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Re: Sydney
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2012, 08:44:18 AM »

Hi Jayp....

What a wonderful ending for sydney finding his forever home with you and your family.

Some great pictures you have there too! :thumbsup:

Although the last pictures with Avi and Sydney....Sydney seems to be showing signs of being slightly aroused :quote:....you see how Sydney is dropping his wings?  this is usually a sign of that behaviour...also regurgitating food and whimpering noises are also a sign of him being aroused...he seems to have chosen Avi as his chosen one! However that kind of behaviour should not be encouraged as can lead to more behaviour problems down the line....When he does this you should place him back on his cage and ignore him  :thumbsup: x
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Re: Sydney
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2012, 08:56:43 AM »

Hi Jayp....

What a wonderful ending for sydney finding his forever home with you and your family.

Some great pictures you have there too! :thumbsup:

Although the last pictures with Avi and Sydney....Sydney seems to be showing signs of being slightly aroused :quote:....you see how Sydney is dropping his wings?  this is usually a sign of that behaviour...also regurgitating food and whimpering noises are also a sign of him being aroused...he seems to have chosen Avi as his chosen one! However that kind of behaviour should not be encouraged as can lead to more behaviour problems down the line....When he does this you should place him back on his cage and ignore him  :thumbsup: x

Ayesha

you are right in relation to his bonding to Avi - he tries and regurgitates and he is discouraged from doing that.

he has never stepped up onto anyone's arm so far but did so for Avi a few weeks ago for the first time and due to the regurgitating it was stopped. I am hoping to use Avi till the point he starts accepting stepping up with everyone without having a fear of being bitten by the tike.

many thanks for your comments.
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Re: Sydney
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 09:13:27 AM »

Great, glad you have already recognised this behaviour....as long as you carry on ignoring this an placing him back on his cage when he does this, it should happen less often.

In regards to bonding with Avi, yes you are right you can use this to your advantage...if you need to move sydney from one place to another Avi is probably the man for the job...he is less likely to be bitten if he is sydneys chosen one  :thumbsup: x
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Re: Sydney
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 10:07:23 AM »

hi jayp

great photo's sydney looks great well done your doing a great job with him and hopefully in time the nipping will stop
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Re: Sydney
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2012, 10:09:43 PM »

sydney has come a long way,he is a handsome boy and looks so happy  :thumbsup:

sydney does look very excitable with his droopy wings,like he is about to nip if given the chance. it's a good ides to wear sleeves for this reason. this is what i have my niece do when she stays  :)
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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2012, 08:23:05 AM »

Great, glad you have already recognised this behaviour....as long as you carry on ignoring this an placing him back on his cage when he does this, it should happen less often.

In regards to bonding with Avi, yes you are right you can use this to your advantage...if you need to move sydney from one place to another Avi is probably the man for the job...he is less likely to be bitten if he is sydneys chosen one  :thumbsup: x

I got around moving him without using my arm or a stick (which he has been paranoid off) as a step up using various alternatives:

1. I started with his travel cage as i noticed if i picked it up then he would climb onto the top of it - however this is cumbersome and not something the others in the family would be able to achieve and maintain a stable / firm balance for him to perch and not get scared. 

2. Cushion - he allowed the "Step up" onto the cushion for about 1 week (i thought it was a eureka moment) and then absolutely refused and would fly away so i had to go back to the drawing board.

3. I raided my wife's kitchen utensils and she had a grill in one of her baking trays with raised handles - so i turned it round which meant my fingers / hands holding the tray would be much lower than the grill. I came back from abroad last week and took him out on this grill and he took a couple of swipes at my fingers.

4. whilst in Ikea over the weekend i was looking for other similar grills which would give my hands slightly more protection but be small and easy to use and be comfortable and readily acceptable for him. This is currently being tested until such time he is ready to step up without fear.

hi jayp

great photo's sydney looks great well done your doing a great job with him and hopefully in time the nipping will stop

many thanks john h

sydney has come a long way,he is a handsome boy and looks so happy  :thumbsup:

sydney does look very excitable with his droopy wings,like he is about to nip if given the chance. it's a good ides to wear sleeves for this reason. this is what i have my niece do when she stays  :)

many thanks jules
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Re: Sydney
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2018, 10:40:53 PM »

Wow - 6 days turned into 3 months and then 6 months, tomorrow will be 6 years we have had Sydney.

I cannot thank the moderators, contributors and friends i made on this group enough as it set us on the right road towards a constant development in good parrot welfare.

It is quite likely that Sydney has been at the longest in one home, in a way that is a sad thought to have but on the other hand it shows with the right amount of love. time and attention anything can be achieved.

The last 2 weeks have been amazing for him, my son has been home from uni and my daughter has been on easter break so he has been on cloud 9. Today being the first proper day with nice sunshine for the year he managed to get some time outside, it almost seemed that the winter had been so drawn out. I have attached a recent pic of Sydney having some walnut.

Kind regs Jay

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Re: Sydney
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2018, 07:32:10 PM »

Aww bless him, he looks lovely, and do you still have his friend there living with you?

Good to see you here Jay, I canít believe your son is at uni!!

Iíve been off work for Easter, as you know I work in a school & all my birds and dogs have loved it, iím dreading going back tomorrow!

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