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My Bird Acts Like He Doesn’t Get Attention But He Gets So Much

KiwiPo

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He doesn’t make noise in his cage however, he likes to do acrobats and run all over the cage. He does this for an hour and when he does move around me and the s/o try our hardest to ignore him...but he’s so cute. But we are strict about what time he goes back into the cage. He’s been out since 9 in the morning and put back once because my s/o bought me soup. I am sick and have been quarantining and part of me thinks he misses me but at the same time he has been doing the same attention dance from the start. We put him back inside at 7pm.

The avian vet is booked and our appointment is on the 4th of May. Don’t think he is sick but he is ruining his feathers by hanging the way he does lol.

Is he/she okay? Btw I’m not near the cage, I just zoomed in a lot but next time I should’ve had the s/o do it.

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My bad, had my account on private. It should be available now.
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It sounds like the necessary break in routine for your recovery is bothering him. He'll welcome you back when you're well again. Wishing you well!

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That link wants me to login. I don't have an account and I'm sure there's others here who don't also.
 

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I saw it. He looks like a very happy and healthy bird - just very energetic! Looks like he needs the opportunity to be out and go nuts to get all that energy out. :D What's his diet like? Maybe too much energy?
 

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lol Yep, he definitely wants to come out and play!

Looks happy and healthy, let him out when you can, and make sure there's lots of things to do when caged.

It's hard to say no when they so want near us. And we all wonder why our birds are spoiled! ;)
 

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It sounds like the necessary break in routine for your recovery is bothering him. He'll welcome you back when you're well again. Wishing you well!

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Thank you! Getting tested for covid but I don’t think I have it but it’s always good to check. And I hope that is the case. Love him to bits and was sad that I couldn’t play with him the past 3 days.

The birthdate is wrong but the year is correct but thank you for reassuring me. You would not believe the amount of gross private messages I get on Instagram because my s/o is very tall:sour:
 

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I saw it. He looks like a very happy and healthy bird - just very energetic! Looks like he needs the opportunity to be out and go nuts to get all that energy out. :D What's his diet like? Maybe too much energy?
He eats some green beans, carrots, corn, quinoa and a mixture of Harrison pellets and another one I forgot...through out the bag lol but was told it was good for him
I saw it. He looks like a very happy and healthy bird - just very energetic! Looks like he needs the opportunity to be out and go nuts to get all that energy out. :D What's his diet like? Maybe too much energy?
He eats a mixture of green beans, carrots, corn, and broccoli, quinoa, and oatmeal in the morning and then I offer him a mixture of Harrison and roundy bush pellets but he still eats seeds with it too but he’s gotten really good at eating pellets.

We do train him daily with step ups and targeting and some recall flying. He usually takes 2 naps so maybe those naps r giving him all this energy??
 

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lol Yep, he definitely wants to come out and play!

Looks happy and healthy, let him out when you can, and make sure there's lots of things to do when caged.

It's hard to say no when they so want near us. And we all wonder why our birds are spoiled! ;)
Yes! We want to get him some foraging toys soon. On the first day we had him he already split one toy in a third :lol:

But okay thank you for your response. I think I am just being super anxious because his avian appointment isn’t for a while.
 

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Hi everyone, thank you for the responses. I think I am just overthinking and anxious because the avian vet is booked til May 4th and we just really love him/her. Again thank you.
 

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Looks like a happy energetic healthy bird who wants out for play time to me. If he’s young then he likely isn’t too worried about ruining his feathers
 

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Looks like a happy energetic healthy bird who wants out for play time to me. If he’s young then he likely isn’t too worried about ruining his feathers
Okay thank you :) that makes me feel a lot better about his tail!
 

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when i got my bcc, his tail and feathers were in bad shape too. after some time he went through his first molt, and took better care of his feathers. he hasn't hit terrible two's yet, but it feels like it >.<. i think part of what youre experiencing with a new baby bird is the panic period, where you don't know what is normal or abnormal for your bird baby (trust me, it sucks XD) but yeah, kiwipo does look very happy and energetic, and all around adorable ^-^ if you need any extra helps or training tricks, i recommend 'Flying Fids' on youtube. she owns two (maybe three) conures and discusses some important tips i personally enjoyed =) hope you're doing well fellow bcc mom ^^
 

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Another thing, I don't see any natural wood perches in that cage, I recommend adding some in place of those dowels so he gets more exercise.
 

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when i got my bcc, his tail and feathers were in bad shape too. after some time he went through his first molt, and took better care of his feathers. he hasn't hit terrible two's yet, but it feels like it >.<. i think part of what youre experiencing with a new baby bird is the panic period, where you don't know what is normal or abnormal for your bird baby (trust me, it sucks XD) but yeah, kiwipo does look very happy and energetic, and all around adorable ^-^ if you need any extra helps or training tricks, i recommend 'Flying Fids' on youtube. she owns two (maybe three) conures and discusses some important tips i personally enjoyed =) hope you're doing well fellow bcc mom ^^
Thank you for sharing your experience with me and yes I am definitely going through the panic period haha. And okay thank you for the recommendation I will check it out!
 

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Another thing, I don't see any natural wood perches in that cage, I recommend adding some in place of those dowels so he gets more exercise.
We only have one but yes for sure we will get more! Also monitoring the rope situation. So far no chewing but all the horror stories of rope and birds are scary so we want to eventually remove it and have natural wood and platform. Thank u for mentioning about the natural wood.
 

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If baby is a chewer, maybe some vet wrap on the boing? My baby loves his bc it has a bell on it, and also is where he sleeps. But he does not chew on it so not sure if vet wrap could be the answer. Never used it but @saroj12 has just wrapped hers in some...hopefully she sees this and gives some insight....btw, he is gorgeous :heart:
 

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If baby is a chewer, maybe some vet wrap on the boing? My baby loves his bc it has a bell on it, and also is where he sleeps. But he does not chew on it so not sure if vet wrap could be the answer. Never used it but @saroj12 has just wrapped hers in some...hopefully she sees this and gives some insight....btw, he is gorgeous :heart:
Well my vet wrap is getting pretty shredded because Rudy chews on it but doesn’t ingest it. Tears off little pieces and drops them

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If baby is a chewer, maybe some vet wrap on the boing? My baby loves his bc it has a bell on it, and also is where he sleeps. But he does not chew on it so not sure if vet wrap could be the answer. Never used it but @saroj12 has just wrapped hers in some...hopefully she sees this and gives some insight....btw, he is gorgeous :heart:
Thank you for the suggestion! He is a chewer so this’ll definitely help. And thank you! We love his is built in scarf lol.
 
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