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  1. Jazz-bird is still totally and utterly anti social His newest game is to display and puff himself out as I try to feed him, and lunge at me as much as possible through the bars.. I don't mind however, as take a look at his pics. This was him a little while ago (about june time I think) http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Chicks014-1.jpg and then he pulled them all out again. And this is him now (excuse the photo quality. They were taken in the dark in night mode, as with the lights on (and with and without flash) they didn't come out) http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Jazz007-1.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Jazz008-1.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Jazz009-1.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Jazz012-1.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Jazz013-1.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Jazz018-1.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/Jazz019-1.jpg Have a video uploading, will add this when its done
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  3. Hello A girl at work (i work at a vets) is currently handrearing an african brownheaded parrot baby, guestimated to be about 2.5weeks old. He seems to be really well from the feeding side. He has funny feet - he had a tendon problem, some of his toes point the wrong way and his feet are very odd - the left foot points across to the right from the equivalent of his wrist, and the right foot is almost on the wrong way. He is able to grip with his left foot, and one of his toes on the right foot. He has daily "physio" on the advice of the exotics vet where his feet and toes are gently moved to prevent them from seizing up, and he is gaining movement in his feet. I've been asked to ask you lovely people for a bit of a timeline with baby parrots, especially if anyone has experience of african brownheaded parrots. We're trying to find out what the average age he should do things like standing up, trying to perch etc, so we can assess how this little lad is doing. He is trying to sit up to beg, and managing it with pretty good success but we'd like a comparison so we can see how he's doing, since if he's weeks behind and his foot mobility doesn't get better, we may need to look at the long term plan for him. The girl currently handraising him is keen to give him a go, don't get me wrong, but she wants to be realistic and his quality of life is paramount. Assuming this little lad is going to do fine, what sort of things may we need to consider for a parrot with moderate use of his feet/possible lack of perching ability? Does anyone have any other suggestions/experience of things we can try/do to help his feet? Thank you, Carla
  4. I think i'm sorted on the cage. Just waiting to hear back about shipping, then we're good to go. I am so proud of Jazz Yesterday he even took bits of chopped up boiled egg from me - I think the pleading to be gentle is working
  5. I was rehoming them in order for them to get more time as I wasn't able to give them as much time as I wanted. Nahoa (my GCC) has been rehomed to a lovely lady who oodles of time and Jazz was going to be rehomed too, but he's ended up staying - at first I thought he was too frail to travel to the mainland (he looked kinda thin and frail at the time) but now with his feathers growing in, he seems too happy to rehome - he's fitted in to our house and routine, so it seems he's staying. I feel bad I ended up rehoming my original birdy but Nahoa needed more time then I could give him, whereas Jazz's level of people tolerance fits with us and our routine I think both birdies are happy now which is the main thing.
  6. He can get his beak through the bars, but no further (trust me, he's tried multiple times!) so his current bar spacing is safe for him. The new cage is less spacing, but as you say, the new vertical bars may cause a problem.
  7. Thanks for merging - never thought to add them to the old thread!
  8. http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/randomthings026.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/randomthings029.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/randomthings035.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/randomthings038.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/randomthings039.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/randomthings041.jpg Even in the week or so since the first pictures we've seen an increase in pins The yellow ones and the ones on his neck are new A happy Carla
  9. So the time has come to get Jazz (African brown head) a new cage, both because I want a cage with external feeders but also to provide a different living space for him. At this present time, Jazz is still pretty anti-social in terms of contact with people, so I'm looking to get him a cage where he can maybe come out of the inside, but still be on the cage for ease of getting him back to bed - I've had no luck teaching him to step up onto a wooden perch at this point, so I don't want to get him a play stand until I can I believe the bar spacing I need to get him is about 3/8 inch, but as his current cage has about 1" and he's happy/safe in it (its not a cage i'd pick but he's been in it over a year [since before i got him] and so is used to it) so I can go up to 1". I think a cage like will suit Jazz, but I'm finding it hard to find one with the right bar spacing. This one says it has bar spacing of 2cm which is 0.78 of an inch according to the length convertor tool i'm using, but is that going to be too wide still? Has anyone got a cage like this? How do you/your parrots find it? I know there is the potential for Jazz to not use the part of the cage under the play gym bit, but based on how he moves around his current cage, I think he will use it - particularly if his foragers are there Thanks, Carla
  10. I spotted more pins on the back of his neck earlier and some by his legs, so its looking hopeful
  11. Speak to vets in the area, asking them to keep an eye out since a shar pei is pretty distinctive and I know they often need to visit the vets a fair bit. Is he microchipped? Have you put a reward? Ime money talks. Contact radio stations in the nearby areas. Leaflet dog walkers both in your area and areas surrounding - get it known your out there looking as the more you look and the more they know your looking, the higher chance there is of someone spotting him and letting you know also, prepare for hoax calls
  12. http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/tomcat1/?action=view&current=JazzVid.flv Vid of him .. These sesame peanut things are a gift from god they are the only thing I can give to Jazz without getting my fingers munched!
  13. I got a closer look at him today (he was sat at the front of the cage and didn't try to bite) and he has 2 pin feathers on one wing, and one on the other I am extatically happy! With his feeding, I'm hoping to get him a new cage soon. When he arrived I kept his old cage (was a nice size, bar spacing a tad too big and badly situated feeders that I no longer use) so he had something familiar but I think his stroppiness is ready for a new cage!!
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