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Old 03-11-2019, 10:01 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

I need to make a small video showing exactly what we are doing to get the harness on Salty, as my description may be less than clear for some folks. Once he has it on, we also ask him to walk around the training table (our coffee table) , step up onto my hand, shake hands and giv high five, all tricks and actions he will need to do once the real deal occurs. Also , very important is to have a specific word and hand signal for removing the harness, since that can also scare the parrot if done clumsilly or without warning. Keep the treats flowing at any point where Levi is doing what is requested. We use the buzzer sound ( EEEEHHHHHNNN) when he tries to bite or chew on the harness. As I said, we went thru 1 harness from when we started to the point where we can go outside and enjoy the fresh air without Salty trying to chew his way out of the harness. Now he pretty much ignores it once it is on.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:28 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Salty is going thru a phase i guess, as all he wants to do is play play play, and he was always a rough houser. Oh he still wants his scratchies at key points in his day, but he jumps to me and hangs off my shirt into my arms and goes on his back so I can tickle and tease him. He occasionally goes into overload mode and the fun must stop for awhile, but it takes a lot to set him off into that mode.

Also, he has been practicing his piano like a good boy and it is a really funny trick. He walks up and down on the keyboard on this toy babygrand piano I bought online, stamping his feet to trigger the notes. He is a very musical parrot, not surprising with all the time he has spent in our studio downstairs, listening to the band practice. I have to video this too.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:47 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Al buddy...spring is in the air! Amy and I would LOVE to come and visit with you and your flock! Amy is dying to go on a road trip Now that the sun light is really coming thru the bay window he's been saying "outside..in the car" pretty frequently lol. I think this weekend it's suppose to be in the 60's...if it is,it'll be a trip to the local Allpets for supplies and a visit to his buddies, the Green Armed BeeBee's



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Old 03-13-2019, 06:11 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Just pick the day Jim, you guys are more than welcome to visit.
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:47 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Can now put Salty's harness on him 2 or 3 times in one training session. He is like"What else ya got?"
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:51 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Salty and I went outside for our first outing of spring.Put his harness onwith a minimum of fuss ( and blood). I learned that taking him into our bedroom, with the harness already splayed out on the bed is the best wat to start. He is on unfamilar ground there and it helps distract him from putting he harness on. Once it is on, he pretty much ignores it. We went for a short drive to P## Sm### to replenish toys and Avicake. They love him at the store, as do the typical customers. we had a nice chat with a fellow parront who was really interested in Saltys species and comon traits ( he has a YNA now). It was so nice out that we spent some time in our backyard, watching the goldfish in our pool. Taking the harness off Salty was a breeze, as he just stands calmly on my leg as I loosen up the straps. He got plenty of treats and was a good boy the whole time.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:41 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Geri has been waking Salty up with a sung "Good Morning" for awhile now. Over the weekend, we heard him practicing the words Good Morning, and he out and out said it yesterday, interspersed with his usual pre-dinner chatter. He also started to say his name, with long trailing, operatic ending, complete with vibrato -"SalteEeEeEe". That really cracked us up.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:01 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

So happy to hear that our Salty continues to expand his abilities and especially his harness comfort, which allows all of you out and about time!

Three Cheers Salty!!!
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:39 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

It was so glorious outside yesterday evening that I had to get Salty into his harness and took a walk and then visited the local P** S***t to replenish his toys. He loves the car rides, I swear if I let him he would hang his head out the window, like a dog does. Salty has been so good with the general public this year so far, stepping up, allowing head scratches and softly holding fingers in his beak. This is great, because I plan on bringing him to a lot of pirate gigs this year, and even doing some nursing home visits, so it is very important that he is mellow around strangers.




Spring is finally here!
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

In the key of E-flat...

"Salteeeeeeeee-EEEEEEEEEEEEE-eeeeeeeee-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeee!!!!!"
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