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Oh God, it FLIES! Lucky update

Discussion in 'Ringneck and other Keet Street' started by LesBirdman, 10/11/18.

  1. LesBirdman

    LesBirdman Meeting neighbors

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    So with moulting comes new flight feathers which is great for lucky. When I got her she was clipped on one wing so I have always had to be careful with her.

    I was worried that the single wing clip would also have discouraged her from trying to fly seeing as it caused her to spiral out of control whenever she tried to stabilise herself when falling.

    She spends most of her training sessions now 'coming', (different to step-up in that I don't necessarily go to her, instead I get her to come to me.) where I have managed to get her to reliably hop-flap about 30cm from perch to my finger at the same height or 40cm if my finger is below perch height. I also like to reinforce 'perch' and 'cage' as well as 'shoulder', the latter so she learns to distinguish between coming to my ready hand and coming to my shoulder when I'm less prepared.

    Lucky's progress is accelerating nicely and she has switched back to angel mode, at least for the time being, maybe she feels bad for taking a chunk out of the end of my thumb for reasons I can't figure on :)

    I built her a new, bigger play stand with a bit more altitude and plenty of new challenges to help encourage her to utilise and practice flying as well as some more difficult climbing to make her think about how she chooses to get around. She was nervous with it at first but it seems to be a hit now. I'm going to convert one of the old perches to a flight perch - a simple upright with a lateral perch on it - so that I can take her out into the hallway for longer distance flight training when she is more confident.

    Meanwhile I have to make sure if she is out side of her cage she is under strict supervision now that she likes to stretch her wings :D
     
  2. sunnysmom

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

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    I'm glad things are going well. :)
     
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  3. rockoko

    rockoko Squawk and Meow! Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    That's wonderful news!!
     
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  4. LesBirdman

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    She's back to devil mode but I think I found a hack for it haha, a good misting calms her down and if she gets really into it then I take her into the shower to splash about some, after which she seems to calm righ down while she dries off and then returns to her normal bubbly flying around self for the rest of the day.
     
  5. Fergus Mom

    Fergus Mom Rollerblading along the road I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Sounds like she likes her 'spa days'! Glad you found something to help calm her.
     

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