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Old 08-11-2016, 12:30 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

RB has defeated me in my attempts to get one on him. I think he was just too old (15-20) when I tried. Since he loves to burrow, I just tug the neck of a shirt (usually a t-shirt) and he dives headfirst in and perches upside down on my Victoria's Secret. I hold on to him through the shirt and we travel that way, usually with his sticking out the bottom. I can safely ride in a car like that, or walk or whatever. He is content to stay there a long time if something interesting is going on. We have a screened-in porch that gives nice outside time and sun much if the year.

So Salty and his dad are putting me and RB to shame! But at least I can enjoy training vicariously!
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:35 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

EB won't burrow. I wish she would. I think she is thinking something like I cant train mom from inside her shirt. Who's the captain of this ship anyway? Just a guess.

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:43 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Let's send them to Wrench. He can whip them into shape!
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:19 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

The harness...... well we been working on that for , oh, say 6 months, every night, so that's 180 times, and we are not there yet. I am hoping for next spring, but he could surprise me, and still be where we are at, or he could get it in the next few tries, and anywhere in between. Training is patient methodical, incremental torture. But at least he gets nutrition out of it. I get....... to amaze my wife and tell you good folks about it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:32 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Honestly, your relationship with Salty is inspiring. It's a gift to watch in the short time I've been here.

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Old 08-11-2016, 10:46 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Oh, crap, s#*t, he definitely got freaked out by last night, and was really too scared to take the treat and put his head in the headstall. Damn. 180 days training, down the drain. Oh, well, we start from scratch, this happens sometimes. Maybe it was cuz we started really late tonite, almost 11pm, or my mood, which was hot, sweaty, tired from the day..... they say parrots tend to mirror your mood. Well I am not going anywhere, neither is he, so we try again tomorrow. Thanks for the support, everyone.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:52 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

I hope he comes back to it really fast. I've read that they can see our capillaries, and that if we're frustrated they can see it in them. To which I thought, great, I have high blood pressure so I probably look like a bright red monster to EB. Lol.
But I hope you gain the lost ground faster than ever.

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Old 08-12-2016, 07:47 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

I think a couple of other things influenced our session. Its been brutally hot, and my living/dinning/ kitchen room is not AC'd, so Salty had been sitting in a hot room, with a fan blowing on him, all day and most of the evening; I had to take Geri food shopping last night (she can no longer drive, and the band has an away gig in MD this weekend, so she needed some stuff) and we only got home at 9:45, none of the animals had been fed and for Salty thats 45 min past his BED time, so he was both tired and hungry. And he has been feeling his oats for the last week or two - hormones? At 1 year old? Maybe, or just the heat and humidity is getting to him, like it has all of us. SO I hope this is a temporary set back for the harness portion of our training routine.

On an up note, once I got him into an AC'd room, he wanted a scratchie really bad, and I was able to give him that, plus a long shoulder massage. I have this massage technique, which is a good one I learned, plus ( and I know this will sound crazy) I have this blue aura, penetrating force, Jedi thing that I can do very occasionally. He must have been getting it because while Salty likes his scratches, but he was positively limp when we were done. I hope that made up for the crappy training session. God, we love that bird so much. To give you an idea, Geri, who is 4'11" and now disabled, could not get Salty off his Boing ( near the ceiling). Salty can't be left alone on it, cuz he jumps/falls off onto the floor, so she sat with Salty, in the 90+ deg living room all day and evening until I got home. When an AC'd room is 10 steps away, that's a big sacrifice.
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:34 AM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

The heat and humidity and late bed time sound like the culprits. There is just something when a bird loves you and trusts you with their life that is almost heavenly. I live in south Texas. It is insanely hot. We have window units but they're keeping it around 80 in the house. It's pretty brutal this summer. We had the first night in our bedroom that we had to turn on a box fan and early bird complained in her sleep about the fan for about an hour. Maybe all night, idk, I fell asleep. Im glad you got some good bird loving in at the end of a rough day!

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Old 08-12-2016, 02:48 PM
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Re: Right now Salty is.....

Well it will remain until Mon to see if theres a difference. To night, our guitar player plays up from Key West and we will rehearse, and this weekend we have a gig down in Maryland.
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