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Posted by Aly on 7/12/06

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    He and again only guessing cause he acts/looks like a boy
    . Anyway, he just turned 9.5
    wks and he doesn't really nip at all. I have been playing
    and massaging his cheeks which he loves. He'll turn his
    head to get places he wants rubbed like his check or the
    back of his neck. I put him on his back in my hand and rub
    his tummy and he seems to enjoy it. He allows you to open
    his wings (practice for when they need cutting again). He
    really is doing very well thus far. I could not be
    happier, he enjoys showers and he was actually upset this
    morning b/c he didn't get one this morning (he needs to
    learn not ALL the time he will get s shower, just in case I
    don't have time one day or something else, I don't want to
    make anything a routine that would upset him if I miss a
    day, better doing it all now so he won't be upset later.
    My only other issue is he is like glue to me. I bring his
    cage out into the living room when we get home from work
    which is anywhere from 3ish to 6 at the latest (and he is
    very patient during the day to wait (his cage is very
    entertaining). Anyway, he is clipped and done so properly
    by his breeder. BUT, he still can fly quite a distance
    before losing any height. I mean he'll fly 6-8 ft from his
    cage to me on the couch. And he isn't content to just stay
    on the cage or playtop, he wants to be with me. How can I
    break this habit? I continue to put him on the playtop and
    show him food and toys but 5-10min. and he chirks, dances
    and comes flying back to me. After 3-4 put backs I put him
    into his cage where he waits happily without noise or
    fuss. But if the door is opened later he's like glue
    again. So I continue to do this and over and over we go.
    Am I doing this right? Should I just be as stubborn and
    continue? I don't mind doing this I just want to be sure I
    am doing it right. I am going to go get a small time out
    cage this weekend for him so I can replace the cage for
    his "time-out". What are your opinions to keep him on his
    cage for a bit while I work etc.
    THANKS for all the help, again, I really appreciate it.



Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Lovebird pet aggression, 7/12/06, by Aly.
  • Re: Lovebird pet aggression, 7/12/06, by Mickie.
  • Re: Lovebird pet aggression, 7/13/06, by Jessica.
  • Re: Lovebird pet aggression, 7/27/06, by Jane.