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Old 01-15-2019, 12:54 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Yes, her cage looks great. And putting the perch in the same spot as the "hut" was for her to sleep on is a very good idea, all of my birds have a particular spot that they always sleep on, even in their small sleeping-cages they always sleep in one, particular spot. She'll be just fine without the "hut", and so much better-off. Don't be surprised if you see a very good change in her hormonal-activity as well after a time; it's amazing how many people spend months to years actually battling their bird's hormones, not understanding why they are always aggressive or why their females are always broody and laying eggs year-round, they try everything under the sun that they can think of and find online to try and nothing works...Then they remove the "hut" or the tent or the bed or the box that has been in their cage all along and within a month or so "BAM!", the egg-laying and/or the aggression stops. It's just how birds think: Small, Dark, Warm place=NEST!

I'm glad you removed the Hut, it's just not worth the risk at all, not in any way.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:27 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

we never really had any problem and she was never so hormonal as this time... in all 7 years... but yeah, apparently it's time to be a bit stricter about s few things so that we have a healthy fluff and a less anxious me at home....

my mum is mad that I removed the hut... I'm still confused about it, I admit, but after reading about it it just had to be done... my mum is going on and on about where the bird is going to sleep now and how I could be so mean and remove it... oh man... this is worse than fighting over homework when I was 12
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:59 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

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my mum is mad that I removed the hut... I'm still confused about it, I admit, but after reading about it it just had to be done... my mum is going on and on about where the bird is going to sleep now and how I could be so mean and remove it... oh man... this is worse than fighting over homework when I was 12

Don't be confused. After Cytrynka used to sleep in her happy hut for almost 1,5years, I also considered taking it away as barbaric. She loved it, and you could see she was happy there. It was fun to see her lurking from inside
But after I've learned the risks involved, I took it away over day. Cytrynka lives in an identical cage as Sunny does, and have her favourite perch running at the top above doors, from front to rear part. She sleeps happily on that perch, and have never complained about removing the hut.
So just explain to your mum that Sunny will happily sleep on her favourite perch, just like millions of other parrots do (and few thousands of Sun Conures).
You're not mean to Sunny, you do what's best for her because you love her so much, she's everything for you. And taking away this dangerous hut is an easy step that will keep Sunny healthier!
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:23 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I'm more confused about what could all go wrong and about the whole lawsuit and related things, I didn't realize it was such a big thing... also about how we somehow automatically pugh our human behaviour or things we're used to do onto our pets o_O as in I'm used to sleep in a bed so she got a hut to lay in when birds naturally sleep up in a tree and deffinitelly not sideways on their wing like my fluff gotused to doing... also yes the lurking from the hut is just too adorable


this si the whole cage set up, but most of the time I'm her favourite perch and toy anyway, she's out of the cage a lot:


I also got a cardboard box, took out one side of it and placed a towel on the 'floor', will add paper towels on top of that and her food and water bowls and place it onto the cage floor so she won't have to climb till she feels like she can do it... now to get the fluff to want to eat more veggies too...
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Just tell your mum that to a parrot a snuggelhut is a sex-toy and she will shut up


(parents never want their kids using sex in a sentence for some obscure reason)

LOL or let her read this; people think I am a barbarian anyway, I do not mind
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:16 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

you brute well I'm not that young anymore, but to her it's like I'm still 12... but every mom is the same on this probably

well I did explain how and why and she'll just have to go with it, understanding it or not...

well most of this probably comes from always having budgies (and bunnies, guineapigs,...) and Sunny being the first 'big bird' for us so naturally so many things are very different... so... many... things... to learn...
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:26 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Oh yea, that will never change: my sister has a hubby and 4 children and my mother still likes to pretend sis has never even heard of sex ...


Uhuh, the learning about parrots never ends (it is part of their charm / for me anyway).
But you really are doing amazing!
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:39 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

You could try useing a grass woven Matt, and kind of hang it in front of the perch. Or try hanging toys and things to give visual privacy to her sleep corner. When does she come home?
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:42 PM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I can relate no kids but constantly having to tell her when I'll be home and where I'm going... now try to imagine how it is in our home with me, my mum and her father (3 generations in one appartement...) AND the bird crazy I tell you, pure crazy...

yup, but now I wish that the learning part will turn less stressfull and more fun again, had enough worry and tears for the next 20 years, at least...
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:48 PM
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whoopsie, double post...
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