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Old 01-06-2021, 05:17 AM
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Re: Please help me figure out what I've done wrong.

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Have you thought of using chamomile (dried flowers) in/on foods or as a tepid tea? Also invest in some challenging toys, give him plenty to do/destroy which will both tire him out and distract.

Looks like I'm picking some up th s evening after work!

I use this to make a tea for my G2, if you use as the water source make sure it is taken to and he will drink it? Change often please? If used on fresh food grind it up finely. Keeping his diet 'pure' can help too. No artificial colours or preservatives and no added sugars. Sometimes a cage change around can also help, with the addition of new toys. Something else to focus on.
Ps their are dedicated parrot teas on sale see: www.pollysnaturalparrotboutique.com


If you are looking for a pellet then it should be an organic one and that is TOPS (my preference) or Harrison's (my flock's). Harrison's do a good range of different sized pellets so please have a look at their website.
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Old 01-06-2021, 06:20 AM
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Have you thought of using chamomile (dried flowers) in/on foods or as a tepid tea? Also invest in some challenging toys, give him plenty to do/destroy which will both tire him out and distract.

Looks like I'm picking some up th s evening after work!

I use this to make a tea for my G2, if you use as the water source make sure it is taken to and he will drink it? Change often please? If used on fresh food grind it up finely. Keeping his diet 'pure' can help too. No artificial colours or preservatives and no added sugars. Sometimes a cage change around can also help, with the addition of new toys. Something else to focus on.
Ps their are dedicated parrot teas on sale see: www.pollysnaturalparrotboutique.com


If you are looking for a pellet then it should be an organic one and that is TOPS (my preference) or Harrison's (my flock's). Harrison's do a good range of different sized pellets so please have a look at their website.
I don't intend on replacing his water source. But I know he like camomile tea as hubby drinks it on occasion and he tries to ear the tea bags hahah
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:01 AM
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Looks like I'm picking some up th s evening after work!

I use this to make a tea for my G2, if you use as the water source make sure it is taken to and he will drink it? Change often please? If used on fresh food grind it up finely. Keeping his diet 'pure' can help too. No artificial colours or preservatives and no added sugars. Sometimes a cage change around can also help, with the addition of new toys. Something else to focus on.
Ps their are dedicated parrot teas on sale see: www.pollysnaturalparrotboutique.com


If you are looking for a pellet then it should be an organic one and that is TOPS (my preference) or Harrison's (my flock's). Harrison's do a good range of different sized pellets so please have a look at their website.
I don't intend on replacing his water source. But I know he like camomile tea as hubby drinks it on occasion and he tries to ear the tea bags hahah

Birds always want what is yours, so could be a good way of him having some and it being a nice/bonding time? Just make sure the temperature is tepid not hot though
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Re: Please help me figure out what I've done wrong.

You might look up avian teas, greywood manor has a line of them. You can serve it, as noted above, as just the dried leaves on top of their food or brew the tea.
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Re: Please help me figure out what I've done wrong.

My first instinct reading your initial post (and not having conure experience) was hormonal activity. Either puberty or seasonal!

Please console yourself with the knowledge Albie's aggression was almost certainly not result of you or your actions!
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:28 PM
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My first instinct reading your initial post (and not having conure experience) was hormonal activity. Either puberty or seasonal!

Please console yourself with the knowledge Albie's aggression was almost certainly not result of you or your actions!
Thank you, I think every one has hit the nail on the head with it being puberty as he's now 13 months old and there's no pattern to his aggression. Right now he's being sweet as can be sat on my hand as I type this but I do not trust him right now as he was the same when I got bit last night which has left a nice purple back shape bruise.

He's had some camomile tea which he really seemed to enjoy and he's got a new fountain bath!
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Old 01-06-2021, 04:55 PM
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Re: Please help me figure out what I've done wrong.

I'll take a bruise over a break in the skin anytime hun


Whether the tea actually works or not, it is a calm and bonding experience to share that will I hope help to build trust. If as suggested it is the dreaded hormones he will need an outlet, exercise and toys are examples of things to burn off energy and refocus him. Another I have found with my G2 is the use of a back pack and taking her for a walk, even in the rain (if temps allow). This helps reduce that frustration and angst they get, so allowing a calmer remainder of the day.
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Eurgh..... Its been 5 days and I've been bitten hard every day with blood drawn 3x so far.

How long does this normally last?

Tonight, I was doing some target and trick training. The targeting went well, treating him was absolutely fine. Then we moved on to spinning, went fine, asked for a hand shake and he nailed me. Hard. I now have a lovely blood blister because he couldn't break the skin. He then flew to my shoulder and hubby had to remove him. He was put to bed an hour ago.
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Re: Please help me figure out what I've done wrong.

short training sessions, only 3 max reps. Feet that takes a lot of trust, mine simply never let me touch their feet i too would be bitten .
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Re: Please help me figure out what I've done wrong.

It was a very short session, and he normally shakes with out prompting as he anticipates its the next trick after his spin. He usually can't wait to put his foot on my finger (I never grab his feet unless we are play wrestling) as that's our "shake" I don't move my finger or hold his toes.
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