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  1. I love the look of pure concentration as he's flapping away!
  2. After seeing Fregley on Saturday I just wanted to take him home! He's adorable and cheeky! Robert and Susan are doing an amazing job with him, he's absolutely perfect. Hopefully he'll be joining us in just 6 weeks time Here's the latest pics, 12 weeks old..... http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley84daysold1.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley84daysold2.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley84daysold3.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley84daysold4.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley84daysold5.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley84daysold6.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley84daysold7.jpg[/img] He's definitely auditioning to be an organic blower! Should be good in the summer
  3. I really can't get over how stunning he is! And he's looking like he's going to be mischievous! It's great to be lucky enough to have a week by week account of his progress
  4. It's amazing how fast he's growing up, 9 weeks old already!! Fantastic to see him again today, here's the latest pics http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley63daysold7.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley63daysold6.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley63daysold5.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley63daysold4.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley63daysold3.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley63daysold2.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley63daysold1.jpg[/img]
  5. Here's the latest pictures of Fregley from Saturday, he's now 6 weeks old and growing like a weed! He's such a beautiful bird http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley42daysold2.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley42daysold3.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley42daysold4.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley42daysold5.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley42daysold6.jpg[/img]
  6. He's growing up so fast! He'll be a different bird again next time we see him He's a little cutie
  7. Thats about all you can do really, I researched for years on and off but most of it went out of the window, Until its put into practice then it just becomes a way of life lol. Everyday will bring something new, its important to keep close contact with somebody that has experience and that you trust, theyll be able to reassure you when things get abit panicky Thanks I've been researching numerous websites over the last year and have bought a good few dozen books - most of which contradict each other!! I'm just using them as a guide though as we all know that every bird is different and each has their own personality. I've even bought training dvds although it'll probably be a long time before we get anywhere near that level and he may not enjoy training. I'm definitely going to keep in touch with Robert and Susan, I'm sure I'll be asking their advice on a few occassions and I want to keep them informed of Fregleys progress. If he takes to the harness and enjoys being out then I'll take him to visit them too, as I said though, we'll take each day as it comes
  8. Thanks for the tips so far, that's settled it then a new cage is getting ordered. The one I have now can be saved for if we get a grey or a cockatoo Yes, Robert said he'll need some quiet time when he first comes home, everything will be easy access for him and I'll be making sure he knows where his food and water are. The toys in his cage so far are just for decoration until he arrives, I'll be taking most of them out again - I've just bought so much stuff over the last year that I'm running out of storage room haha!! I'm just going to take each day as it comes and enjoy getting to know my new bird. I just want to make sure everything is right for him and that he will be as happy as possible
  9. Hi everyone, little Fregley ( baby Greenwing ) isn't due home until at least the middle of June but I'm just trying to cram as much info and advice as possible as I've only ever had older birds before - never one this young. Robert and Susan have given me excellent advice and I will be picking their brains every time I visit but there will be things I probably won't even think of asking so any additional tips/ experiences from you would be very much appreciated. I want to be as best prepared as possible to give him the best start. I don't intend on doing to much with him this year, I just want him to settle in, bond with us and basically have fun though I will be potty training and teaching manners as soon as possible. He may be one of these birds that really enjoys training and wants to learn but on the other hand he may be happiest slobbing on the sofa munching melon and strawberries! Fine by me either way as long as he's happy. We'll just take each day as it comes and take baby steps with new experiences. I realise his cage may not be big enough if he's going to spend a lot of time in there, that's not a problem as I have my eye on the Montana Grande Castel and can get it on next day delivery if necessary but for the moment I'm just going to see how he settles into this one. I'm looking to introduce him to an aviary during the day eventually but he may not accept or like it, if this is the case then I'll definitely get the bigger cage. I don't intend to have him in the cage at all except at night or if I'm out shopping, the rest of the time he'll be either on his play gym or with us on the sofa. I understand that at this age he'll be sleeping a lot, I've read some articles that say they still like a "nest" ( a box with a clean towel in ) to sleep in so should I put a nest in the bottom of his cage to give him the option? I intended on having one on the sofa next to me too - is this a good or bad idea? His cage is going to have a temporary "roof" half way up until he gets used to climbing etc, should I raise this every couple of weeks or just take it out and let him have the full cage after a few months? If you have any "new baby" experiences to share or advice & tips they would be very warmly welcomed. Thanks in advance Kaz
  10. They're not the prettiest at this age are they lol! He's getting cuter by the day though. The cage is purely his bed for the night, he'll be out on his play stand or on the sofa with us when we're home and he'll be outside in his aviary during the day if we're out. The cage is slightly under 4' wide, slightly under 3' deep and almost 6' internal height so should be ok for sleeping in. I'll just buy a bigger one if it still seems too small - I've got my eye on the Montana Grande Castel
  11. Thanks for the diary Robert, can't wait to see his progress. He was adorable on Saturday, he's changed so much since the first picture I saw. Here's some of my pictures from Saturday..... http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley28daysold2.jpg[/img] http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/Fregley28daysold7.jpg[/img] And here's his new home waiting for him........ http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k63/PinkR1/2012-03-10154517.jpg[/img] I used my mastiff, Diesel, as a size guide - he's such a poser! I'll have to modify the cage a bit when he first arrives, like you said he won't be used to that height yet and I certainly don't want to risk him falling and hurting himself!
  12. Oooh, sounds like I'll be getting a triple function unit then - shredder/ sweeper/ blower in one, wonder if it'll have any other features.... ;D
  13. Hi Robert, that's who Ben always used for the hawks we weren't sure if there was anyone closer. We'll get Freg registered with him then Lol, glad to hear he's eating well, can't wait to see him - I'm marking the days on the calendar and I've got countdown widgets on my phone too haha!! I was considering building another aviary as we built the one for the hawks but it's no good for parrots as the only view out is through the chainlink roof, I'd just spotted those other ones and the price seemed too good to be true ( and it was! ), definitely not buying one if they're that flimsy! I'll get some ideas off you when we visit
  14. Brilliant!! This topic has really given me a giggle lol! I hopefully get my "greenwing" model in June ( he's now 3 weeks old! ), not sure whether he'll be a shredder or a sweeper yet - maybe a combined model....?
  15. Lol, the lion cub was one that my fiance, Ben, hand raised many years ago when he worked at Glasgow zoo - the cub was called Simba. Not sure where he is now or if he's still alive. We don't have most of those animals anymore, as much as I hate selling things I just had to get rid of the horses, they were too time consuming especially when I had around 15 of them at one point. They were part of my business when I lived in England but I moved to Glasgow bringing just 2 with me, but I've now sold them too so that I can give my parrot full attention when he arrives ( he's now two weeks old! ) We've only got 2 dogs now too, the wolf hybrid was put to sleep 2 years ago aged 11 and the whippet not long after aged 16, we've had a couple of scares with the German shepherd cross as he's now 15 and really showing his age - brings me to tears just thinking about losing him but we know it's coming soon
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