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Old 03-24-2014, 06:43 PM
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About my progress with Lucy

Ummm Herro,


How are you all doing, Hope you all are in good shape and this also goes to those sweet parrots you guys own and befriended ^.^

Ok. Today I'm gonna tell you a little about how me and lucy are progressing together. Well, Fear and shyness: Normally, if the enviroment was quite she would still raise her leg, grab the cage, start shaking and would make that warning or territory tresspassing sound. Birdy growling lol. But thankfully that stopped and she is actually very calm when I'm around. She would clean herself, eat and even some time raise one of her legs and sleep and there are like 6 inches between me and her. But be adviced, this all happenes when she is inside her cage.

Feeding: She started taking food which I give her, but, doesn't pick's up the food off my palm. I got today the idea of encouraging her to get put of her cage by taking the food bowl away for 4 hours, and adter that time placed it beside her cage's gate, in order that she would want to eat and would come out to the gate, however, when she just began to move up to the bowl, my brother knocked a plate into pieces ) and then we were back to point zero )))).

Playing and Toys: currently, cause I'm low on budget, she only has one chewing and riding toy and a rope lol. Umm, i saw her today biting and grabing her chew toy but as soon as she saw me coming she left it .

Well, I don't wanna bore you guys by righting BIG and lengthy articles so I thinkI would stop till here. Umm don't forget to give me your feedback and I would really appreciate it if you gave me tips, advices and tactics on what to do next.

Thank you for reading guy's ^.^
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:33 AM
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Re: About my progress with Lucy

Well done on making progress with Lucy, seems like ur going slow and being patient sorry I can't really help with advice but I'd say your doing the right things
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:17 AM
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Thank you Katie, yup I think this is the best way for her to stay comfy ^.^
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:21 AM
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Sounds like your doing great with Lucy

And be sure to visit the "Parrot Toys" and "DIY" part of the forum. LOTS of great ideas to make inexpensive toys at home that cost next to nothing
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That's a great idea I've made loads of toys with things from around the home from the ideas put on toys and DIY section
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:04 PM
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Thanks alooooot you beoble lol, I'll definately check it out and would try to make some. ( although I suck at craftship )
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Sounds like you're doing great! If Lucy is comfortable enough to sleep next to you she can't be that nervous any more. I would recommend you try target training her to try and coax her out of the cage. Target training (or any training, for that matter) is a great way to build trust between you and your bird, and it's useful, too. This video explains what target training is and how to teach it:
. Also, if you want some ideas for REALLY cheap toys, I have a website with some toy ideas which use only paper, rope, and cardboard-- http://julianna.hoza.us/homemadeparrottoys/. I'm 14 so I spent literally all my money on my parrot when I got her so I didn't exactly have extra spending money. You can make some pretty nice toys for super cheap if you just make them yourself. Hope this helps...
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:39 PM
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Gracias Julianna, I'll definitely check out the website and video. Thank you ALOT cause Me and Lucy really appreciate you and everybody else who is trying to help <3
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