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Old 09-16-2020, 03:56 AM
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My baby CAG Annie, Need some advice

Hello everyone !!

I just need some advice from anyone who have faced this situation with his baby CAG.

So my baby is 4 months and a half old now. When she was 3 months old i introduced her to the cage and she was totally fine with it. Few weeks after she started to stop eating inside the cage and just started to 'dig' on the corner of the cage, as she wants to go outside.

And FYI, im always let her outside hanging out with me whenever im home, but sometimes i need to go to work or go out and no one can keep an eye on her, so i have to put her back to the cage.
And im scared that i dint want her to get used to eating and having fun only when shes outside and deprive herself from eating.

Even when i give her her favourite fruit (pomegranate) inside the cage she wants nothing to do with it, but shes outside the cage she will forget about everything and go eat it.

And i have provided her different types of toys which she all love when she outside the cage but when shes inside she does touch them as much.

So if anyone could help me and give me some ideas or advices on what i can do to make her feel happy inside the cage.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:00 AM
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Re: My baby CAG Annie, Need some advice

Hi! Normal what youíre experiencing. Keep cage full of good foods and toys. Offer more foods in than out and leave cage door open for her to freely move in and out. She needs lots of play as greys are super intelligent and donít like boredom.


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Re: My baby CAG Annie, Need some advice

I did not start with a baby grey, she was about a year old when I got her.

Just my opinion but it sounds like something in the cage or the placement of the cage is making her uncomfortable.
Grey's are notorious for being skittish about new things.
The other this is placement of the cage. You need to make sure one side of the cage is against a wall. It helps give them a sense of security knowing nothing can approach them from the back.

I wish you luck with your grey they are amazing birds.
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Re: My baby CAG Annie, Need some advice

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I did not start with a baby grey, she was about a year old when I got her.

Just my opinion but it sounds like something in the cage or the placement of the cage is making her uncomfortable.
Grey's are notorious for being skittish about new things.
The other this is placement of the cage. You need to make sure one side of the cage is against a wall. It helps give them a sense of security knowing nothing can approach them from the back.

I wish you luck with your grey they are amazing birds.
Yes, her cage is facing one wall, and she didnt have a problem with it and she used to play with her toys whenever shes inside and i continuously change the arrangement of her toys so she doesnt get bored. But i dont know why she started hating it.
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Hi! Normal what youíre experiencing. Keep cage full of good foods and toys. Offer more foods in than out and leave cage door open for her to freely move in and out. She needs lots of play as greys are super intelligent and donít like boredom.


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She have alot of toys and i keep her favourite fruits inside and show them to her but she wont touch them and just keep on digging and climbing the cage. Sometimes she hurts herself from all of the rumbling she does inside the cage.
Whatever toys or stuff she enjoys to chew on and play with i provide them in her cage, but still she wouldnt play or eat inside.
And when i get her out of the cage and leave the door open she flys away from it and doesnt want to get near it.
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Re: My baby CAG Annie, Need some advice

You've posted about this in a different thread. My advice is stull the same, as they grow up they are less satisfied with spending time alone in the cage. I don't know the size of your cage? But you burd may be finding it to small.....
The goal is for you to find as many ways as possible to incorporate the parrot out if the cage and into your life.

To guide foraging, at first you work on it with her and show her how.. sruff tgst us easy to chew up or rip apart. Thats shy tgey love our remotes one chomp destroys a button or tgey remove them. So find stuff tgats easy to chomp, stuff those parrot wicker balls with things to pull out. Hoist and hollor burd toys , tge sponsor on the banner at the top of tge page has its of great foraging toys, and you can get ideas of things you can make to...

Attach perches to the outside top and side of the cage, with toys sbd shreddable stuff,

When yiu hsve her out snd are hanging out together, take a few trips to hsve her step in tge csfe get a treat and step right back out hang out and repeat. So she learns she isn't always getting locked up in tge cage when you take her to it.
She has learned to associate the cage with confinement. You need to recondition her to view it as a safe retreat. That sge won't be locked up all day, tgst there is fun stuff to fo snd eat there and to take nsos abd sleep.
There is no magic way to make your parrot want to spend tge majority of her time livjed up in the csge sbd be happy sbout it. Young burds are ok with this because young babies would stay st the nest area, then slowly go and explore more with the parents. Now tgst tiur bsby is growing up she will never be happy spending hours in the csge entertaining herself...
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Re: My baby CAG Annie, Need some advice

Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
You've posted about this in a different thread. My advice is stull the same, as they grow up they are less satisfied with spending time alone in the cage. I don't know the size of your cage? But you burd may be finding it to small.....
The goal is for you to find as many ways as possible to incorporate the parrot out if the cage and into your life.

To guide foraging, at first you work on it with her and show her how.. sruff tgst us easy to chew up or rip apart. Thats shy tgey love our remotes one chomp destroys a button or tgey remove them. So find stuff tgats easy to chomp, stuff those parrot wicker balls with things to pull out. Hoist and hollor burd toys , tge sponsor on the banner at the top of tge page has its of great foraging toys, and you can get ideas of things you can make to...

Attach perches to the outside top and side of the cage, with toys sbd shreddable stuff,

When yiu hsve her out snd are hanging out together, take a few trips to hsve her step in tge csfe get a treat and step right back out hang out and repeat. So she learns she isn't always getting locked up in tge cage when you take her to it.
She has learned to associate the cage with confinement. You need to recondition her to view it as a safe retreat. That sge won't be locked up all day, tgst there is fun stuff to fo snd eat there and to take nsos abd sleep.
There is no magic way to make your parrot want to spend tge majority of her time livjed up in the csge sbd be happy sbout it. Young burds are ok with this because young babies would stay st the nest area, then slowly go and explore more with the parents. Now tgst tiur bsby is growing up she will never be happy spending hours in the csge entertaining herself...
Thank you for the advice, i will try the stepping in and out of the cage.
I've placed some perches outside the cage but she wont sit on them, she will always fly away .

And i do agree with you that she shouldnt be left hours in the cage but there are some times where she will have to be as i might be busy with some other stuff.

But regularly, i always include her in everything i do, i even take for a car trip which she really enjoys. She loves watching outside the window, even at our house she would go and sit on one of the chairs which is near thw biggest window and watch the other birds, cars, people and whatever is outside.
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Re: My baby CAG Annie, Need some advice

So just work on positive reinforcement with the cage,lots of treats , make it fun , it can take time to overcome whatever negative association she has developed with it.

My rescue Penny was like this when I first got her. Now in her situation she had been caged in tiny cage, tgsr she couldn't even stand up in. When I furst got her home and let her out, she had rage and tantrums about going back into the cage. I spent several short sessions a day working with her , in and out if cage and treats, on top of the cage walk around and back to the top of the cage and treats. Lots of praise. She hangs out on top now and will go bsck nicely.

I gave the article on Soothing Rituals abd pattern g to music did you try that?

Every parrot is different, yours may have more energy, social, and intellectual needs. Is one of these areas you think your parrot might need more of work on that. Each of mine have different needs, one needs more snuggle than the rest, one need to burn more energy...

Consider a different style cage or maybe a larger one, maybe a different location, or different set up inside.
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