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Old 01-15-2016, 10:48 PM
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CAGS play practical jokes.

The aforementioned doorbell trick.

They'll see you put something in the microwave. Wait for you to turn your back... the timer goes off. You run downstairs, only to find out that your food hasn't finished cooking, but your bird is laughing at you...

Giving my poop trained birds the "go poop" command when they are perched on my person... then laughing at my reaction.

Yelling at Sarah in my voice, and ordering her to come down here RIGHT NOW! He did it so well SHE ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS ME! But, of course, the bird was laughing at her...

These birds have a sense of humor. You need to maintain yours around them...
The microwave beep, oh jeeze. Gonzo is a pro at this, he learned that the microwave will both do single beeps and three beeps when it's finished cooking.

You know what's really killer though? The smoke detector low battery beep. I have a smoke detector in each room, they're hardwired but have a battery backup. Gonzo does this beep sparingly enough I have to go check all of them just in case. DO YOU KNOW HOW FRUSTRATING THAT IS?
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:42 AM
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Re: Cag 101

Quote: Originally Posted by Birdman666 View Post
CAGS play practical jokes.



They'll see you put something in the microwave. Wait for you to turn your back... the timer goes off. You run downstairs, only to find out that your food hasn't finished cooking, but your bird is laughing at you...


These birds have a sense of humor. You need to maintain yours around them...
This is one of the first things Coca did! He beeps exactly like the microwave oven, but after only a week with me he has not yet learned that OUR microwave oven beeps 5 times, not just 3. It's the only reason I know when the timer really has gone off. I'm willing to bet that Coca will beep 5 times very soon, the old man is quite intelligent!
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Re: Cag 101

lol that's funny that birds have a sense of humor and playing tricks on us. Considering we have bad days as well it's nice to have at least one creature who does... way to go CAG
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:13 AM
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Birdman thank you for the info, all of you have added with your own birds situations and i have taken all of that in mind for possible future reference. It has been brought to my attention recently that i may be getting Dallas a female CAG. I am ecstatic and cant wait....and they say patience is a virtu. Maybe it is but i am soo looking forward to it. I do have a question tho for your comment in your post tho Birdman. What is abundance weaning?? Does this apply to CAG or all young avians.... even when i feed my babies (GCC ) i allow then to fly... to me it's the natural process of growth and learning . I look forward to new things and adventures... Thank you everyone
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:42 AM
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Abundance weaning is just allowing the baby to set the pace of his/her own weaning, rather than imposing a schedule for weaning yourself. Basically the opposite of forced weaning.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:10 AM
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So how much differed or the same are TAG's? I have Gracie but not really much experience to add to this.just trying to follow those guidelines with her/him
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:52 AM
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Re: Cag 101

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CAGS play practical jokes.

The aforementioned doorbell trick.

They'll see you put something in the microwave. Wait for you to turn your back... the timer goes off. You run downstairs, only to find out that your food hasn't finished cooking, but your bird is laughing at you...

Giving my poop trained birds the "go poop" command when they are perched on my person... then laughing at my reaction.

Yelling at Sarah in my voice, and ordering her to come down here RIGHT NOW! He did it so well SHE ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS ME! But, of course, the bird was laughing at her...

These birds have a sense of humor. You need to maintain yours around them...
The microwave beep, oh jeeze. Gonzo is a pro at this, he learned that the microwave will both do single beeps and three beeps when it's finished cooking.

You know what's really killer though? The smoke detector low battery beep. I have a smoke detector in each room, they're hardwired but have a battery backup. Gonzo does this beep sparingly enough I have to go check all of them just in case. DO YOU KNOW HOW FRUSTRATING THAT IS?
Actually, yes I do because Tusk does the exact same thing.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:28 AM
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Re: Cag 101

LOL

Perjo isn't talking yet (only 20 weeks old) but she mimics all my whistles and other random noises I make or that she hears. She really likes whistling, so between going outside a few times a week now and having a lot of trees in my neighborhood she has picked up the sounds of birds out in the wild setting of urban America (robins, sparrows, black birds, finch, wrens, grackles). So now she's busted out some of those sounds and I think there's another bird in the house.
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:38 AM
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Re: Cag 101

the smoke detector,the cell phone,the microwave,my police scanner,my dog along with the back up beeper on the tow motor at the factory down the street lol all the stuff they repeat
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:58 PM
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Re: Cag 101

Aren't african greys AWESOME!

I work from home quite often and im finding that at the start of conference calls im now having to explain the parrot right from the start.

Ill join a call and Enzo will say 'hello' when i pick up the phone, when she starts wanting attention she will say 'ok, BYE!!!' and people tell me to hang on the call

I also giggle when as im talking to her or just getting on with my life at home she will make noises and ill realise she is putting her own twist on things eg making a spray noise when i pick a spray bottle up, making pots clattering noises when I do the dishes, making submarine sonar 'ping' noises when i go out of sight etc. More and more sounds and speech (with differnet accents/voices) im hearing, remarkable. She knows that in the morning after we have breakfast and I make a coffee its shower time for me, then work, she flies up the stairs to the bathroom and waits for me. When I take her downstairs she makes the zip noise of my normal jacket and then says 'bye'. This is after 5 weeks in a new home, as i say quite remarkable.

I play World of tanks sometimes and she can make the artillery gun fire sound as well

When we play games together, ill laugh when she does certain things..... now when she does those things she laughs! so she knows what makes me laugh and what doesn't, clever girl!

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