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Old 08-17-2015, 01:59 PM
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cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

so i found out the other day from his previous owner that in the few months she had him out maybe 5 times at most. I found this out after asking her if she could come over to help me take him out for the first time since i was sure he loved being out with her and i didnt want him to be mad at me for not taking him out yet. her response? "Oh he wont get mad if you dont take him out, i hardly ever took him out and he was fine with it. Just open the cage door and lt him climb out on his own and leave him alone. when you want him to go back in just scare him in with crumpled paper or a stick" (THATS WHY HES SO MISTRUSTFUL,, SHE USED SCARE TACTICS TO MAKE HIM GO BACK IN!!!) (also, side note, when i was over at her house when she still had him i asked her if i could take him out and she said yeah. I opened the cage and instead of going right to the top like she said he did the 2 times before, he stop on top of the door. I held my arm up and he lunged at first so i pulled away a little and told him no thn put my arm back and he stepped up fine and even let me pet him a little. A few mins later iput him on the top of the cage so i could sit and talk with my friend. When she went to hae him step up so she could put him away he tried to bite her hand. So i tried and he stepped up first time and let me put him away no problem) and she also said that his owner before her who had him since he was a baby went years without ever taking him out. HE HAS BEEN CAGE BOUND FOR 24 YEARS!!!! When he came to my house he was fine. Let me put my hand on the bars, stood on my finger which i stuck through the cage and let me scritch his neck through the bars. A few days latr he even let me open the cage door and pet his back for a few mins. Then the next day, idk what happened, he lunged wenever i got too close to the cage. He lunges at me through the bars and i tell him no bite so he rings his bell but then lunges again. Im workin with mark right now on what i should start doing but does anyone else have advice? Please help
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:57 PM
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

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"Oh he wont get mad if you dont take him out, i hardly ever took him out and he was fine with it. Just open the cage door and lt him climb out on his own and leave him alone. when you want him to go back in just scare him in with crumpled paper or a stick"
OR YOUR COULD JUST TEACH HIM TO STEP UP NICE... AND BEHAVE HIMSELF.

You know, actually bother to train the bird?!

That's also an option. (Of course, that one requires a little bit of effort on your part.)
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:25 PM
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

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"Oh he wont get mad if you dont take him out, i hardly ever took him out and he was fine with it. Just open the cage door and lt him climb out on his own and leave him alone. when you want him to go back in just scare him in with crumpled paper or a stick"
OR YOUR COULD JUST TEACH HIM TO STEP UP NICE... AND BEHAVE HIMSELF.

You know, actually bother to train the bird?!

That's also an option. (Of course, that one requires a little bit of effort on your part.)
Train? Effort? Teach? Nice? I dont think she knows what those words mean when it comes to birds
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

Bottom line is he MUST come out of his cage in order for you 2 to make any progress.

Poor bub! I'm glad you're working with Mark!!
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:59 PM
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Thanks Wendy! Just not sure what my forts step should be
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:07 PM
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

This is kind of a tight for me timewise. My daughter is preparing to move, and trying to get everything in order before she goes, and I am also preparing for a trial at work right now, so I don't have as much free time as usual.

Call me tonight at around 6:30 CST. We'll start going over what to do, and how to do it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:40 PM
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

cant tonight, soccer starts in 2 hours and is 3 hrs long, message me when youre free, i have practice mon-thurs at those times
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

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This is kind of a tight for me timewise. My daughter is preparing to move, and trying to get everything in order before she goes, and I am also preparing for a trial at work right now, so I don't have as much free time as usual.

Call me tonight at around 6:30 CST. We'll start going over what to do, and how to do it.

Oh Mark! I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's moving. It will be hard, I don't care WHAT you say. You will miss her terribly! (Again, don't even try to deny it....)

GOOD LUCK at your trial work!!
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:38 PM
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

Yeah. I'll miss her. But she needs this time, and it will be good for both of us I think.

I've also been a single parent with ZERO downtime for the past fifteen years. I kinda need to rediscover who I am during this year down time... and start the rebuilding process of my life, which has pretty much been on hold since Rachel died.

So, this is a growth process for both of us.
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Re: cage bound for 24 years (B&G)

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Yeah. I'll miss her. But she needs this time, and it will be good for both of us I think.

I've also been a single parent with ZERO downtime for the past fifteen years. I kinda need to rediscover who I am during this year down time... and start the rebuilding process of my life, which has pretty much been on hold since Rachel died.

So, this is a growth process for both of us.
Great way to look at it, Mark.

Best wishes on the journeys each of you is about to embark upon, then. I hope you both wind up the stronger, and wiser, for it.
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