On 2/21/09, Fagan wrote:
> On 2/12/09, Glenda wrote:
>> On 2/12/09, Sue wrote:
>>> I have a total of four birds. My other three are out of their
>>> cages from sun up to sun down and come and go as they please.
>>> The macaw on the other hand has to be 100&37; supervised at ALL
>>> TIMES as she will not stay on her cage, goes to the other birds
>>> cages and I am afraid she may hurt one of them, and then will
>>> also walk all around the house and get into trouble. I let her
>>> out for short intervals throughout the day, but many times. If
>>> I can find a way to successfully get her back into her cage more
>>> easily, I can let her out more. I purchased her a $400 playgym,
>>> but she won't stay on that either. I TOTALLY understand them
>>> having a lot of out of cage time, but can only let her out when
>>> I am here to literally sit and watch her 100&37; of the time.
>>> suggestions on getting her back in when I have to leave???
>>>Hi Glenda1, Fagan here again. It,s really simple to get your mccaw
in the cage. When you have her food ready, tell her to step-up (on
your arm)so she can see you put her food in the cage. Make sure she is
really hungry.(no snacks after 7pm./ She should be very hungry in the
am I,ll betyou 5 bucks she,ll go right in cage to eat! On time when I
was in the hosptial, and needed a pet sitter.I didn,t know she and her
husband had no expericence with parrots of any kind.My pesch crested
coocktoo,Sherry, is quite a carater, and can be a hand-full. The pet ss
>>>sitter callme in the hospital, and was very up-set because she
couldn,t get Sherry back in her cage. I told her to put her food in.
Guess what,Sherry went immeditaly in her cage while I was still on
thephone with the sitter. I could a book about Sherry! Could you tell
your mccaws name! Need more advice please e-mail me @
>> You have been given very good advice from both Greylady and Rick.
>> Both of them have also suggested you cut her wings. You are not
>> going to be able to keep her on a playstand or a cagetop if she is
>> left with the freedom of flight. You must clip those wings. Once
>> you do it you will be amazed at the difference.