have a chat with your mate Jack and put your feet up hun
@  divegirl : (22 December 2014 - 06:43 PM) It's not a nice day all round, I just got told off at work... nobs!
@  divegirl : (22 December 2014 - 06:37 PM) You know where I am if you need me xxx
@  divegirl : (22 December 2014 - 06:37 PM) Oh sweet heart, I'm sure he'll be fine... and ignore the rest xxx
@  Scarlett : (22 December 2014 - 06:35 PM) What a really horrible day, could just cry, my poor baby hurt just tops it off
@  Scarlett : (22 December 2014 - 06:21 PM) As I put Harley and Lucas to bed they started fighting, often they squabble but then Harleys foot was bleeding, then he ripped at something under his foot too :( I cuddled him but he wouldn`t let me bathe it, the bleeding has slowed, wasn`t dripping but smeared so it`s hard to see the wound. I`ve out them to bed, he climbed to his swing okay but I`m worried sick he`ll rip it open and pull at it in the night. He was so upset he ran onto my shoulder, very rare for him. I hope he`ll be okay, want to be with him, but he needed to go to bed, anyone else ever had anything similar happen?
@  Lou : (22 December 2014 - 05:34 PM) sorry should re phrase that, not harder just less fun!!
@  Lou : (22 December 2014 - 05:26 PM) he is getting worse with me lately, the more bonded he gets to Dave the more he attacks me :( still its lovely for him and Dave just making it harder for me to have him out
@  Lou : (22 December 2014 - 05:25 PM) yes dont move Scarlett!!
@  lilhypnokat : (22 December 2014 - 05:24 PM) oh dears!
@  Lou : (22 December 2014 - 05:24 PM) i wish i had had the look George has just taken a chunk out of my arm :shock:
@  DizzyBlue : (22 December 2014 - 05:23 PM) Scarlett top tip........ don't move :rofl:
@  Scarlett : (22 December 2014 - 05:19 PM) Harley`s on my knee snoozing giving me the 'move and I`ll attack you look'!!
@  Scarlett : (22 December 2014 - 05:03 PM) Their page is still up, but I couldn`t see your message on there
@  divegirl : (22 December 2014 - 04:38 PM) blocked probably
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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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