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Old 11-15-2016, 10:29 PM
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:27 AM
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I think it sounds like you have fallen in love. Surely if he is coming out with his full vocab then he is happy and settled? Well done you!
Unfortunately not necessarily. Ekkies are notorious attention/closet talkers. They will do it if they are separated from their flock. So day one display of full vocabulary is likely them calling for their flock, uncomfortable in a new home.

It's remarkable to hear and does make you feel good. But it's not likely a happy and comfortable thing.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:18 PM
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I think it sounds like you have fallen in love. Surely if he is coming out with his full vocab then he is happy and settled? Well done you!
I hope he is happy. He seems excited about coming out of his cage each day! I'm thinking that if I continue to make the recall session fun for him that he'll enjoy flying and associate it with good things.
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He could be a little rusty flying and when his fitness and confidence returns, try stopping him?
He's lost a little weight but I expected that from reducing the amount of fatty seeds he was eating and increasing the fresh fruit and veg. He looked like a fat little duck when I got him home, so I'm hoping he's going to build some muscles from flying around and not loose any more weight.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:22 PM
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Not at all jealous. Maybe a little. Ok, a lot.
Thanks Kentuckienne! That coming from a Blue and Gold parront? Now that is a compliment!

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Old 11-16-2016, 01:26 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dinosrawr View Post
He's absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your new talented speaker, I'm sure he'll be a hoot! As for the minimizing flight distance, I think it's pretty natural for birds who don't have 100% confidence in flying. The "natural" flyers, if you will, generally just launch themselves because they know they can make it. Birds who may be apprehensive tend to lessen the distance. Shiko is my talented flyer, and he can even fly through small gaps in my tree stand. He'll launch himself from anywhere and fly confidently. Avery never properly fledged before I got her, so whenever I call her to me she tries to get as close as possible to reduce the amount of flying she has to do.

That being said, bigger birds may find where they're flying too small and feel better just hopping or walking. There's every possibility he's just lazy and realizes he can minimize his work, but from what I've experienced birds who are confident launch from where they are because flying is just so natural to them.
Thanks Dinosrawr, some great points there! I hope he's going to warm up to flying a bit more confidently in time.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:37 PM
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He is beautiful! And quite the talented speaker! Congratulations on such a wonderful new addition to your family!

Violet_Diva, I'd told you in your introductory thread that I thought you have a natural affinity for working with birds. And you have proven me right twice over, now. Your handling of both ekkies' introductions to your household has been extremely well handled.

I look forward to seeing more pics of this little charmer and Bella both... and videos as well!
Thanks Anansi (Stephen!) - I must naturally be a 'bird brain' in the most complimentary way haha
There's been a few times when the squawking of one of them has resulted in the squawking of the other, so hopefully by Christmas they will be already partially accustomed to eachother before actually seeing eachother. If they get along, there's going to be some great festive photos of the pair! If not I might just need to photoshop!
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:41 PM
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Such a cutie - so glad he's with you now!
Thanks PetoftheDay! His previous human was very caring. It's a shame she no longer could give him the time he needs. Hopefully he's pleased to be here and (fingers crossed) will be pleased to have a feathered friend here.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:46 PM
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Congratulations . He's a real cutie.
Thanks RavensGryf! I really enjoyed seeing your gorgeous fids in your birdroom!
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:54 PM
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I think it sounds like you have fallen in love. Surely if he is coming out with his full vocab then he is happy and settled? Well done you!
Unfortunately not necessarily. Ekkies are notorious attention/closet talkers. They will do it if they are separated from their flock. So day one display of full vocabulary is likely them calling for their flock, uncomfortable in a new home.

It's remarkable to hear and does make you feel good. But it's not likely a happy and comfortable thing.
Thanks chris-md, that makes complete sense! I hope it helped him feel better that we were repeating things back at him. It did seem a bit unconventional at the time though - The parrot says something and then the human repeats it!
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Old 11-16-2016, 05:11 PM
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Re: My Second Parrot ! Male Red Sided Eclectus :-)

You just described my entire relationship with Parker. He trains me to talk, not the other way around.
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