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Bosco got to come out today now that he's been settling in more here :) was exploring the sides of his cage for about 90 mins before he went back in for lunch. Figured it was best to keep it a short positive session vs potentially stressing him out.

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Ripley was caged and covered, and I put a barrier between cages so Bosco didn't beeline to him. I would like to get a mosquito net or similar that I can hang from the ceiling and go all the way to the floor.

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Bosco got to come out today now that he's been settling in more here :) was exploring the sides of his cage for about 90 mins before he went back in for lunch. Figured it was best to keep it a short positive session vs potentially stressing him out.

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Ripley was caged and covered, and I put a barrier between cages so Bosco didn't beeline to him. I would like to get a mosquito net or similar that I can hang from the ceiling and go all the way to the floor.

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Im beyond thrilled that he's able to come out and explore to his hearts content. :heart:
 

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So right after his last excursion, my mom brought her mini Aussie over to stay with me for the weekend. I love her dog, but I trust her not at all with the birds. I decided it was better to not take any risks, and both bird were in their cages for the weekend.

I am trying to only let him out when I have a good 4 hours available where I don't have anywhere to be or anything to do, as I want to make sure he's safe and the experience is stress free. So it wasn't until this Thursday we tried again. Though the door was open for 2-3 hours, he didn't venture out.

Today we had some more free time, and within 10 minutes he was perching outside!

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Then he fluttered onto the floor. He has most/all his flights but still learning to use them.

He kept coming closer to me on the couch and then dashing under Ripley's cage and inspecting the mess.


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At one point he learned that his wings do work a little and managed to fly 6 inches off the floor about 8-10 feet, where he promptly inspected the kids mess at the other end of the room.

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Finally he made his way back up to the top of his cage, where he had a quick preen and a small nap.

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He finally climbed back into his cage for food and drink (I did have a bowl of water on the ground for him, but you know how the water at your house always tastes better ;) )

Anyways, he got a little over 3 hours out today, no pressure, no chasing, and he got to call all the shots. :)
 

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So right after his last excursion, my mom brought her mini Aussie over to stay with me for the weekend. I love her dog, but I trust her not at all with the birds. I decided it was better to not take any risks, and both bird were in their cages for the weekend.

I am trying to only let him out when I have a good 4 hours available where I don't have anywhere to be or anything to do, as I want to make sure he's safe and the experience is stress free. So it wasn't until this Thursday we tried again. Though the door was open for 2-3 hours, he didn't venture out.

Today we had some more free time, and within 10 minutes he was perching outside!

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Then he fluttered onto the floor. He has most/all his flights but still learning to use them.

He kept coming closer to me on the couch and then dashing under Ripley's cage and inspecting the mess.


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At one point he learned that his wings do work a little and managed to fly 6 inches off the floor about 8-10 feet, where he promptly inspected the kids mess at the other end of the room.

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Finally he made his way back up to the top of his cage, where he had a quick preen and a small nap.

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He finally climbed back into his cage for food and drink (I did have a bowl of water on the ground for him, but you know how the water at your house always tastes better ;) )

Anyways, he got a little over 3 hours out today, no pressure, no chasing, and he got to call all the shots. :)
I can't even put into words how happy I am for him :heart:
 

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So right after his last excursion, my mom brought her mini Aussie over to stay with me for the weekend. I love her dog, but I trust her not at all with the birds. I decided it was better to not take any risks, and both bird were in their cages for the weekend.

I am trying to only let him out when I have a good 4 hours available where I don't have anywhere to be or anything to do, as I want to make sure he's safe and the experience is stress free. So it wasn't until this Thursday we tried again. Though the door was open for 2-3 hours, he didn't venture out.

Today we had some more free time, and within 10 minutes he was perching outside!

View attachment 430190

Then he fluttered onto the floor. He has most/all his flights but still learning to use them.

He kept coming closer to me on the couch and then dashing under Ripley's cage and inspecting the mess.


View attachment 430191

At one point he learned that his wings do work a little and managed to fly 6 inches off the floor about 8-10 feet, where he promptly inspected the kids mess at the other end of the room.

View attachment 430192

Finally he made his way back up to the top of his cage, where he had a quick preen and a small nap.

View attachment 430193

He finally climbed back into his cage for food and drink (I did have a bowl of water on the ground for him, but you know how the water at your house always tastes better ;) )

Anyways, he got a little over 3 hours out today, no pressure, no chasing, and he got to call all the shots. :)
Awwwwww so sweet!!
 

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oh wow seems like Bosco is coming out of his shell! that's awesome! So proud of him. How do you catch him if you need to put him back in his cage? Having issues with this with Mojo, hes fine with me touching him but not inside his cage yet and if he's out and I try to put him back up, he just flies around out of my reach. Any ideas? He's fully flighted btw.
 

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oh wow seems like Bosco is coming out of his shell! that's awesome! So proud of him. How do you catch him if you need to put him back in his cage? Having issues with this with Mojo, hes fine with me touching him but not inside his cage yet and if he's out and I try to put him back up, he just flies around out of my reach. Any ideas? He's fully flighted btw.
I specifically am only doing it during times I don't have to catch him right now, and waiting for him to return to his cage for food/water.

In the past with other untame/hands off birds I reserved their favorite treat until they had to go back home. I would show them the treat, put it on a platform perch or other visible spot in the cage, say "Home!" and walk away a bit. When they went inside the cage, I said "Home" again, and closed the door, and gave them another of the treat through the bars.

If you can do this a few times a day, it's even better. That way you can let them out almost as soon as they are closed in, and it shows them that "Home" doesn't necessarily mean a long in cage time.
 

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I specifically am only doing it during times I don't have to catch him right now, and waiting for him to return to his cage for food/water.

In the past with other untame/hands off birds I reserved their favorite treat until they had to go back home. I would show them the treat, put it on a platform perch or other visible spot in the cage, say "Home!" and walk away a bit. When they went inside the cage, I said "Home" again, and closed the door, and gave them another of the treat through the bars.

If you can do this a few times a day, it's even better. That way you can let them out almost as soon as they are closed in, and it shows them that "Home" doesn't necessarily mean a long in cage time.
Excellent idea... I'll try it.
 

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Excellent idea... I'll try it.
Hope it works for you! (And for me with Bosco!) My quakers and green cheek especially all started going Home on command :)

Ripley is a bit more stubborn, but he can't resist almonds too long :rofl:
 

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Problem is, I couldn't find THE TREAT for Pestaa yet. Rio is not food motivated, but Inca goes inside on request and with almonds:p
 

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Problem is, I couldn't find THE TREAT for Pestaa yet. Rio is not food motivated, but Inca goes inside on request and with almonds:p
Any special toy types? My green cheek loved noisy foot toys :)
 

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Dobby got wise to the treat trick but he doesn't fight going in for the night as hard as he used to.
He gets tired and really wantd to go to bed but doesn't want the fun and chewing to stop so he'll fly away once or twice then step up and we'll gently hold a toe and put him inside.
Sometimes he'll just go in when he's ready and not rush out when we grab the door.
We usually give him a treat to reward him and keep things positive.
He also knows he doesn't get to come out till everyone is home for the day and not going back outside again so he generally sits nicely and munched and plays with his toys till he knows it's time to release the hound, then he starts whistling and being cute so we let him out.
We do this after losing Lurch when he woke up as my sister walked in the kitchen door and flew in to see what was up and continued right out the door :crycry:
 

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Bosco is getting more brave :) He can fly, though he's still not very good at figuring out where he wants to go :lol:

Still loves chop (corn is still the best thing ever), has discovered millet is tasty, and has learned to imitate the sound of his fountain being low on water :lol:

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He's beautiful....
 

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Such a cutie.
 

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Bosco is getting more brave :) He can fly, though he's still not very good at figuring out where he wants to go :lol:

Still loves chop (corn is still the best thing ever), has discovered millet is tasty, and has learned to imitate the sound of his fountain being low on water :lol:

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It just makes me beyond happy to see the amazing life that he's living now. I'll never ever be able to thank you enough Shawna :heart:
 

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Did little man do all that damage to the toy bolted to the outside of his cage?! I'm impressed with his chewing capacity, if so!

He's so pretty! And....he's learning to be happy there, which is great news!
I'm not sure to be honest :lol: That was one of the toys @April sent home with him. He does chew quite a bit though! Chips at 1/8" pine, balsa blocks, paper rope, palm stars, mahogany pods, strips bark off perches... It takes him a while but he gets there!
 
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