Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Amazons

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2019, 04:37 PM
CosmicCay's Avatar
Junior Member
Parrots:
Harley - 27 year old male yellow naped amazon Ghost - 2 year old Cockatoo Stormy - 4 year old male white faced cockatiel Sunny - 4 year old normal Grey cockatiel Star- 1 year old pearly lutino co
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Florida
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
CosmicCay is on a distinguished road
First post is this alright?

My husband and I have had our 27yo YNA Harley for a little over a year now. Despite giving him many different kind of foraging and shredding toys he loves to chew our shirts. We are fine with it as we usually just wear old ones during play time now. I give him his own and wrap him loosely so he can wiggle out and he loves it! Is it safe for him? And also is it normal for him to enjoy playing while laying on his back?
Thanks in advance!

Last edited by CosmicCay; 10-01-2019 at 04:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to CosmicCay For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (10-01-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-13-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2019, 05:22 PM
Laurasea's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Ta-dah 5yr (F )Turquoise cinnamon GCC, Neptune (M) blue quaker, Penny (F )rescue green quaker, Pikachu (U) lutino quaker, Cloudy and Clear(M's) parakeets, Burt The Bird (F) GCC of 17 wonderful years p
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Florida
Thanks: 18,653
Thanked 14,467 Times in 5,014 Posts
Laurasea is on a distinguished road
Re: First post is this alright?

Hello and welcome!
Your post is perfect!
A member here recommend old paperback books for shredding fun. I'm lucky my litter guys aren't shirt chewers. Sometimes they play on their backs. I think that's a wonderful sign of trust.
Just wait till all our Amazon folks see your post, they'll be happy to welcome you to Amazon
I hope you will read and be active in posting, lots of tidbits can be picked up from everyone here.
__________________
May your joy be as deep as the ocean, and your sorrows as light as the foam.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Laurasea For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (10-13-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2019, 05:24 PM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Umbrella Cockatoo- 13 years old
Join Date: Jul 2018
Thanks: 5,974
Thanked 11,123 Times in 4,583 Posts
noodles123 will become famous soon enough
Re: First post is this alright?

I would just be careful about wrapping them in anything, as any shadowy or cave-like space can stimulate hormones and associated behaviors---same goes for petting anywhere other than the head or back.

That having been said, if you have had him for many years and he is doing okay, then that is probably okay.

Edit- If it is just a year, I would stop wrapping him up or petting him (other than head or neck- for now).

Last edited by noodles123; 10-01-2019 at 08:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to noodles123 For This Useful Post:
ParrotGenie Supporting Member (10-01-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-13-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-01-2019, 08:10 PM
PickleMeDickles's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
SassyByrd (DYH Amazon) JoJo (GCC) Betty (GCC) DEARLY LOVED fids lost to “Teflon Disaster” 12/17 RIP Pickles (GC),RIP Winston (Sun), RIP Lady PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES &TOSS OUT ALL YOUR TEFLON NOW!
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Southern California
Thanks: 332
Thanked 621 Times in 228 Posts
PickleMeDickles is on a distinguished road
Re: First post is this alright?

Hello! As far as playing on their backs, Sass frequently plays in this position on the top of her cage (I purchased an awesome playpen from Etsy last year that is priceless as far as entertainment value). It always makes me smile to see her upside down, her little chubby thighs pedaling a million mile an hour. Her house (cage) is parked right next to 2 GCC and I have wondered if she copied them because they both frequently play and sleep on their backs. Anyhow, it can't be anything less than good times as far as trust goes!

Sass also didn't quite know what to do with toys either when she first came home with us. I introduced her to many various types of toys and textures. At first she acted like they were unwelcome guests in her cage! She loves nuts, so I would wrap a nut in paper, clearly letting her see me doing it and pretty soon she caught on to that. Then there are those rope hanging balls stuffed with colorful paper. I hung one up in her house and "played" with it myself while she observed. Never one to miss out on the fun, she soon joined in. Now her favorite things to destroy are little foot balls stuffed with colorful paper, any king of cardboard, paper, those "natural husk balls", paper towel rolls stuffed with treats and tied up with twine.

I find Etsy has some incredible toy makers for very reasonable costs. It seems once they get the hang of what toys are for and their roll in toys, many birds quickly come around. I now rarely get "that look" (the one that is like stink eye and disgust at the same time) when introducing brand new toys, most of the time she rushes over to snatch them out of my hand! Just be persistent!

And don't forget other types of toys as well. I mainly focused on foraging and/or destroyable toys at first. Now I include metal clanking toys, shiny beaded toys, intelligence toys, physical toys (swings, ropes, ladders). stretchy plastic toys. Who knows what else. At first I figured I had lost my mind when I gave her a "pots and pans" toy that is quite loud, but she seems to confine her banging on that one to manageable hours

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to PickleMeDickles For This Useful Post:
CosmicCay (10-02-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-13-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2019, 02:43 PM
BIRDIGIRL's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Rodney Blue Fronted Amazon RIP Mr Biggles White Fronted Amazon , Elsa and Little Nellow the Lutino Budgies, Lady Primrose a Pied Budgie and English Budgies Houdini Popeye and Olive
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Mayo Ireland
Thanks: 2,843
Thanked 2,355 Times in 1,009 Posts
BIRDIGIRL will become famous soon enough
Re: First post is this alright?

Welcome, your Harley sounds like he's quiet the character ...if he is not getting broody and there are no toxins in the shirt then all should be well but also if he has started getting hormonal because of it then it would be best to find a new game for him to play . Welcome to you and Harley ♡
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BIRDIGIRL For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (10-13-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2019, 03:10 PM
SailBoat's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
DYH Amazon
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western, Michigan
Thanks: 47,630
Thanked 29,232 Times in 9,946 Posts
SailBoat will become famous soon enough
Re: First post is this alright?

Welcome!
Enjoying an Amazon at play can provide seemingly hours of entertainment.
The only concern I have with letting them have at it with shirt material is to keep it safe by cutting the lose strings. You really need to keep a close eye out and cut them as quickly as they appear. The potential problem is that the strings getting into their crop. Keep cutting them off!
Again, Welcome!
__________________


In each Morning's early light; there is a promise, an Amazon makes!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SailBoat For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-13-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2019, 08:57 PM
texsize's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
1 YNA (Bingo) 1 OWA (Plumas R.I.P.) 1 RLA (Pacho R.I.P.) 2 GCA(Luna,Merlin) 1 Congo AG (Bella) 7 Cockatiels
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: so-cal
Thanks: 1,979
Thanked 4,297 Times in 1,607 Posts
texsize is on a distinguished road
Re: First post is this alright?

My Bingo likes to play on his back.
I pump his little footsies and tickle his chest.
Can't get away with this activity for very long before it turns to overload.
__________________
cockatiel family :
Lucky (M pied)
Baby (M pied)
Pinky (F lutino) R.I.P.

Sunny mother (cinnamon)R.I,P.
Cheeky father (whitface)
Angel (eldest lutino F)
Mango (middle pearl F)
Popeye (male grey M)
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to texsize For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-14-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-14-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2019, 09:27 PM
wrench13's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Yellow Shoulder Amazon, Salty
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Isle of Long, NY
Thanks: 397
Thanked 13,461 Times in 5,015 Posts
wrench13 is on a distinguished road
Re: First post is this alright?

Welcome and be welcomed.
__________________
See ALL Salty's Parrot trick videos on our CaptNiceGuy Channel:
https://m.youtube.com/user/captniceg...8ZwKHVY_AsI%3D
AL & Salty - hard at work.

Follow Salty's 120 page lifestory thread:
http://www.parrotforums.com/amazons/...now-salty.html

The Crew:
Salty - Yellow Shoulder Amazon (YSA) - hatched 8/15/15
Tinker - Cairn terrier, 4/15/08
Geri - Blonde haired Queens wife, birthday 4/25/19??
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to wrench13 For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-14-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-14-2019), Scott  (10-13-2019)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 10-13-2019, 10:05 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 99,974
Thanked 50,442 Times in 17,287 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: First post is this alright?

Welcoming you and Harley to our huge Amazon family!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Scott For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (10-14-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (10-14-2019)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2019, 10:49 AM
AmyMyBlueFront's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Amy a Blue Front 'Zon Jonesy a Goffins 'Too who had to be rehomed :-( And a Normal Grey Cockatiel named BB who came home with me on 5/20/2016.
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Connecticut
Thanks: 10,157
Thanked 10,605 Times in 3,912 Posts
AmyMyBlueFront is on a distinguished road
Re: First post is this alright?

Welcome to you and Harley to this great forum! When Amy is in the mood (usually when on his play top) and I'm trying to get him on his perch stick to go someplace,he'll roll onto his back and kick at the perch while biting/yanking on one of the many toys that hang from the play top perch. It gets comical at times,and frustrating at times especially when he thinks he is having "fun" with his servant and keeps it up when we need to go some place lol


Jim
__________________
Amy my beautiful Blue Front. Who was four months old when she picked me to go home with to her "forever" home in 4/1990.. DNA'd MALE in 2015
Jonesy, a cute Goffin 'too
that had to be rehomed :-(

And a Grey 'teil, BB...a.k.a. The Beebs
that was 18 weeks old 5/20/2016,






Rest in peace,my precious Smokey..4/2015 at 28 years young
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AmyMyBlueFront For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (10-14-2019)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Amazons

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are the feathers on my B&G alright? DeanK Macaws 3 04-23-2017 04:10 PM
Is this an alright cage for a B&G? G3ck0 Macaws 11 01-03-2015 09:34 AM
Are baby carrots alright SpotsandSally Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 1 04-20-2014 08:18 PM
Alright, it's official.. Joeyx Congo & Timneh Greys 10 08-21-2012 04:29 PM
Alright, I need some moral help nilemme General Health Care 6 06-08-2011 07:23 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.