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Old 02-08-2018, 06:01 AM
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No longer the boss!

It seems to me that quietly Syd has been taking over. I find I try not to leave him too long if I have to go out. I have the radio on a lot more than I used to and while I would happily increase the layers when it was cold, now I worry about him being warm enough so the heating bills will probably be a shock when they come.
Today though he might have hit the final straw. Having shown a liking to walking on the floor, he has now added attacking my shoes while down there and finally having discovered that he quite likes to hide he has just made every effort to climb up inside my trouser leg!
I tried the routine of removing him and saying NO, but here I am with my trousers tucked in my socks. Believe me it's not the best look. I have always prided myself on being a natty dresser and taken care with my appearance.

Will I end up as a recluse in my tucked in trousers avoiding anyone arriving at the front door and keeping curtains (drapes) closed? What will become of me?
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:21 AM
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Lol, man up I've found that give a bird (feathered or non feathered) an inch, they will take a mile.
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:31 AM
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I'd say you just cave into your vastly superior avian overlord. Some fights are loosing battles
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:34 AM
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I'd say you just cave into your vastly superior avian overlord. Some fights are loosing battles
Oh no! Have I got to add 'I'm a wuss!' to all the other demeaning signs? Woe is me!
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Old 02-08-2018, 12:47 PM
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Re: No longer the boss!

They need to learn to be happy in their cage though. If they have toys and stimulation then its absolutly fine leaving them for hours while you go to work ect. Its best to get them used to this or problems will arise. Its not cruel.

I get Xander out in a morning for 30 min then im gone 9 hours and then he is out 5 hours at night before bed. He has got used to this. Also its frowned upon but try a happy hut. Mine loves sleeping in his or chilling inside it. Keeps him warm if the temp drops a little but its never really cold. If you decide to get one then get a velvet one because they dont thread. Others are dangerous, really dangerous.

He sounds like a fun little guy. I know they love being on the ground. I laughed reading this. Try shorts lol x
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Suggestion for "high electric bill" :

Get one of these heated perches and/or the medium size heating plate which you install near a regular perch.... Pico ( GCC ) loves the heated perch, but also sits sometime close to the heating pad..... One time investment, saves you lots of money on your electric bill.

Just saying.....

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLA19FW...=1CGEEXJJRE86G

https://www.amazon.com/Pet-Products-...ches+for+birds

You may need to copy/paste the links
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They need to learn to be happy in their cage though. If they have toys and stimulation then its absolutly fine leaving them for hours while you go to work ect. Its best to get them used to this or problems will arise. Its not cruel.

I get Xander out in a morning for 30 min then im gone 9 hours and then he is out 5 hours at night before bed. He has got used to this. Also its frowned upon but try a happy hut. Mine loves sleeping in his or chilling inside it. Keeps him warm if the temp drops a little but its never really cold. If you decide to get one then get a velvet one because they dont thread. Others are dangerous, really dangerous.

He sounds like a fun little guy. I know they love being on the ground. I laughed reading this. Try shorts lol x
Come on. You have to be kidding! Shorts? In this weather? Don't worry he loves his cage, has plenty to do, and a very varied routine. I don't think boredom is part of his psyche! Bless the little so an so.
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Quote: Originally Posted by jce2005 View Post
Suggestion for "high electric bill" :

Get one of these heated perches and/or the medium size heating plate which you install near a regular perch.... Pico ( GCC ) loves the heated perch, but also sits sometime close to the heating pad..... One time investment, saves you lots of money on your electric bill.

Just saying.....

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLA19FW...=1CGEEXJJRE86G

https://www.amazon.com/Pet-Products-...ches+for+birds

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I wish we could. You are much better catered for in the State. Here in the UK these things are just not available that I can see.
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:09 PM
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Yeah your right. Its boring in the UK for Parrot related things. Few rescues ect. Lack of safe trees outside to get branches. Pet stores sell little too.

Get him a lil jumper lol. Ive seen them in them, its really cute n funny. Where in UK are you? X
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:19 PM
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Yeah your right. Its boring in the UK for Parrot related things. Few rescues ect. Lack of safe trees outside to get branches. Pet stores sell little too.

Get him a lil jumper lol. Ive seen them in them, its really cute n funny. Where in UK are you? X
Gloucestershire. A jumper? I battled getting him to wear a harness, he won the battle but the war will be mine!
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