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Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« on: December 01, 2015, 04:31:46 PM »

Hi guys!

After a long long long wait... of about 2 months.... our girl is almost ready! Lesley hand reared her herself and says she'll be ready for pickup on the 11th or 12th.... Already got a massive cage for her...

Here is her getting fed by Lesley.

What we haven't finalized is a name for her.... got about 4-5 different ones in mind... can't agree on one  :stretcher:
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 05:18:25 PM »

Aww how exciting & what a beautiful baby, Lesley's babies are stunning, how about a name from something to do with Christmas? A movie or something?
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 05:33:18 PM »

Aww how exciting & what a beautiful baby, Lesley's babies are stunning, how about a name from something to do with Christmas? A movie or something?

Indeed her babies are... as she puts so much effort into them...

Great idea... so with a Christmas name on the list... the list has 6 possible contenders for name... in the end it'll be the missus who decides  :blow:
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015, 06:31:54 PM »

lovely looking baby, good luck with sorting a name :)
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2015, 06:59:34 PM »

Congratulations my Billy Bop is a Lesley baby & is still adorable 18 months later cx
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2015, 08:44:12 AM »

She's a lovely baby


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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 04:32:20 PM »

Awww how sweet, I'm sure you'll all agree on a lovely name for her  :flowers:
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 04:18:37 PM »

Thank you Jon, Chris G, Greenfield10 & Jules. Looks like it's gonna go down to the wire... probably during the drive to Lesley's on the 11th/12th  :crossed

For the time being need to sort out UV light, more toys and perches for her...  :run
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2015, 06:14:38 PM »

I'm sure a name will stick once you see her
It took me ages to name treacle,
Boomer was easier xx
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 04:38:32 AM »

I'm sure a name will stick once you see her
It took me ages to name treacle,
Boomer was easier xx

You're right... that's what's probably gonna happen... a name based on her cuteness and cute antics would definitely stick! Thanks.
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Update: She'll be coming home around the 15th now....
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2015, 05:24:48 PM »

Hi everyone,

Just had an update from Lesley... our girl's gonna be ready by the 15th, as she still joins little babies from another clutch in their hand-feed time... But look at the photos, isn't she the mosttttt adorable, cutest creature ever?  :thumbsup:

In the rope perch picture, she's the one at the bottom, hiding away :D

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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2015, 06:04:06 PM »

Oh my goodness she is absolutely beautiful! Oh i bet you can't wait to get her home!


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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2015, 06:51:46 PM »

Awww cuteness overload
Beautiful babies xx
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2015, 07:16:58 AM »

Okay guys... she's here!!!! (finally!)

We ended picking her up on the 14th, a day before we were meant to, as Lesley said she was ready now and eating solid foods/seeds...

NOW... LOTS OF QUESTIONS!!!

1) Okay... she can almost fly... has trouble landing and has crashed 3-4 times already in the past 2 days (out of her cage, doesn't fly in cage)... So would this be a good time to clip her wings? We don't really want to... but our place is a bit tight... living room where she lives is tiny too... hence there's chance of her hurting herself... Like yesterday she took off (aiming for the Budgie's cage which is hanging high up on the wall) and ended up on the floor tangled in wires behind the tv/trolley (and lost one of her red tail wings too :()

2) Lesley recommends aviation harnesses from DietecUK... (If you just ignore the 1st point for the time being) Does anyone have any experience with these harnesses? Can birds be flighted in a park or somewhere open in these? How long are they or are they just there to carry your birds on your arms/shoulder and not for flighting/flying?

3) We would like to clip her nails... BUT a) She's already so clumsy and has trouble grasping her perch, our fingers, arms etc. Would now be a good time to do that? Anyone has any experience with nail clipping? b) If we go ahead with that... is there a special nail clipper for them?

4) Do you scoop your birds up and pick them up (for cuddles, hugs etc?). If yes... do you, when scooping/picking her up, ignore their legs or let legs dangle, while you hold them by the side right above their legs... or do you hold their legs between your fingers too? (Now this might seem a stupid question... but she's a baby and we want to be sure we're not hurting her or something when we pick her up and yes she does step-up but that is a different option... want to know if scooping is good? She seems to like it... sometimes tries to wriggle her wings or legs to break free... but mostly likes it as scooping is usually followed by a cuddle)

That's all for now... Thanks in advacne :)  :biggrin:

ps. Pics are on the way... need to install tapatalk 1st  :rant:

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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2015, 07:18:46 AM »

Oh name update... still not final... but we're down to 2 names now... either ZamZam or Miss Cuddles  ;cheers:
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2015, 09:14:50 AM »

ooh congratulations! she's home!

Clipping is a personal and very controversial thing, but whatever you decide you mustn't clip until they are fully adept at flying it can cause huge confidence problems among other things. So they must be fully fledged before you think about doing that.

They are very clumsy as babies and will crash land many, many times until they get the hang of it, and a new place means learning where things are.

Harnesses are meant to be so you can take them outside safely, however they are not 100% safe as a few escapee's have proven, Stef (feathermonkey) has had a couple of broken harnesses and chewed ones. Most buy Aviator harnesses, i have one so i have no experience of the other make.

Get stone perches that will keep her nails blunt, if you need them clipping make sure you take to a vet first, there is a vein in the nail that you need to avoid.

how you now approach and handle her will make or break your relationship, do not grab, or anything, step up is the way to do it, then if she wants cuddles she may allow you to hold her, but don't force it (mine likes to push her body under my chin then i have to fully cover her head, then she sleeps!) But let her be your guide. I'm finding that girls do actually like cuddles, so she may love being scooped up, but test her reaction and give her a few days to settle before you try anything.

Parrots are unlike any other creature, they won't do what they don't want and if you try to force teach them, it will hinder your relationship. This time will form your bond and your future relationship so take it really slowly and carefully, and you'll have so much fun!

and we need piccies :)



 
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2015, 11:46:24 AM »

What Kaz said...

I agree about clipping, it is generally shunned upon. Yet I can find 2 avian specialists with opposing views. As Kaz said they will be clumsy. I'm generally against definitely shouldn't be 1 wing and ideally done by a vet. There's a way that allows a glide and keeps sharp frayed edges out of it. There's some evidence bad clipping causes plucking. For me done for the bird then ok, done for the owners then own something else. Mischief and trouble will come whether flighted or not. By clipping you remove flight from fight or flight it will change them. Not to mention clipping doesn't stop flight, complacency could and has been many a birds undoing. Space is not a reason having seen Willow jump of 1 door do an s and land on another in less than 2m's space can't see space being a problem. Flight indoors is already a limited way of exercise. Removing it leaves training as the only way of exercise. Then flight allows them to get out of the way of trouble.

Harness is the aviator, best out there a little tricky to put on. Iirc Lesley harness trains, if you intend to carry on I'd do it sooner(wish I had). As has been mentioned diligence is a must. I have had 1 with a weak join, Willow can pop the join open in about 45 mins(he learnt). Next having seen a bird trapped in a tree with a harness there's a bad side to them. Which also leads to the next bit harnessing does add more risk factors escape being 1. Generally used for shoulder safety, threats come from anything and anywhere in their world. You can use for flight, though limited, you have the flight line which is 20m run line, so zips along no height, found it could snag and short. I've modified but back to risk I have had both escape due to human error, I wish that on no one.

Nails as Kaz answered as they get bigger they're not as sharp. File, perches some clip(I can't do it). Mine get done at yearly check up with perch helping in-between.

Whilst young scooping is OK, when they get bigger I only do it out of need. Hickory hates it with a passion will even put her foot up. I call it my handbag she'd rather swing off my finger than have anyone restrict her wings. Willow not keen but little less bothered. I agree better to build a relationship on trust rather than force. Which is better a bird that wants to get on your hand or one that needs forcing and scooping up? I never restrict Hickory where as Willow ends up in my arms on his back playing. Mine have a click that I know means I'm not happy which I honour so both can tell me.
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2015, 12:26:56 PM »

Congratulations, we are first time parrot parents and our baby Harli is 4 months old.

We had same worries when we got him as he kept crashing but within 2 weeks he was flying all over and now after having him a month he flies to us from his swing or playgym when called. He will even set off somewhere  then change his mind and do a tight turn :-)

When we first got him did scoop him up to put back in cage but learnt to step up within days. Ddi have a few days where he would run up my shoulder to avoid going in cage but after advice on here we now give him a small treat when he goes in and no bother now.

I have found this site so helpful and hope you enjoy your baby as much as we are
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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2015, 08:01:16 PM »

Thank you guys for such good advise.

Her flying has improved, she flies inside the cage too now... outside the cage hasn't had a major crash yet... landed on my arm once and the other half's, once, too..

Ordered the aviator harness... spoke to Lesley too... she says I can also attach a dog's extendable lead, as she uses that too.. so we'll see when the harness arrives and what we think of the flight line that comes with it...

Yup...as you wise people have said... sandy perches would be the best way forward... ordered two and some perch covers too..

As for scooping... she doesn't mind at the moment... but does step up too on command, in fact before a command, she's so keen and adorable!

Thanks again guys!

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Re: Our girl's coming home on the 11th or 12th
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