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chrissie

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African Grey licking my clothes
« on: May 10, 2015, 01:29:22 PM »

Hi everyone, can anyone tell me why my parrot licks my clothes? She also makes little squeeks as she does it.
She was a plucker and has a bald strip down her chest as well as coral coloured feathers on parts of her body.
She's a scuffy looking girl but very sweet natured.  :grey:
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 04:47:58 PM »

It could be that she thinks she's preening you, but the noises you describe are her getting excited in a mating kind of way so best not to encourage so it don't frustrate her.
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 01:56:46 PM »

Thanks for your reply! I didn't know that.  :pecking:
I only got her Saturday and she has settled in straight away!  :grey:
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 04:34:19 PM »

It sounds like she's settling in, is she showing a preference to you so far? 
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015, 06:20:17 PM »

Hi Lyn, yes she has to show me preference as i live alone!!! lol  :pecking:
Not anymore though. I thought she might be sad or depressed but she's whistling talking eating and flying onto me. I want to buy her those Harrisons pellets to promote her health. I've heard they are good, do you know anyone who buys them for their parrots? Many thanks.
Chrissie
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 06:41:40 PM »

Yes lots of members on here use Harrisons pellets, mine prefer the fruity kinds. If you can get her converted onto a pellet diet at lesst you'll know she's getting everything she needs, with seed diets they just pick out the sunflower seeds and nuts mostly and that's no good for them.
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 08:39:15 AM »

Great! I'll definitely buy Harrison's then! I'm so glad i found this site it's full of info.  :pecking:
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 11:15:57 AM »

 :thumbsup: Congratulations on your new companion - she's lovely, I love the little red feathers coming through.  What's her story?
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2015, 09:41:08 AM »

Awh Chrissie, your girl is so adorable! I love the photo☺
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2015, 03:26:19 PM »

Thank you! She has a lovely nature.  :pecking: :biggrin:
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Re: African Grey licking my clothes
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2015, 03:37:51 PM »

Thanks Angel Feathers!  :ty
Titch was a plucker and she has little reddy pink feathers on her chest where she plucked. There is a bald strip as well.  :cry2:
She was at home alone as her previous owner was out most of the time.
She needs TLC and lots of company!  :lol:
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