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Post by margy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:40 pm

Kate, my vet told me that they have a kind of shutter that switches off loud noises, like their own screams, so it doesn't seem so loud to them!! Only to us!
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Post by woodlandtreespirit on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:01 pm

I thought it had to be something like that - typical Suspect
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Post by Mike.wigan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:16 pm

I'm going to start my new traing tomorrow got my tea towel ready hope all goes well ha.
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Post by woodlandtreespirit on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:20 pm

I've started another thread for you mike under 'problem parrot help'
Hopefully we can bring all the ideas together
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Post by Mike.wigan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:23 pm

Yeah thanks Kate I need all the help I can get.
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Post by margy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:23 pm

You may nee something thicker than a tea towel to start with Mike!!!

Newspaper is a good one!
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Post by Mike.wigan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:36 pm

Yeah haha maybe I should try something thicker . With Charlie's beak think I might need a mattress
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Post by Di T on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:08 pm

Hi Mike, how are you getting on with Charlie?
I expect you will have read Lyns post about her Bobby B&G!
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Post by Mike.wigan on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:15 pm

Yes di Charlie is doin ok I just been standing infront of him talkin to him . And he letting me stroke his beak goin take it slow he wanted to come on to me but when he does I can't put him back and that's when he can bite so left him on cage door I'm not going to rush things.
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Post by Di T on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:19 pm

Yes take it slow & easy, you will get there in the end, and if not, well you both adjust to how to live together.
Even my little ones have such strong beaks, Jaffa (Senegal) flew and clung onto the side of my face last week all beak & claws, little sod, no idea why, then later he's all sweetness & light! Shocked
We must all be mad I think!
Why don't you enter Charlies photo in the Photo of the Month competition on here.
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Post by Mike.wigan on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:46 pm

I did try and put a photo on but I couldn't then tried with photo bucket but said new members can't post pics for first 7 days. I use my iphone usually would it be easier on the laplop
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Post by Di T on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:56 pm

Oh well plenty of time to get one posted up.
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Post by Kasuku on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:39 pm

That's brilliant Mike, starting from the beginning again and one step at a time for both of you, sounds as if Charlie's already responding, after all you're 'leader of the flock' Very Happy We all know how difficult it is when you've been badly bitten, especially the first time, your skin kind of crawls when the beak comes closer Very Happy , but that fades.

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Post by parrotmum on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:58 am

Sue i think we just get amune to the bites or we get harder, but then they do catch us out now again. I am glad charlie is starting to respond keep up the good work slowly slowy doe's it Very Happy

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Post by Mike.wigan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:24 pm

I no I'm goin a bit of the parrot track here but I thought I share it with you anyway. Just before Christmas I had 2 white doves in my garden shed . They laid eggs that I never thought would hatch well they did but when the babies where about 9 days old the parents left them and I took them in they where just little pink thinks eyes shut so I took them in and looked after them.. 6 weeks on I've still got them they live back in my shed haha so proud I managed keep them alive Smile
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Post by Di T on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:06 pm

Well done Mike that's excellent cheers
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Post by woodlandtreespirit on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:23 pm

That fantastic!
We raised some green finches one year that got washed out of the nest by a rain storm.
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Post by Mike.wigan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:25 pm

I've built one of them dove houses I'm gona put them in there in a few weeks and see if they will stay with me..
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Post by woodlandtreespirit on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:36 pm

awww thats lovely x
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Post by Mike.wigan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:43 pm

Just looked on the link you sent Kate . Think it could be the grand eclectus but still not sure. I've spoke about and researched him more this last week than I ever have he more interesting now.
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Post by woodlandtreespirit on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:43 pm

mmmm i was thinking the Vosmaeri but its difficult - best ask an Eclectus person xx
Avian web is great and so much information. I think the more we read and learn (and learn to filter some stuff) the easier it becomes to understand these beautiful birdies xx
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Post by Mike.wigan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:46 pm

I sent a pic in to the site but they just said its hard to tell the differance
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Post by Di T on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:18 pm

Just looking at my parrot 'bible'! Parrots their care & Breeding by Rosemary Low. Under Eclectus briefly, as there's an awful lot to read:
"Males of various races differ. The most distinctive males are Vosmaeri, recognised by their lighter shade of green; the tail is suffused with blue and narrowly tipped with pale yellow.
Macgillivrayi has a larger body size and longer tail. Cornelia is a lighter green with more blue in the tail.
Eclectus roratus polychloros & Solomonensis & Reideli have the tail tipped with a band of yellow.
Overall it states that 8-10 races are recognised, the males are often difficult or impossible to distinguish."

It gets worse and I'll be here all night if I carry on!

I have to say I've only ever come across Solomon and Vosemaeri Eclectus, I think the others are rare.

Doubt it any of this is helpful and I've probably made matters worse!!!
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Post by Mike.wigan on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:34 pm

Yes it is helpful he does have yellow on the tips of the tail feathers.if I could send any pics bye email to anyone I will as I can't seem to upload to the site .
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Post by Di T on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:40 pm

You can send to me diana@bastleford.net

I have friends who used to breed them & when they come round I'll ask their advice, or I can even forward on the photo I guess.
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