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Old 10-27-2019, 09:14 PM
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Introducing Kira

Hello , I went and met Kira today and took her home. She is awesome ! The weather was so bad and the 2 hour ride I was worried she would be all stressed out windshield wipers going etc . She settled and preened herself during the ride . I am in awe on how much I was able to interact with her tonight she took food she came out of her cage went back in well had to pay that with a peanut < smile > Said hello though very quiet and whistled already . Much more then I had ever expected . What a nice bird . I am tickled pink so happy . Here is a video link not sure if it will work 1 hour after arrival https://www.facebook.com/pia.blackwe...4371085430/and our first selfie a after only a few hours home .
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:18 PM
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Re: Introducing Kira

Congratulations!!!! Sounds like despite the trip you are off to a great start! Love the selfie!!
Welcome Kira!! Long happy healthy life to you!!
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Congrats! You both look so happy
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Welcome home, Kira!
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Thank you She is covered for the night I was on the PC ordering some stuff for her my husband came in to say good night to me . This little quiet voice hello <3 She still not sleeping knocking on the cage here and there . Her diet is horrible the food she came with oh boy mostly corn . I got her the zu preem sensible choice seed to start with. I used to cook crazy corn for Colby he LOVED it so ordered her some and some Zu preem natrual pellets I will grind down and mix in . Little stinker all she took from me was peanuts and a sunflower kernel no banana no apple . Oh she will probably fling the veggies at me tomorrow ,hahahaha . I feel I so lucked out finding her . I will work on her junk food habit a little at the time .
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Re: Introducing Kira

Nice good luck with her, im sure you will get her on the right track in no time at all !


No doubt during the 'honeymoon period' she will try and push boundaries, most likely including bite pressure so be prepared to stick to your ground with her..... Are all female CAGs total diva's?
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Re: Introducing Kira

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I feel I so lucked out finding her . I will work on her junk food habit a little at the time .
Scooter has been on a mostly seed/nut diet from her previous owners, so I've got to work on her diet. I got some pellet food for her, and the first day was a disaster - she picked all of them out and threw them on the bottom of the cage.

Saturday I got her weekly food ready; cooked pasta with a sprinkle of peanut oil, to keep it from sticking together, shredded kale, cilantro, sliced zucchini, steamed carrot and sweet potato cubes. I broke up the pellets into smaller chunks and stirred it all together, then put it in the fridge to keep ready. Success! Sunday was the first day she got it, and she ate all the pellets, with the rest of her food. I don't know if it's because the flavors blended, the peanut oil, or that the pellets were smaller, but she ate all of it.
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Re: Introducing Kira

Congratulations!! Yay!! I'm so glad you were able to get a Grey and so fast!
Wow, you were truly focused on the mission. She is beautiful and I love her name, very pretty.

It's funny, Levi came home on ZuPreem natural large. He ate them with vigor.
I introduced Harrisons and he stopped eating the ZuPreem. I haven't bought it in years. I recently picked up a bag, just for a change and still nothing. Of all the pellets that I've tried, he really prefers the Harrison's and the Higgins Intune.

Best of luck to you all. Please keep the pictures coming.
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Re: Introducing Kira

Congratulations to both you and Kira! She is gorgeous, and the look of happiness on your face was priceless. I am so thrilled for you both!
I'm looking forward to reading about your journey together.
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good suggestion of the peanut oil Since she is a peanut junkie that might work . I made her egg and rice this am and gave her some organic frozen berries ( thawed ) she has not touched them . I steam some veggies try that . Everything is so new for her . She was trying to take a bath in her water bowl . Colby had a big ceramic dog bowl I used to put out for him or a nice spray he sure loved that . I need to go slow she will get her own tubby bowl . She is defiantly not as spooky as I thought she would be . I know some CAG can really freak out with new stuff and you gotta take it oh so slow . By the way she seems to like Elvis That's my girl !! I am a Elvis fan . I got music playing most of the day sure hope she not picking up my singing voice hahaha
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