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Old 05-31-2013, 02:28 PM
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Re: Loves his head scratches!

Jackie tends to nip when he's had enough of being packed around lol that was the first time he's been on my shoulder, so I felt safer with my hood up. Plus, we've only had him for 3 months now so we're still working on a lot of things
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Re: Loves his head scratches!

I allow Bosley on my shoulder, I know the risks.
As long as you are aware of what can happen and are prepared to deal with it. I just make a point thaat Bosley always comes off when asked to and if he is getting really excited I put him down. This only happens when he smells dinner though LOL
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I allow Bosley on my shoulder, I know the risks.
As long as you are aware of what can happen and are prepared to deal with it. I just make a point thaat Bosley always comes off when asked to and if he is getting really excited I put him down. This only happens when he smells dinner though LOL
Yes, I'm definitely aware of the risks -especially since our relationship is still very new. He has only bit me once so far- thankfully it was just a firm warning from him and it was totally my fault. Jackie LOVES food and goes crazy if he sees me even chewing lol I give him bites as long as its 'bird safe'.
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Re: Loves his head scratches!

Amazons are foodies
Bosley always gets dinner with us, we make sure that there is always something on the menu for him**He has us trained well**
Since he loves food so much I try and keep him active, flying, walking and climbing. They are known for becoming perch potatoes so beware of that.
It really is wonderful to see you guys doing so well.
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Amazons are foodies
Bosley always gets dinner with us, we make sure that there is always something on the menu for him**He has us trained well**
Since he loves food so much I try and keep him active, flying, walking and climbing. They are known for becoming perch potatoes so beware of that.
It really is wonderful to see you guys doing so well.
I guess I'll have to start sharing my plate with Jackie now too lol
LOL @ perch potatoes!! I could see that happening though....my next project is to build him a branch jungle gym stand. I've seen how expensive java stands are, but why spend that much when I can build something in hubby's wood shop?!
Are maple tree branches bird safe? I know I'd probably have to take the bark off and bake them to kill unwanted stuff.
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It looks like it safe,
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Re: Loves his head scratches!

Glad to hear about you and Jackie. IMO a amazon needs a good ,full family life. They so need to be part of a flock. Best of luck
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