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Re: REALLY need help with new macaw again

Posted by Fagan on 2/24/09
(19) Comments

    On 2/21/09, Fagan wrote:
    > On 2/12/09, Glenda wrote:
    >> On 2/12/09, Sue wrote:
    >>> Guys,
    >>> 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.
    >> Any
    >>> 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 @
    >> Sue,
    >> 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.
    >> Glenda