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Old 09-26-2020, 12:28 AM
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that I would love updates on this little guy <3 hoping everything works out.
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:12 PM
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

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I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that I would love updates on this little guy <3 hoping everything works out.

Yes and also you could post some pictures and we can all tell you how cute handsome beautiful he is.


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Patience and love. Our hearts go out to you.


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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

Thanks everyone for the additional messages. I will have to admit that it is VERY difficult for me to be patient. I am working on it but it's so hard to have such limited interaction from a very young (baby bird). It has done a little exploration around our home and allowed us to pet it but generally sits on top of its cage all day and tries to avoid us at all costs. It reminds me of the Russian crib baby stories. The contrast with the bird that was "my little boy" is so stark that it is almost painful. My little boy played with us and had such an out-there personality. I would give anything to go back in time and take him to a specialist to see if they could save him. I am working to take all of the advice given here. It's very hard.
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

I'm hoping your love and patience will pay off. Since he is a little shut down you don't know tge beauty of his personality yet.

My older adult rescue Penny was a lump on a stick till she blossomed into the funniest parrot I've ever met!

Sometimes the universe gives what we need not what we want...then we find out it was exactly what we wanted

There is a special kind of joy in watching scared eyes turn to eyes full of happiness, and it does take patience

Your thread has a lot of interest, more than views !
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Old 09-28-2020, 03:00 PM
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

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Quote: Originally Posted by KitKatPlus View Post
I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that I would love updates on this little guy <3 hoping everything works out.

Yes and also you could post some pictures and we can all tell you how cute handsome beautiful he is.


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I will try to get a good pic. Hard to get close but I will try.
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:06 PM
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

Not sure if I or anyone else said this before, but clicker training is a great way to build a language with your bird. Especially at this young of an age, it's a wonderful way to teach the bird how good things come from you and being around you
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:29 PM
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

Look thru this sites training topics and things. Work with the bird on a timed routine and work at its' pace. Touch training using a step up stand or stick for starters and i.d. what it would like as a treat, for starters. jh
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Old 09-28-2020, 11:01 PM
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

Hi all,
Started some clicker training and bought a book that talks about touch training. Done a little bit of clicker training but I need to read more and watch more videos. PROGRESS TONIGHT! He/she wanted to be petted and kept coming over to our hands to be petted!!! We are waiting for DNA testing results. I will get a picture for tomorrow. I don't understand the difference between clicker training and touch training.
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Re: Bird Purchase Mistake - Help!!!

MegZ, I've been following your thread because your emotional torment is something I am unfortunately all too familiar with. Just over two years ago I prematurely lost a GCC who had rapidly become the love of my life (sorry hubby, but you know it's true!) so I understand your pain and you have my every sympathy for your sudden heartbreaking loss.

I've had birds all my life and of course have lost them before but was not prepared for the utter despair that I experienced after losing my baby Baci. As usual, I thought the best way to recover from the loss was to get out there and find another baby to lavish my affections on, but the strategy backfired when I totally failed to bond with him (my fault entirely!) and it left me feeling even more devastated than before. In fact if it was not for the understanding from the good people of this Forum and a little medicinal help from my doctor, I'm not even sure I would still be around today, that's how dark things got. Ultimately, after a few months, I did rehome the quaker that I bought after losing Baci, and was extremely fortunate to find him what turned out to be the perfect home, with a young man (also a member of this Forum) who simply dotes on him. But the whole experience left me feeling like a complete failure, that I should have given the relationship with my quaker more time and made more of an effort for him and I wish I had been capable of that, but at the time I just plain wasn't.

So it is with great happiness that I read today that you are making progress with your little one! I know that you know he will never be the same as your baby whom you loved with all your heart, but I believe that the two of you are capable of building a relationship that will be every bit as special, just different. You are going through enormous emotional upheaval as you make your way through the grieving process and try to form a bond with your new baby at the same time. I too think you need to be kind to yourself and I hope you will continue lean on the people here for support when you need it. You may find you take two steps forward and three steps back some days, and you will continue to mourn the loss of your baby gone before. But I sincerely believe you two are on your way together now, and your little "mistake" might turn out to be just what your broken heart needed.

Huge warm feathered hugs to you MegZ, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I hope you will let us know your little one's name soon and keep sharing your journey with us
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