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@  codythegrey : (31 October 2014 - 01:23 PM) thx dg!....im guessing splatter free zone needed or orange walls lol
@  divegirl : (31 October 2014 - 01:05 PM) You can slice the top off to give he a head start if you like :)
@  codythegrey : (31 October 2014 - 12:14 PM) dont even need to cut the top off? =-/
@  divegirl : (31 October 2014 - 12:09 PM) Just give it a good scrub and give it to him... will keep him amused for ages lol
@  codythegrey : (31 October 2014 - 12:08 PM) bought cody 1 of them tiny pumpkins (culinary pumpkin) what do i do with it now? lol :biggrin:
@  PipTheParrot : (31 October 2014 - 12:30 AM) hello is anyone on here?
@  Milo : (30 October 2014 - 10:36 PM) Is the forum broke ? :(
@  mary : (30 October 2014 - 10:14 PM) no one in chat?
@  Scarlett : (30 October 2014 - 05:30 PM) yeah yeah!
@  divegirl : (30 October 2014 - 05:25 PM) Some of us have to work you know :tongue:
@  Scarlett : (30 October 2014 - 05:23 PM) Dave...do me a favour and go bite your mothers finger until she responds to me would ya?
@  Scarlett : (30 October 2014 - 05:11 PM) Oi, Lisa, reply to my PM or else!
@  Nikki h : (29 October 2014 - 09:43 PM) Posts where hun?
@  Lou : (29 October 2014 - 09:42 PM) guys my posts arent showing up
@  Nikki h : (29 October 2014 - 08:47 PM) Danny wish you all the luck mate finding a home xxx
@  Heather : (29 October 2014 - 08:34 PM) Hey nikki yes turns out the two lovebirds are hens :-(. :-(. :-(. Its going to be really hard finding them mates (rare here) then introducing new mates :-(
@  danny1978 : (29 October 2014 - 08:34 PM) hi please check rehoming section and help if you can thankyou
@  Heather : (29 October 2014 - 08:33 PM) One is pied and the other lutino so cant do it visually (well you can of youre a pro but npt for a novice like me). So had them dna sexed ages ago. Now theres two eggs so hopefully ill have chicks :-).
@  Nikki h : (29 October 2014 - 08:32 PM) They both hens hun?
@  DizzyBlue : (29 October 2014 - 08:07 PM) parents are dna sexed...are the pearl faces...now i'm feeling really lost rotflmao
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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.

#6 OFFLINE   Sarah-Jane

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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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