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Trying to make friends with my husband's African Grey...

Cali

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It'd be good for her to switch to a pellet diet if that hasn't happened yet. My grey also loves green beans, and would probably take them over other treats.

Greys can be aloof in general, so I wouldn't worry too much if she doesn't like being pet. Mine only accepts head scratches on rare occasions.

Good luck.

I am trying to introduce her to pellets, yes! So far with mixed results, but we are going strong on veggies!! Thank you :D
 

IQ's Human

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Thank you SO much !!!! Things have been going along, much better than they were but no giant breakthroughs just yet. I have a lot of patience (when it comes to birds), so we will just take our time. I am beginning to learn her moods, and she sure has them. Sometimes I can tell she is interested in talking and a treat and other times, her eyes say - leave me alone! - so I do! :heart:

Any and all advice, input is always welcome and appreciated!!! I'll be sure to reach out when something I don't understand pops up!!
I hope you found a little something useful in my observation. And honestly, you are absolutely welcome to pick my grey cells about Greys, anytime. I'll certainly do my best to help.
In the meantime, I just picked up my new 3 month old Congo this afternoon. He's beautiful, and already asserting his independence a bit. This will be a whole new adventure never having had a baby before...hope I can keep up!
 

Cali

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I hope you found a little something useful in my observation. And honestly, you are absolutely welcome to pick my grey cells about Greys, anytime. I'll certainly do my best to help.
In the meantime, I just picked up my new 3 month old Congo this afternoon. He's beautiful, and already asserting his independence a bit. This will be a whole new adventure never having had a baby before...hope I can keep up!

I absolutely did
and I will take you up on the offer, I'm sure!!!


:congrats5:

I look forward to hearing all about your new baby and seeing LOTS of pictures!! :)
 

MnGuy

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I am trying to introduce her to pellets, yes! So far with mixed results, but we are going strong on veggies!! Thank you :D
Good luck! I know some people are afraid of making the change cold turkey, but it's always worked for me. Birds won't convert if they have access to seed.
 

Cali

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Good luck! I know some people are afraid of making the change cold turkey, but it's always worked for me. Birds won't convert if they have access to seed.

Thanks!
 

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Good luck! I know some people are afraid of making the change cold turkey, but it's always worked for me. Birds won't convert if they have access to seed.
Mine eat pellets, and have some seed mix in afternoon. It's interesting to read others experience
 

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Mine eat pellets, and have some seed mix in afternoon. It's interesting to read others experience
I’m talking about birds that only ate seed and are going through transition. I’m not talking about birds that have a pellet diet and get seed on occasion or as a small part of their diet.

I’ve given seeds to my birds that reliably eat pellets.

I’ve converted birds that supposedly refused pellets by going cold turkey. Those birds should not get seeds during the transition.
 

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I’m talking about birds that only ate seed and are going through transition. I’m not talking about birds that have a pellet diet and get seed on occasion or as a small part of their diet.

I’ve given seeds to my birds that reliably eat pellets.

I’ve converted birds that supposedly refused pellets by going cold turkey. Those birds should not get seeds during the transition.
It's ok to have different experiences and views and results.
All of my birds came as seed esters. And I didn't have to take away seeds to get them eating pellets. I kinda do by abundance with new foods. Maybe I'm the only weirdo who does it this way , but worked for me .
 
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