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Tips for new babies please
« on: September 02, 2013, 05:49:36 PM »

Presley is a little darling, I think he love me as he does lots of tail wags and squeaky noises.

However he chicken scratches when in his cage and I think it's because he wants to get to me as he does it in different corners depending where I am in the room. As much as he is no bother and I could have him out all day (I am off work) there are times that he will have to be in his cage and I want him to be a well adjusted adult so I don't want to start a routine where he is out all day if I can't keep it up :0(

He also likes to do that bite/gagging thing on my finger like he would if he was being fed, he also does it with my wrist and clamps down quite hard at times. What's the best way to deal with this?

If anyone has any tips about any aspect of having a baby grey then that would be cool too :0)))

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Re: Tips for new babies please
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 07:14:50 PM »

Hiya.   

I got Elliott into routine before I went back to work.    When I am at work I used to leave my laptop on playing a film and David would go in and change it.  only because we don't have tv where his cage is.   

I used to get up earlier than usual and whilst being his food ready would let him out.   Having radio on.

Put food and bird back into cage.  Talk to him and set up his laptop.   

Have radio on timer so you know when  laptop finishes the radio will come on.   I had it on classicfm as I know they don't swear on there.

Lots of toys in cage.   I am lucky as my husband came home at lunch time and finished early too.

Soon as I got in from work he was out of cage on his play stand.   

It is hard at first but you will get there.   :)):)):))   

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Re: Tips for new babies please
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 10:21:15 PM »

Hi, I'm not sure why he does the scratching thing, I never had that with jasper, but she did used to grab my hand to try and feed from it lol.

Maybe put her in some shredding toys or rolled up news paper to keep her occupied for a while? Presley will soon settle down and do her own thing :)
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 07:34:41 AM »

Seems to have calmed down with the scratching thing now (fingers crossed) he is showing more interest climbing round his cage as testing the toys so that's helped :0)))
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Re: Tips for new babies please
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 10:08:59 AM »

Ah that's good then. I wonder if babies scratch around in the nest when they're young? Could be a play thing or learning to forage :)
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Re: Tips for new babies please
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 10:39:32 AM »

All baby Greys do the chicken scratching at the bottom of the cage, they do grow out of it eventually :biggrin:

Although I did catch Haydes doing it last week, and Ruby does it all the time as she wants to lay eggs, so she has no newspaper in her cage :biggrin:
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