My #parrot Baby #Cali got lost on 2-9, but thanks to #Parrot911 he was found 1 mile away with the most awesome chick who took care of him and kept him away from her cat who kept staring at him with grim reaper eyes. 😼☠😼🔪.....I literally walked all around my neighborhood in the pouring rain screaming crazy bird sounds, making loud AF kissy noises, and yelling "hi baby", as I kicked and shook trees and looked in bushes... I even did it in my neighbor's yards lol... then I played "conure" sounds on my phone. I know I looked like a crazy homeless schizophrenic lady. But I gotta say this little fucker is like a miniature talking dog!! I'm so attached to his tiny ass I didn't care. I would do that for any animal honestly. The worst part of the journey was going into a yard with a couple who's curtains were wide open, lights on, and seeing a lady laying on the couch scratch and sniff her pussy before her boyfriend got back in the room. SERIOUSLY That's the only thing that had me on pause and stopped me dead in my tracks during my search.. lol!!! A haunting image I'll never get rid of. 😷🤭 lmao!! #parrots#pets animals #birds#love#conure#turquoisegreencheekconure#babies#engagednotcaged#fullyflighted Thank you #rescue organizations💋💋💋
So people have been saying I shouldn't put my bird in the wind. Little do they know I've been both a parrot and bird keeper in zoos in the past and do actually know what I'm doing. I am grateful for your concern however, it's nice when people care.
Ollie was outside for 10 mins max for a start. Also, how do you think birds survive in the wild? They don't sit about in a cozy house, sipping mugs of peppermint tea 😂 I've worked with birds in outdoor enclosures in wind, rain and snow and they don't all just drop down dead. Obviously I wouldn't put him out in cold, wet, snowy weather as he's a 'pet' and going through temperature changes isn't ideal for him.
Hope this has put people's minds at rest, he's perfectly well and happy 👍
Day 2 of training. We did a quick harness training earlier and progress is a lot better than yesterday, I will post another harness training video progress in the future 😁
In the first video, we started to clicker and target train for the first time however I used the phrase "touch" instead of "target" because that's what Charlie and I are used to so I like to keep it consistent but a phrase can be anything honestly as long both you and the bird associate the cue word to the action and keep repeating it!
Winnie quickly learnt target training in the first video so I squeezed in "Turn around" (spin 180°) training in the second video before she gets full. I found it easier to teach "Spin" when Charlie was taught to "Turn around" first so I'm doing the same with Winnie and she also quickly learnt to "Turn around" after I showed her what to do when I say the cue word.
I found clicker and target training helps a lot and actually had good results teaching new tricks with the aid of the target stick, for instance I placed the target stick behind Winnie because she wants to touch it for a treat and in doing so I also say the cue word and click and reward immediately when she turns around.
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Hi! I need some advice. Lately Pie has been pretty aggressive towards Pepper and I can’t explain why. She keeps biting him out of nowhere, chasing him, and even sometimes becomes aggressive towards the food bowls when she’s eating, so he won’t go near. They’ve been together since December, and this has never really happened before. As far as comparability goes, i read that if they preen each other or touch beaks that they are compatible. They have done that multiple times but Pie’s recent behavior is making me question it. Should I separate them? Poor Pepper looks so sick of the situation. I would hate to pull them apart but I don’t want to risk Pepper’s mental and physical health. Please leave a comment with your opinion/advice. It’s appreciated 🥰 #advice#help#whattodo