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Old 10-19-2018, 02:48 PM
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The diary of Mambo

Hello back guys!
As you might know Iíve been pretty active in the forum since I got Mambo my BFA. I thought that it would be a good idea to make a thread where I can explain how Mambo goes, the new things he does, etc...

First of all a little introduction for the people who donít know me.
Iím Jose, currently living in Belgium, got some birds and recently got a BFA whoís almost 5 months old. Heís (Mambo) been handfed but not tamed so he stills a bit ďwildĒ, but day after day we can see the huge progress that heís making!

So for the first day I wanted to explain how intelligent he is.

This morning I was working and Mambo was around me. The door of his cage was closed (I usually leave it open and he goes to drink when he needs) by mistake and he was thirsty. He went flying to the tap and tried to open it, I didnít understand it so I just took him back near me. 2-3 minutes later he flew again and went near a water bottle and tried to open it.. itís there that I realised that he was thirsty and he was trying to tell me.
I was shocked to see how intelligent it is to tell me that heís thirsty!!

Another thing, 2 or 3 days ago. I finished having dinner so I was going to arrange all the dishes and after that prepare Mambo his pellets (mixed with water cause he didnít like pellets) as usual. If you read my posts I already explained that I think in the store they didnít really get him weaned, and he stills eating like a baby. So well, I usually give him that ďpasteĒ with a spoon because itís easier for him.
Suddenly Mambo flew to me with a little spoon (that I had used for my dessert) in his foot. I guess he wanted to tell me he was hungry, so I hurried to make him his food and he finished it ALL!
I was so happy, first of all to see that he tried to be good with me, because he bites, and secondly to see how he tried to communicate with me.

Another thing that happened is: every time he bites me I leave him on the table and go to a room next to where he is, he usually flies and screams. Looks like now he know that 5 minutes later Iím going to come back, so he doesnít even scream or fly. I think that this is bad..
He doesnít bite as the first days, but he stills biting, and stills hurting.. (not blood though).
But overall I think that as itís just about 3 weeks I have him he stills not really used to me.. I will give him time!


I am thinking in more things that happened but right now nothing comes to my mind.. I will write again soon and tell you about his ďstoriesĒ!!

See you soon, in this same post!

By the way! I will post also pictures of him in my other posts!


Jose

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Re: The diary of Mambo

Mambo sounds like a brilliant little guy?
Can he read? If so, don't let him read the Rickeybird's thread.
That spoon bit is impressive.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:36 PM
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Re: The diary of Mambo

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Mambo sounds like a brilliant little guy?
Can he read? If so, don't let him read the Rickeybird's thread.
That spoon bit is impressive.


Hahaha yeah he is! Heís just angry all the time lol


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Old 10-19-2018, 04:05 PM
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Re: The diary of Mambo

You and Mambo are doing excellent for just three weeks!

Sounds like a very smart fid!
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Re: The diary of Mambo

I love that you started this thread. It's wonderful to hear happy stories and antics!! Yes they are so very smart, when I try and tell non bird people they look at you like ya right lol. So it's good you can share with us parrot aholics !! He does sound super smart and super motivated to get you trained asap
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:07 AM
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Re: The diary of Mambo

Today Iím going to ask instead of telling.
Iíve remarked that Mambo bites me (a lot) but he never makes me bleed (anymore).

Today he was biting my finger and putting each time a bit more pressure. There was a moment it hurt me so I left the room.

Do parrots ďtestĒ us? I mean, do you think he was trying how strong he can bite me??


Nothing interesting happened apart of that.. I showered him, Iím not really sure if he likes or if his scared..
I never dry him, I just leave him get dry alone. When itís hot I open the window and heís in his cage in the sun, but today it is cold so I just didnít open the window and thereís not much sun.

Should I blow dry him or leave him like that? I donít want him to get a cold so I donít know what to do. I read a lot of times that blow drying is bad, but a lot of other times I saw people doing it.. so well what should I do??

Iíll keep you up with more things soon!

I have his new cage by the way! (Well half), they still have to send me another package... but it FINALLY came!! I hope he will like it and wonít be scared or anything !

See you soon!


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Re: The diary of Mambo

DO NOT BLOW DRY HIM. They hair dryer could have Teflon and kill him. The people who do blow dry their birds make sure the blow dryer is Teflon free and still I'm scared to do it even then. Just let him air dry...as long as your house isn't cold he'll be fine.
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DO NOT BLOW DRY HIM. They hair dryer could have Teflon and kill him. The people who do blow dry their birds make sure the blow dryer is Teflon free and still I'm scared to do it even then. Just let him air dry...as long as your house isn't cold he'll be fine.


Itís what I thought, thanks !


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Re: The diary of Mambo

I used to blowdry my first CAG - cold/luke warm setting of course.
He absolutely loved it.


but- that was in the stone age before they even had teflon
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Re: The diary of Mambo

I have been blow drying my BFA for 30 years. He loves it. After his bath, I wrap him in a towel and he stays that way for a while. Looks like a green sausage LOL. Then, he goes onto his playstand and I blow dry him on low for about 10 minutes in short bursts. He loves that too. Tries to bite the air and sings and whistles. Then, he grooms and preens until he is dry. Then, it is nap time. I have been using the same blowdryer the whole time, so I guess it is safe!
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