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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2014, 08:05:28 PM »

Mandi's greys, plural Steve looks like you're getting into the swing of things & congrats on becoming a daddy grey , you will love it
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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2014, 08:46:06 PM »

Steve I have 6 greys and a conure
Id be here all day talking about em
I am known for my picture posts so you'll soon get to know then ;)
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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #62 on: November 14, 2014, 10:02:19 PM »

the whole aerosole deodarant and candle thing etc what of u go to sumones house with your grey and theyve used sum sort aerosole in the room during that day same if i want to take grey in my bedroom is it a case of dont use them when the greys actually in the rooms or is it a complete no no also cause they greys cage is in my front room what happens if the greys sleepin and im still in room does that mean inhave to leave and tv and light have to go off and grey covered or can i stay in room and if my daughter or partner go kitchen on the night is the light going on for few mins going to adjitate him sorry if the questions sound stupid just thinking of every possible senario to try overcome
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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #63 on: November 15, 2014, 06:24:45 AM »

Steve
My kids spray deodorant in their rooms and my birds are fine
Like when I dye my hair
I do it in another room and make sure it's well ventilated
As long as anyone you visit doesn't spray whilst you there or burn candles etc it's ok
As for leavin the room when you put him to bed
Just dim the lights and lower the tv volume
They will soon get used to your routine
No ones life is the same
I have to walk through my birdroom to use my bathroom so they get disturbed a few times during the evening
And if I wake in the night for the bathroom then I have to put lights on as I don't like the dark :crazy:
As long as your not practising brass band after their bedtime im sure you'll be fine ;)
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What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2014, 11:10:57 AM »

As Mandi says just don't use those things around your bird, we have to go about our normal routine but just consider them when use use anything.
I have an essential oil mister  which gives a fragrance to the room, the problem is there is only one company that produces bird safe oils, so that's the only ones I can use, they cost about 30 for one oil. I use them sparingly

I put my birds to bed about 9, but they are in the room with me & I don't go to bed until after 11:30, I just lower the tv sound, they go to sleep fine
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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2014, 09:38:35 PM »

can anyome recomend any good books for me to get
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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2014, 09:53:07 PM »

Steven
Seriously a lot are outdated
What kind of thing are you wanting to know ?
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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #67 on: November 19, 2014, 07:47:54 PM »

sorry for late reply been trying to get ot in work just a general book on greys also found out its a congo grey im getting do you guys have congos or timneh people been telling me that congos feather pluck more and are worse to look after but i think its down to the bird its self and how its looked after
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Re: What Makes A Good Parrot Owner?
« Reply #68 on: November 19, 2014, 10:33:15 PM »

It's mostly down to the birds experiences in life Steven, most don't just pluck for no reason, it's more often down to boredom, poor diet/housing/care etc,

of course sometimes it's hormones and just habit, but it's not a usual thing, so please try not to focus on the plucking.

Irene and Dave have 2 timneh's but I think the rest have CAGs. I think it makes no difference on the breed
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« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2014, 06:36:16 AM »

They say timneahs are a more steady bird
A little more family orientated too
And I think it is said they are less likely to pluck but that doesn't mean it don't happen
Our Daves timnea plucks through hormones just like my cag coco
And my cags Dave n peach pluck too but again for different reasons
I don't class myself as a bad parrot mummy but it's just something they only do in captivity and I guess we will never know the 'cure'
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