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Weezyanna

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  1. Alfie has loved being sprayed right from the start. He arches his wings up and even turns round so I can get his back wet too. He really enjoys it! Haven't tried him in the shower with me, not sure I would want to be naked anywhere near beaks and claws!!!!
  2. Alfie's only phrase is "I'm a chicken!". I'm trying to teach him "My name's Alfie" but he's having none of it!! :wink:
  3. Have been surfing and found the start of the story for myself. It's took a while to read all the seperate posts, but what a lovely story! She's doing so well. You must have so much patience and you have done a great job. WELL DONE!!!!
  4. Can someone give a link to the original story of Bella as I missed it and would like to know the story of this lovely bird! Many thanx
  5. IT'S QUITE EASY TO GET HIM INTO HIS HARNESS AS HE'D ALREADY GOT SOME HARNESS TRAINING FROM HIS BREEDER. HE TENDS TO GROWL A LOT WHEN I TRY AND PUT IT ON. HE USED TO TRY AND BITE ME AND IT TOOK TWO OF US IN THE BEGINING BUT NOW I CAN DO IT ON MY OWN AND HE JUST GROWLS. HE NOW HAS ONE OF THE NEW AVIATOR HARNESSES WHICH IS EVEN EASIER TO PUT ON.I SUPOSE HE'S REALISED THAT HAVING THE HARNESS ON MEANS HE'S GOING OUTSIDE SO EVEN THOUGH HE DOESN'T MUCH LIKE ME PUTTING IT ON ITS WORTH THE STRESS!
  6. You will all be wondering why I asked the question in the first place about Alfie not learning new words very easily becayse he's got the hang of something else now!!! He can do the "fireworks" noise that Kay, his breeder, teaches all her birds. Alfie never did it once until last night. He does a long high pitched whistle followed by an explosion noise. It must have been in the depths of his memory somewhere! What a clever birdie :!: :!: :!:
  7. ALFIE HAS PICKED UP ANOTHER NEW SENTENCE EVEN THOUGH I THOUGHT HE TOOK AGES TO LEARN NEW WORDS ITS ONLY TOOK A FEW DAYS TO LEARN "LOVE YOU" OFF MY DAUGHTER! MAYBE HE JUST LIKED THE SOUND OF IT!
  8. Alfie is 8months old now, he's doing really well.He hasn't taken a dislike to anyone or anything. He's not scared of anything either! He's learnt a few words, he says "Hello" and "I'm a chicken", he wolf whistles and can do 2 diferent budgie noises. He picked up hello really quickly and not even sure where he got the wolf whistle from, but the "I'm a chicken" took forever to learn! The next thing I'm trying to teach him is "My names Alfie". How does everyone else teach new words to their birds, I just keep repeating the same thing to him whenever possible. As a bird gets to know how to talk do the just start to pick things up?
  9. WOULD LIKE PEOPLES OPINION ON WHATS BEST TO PUT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CAGE TO CATCH ALL THE POO ETC... Weezyanna :?
  10. Everything going great so far. Thought Everyone might appreciate an update. Alfie has now settled in well. Had his 1st bath. Had his harness on and been outside, and even seems to be trying to produce his 1st word. We have now stopped the nightly spoon feed, which doesn't seem to have bothered him too much. We just love him to bits, he's a real character.
  11. The other half has read somewhere today that sunflowers shouldn't be given to Amazons as they are very fattening. Also that Amazons have a problem with obesity in later life. Has anyone got any thoughts on this? Weezyanna, :?
  12. Just thought I should let everyone know that when we went to see the breeder to buy our Jardine we had a change of heart as we fell for her yellow crowned amazon. Therefore after all the research, we so carefully carried out on Jardines, we went with our heart and bought home Alfie last night! He settled well. Have given him handrearing food off a spoon, as suggested by the breeder, to help with the bonding. He's 15 weeks old. Will keep you posted on his progress. Weezyanna
  13. Not really. But wanted to know whether it was normal practice, and whether we should be considering it. I presume physically, providing it is done properly, it doesn't harm the bird. The argument then comes down to what effect it may have on the birds mental health. I suppose the argument for would be that you can't miss what you,ve never had. Would a person born with no legs be bothered by it if they never saw another person who had legs. I have a cockatiel that is about 12 years old who has never shown any interest in flying. When you open his cage, all he does is climb about on the outside. I guess the other argument would be that a birds natural instinct is to fly. If that ability is taken away does it then become stressed because it can't do what it's instinct is saying it should be able to do. Or is it simply that you are depriving your parrot of the ability to do something that it may get a lot of pleasure from. I know this has probably all been discussed before on here, but I'm new, so I can only apologise. :?
  14. Have been reading about wing clipping on various websites. Please excuse my ignorance, but is this normal practice? Any advice please. :?
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