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I must admit, only after buying the birds did I learn of the time involved. Regards, Jim.

Oh yes. It's a lifetime :-)

That's the good thing about parrots, they don't keep dying on you like cats and dogs.

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Oh yes. It's a lifetime :-)

That's the good thing about parrots, they don't keep dying on you like cats and dogs.

They're very tasty if you cook them in a crock pot on slow for about 6 hours. Serve with white sauce, garlic and parsley. Yum!
That's the good thing about parrots, they don't keep dying on you like cats and dogs.

They're very tasty if you cook them in a crock pot on slow for about 6 hours. Serve with white sauce, garlic and parsley. Yum!

This group is about parrots not carrots.
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They're very tasty if you cook them in a crock pot on slow for about 6 hours. Serve with white sauce, garlic and parsley. Yum!

This group is about parrots not carrots.

He did say he was French..

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http://www.insanevideoclips.com
http://www.petersphotos.com
A construction worker goes to the doctor and says, "Doc, I'm constipated." The doctor examines him for a minute and then says, "Lean over the table." The construction worker leans over the table, the doctor whacks him on the ass with a baseball bat, and then sends him into the bathroom. He comes out a few minutes later and says, "Doc, I feel great. What should I do?" The doctor says, "Stop wiping with cement bags."
That's the good thing about parrots, they don't keep dying on you like cats and dogs.

Cats and dogs keep dying? I've never known any to do it more than once.

BTW - are you still spending a lot of time watching your birds ass puckering? and where are your hands while you're doing this?
ZQ
To give you an idea of what kind of time ... "getting to know you period" as STARTING with 6 months.

Wow man Emotion: smile

He's right but it's well worth the wait ;-) Btw, mine didn't eat for 2 weeks, I was worried sick.
Here's a few tips for you.
Avoid too much eye contact in this initial stage.
Speak softly to them.
Feed them treats such as monkeynuts only by hand not in the dish, then they will start to warm to you.
Secure the food bowls, I use cable-ties from B&Q. Parrots love to destroy. Give them plenty of toys but introduce them slowly. They are frightened of anything new. It takes me a month to introduce a new toy. I do this by playing with it and the bird learns it's safe and familiar. Then I hang the toy on the outside of the cage and he investigates. When he starts to chew it, it can go inside. Parrot toys are expensive but this site sells great huge toys at value for money prices http://tinyurl.com/9ng57 . You can make your own - just some parrot friendly leather strips and a carboard toilet roll tube hanging up is great to destroy and inexpensive.
Also put some fresh fruit tree branches in the cage for them to chew and also excercise their feet. Avoid cherry branches they're poisenous. Try and establish a contact call. Something you can easily whistle. This may take a while but is important in the bonding process.

Good luck, have patience and read as much info as possible.
They're very smart. They're also "prey", and you are one big scary predator until then come to know you.

Poor blighters.

This makes them great 'guard dogs'. They'll tell you when someone is knocking :-)
G.

~PMD~
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There is a pattern to whats happening. It's called Time! ... it on their time not ypur agenda. Slow and easy.

Thanks, I actually have the cage right behind where I sit in my livingroom, in the corner of the room. ... a marked improvement over the seven days, I presume it will just get better as time goes on. Thanks, G.

You'll find that every day is a little better. Try not to spook them.

~PMD~
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That's the good thing about parrots, they don't keep dying on you like cats and dogs.

Cats and dogs keep dying? I've never known any to do it more than once. BTW - are you still spending a lot of time watching your birds ass puckering? and where are your hands while you're doing this? ZQ

his hands are on his boyfreinds c-ck
Here's a few tips for you. Feed them treats such as monkeynuts only by hand not in the dish, then they will start to warm to you.

Maybe so, but I bet the monkeys stay pissed at him for ages!
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