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What do I do when I first bring home a meyers?

Discussion in 'Poicephalus Place' started by Spooky, 6/7/18.

  1. Spooky

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    I heard that you need to not talk to them on the way home and ignore them for a week. Is this correct information? If not what should I do?
     
  2. Mizzely

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    Follow the bird's lead. Is it a baby? an adult? I usually give them a day in the cage just so that they have a chance to eat and drink without getting too adventurous, but if they look like they want out I just open the door and let them have free reign. Talking to them is a GREAT thing to do!!
     
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    That's weird advice... I spoke to all of my birds, even on the way home. It helped to keep them calm...
     
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    It is a baby.
     
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    Congrats!
    Take it from the baby. Depends on personality & socialization.
    Likely it will miss its family & be scared in a new place so then back away a bit & let it settle in.
     
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    I would definitely talk to him and interact with him. He may not want to be handled yet but you sitting quietly with him and talking to him will likely be comforting to him. As was suggested, you need to try to follow his lead. Some birds want to be held and want to play right away. Others need a couple days in their cage just getting used to things. If your baby is super scared, you can try covering the cage on the 3 sides just leaving the front open, so he's not on alert for danger from all three sides. And silence can be scary too. Especially if he's used to other birds and activity. So some soft music or TV during the day may help too.
     

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