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Re: Baby Blue Front

Posted by LauraJ on 7/30/06
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    On 7/28/06, pauljr wrote:
    > On 7/28/06, pauljr wrote:
    >> On 7/28/06, Sonoma wrote:
    >>> On 7/28/06, Carla wrote:
    >>>> My 3 month old baby keeps trying to squeeze himself
    >>>> between his food dish and his feeding perch. At first I
    >>>> thought "let him learn that he doesn't fit". But it keeps
    >>>> going on like he will never learn. Is he neurotic or is
    >>>> there a possible brain dysfunction? Or is he just being a
    >>>> baby. I have another parrot but this is my first Amazon.
    >>>
    >>> Sounds like Schizophrenia to me! Best bring in an avian
    >>> certified psychiatrist. :)
    >>>
    >>> Seriously, birds (especially young ones) are always growing
    >>> new feathers and they itch like crazy. My amazon is 20 and
    >>> even though he gets plenty of scratching behind the ears
    >>> from me, he will sometimes stand at the end of the perch and
    >>> rub his back against the bars of the cage.
    >>>
    >>> Your bird may just be trying to find something that will hit
    >>> that right spot that itches. They depend upon other birds to
    >>> scratch the areas their beak can't reach (or upon you). Try
    >>> giving him some gentle scratches behind its head and see if
    >>> he likes that instead. It makes the bird more comfortable
    >>> and is a great way to bond with it. If that is the problem,
    >>> this is your opportunity to become his best friend for
    >>> life. :)
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    > I believe we need an expert on this issue...I rec
    > greylady hopefully she wont charge to much...roflmao
    >
    > Pauljr

    Carla,

    Your baby isn't being neurotic and there isnt anything wrong with
    his brain. He is being a normal baby that knows its time to fledge.
    I am handfeeding a 10 week old Double Yellowhead Amazon now. He
    keeps crawling under his nail perch which is only about 2 inches
    from the floor of the cage. He does this only when he wants to get
    out of the cage and fly. Or just to be with me. I have seen this
    many times and they usually stop it after their wings are clipped
    if they are allowed to learn how to fly first.

    LauraJ