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Old 01-08-2021, 09:20 PM
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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

Regarding wooden perches, it may be easier for you to purchase a large and medium wooden perch from a 'bird store' to start. We initially purchased ours from our Parrot Rescue Centre store but now make our own. Before attempting to make your own wooden perch please ensure that you read up on 'safe' wood to use, how to disinfect the wood properly and purchase only stainless steel hardware (screws/washers etc) for assembly.
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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

Happy to hear that you have a top rate Breeder!

Have you ever read: Everything is at the rate of the Parrot? If not, you will see that as a big billboard around here. So, in place of hard-wall statements; its all about moving at the rate that your Parrot is open too. Things like hiding in the corner far away from you, to being on the door begging to come out kind of statement are fairly easy to read.

Example: I'm not into three days alone when the Parrot is on the door begging to come out.

Note: Some Parrots get sick on the ride home. Some do well, up so they can see the world around them. Others do better down and others, may need to be covered. It is specific to each Parrot. Keep and open eye and be prepared to adjust as needed.
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:36 AM
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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

Ginger is good for 'car sickness' and other tummy upsets.

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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

I never considered car sickness... I just assumed it would be best to cover him. I will definitely watch him and take along some ginger. Thank you!
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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

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I never considered car sickness... I just assumed it would be best to cover him. I will definitely watch him and take along some ginger. Thank you!


My two may be rare in that they love 'going for a drive'. They love looking around as it is very stimulating. My guys practice 'flying' as the wind seems to encourage them to 'flap' about. Both fly around at home but they really get 'flapping' and excited when we go for a drive . Ellie travels in her harness but Bertie prefers his travel cage for the adventure. If we get in the truck, the parrots and the dog come with us LOL. They get very upset at being left behind now that we have ruined them. (We are retired so we can do this ). I'm hoping that your little fella has a positive experience during his first car ride.
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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

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I never considered car sickness... I just assumed it would be best to cover him. I will definitely watch him and take along some ginger. Thank you!
My two may be rare in that they love 'going for a drive'. They love looking around as it is very stimulating. My guys practice 'flying' as the wind seems to encourage them to 'flap' about. Both fly around at home but they really get 'flapping' and excited when we go for a drive . Ellie travels in her harness but Bertie prefers his travel cage for the adventure. If we get in the truck, the parrots and the dog come with us LOL. They get very upset at being left behind now that we have ruined them. (We are retired so we can do this ). I'm hoping that your little fella has a positive experience during his first car ride.
There is great reason to go for rides with one's Parrot. When the only time they are loaded into a travel carrier is for a trip to the Vet, they become use to that and will become very difficult to load into the carrier. So, rides are important to assure that when you need your Parrot to load into their carrier, take them for a ride, especially if they enjoy it!
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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

For my bird, when we are in the car, I have found that she does better uncovered, but that looking out the windows at eye-level riles her up (in a good or bad way, but seems more bad than good). Consequently, she is much calmer/happier if I tape paper towels over the windows in cars with higher seats (just the ones on her left and right side)-- It is a non-issue for mine in cars with lower seats (where she can just see the sky and overpasses) but in vans etc (where seats are higher up) the scenery whizzing by makes her flap and that's bad news in her travel cage, as it is fairly small, but the largest I could find...I don't think she likes it--- even if she does though, letting her flap is not a possibility, given her wingspan and the travel cage...too hard to drive and worry about broken blood feathers in the backseat lol.


I do not put her on the floor, as the temperature on the floor is MUCH harder to regulate, and because parrots prefer to be higher up (rather than lower). I only mention this because my family always acts like I'm a weirdo for taping windows before trips, rather than just putting her on the ground.


On the flip side of all of this, some birds actually PREFER to look outside, so it just depends.

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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

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Hi all,

I'm sitting here just about vibrating out of my skin with excitement that no one else really understands and those that do are already tired of listening to me haha! Then I realised there is a whole forum of people who will understand!!

I have had Eclectus on the brain for over a decade and my dreams are finally coming true on Wednesday when I go pick up the most handsome dear boy!

I picked up almonds and pinenuts today for training and I'm currently tracking four packages of toys, training gear and cast iron cookware. My family think me quite boring but I am just so obsessed. I've been all over this forum reading and watching so many YouTube videos and I can't wait to share my beautiful boy with you all next week!!
Welcome!! Just catching your thread!!! You found your new home now!! We love all things parrot! Your excitement is welcomed and contagious!
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I never considered car sickness... I just assumed it would be best to cover him. I will definitely watch him and take along some ginger. Thank you!
Only one if my parrots my GCC Ta-dah get car sick. Nothing helps her. She shakes her head and vomits...its an hour or more to the vet, she vomits about twice on the way, and on the way back. Once home is fine.
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Re: Everyone else tired of my excitement!

Remember even fully weaned and raised by excellent breeders, can revert to need a hand-feeding supplement feed a day, from stress if new home. Do get a digital kitchen scale abd weigh when you get him home, before yiu out him in his cage fir the first time. Then yiu have your starting point.

If he is very use to handling, he may want yiu to comfort him day one. So follow his lead as you planned.

I always supplement warmth, when bring home a new bird. I have a sweeter heater from Amazon, the smallest one, and I still hsve to set back from cage 6 inches usually. You do not have to have this, but its very valuable fir if your home is drafty, or you have a sick bird.

This is a great all around article. Pamela Clark has many excellent behavior and other articles
https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/stress...ot-companions/
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