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@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 03:47 PM) lol oh yes those socks need looking after!
@  Scarlett : (27 January 2015 - 03:45 PM) lol stuffing his beak with sweetcorn at the minute Lou. he`ll be puking it up to his socks in 5 minutes, gotta feed the socks!
@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 03:45 PM) that is very true Scarlett, she was being so sweet for a change, i should have known better!
@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 03:43 PM) my lip is HUGE! all i can taste is blood and it really hurts!! i wish i could get a picture as its a cracking one to go on that warning graphic bites picture thread but i dont have the camera! damn thought Harley would be upside down whacking himself in the head but that picture did make me laugh!
@  Scarlett : (27 January 2015 - 03:43 PM) Lou I saw you have a headache and feel under the weather, that could be why you got the bite, birds pick up on it and often play up more, kill off the weaker one in the flock!!
@  Scarlett : (27 January 2015 - 03:36 PM) Harley is...dare I say it.. being a good boy! Look on the 'Baby Pics' topic, that`ll cheer you up pmsl!
@  dianaT : (27 January 2015 - 03:35 PM) Lou that is just awful, you will have a right swollen lip now.
@  divegirl : (27 January 2015 - 03:32 PM) Oh Lou... you ok sweetie?
@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 03:22 PM) whats Harley up to?
@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 03:21 PM) she was cunning with it, she kept flying to me and landing on my arm, she has been doing this off and on for an hr then flew at my face, put my arm up to save my face but somehow she latched onto my lip
@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 03:19 PM) thanks hun, im in agony to be honest, my lip is huge, even my teeth are aching from it
@  Scarlett : (27 January 2015 - 03:18 PM) Oh dear Lou, it`s awful isn`t it? I`ve been like that when Harley has been in attack mode, shaking and heart racing it`s awful. I hope you are okay xxx
@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 02:55 PM) omg i am in so much pain, shaking and crying, Jim just bite me through my lip, by god did she hang on and i felt he scissor action through my lip!! seriously the worst bite i have had so far, little fecker and i thought we were making progress!
@  Lou : (27 January 2015 - 01:00 PM) Hello Walker
@  Walker : (27 January 2015 - 12:59 PM) helloo
@  dianaT : (27 January 2015 - 08:11 AM) Hi Walker have replied on your thread
@  Michael Reyn... : (27 January 2015 - 05:07 AM) Having both senagal and sun conures I will try to answer your tread later
@  Walker : (27 January 2015 - 04:38 AM) alright thanks anyways :)
@  Walker : (27 January 2015 - 04:38 AM) awh
@  Stinkie : (27 January 2015 - 04:37 AM) I've never had either so I don't know!
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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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