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Old 02-16-2019, 08:16 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

In honor the 1000'th post to Saltys thread, and him loving the new chop, we are skipping trainingtonight. Salty will just get some treaties and get to just hang out.
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:34 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Can't wait for Spring and resonaable temperatures, so Salty can get some fresh air. He has become such a champ on putting his harness on (and he gets a treat for doing that) but the real treat will be going outside for a drive and then time in our little, favorite pocket park.

Come on, Spring !
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:42 PM
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If you ever figure out how to bottle that Salty thang, man, I'll take a gallon. No, not for me, for the Bird. lol
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:12 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Amy's mansion sits by the living room bay window facing the east side. I have heard him lately saying "outside..in the car" hes getting anxious too! C'mon spring!!!


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Old 03-09-2019, 05:16 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Rival when we where considering a new parrot after Max died, we look and checked out several different species. Yellow naped Amazon I like them but 2 big 4 Jerry. We did a lot of research on different species and the yellow shoulder Amazon sounded like and ideal parrot. Salty has lived up 2 everything we red about them. Smaller then the hot 3 and a lot mellower. Just as smart and almost as good a singer and talker as the hot three..
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

You all make me want to find an Amazon!!! Salty is the perfect fit for y’all.


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Congratulations Al and Salty!!!
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:12 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Quote: Originally Posted by wrench13 View Post
Can't wait for Spring and resonaable temperatures, so Salty can get some fresh air. He has become such a champ on putting his harness on (and he gets a treat for doing that) but the real treat will be going outside for a drive and then time in our little, favorite pocket park.

Come on, Spring !
Hey Wrench.
Once you got the harness on Salty, how long did he try to remove it from his body?
I'm sure once I get it on Levi he will totally try to bite & struggle to remove it.
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:53 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Tami we went thru 1 harness fo the first 6 months or so, becsue Salty would chew n one of the straps. But he never struggled once it was on. I got clawed a few times putting it on plus I take blood thinners for medical reaasons, when I get scratched it usually looks worse than it is.

But I read on here on a good way to get Salty to voluntarilly put his head thru the loop. Make the straps long enough to easily go over Levi's wings but not so loose that he trips on the straps. Then, at the edge of a table hold the loop and the rest of the harness open with 2 fingers and present a small bowl full of Levi's favorite treat (Salty's is pine nuts) and Levi will get the message that ignoring the harness lets him get to the treats. Once his head is thru, slide the straps over his wings. The idea is to get him use to the weight and feel of the harness. He gets un restricted treats at first. Once he is OK with doing this, its a small step to leave the straps loose enough to now open them up and slide his wings thru and tighen up the strap. Its a slow process and may take a few months of nightly training, but this method is way less stressful to the parrot. I make Salty walk all over the table, come up on my hand and even shake hands with the harness on, just so he is used to it. Levi is smart , he will pick up on this pretty easily. Good luck.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:04 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

THANK YOU Wrench!

Yes, I do use a large opening. He is putting his head all the way through. That's basically where we are at. I have considered, that I'll probably need a second harness.
So, thanks for confirming that and for your advice.

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