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Old 08-09-2018, 01:51 AM
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He's going to be living the sweet life with you!!! I feel like he might come around a little faster than you expect, but it certainly doesn't hurt to work with him on his terms!


The "leafy greens" idea for the bath is *mainly* for the smaller birds who will often rub up against wet foliage to "take a bath". I'm not sure if any of the larger parrots do it! Budgies are one species that do this behavior! Who knows though, maybe a larger species might also feel as encouraged to take a bath with leafy greens!
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:59 AM
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Hi, kings cages has really good cages and I've actually just ordered one for myself. This one to be exact
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I got the chance to see one in person and it's a really really good size imo (I knew the dimensions before I ordered it and stuff and I knew it was bigger than his current cage but I have a hard time visualizing stuff)

I don't think I've really talked much about Lincoln's toe tapping issue. It was really on and off for awhile. He would toe tap and I would change his diet and then he'd be fine for a bit but then after a few weeks start toe tapping again. It wasnt until i took him to the vet and did a full spectrum blood work did I get my answers. He seems to be doing okay now, I'm a tad cautiously optimistic but yeah. Do take him to the vet asap.
Yep! As soon as we can get a slot, I'll be in. Hope to establish a medical history while he's still young.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:01 AM
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Does he need to be caged? I have had birds for 48 years, door to cage only shut when workers or non-bird people around. Back in 70's we had a wild amazon, once we let him out, he bonded quickly.
He'll be out of the cage when I'm home and when my partner (who is currently working from home) can keep an eye on him. But eventually hope that we'll have birdproofed enough to let him roam while someone is home.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:03 AM
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Rush-shopping for his chop! His family moved the rehoming to an hour from now!! And the little guy needs his dinner ASAP
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:17 AM
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If he was eating pellets before now he might be reluctant to eat chop. It was the same way with Lincoln. what worked for me was mixing the pellets in / crushing the pellets and mixing them in so he still had what he knew but also got a taste of the chop. after I bit I removed the pellets and he was more keen to eat the chop and is now very excited and willing to eat any chop I put in front of him.

Ekkies are notoriously picky.
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If he was eating pellets before now he might be reluctant to eat chop. It was the same way with Lincoln. what worked for me was mixing the pellets in / crushing the pellets and mixing them in so he still had what he knew but also got a taste of the chop. after I bit I removed the pellets and he was more keen to eat the chop and is now very excited and willing to eat any chop I put in front of him.

Ekkies are notoriously picky.
Ooh, thanks!! I'm heading over now and plan on asking more in detail about his current diet. If pellets, I'll be sure to take whatever they have left over. It's late night right now, so I'm just worried if he's eaten dinner already, especially since he starts falling asleep around 6-7pm.

Feel kinda bad for the little guy. His family isn't available to hand him over and say goodbye, so his uncle will be meeting us. Then he's going to wake up in a strange place with strange people and possibly even strange food
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:55 AM
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I doubt he is currently eating chop and honestly with anything I would at first leave it available with the chop and/or mix it in with chop.
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I doubt he is currently eating chop and honestly with anything I would at first leave it available with the chop and/or mix it in with chop.
Yep, you're totally right! He's on Zupreem. I mixed the two without crushing because he was quite hungry and I didn't want to risk him not eating entirely.

He accepted what I handfed him, then went to his bowl and alternated between hunting for his pellets and eating the chop. I took some mental notes of his preferred fruits/veggie and the size (I purposefully put varying sizes to check for his preference), so tomorrow's breakfast will be better received hopefully!

Now's he to bed. Success with his single wooden toy we got him! He uses his single word of "hello" quite well as a contact call - I've been making sure my partner and I respond to those rather than the rare squawks. But time will tell how he adapts, especially since he really doesn't want to leave his cage right now (we left the door open as an invite to the room).
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sounds like things are going great! That's so good! Congrats on your new baby!
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I have goose bumps from reading this. I am so happy for all of you.
Thank you for opening your home (and heart) for him the first time and for taking the plunge into the parrot world to take him now.
My Ekkies are my best eaters and the loudest when they don't get what they like.

You are going to love being an Ekkie parront.
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