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Post by P_T_Sweetie on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:56 pm

Hi Everyone

Im soon to be an owner of a 5 1/2 month old African Grey called Frankie. Very Happy Im picking him up in a few days and really cant wait. I work in a pet shop and when we got him in i fell in love. We bonded really well and after a month and lots of saving he's finally coming home very soon

Ive been doing loads of research but tips on making sure his move to mine is as stress free as possible and do's and dont's are very much appreciated.

Look forward to hearing back from you all

many thanks

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Post by Di T on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:16 pm

Hi
I can imagine how excited you are at getting Frankie.

Has he had another owner before he went to the shop and do you know his history?

I haven't a Grey these days but do have other parrots, but there's many members on this forum with Greys so I am sure they will give you tips. I always found Greys more sensitive than some of the other parrots.

And do ask any questions, everyone will try and help.

I will look forward to hearing more about Frankie and some photos please cheers
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Post by Scarlett on Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:09 pm

Oooh how exciting.
It`s great that you`ve already got to know the bird too.

Someone described Greys as a bit like Autistic children which I thought was actually quite good. From what I know they don`t easily take to change, they like smaller cages rather than large (though not too small) must have a low sunflower diet, prone to fatty liver, and new toys should be introduced gradually.
So pleased he is finally coming home, and welcome to the forum!

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Post by P_T_Sweetie on Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:45 pm

Di T wrote:Hi
I can imagine how excited you are at getting Frankie.

Has he had another owner before he went to the shop and do you know his history?

I haven't a Grey these days but do have other parrots, but there's many members on this forum with Greys so I am sure they will give you tips. I always found Greys more sensitive than some of the other parrots.

And do ask any questions, everyone will try and help.

I will look forward to hearing more about Frankie and some photos please cheers


Hi Di T

I met Frankie at the Pet Shop where i work. We ordered him in from a professional supplier that we have got all our animals from for years. He was hand-reared and he arrived in our shop when he was 4 months. I would see him almost everyday and he seemed to warm up to me more than my other colleagues. So my house would b the third place where he's lived. When he arrived at work he seemed quite relaxed and seemed to respond well to us talking to him lots. He settled in very quickly and loves attention from customers. We got his wings clipped and he didnt make any fuss at all. so he seems like a very chilled lil boy haha cheers

fingers crossed his next move goes just as smoothly Smile
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Post by P_T_Sweetie on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:01 pm

Scarlett wrote:Oooh how exciting.
It`s great that you`ve already got to know the bird too.

Someone described Greys as a bit like Autistic children which I thought was actually quite good. From what I know they don`t easily take to change, they like smaller cages rather than large (though not too small) must have a low sunflower diet, prone to fatty liver, and new toys should be introduced gradually.
So pleased he is finally coming home, and welcome to the forum!

so much for the info Scarlett

Im gonna b putting his toys that r in his cage at the pet shop into his new one at my house so he's got lots of familiar surroundings which should ease his move.

he's going to be moving into a corner cage that is about 6ft high and over 2ft in depth and 3ft width. It also has a perch on-top which he's going to have access to a lot as there's always people home.

the tips uve given me are a huge helps thanks so much! xxx

Ill b sure to let u all know how it goes and deffinatly be adding some pictures Very Happy
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Post by margy on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:59 pm

Hi P-T-sweetie

baby greys are gorgeous! Why have you clipped babies wings? Is there a really good reason for this? I'm not trying to scare you off or tell you off, it sounds as though you think it's the norm? Is that right?

Your grey sounds as though he's quite good with people, give him a big cuddle, keep cuddling, keep talking to him and make sure he's not going to fall off anywhere and hurt himself........and when they do grow back.......please, please, don't clip him ever again....he's a bird, please let him fly.
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Post by sue h on Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi P-T sweetie,

I have just got my african grey Sammi, hes gorgeous and took to me straight away, sounds like I have a similar cage and try to have him out twice a day (having dogs some days are limited). I have just bought him some new toys and he seems fine. My problem at the moment is the non-bonding with everyone else, he is nearly three and I am only the second owner. Its early days I feel and he actually sat on my husbands arm for a while today and one of my daughters has managed to ruffle his feathers like I do, so I feel its progress after just one week

big welcome by the way, should have said that first sorry, new to the forumx
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Post by P_T_Sweetie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:58 am

margy wrote:Hi P-T-sweetie

baby greys are gorgeous! Why have you clipped babies wings? Is there a really good reason for this? I'm not trying to scare you off or tell you off, it sounds as though you think it's the norm? Is that right?

Your grey sounds as though he's quite good with people, give him a big cuddle, keep cuddling, keep talking to him and make sure he's not going to fall off anywhere and hurt himself........and when they do grow back.......please, please, don't clip him ever again....he's a bird, please let him fly.


There was a very good reason for it and it wasn't my choice as it was my boss who has much experience with parrots who decided that he needed to b clipped for his own safety as the pet shop i work in is joint to a garden centre and with constantly opening automatic doors it would have meant him never being able to come out of his cage. He started doing stereotypical behavior i.e repeatedly climbing around in circles and scratching the top of the cage constantly. it reminded me of a pacing tiger in a zoo. Since having his wings clipped and being able to get him out he stopped "pacing" and seemed happier. But i do agree with you that they need to fly so once im able to bring him home im going to look into harness training so that he can still have freedom.
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Post by P_T_Sweetie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:10 am

sue h wrote:Hi P-T sweetie,

I have just got my african grey Sammi, hes gorgeous and took to me straight away, sounds like I have a similar cage and try to have him out twice a day (having dogs some days are limited). I have just bought him some new toys and he seems fine. My problem at the moment is the non-bonding with everyone else, he is nearly three and I am only the second owner. Its early days I feel and he actually sat on my husbands arm for a while today and one of my daughters has managed to ruffle his feathers like I do, so I feel its progress after just one week

big welcome by the way, should have said that first sorry, new to the forumx

Hi Sue h!

he sounds adorable Very Happy my parents and little sister have met him in the shop and he let them stroke him but he seemed less relaxed with my dad but im guessing thats because Frankie's a boy haha Razz i have a collie x husky dog but she's extremely well trained and a bit timid so she'll probably stay out of Frankie's way and i also have a cat so when Frankie's out she's the one im gonna be watching haha she's also very shy and timid though so im sure they'll b fine Smile

and a big welcome to you too! cheers
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Post by margy on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:53 pm

Hi PT Sweetie

Me personally, think your boss needs shooting to clip a baby.(think she needs to get reading up on wing clipping, the whys and wherefores of not clipping on so young).

Anyway, I can understand why she/he thought it best for Frankie to do that...such a shame that baby was in that situation in the first place. When do you take baby home? Why the delay? get her home asap and start on her life ahead of her. So many questions to ask....

I have two greys, they are so very entertaining, you'll never be bored with a grey, are you going to provide an outdoor area for Frankie?

Sorry to sound like a bitch but it does so infuriate me to do this to a baby....rant over, Frankie sounds adorable, enjoy her/him
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Post by lulum2 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:22 pm

hi and welcome too! it will be fantastic for him to be out of the pet shop, glad he has a home, love to see pics of him !!

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Post by P_T_Sweetie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:30 pm

margy wrote:Hi PT Sweetie

Me personally, think your boss needs shooting to clip a baby.(think she needs to get reading up on wing clipping, the whys and wherefores of not clipping on so young).

Anyway, I can understand why she/he thought it best for Frankie to do that...such a shame that baby was in that situation in the first place. When do you take baby home? Why the delay? get her home asap and start on her life ahead of her. So many questions to ask....

I have two greys, they are so very entertaining, you'll never be bored with a grey, are you going to provide an outdoor area for Frankie?

Sorry to sound like a bitch but it does so infuriate me to do this to a baby....rant over, Frankie sounds adorable, enjoy her/him

Hi Margy

Im just waiting for the cage i have brought for him to turn up. As the one he's is is the wrong shape to fit in the house. Ive gone for a big corner one. it should arrive between now and thursday. im getting so impatient waiting for it to turn up because i cant wait to get my lil Frankie home. Ive been visiting him every day and he always calls me back when I leave. :') The garden i have wont allow for an outdoor area but like i said. Im deffinatly going to look into harness training so i wont have to clip him again.
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Post by margy on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:55 pm

Good for you, and hurry up and get him out of there! Borrow a cage and take him home!

Fingers crossed ir arrives sooner than later.
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Post by Kasuku on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:18 am

Hi P-T-Sweetie, welcome to the gang.

It was lovely to read how you fell in love with Frankie and have been saving your money to buy him, well done you. It's great your family have met him and like him too. Mind you, who couldn't fall in love with a baby grey Very Happy I wish you a long and magical life together, and am so looking forward to hearing all about him coming home.

We all are, and will be here to support you if you need any help and advice along the way.

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Post by P_T_Sweetie on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Thanks so much Sue :')

He's finally home and has settled in really well Very Happy
I dont think anyone could resist his big black baby eyes haha they've already started to lighten up tho Sad
He's starting to say Hello and its got me so excited haha

ill b sure to let u all know how he's doing Very Happy
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Post by hollie on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:58 pm

Welcome to the forum P T Sweetie, and frankie of course! Harness training is a great idea, come summer you can take frankie everywhere Smile greys remind me of stitch off the Disney film; I wouldn't be surprised if they were sent by aliens to steal everyone's left shoe Very Happy
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