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flock calling

Discussion in 'Behavior Byway' started by junglechicken, 10/6/18.

  1. junglechicken

    junglechicken Meeting neighbors

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    about a week ago i was given a wonderful little ring neck parrot. unfortunately she has not been out of her cage in several years, and is not used to humans except just to have them feed and water her, clean her cage, etc. so she is cage bound. i have been leaving her cage door open for several hours a day, letting her choose if she wants to come out or stay in. i am also not in the room with her, because i feel the added stress of having me in there will deter her from wanting to explore. i don't want to overwhelm her, so i am trying to take things one step at a time.

    she has come out a few times, but mostly still chooses to stay in her cage.

    however, she has started to call us. she makes a little repetitive whistle which i them mimic back to her. i think this is a positive thing. she may not be ready to face this new world head on, but at least she wants to know that we are within hearing distance.

    she has only been with us for 9 days now, so i know i have a long way to go, but i have time and am going to do things on her time. i don't want to scare her and set her back. i just want my girl to have a better life.
     
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  2. Donna turner

    Donna turner Jogging around the block

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    Congratulations. You sound like a good loving new parront
     
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  3. Tiel Feathers

    Tiel Feathers Cruising the avenue Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award I Can't Stop Posting!

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    I’m glad this little girl found your wonderful home! It sounds like since she’s flock calling you she probably enjoys your company while you’re in the room. I would spend more time in the room talking to her while going about your business. Reading aloud to her is also good because you can interact with her in a non threatening manner. Having a perch outside her door is also a good idea. You can attach a food cup to the outside of her cage, and put her favorite treats in it to entice her to come out.
     
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  4. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Congrats. What is her name?
     
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  5. Fergus Mom

    Fergus Mom Rollerblading along the road

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    Awww congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about the progress and maybe see photos!
     
  6. cassiesdad

    cassiesdad Joyriding the Neighborhood Weather Authority Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    This is an extremely POSITIVE development! :) She's beginning to build her flock...you. :)


    Like I said before...Keep on keeping on! ;)
     
  7. junglechicken

    junglechicken Meeting neighbors

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    Her name is Chiquita
     
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