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Advice sought [are we being cruel?]

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FeatherMonkey

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Re: Advice sought [are we being cruel?]
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2016, 11:38:34 AM »

Remotes, phones, laptops, coffee cups, pens etc seeing a trend yet. Pretty sure it's just flock mentality. You have it, it's got your attention, got to be worth a look at. Flocks don't really own things if you watch pigeons you see it. It's more a bustle, a squeeze and push in. Secret is too let them to still bustle but to own your space. I find I can place the back of my hand in front of them and guide them back not really touching. We occasionally get Hickory try it. Then I don't keep going it's still her choice just keep her beak out of it. I tend to play my turn your turn with her keeps her happy normally with a nail file in my house. Do have dummy pens to use as well.

Toes I think becomes a game but gets to firm. Don't have toe biters but pretty sure we could train Hickory pretty quickly. She grabs the odd one with a combination of no reaction, gentle prompts and praise just about keeping it in check.

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Re: Advice sought [are we being cruel?]
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2016, 09:20:12 PM »

Good to hear Yeller is still well and healthy, thanks for posting :)

We have all seen plucked and bald birds before, no one will judge you here Blackjac  :cheekkiss:
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Re: Advice sought [are we being cruel?]
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2016, 12:16:34 PM »

Sorry, this completely escaped my mind.  Managed to get some pics this morning during and after her daily shower.  She looks more plucked than she is because she was drenched.  Plus she tends to become vicious (flashing pupils etc) whenever there's a phone or any technology near her, so it's never an easy thing to do.





I'm really bad with technology and they photos may come out sideways rather than portrait.
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Re: Advice sought [are we being cruel?]
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2016, 02:45:12 PM »

Aww she looks good bless her


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Re: Advice sought [are we being cruel?]
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2016, 10:37:00 PM »

Aww she looks a sweetie xx


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Re: Advice sought [are we being cruel?]
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2016, 08:40:34 PM »

Hi have only just seen your post but would just like to share our experience. We got our first CAG Rosie 28 years ago she caught her ring on the top of her cage and plummeted forward and injured herself above her eye, 8/10 years later she started getting nasal infections which our vet said was a consequence of the old injury narrowing her nasal passages, from then on it was a twice yearly cycle of antibiotics nebulising and nasal flushes which we found stressful but she seemed to take in her stride, many times we wondered if it would be kinder to call it a day but she always seemed so happy talking and eating as normal and she was always so loving, a real cuddly baby. Anyway we went on to have 26 wonderful years with her and as everyone else has said you know your bird best and you will know when it's time. Wishing you many more years together


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