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Old 10-24-2016, 10:01 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Yes, we wants to see the nice videos.

Raising the bar a little bit, Salty. I used to think all I had to do was provide food, toys, entertainment, conversation, and preening services for life. Now you guys are demanding home schooling? Can Gus copy off your homework?
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:36 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Kentuckienne, if you want to see all the Salty videos, go to Youtube and search on
captniceguy . Dont let it send you to other variations on that like capt nice guy.

Salty has quite a few videos there.

Dont think of training as homework, think of it as bonding time, especially in your case.
If you are the only one doing training with Gus, it may help to overcome some of the things in his/your special conditions. Seeing as Gus's mobility is not great, I would start teaching him to do the macaw side to side head dancing thing on request.
That would be pretty simple to teach.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:35 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Ha! YouTube did try to convince me to try Captive Nice Guy, but thanks to the warning I avoided him. Salty's videos are very impressive. That's the calmest, most attentive amazon I've seen - can't wait to see where he goes from here!

What is the side to side dance? He does an up-down head thing, and the more he wants something the more exaggerated it is. When he sees SOMEBODY with potato chips, he goes wild with it. And when he gets a chip scrap, sometimes he holds in in his left foot and waves it wildly from side to side. If it were ethical to use chip scraps as treats, he would be mighty motivated.

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Old 10-27-2016, 10:34 PM
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Tonight Salty decided to explore a bit and wound up under his cage, on the storage shelf. Thats the animal larder, where Tinker has a basket of doggie supplies and food and treats, and Salty's basket of food , treats and toys. I heard a squawk and his head popped up from being burried somewhere in one of the baskets. Both of the animals have accumulated a fair bit of crap lately. But I gave him the UP command and he climbed out, no issues, no fuss, except he had snagged a peanut.

Also first time ever he snuggled into my open dress shirt when I came home and he said hello. Snuggled right in, and his little head popped out and he pulled the shirt over his head. Did it a few more time in the course of the night, too.

And for the first ever, Salty destroyed a wooden toy, I mean he really reduced this thing to toothpicks.

So it was a night for firsts!
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Old 10-28-2016, 07:26 AM
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And at just a little over a year old,that little boy of yours is making huge strides there Al..might have something to do with the "parronting" too


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Quote: Originally Posted by wrench13 View Post
Right now Salty is eating a well deserved treat for sitting in the car with me for almost 2 hours. Last nights training was pretty special. As some or most know, Salty has been color training with colored plastic rings, green, red, yellow and blue. We train every night, and the rings always make it into the trick line up. About 2 moths ago I got these little plastic boxes, same colors, that have a sliding door on them. I;ve been using the red one to teach him how to open the box, and that there will be a treat inside when he does. Last night I lined up all four boxes after hiding a treat in the blue box. I put the boxes onto our training table and told Salty, " Blue box Salty, Blue", and darn it if he didnt go right to the blue box, open it , and get his treat. THis means he is able to transfer the color learning to other objects, which is a pretty big thing, I think. After doing this for a few nights, I am going to try and teach him to hit only the blue keys on his little xylophone, which also has colored keys. He is such a smart little parrot, and tries so very hard to do what I ask of him. He is going to get a special cooked dinner tonight , for being such a good boy in the car.
Al! Just saw this one! This is an exceptional breakthrough! The true measure of whether he understands the concept of color! Huge! And great idea with the boxes! (Where did you get them, btw?) I'm looking forward to when you catch this on video.
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I got the boxes from Dr Foster/Smith, here is the link:
Colored Cubes: Educational Interactive Bird Toy at Drs. Foster & Smith

OK so he didn't do quite so good at this particular one last night, when Mom was watching, and several disturbances going on. Fun to watch him try the different boxes anyway. These boxes are so small, I don't see how a BFA or even a grey could get their head into them to get a treat, unless the treat was pretty big, like a hunk of chicken.

Let the education continue!

Tonight's goal: Pack up everything for our trip to see Jim and Amy and BB tomorrow.
It will be Salty's longest car ride, first ferry ride, and first time being with multiple birds since he was in the creche with his sister and other babies. We have been trying to get him to say "Hi Amy" for a few days now, I hope he is successful tomorrow!
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Thanks for the links! If they're too small for BFA's or greys, though, they probably wouldn't work for my Eclectic Duo, either. Too bad. It looks like a great toy.

Enjoy your trip up to see Jim, Amy and BB! Hoping to see some video!
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I love this thread. I come here to fantasize about having a bird like Salty!
He's just so amazing.
And adorable.
And smart.
I'm a fan.
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Quote: Originally Posted by GaleriaGila View Post
I love this thread. I come here to fantasize about having a bird like Salty!
He's just so amazing.
And adorable.
And smart.
I'm a fan.
Gail....for Salts being so young still,and has come THIS FAR...I can only imagine what he is going to be like in a few short years. This boy puts a new twist on the term "bird brain"! Who knows? Maybe in a dozen years or so,we'll be seeing "Salty for President!" He can't be any worse than either of the two knuckle heads we have running now

BTW? Are you going to be able to join us tomorrow ( Saturday) via Skype?
It would be SO COOL if you could!!


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