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Old 06-28-2019, 11:52 AM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

The perfect name! Looking forward to seeing the results of your renown love and magic!
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:01 PM
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The perfect name! Looking forward to seeing the results of your renown love and magic!
I am a tad bit nervous because Iíve nevet had a baby before and this one is *really* little. Heís only just weaned, and not fledged. Dr J said heís about six weeks (Iíd initially thought he was a little older, but apparently these guys wean a bit sooner than the larger amazons, which makes sense). Iím confident with my ability to handle grumpy rescue birds, but a baby is a new experience for me. So, like with every other new situation Iíve been in, Iíve thrown myself into learning all I can to give him the best life possible.
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:46 PM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

He's SOOOO cute!!! Congratulations!!!

We brought home Yoda and Trigger both when they were very very young. We finished weaning both. Not something I'd recommend, but I loved doing it.

Your new boy is gorgeous, I'm glad to hear he seems to be accepting you!
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:47 PM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

My favorite Hawking quote...
"I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth."
As another great philosopher, Joan Rivers, often mused (paraphrased)... "Can we squawk?"
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:29 PM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

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The perfect name! Looking forward to seeing the results of your renown love and magic!
I am a tad bit nervous because Iíve nevet had a baby before and this one is *really* little. Heís only just weaned, and not fledged. Dr J said heís about six weeks (Iíd initially thought he was a little older, but apparently these guys wean a bit sooner than the larger amazons, which makes sense). Iím confident with my ability to handle grumpy rescue birds, but a baby is a new experience for me. So, like with every other new situation Iíve been in, Iíve thrown myself into learning all I can to give him the best life possible.
Well, you know Dr. J has full confidence in your abilities. Last sentence is proof!!
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:49 AM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

He willingly got on my hand last night! This morning he wasn’t as thrilled with the idea but didn’t protest too much when I had to take him out to clean out his bin and weigh him. This is progress. Betty, my red lored wants to mother him, so she’s constantly going to his bin to hang out (supervised). I think watching me handle the big birds is helping a lot for him to figure out human hands are ok. My vet said since everybody has had infectious disease testing and they’re all negative it’s not a problem to have them in the same room intermittently.

Also, on the topic of why he’s not tame even though he was raised in a vet’s office. In addition to what I said before, I’ve been reminded me that the original goal was to get him rehabbed and released into one of the wild flocks. It wasn’t until last week that they decided that wasn’t going to be possible with him. So for several weeks they were handling him as a wild bird, which means limiting human interaction to just what’s necessary to keep him fed and healthy.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:16 AM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

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He willingly got on my hand last night! This morning he wasnít as thrilled with the idea but didnít protest too much when I had to take him out to clean out his bin and weigh him. This is progress. Betty, my red lored wants to mother him, so sheís constantly going to his bin to hang out (supervised). I think watching me handle the big birds is helping a lot for him to figure out human hands are ok. My vet said since everybody has had infectious disease testing and theyíre all negative itís not a problem to have them in the same room intermittently.

Also, on the topic of why heís not tame even though he was raised in a vetís office. In addition to what I said before, Iíve been reminded me that the original goal was to get him rehabbed and released into one of the wild flocks. It wasnít until last week that they decided that wasnít going to be possible with him. So for several weeks they were handling him as a wild bird, which means limiting human interaction to just whatís necessary to keep him fed and healthy.
Bea, that really makes a lot of sense, and speaks volumes about your Avian Vet as well, obviously he was trying to do the right thing for the bird, and at the time evidently it wasn't a consideration to home this baby with a human family. So he's still very young, and yes he's going to need more patience and rewards, but I fully believe your quite capable, as Scott said earlier your last sentence spoke volumes about you!! (in throwing yourself into learning all you can) I guess the greatest question from me, is still why he couldn't be re-homed back into the wild. I mean obviously from the untrained eye, he looks so good, and so healthy, and for him not to be able to return to the wild is hard to understand. Although in watching a seminar not long ago, I listened to an Avian biologist describe much to my absent thought, just how tough the wild actually was. In foraging for food, to predators, to so many dangers, things we just don't think about on a daily basis, For these birds to have human companionship is a good thing, but also a bad thing also, as many times they don't get what they actually need, that they readily find in a wild environment. I guess the compromise, is the wild environment, without the dangers..... One last thought......feel free to ignore..... He rally reminds me of a "Pedro"..... Si SeŮorita!! lol Love the picture Bea......
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:26 AM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

He’d told me why he changed his mind about rehabbing back to the wild but we talked about so much that day that I honestly cannot recall. I do plan on asking him next time I see him in person. I try not to bug him on Instagram DM’s any more than I have to. And his personal cell phone number is for life or death emergencies only. But he’s a very well respected avian vet, so whatever his reason, I trust that it is solid.

I want to take him in for a weight check next week. My scale is doing wonky things so I just ordered a new one, and I like to go in with new scales and make sure they’re giving me the same weights as the vet scales, so I will need to do that as soon as the new one arrives.
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

He is quickly adjusting! He's still timid, but after thinking about it for a minute, he'll step up on my hand.

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Old 06-29-2019, 08:37 PM
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Re: Introducing Stephen Squawking!

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He is quickly adjusting! He's still timid, but after thinking about it for a minute, he'll step up on my hand.



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