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Old 03-13-2011, 08:27 PM
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Baby behavior

Ok so I had another post introducing myself and new lil baby but i wanted o see if the behaviors are matching up with everyone else along with what to expect in the coming months.

Tomorrow Jerzey turns 9 weeks old. YAY
we have caught him with one foot on his perch every now and then. He can hold his balance for a small time when I put him on there but then he gets a lil sloppy to compose himself again.

his feeding responses have heightened bigtime. He goes after the bowl of formula so I have learned to mix and fill the syringe before I bring him to the table.

I have a bowl of fruit chopped up in tiny pieces, not really giving it any interest other than dodging his beak into the plate when I first put it in there for him.

he seems to be practicing new sounds. havent heard the whistle for a couple weeks now. I am starting to think it was maybe my sons TV upstairs :-/
But when I say hello to him he seems to be trying to make a 2 syllable sound rather than his honky quack sound.

when he wants attention, he is demanding to make it obvious he does not want to go back into his cage/ nest. he comes running out to me and of course I can never resist.

during his play time, he doesnt seem to want to roam the place mat i put down for him anymore. he seems to want to climb onto my lap and cuddle a lot. which i dont mind.

his head is usually fluffed up when he is playing and cuddling but this past week I have noticed him pull his head feathers slick back when the dog o my son would walk by. he even tried to snap like a dog as my son one time when he walked past me. they do have their own one on one quality time so I am not sure if it him wanting to go to my son for cuddles or if he was being protective over me since I am the main handler.

not sure what I can think of but if theres anything interesting thats in store for us next or any concern about what I have listed so far... I am all ears!!!
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: Baby behavior

Vincents 9 months now and he's just a big baby still would let u hand feed him if I wanted great watching them grow and learn each day they are just like children. Makes u want how people could treat them bad. Vincent is our first macaw but I have to say it's true when people say u get one ur flock just grows.

Ur in for an amazing life together
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:15 AM
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Re: Baby behavior

Nice, I don't have a macaw but they are beautiful. Eventually...

The only thing that I read on here that doesn't sound normal for a nine week old macaw (from what little knowledge I have about them, lol) is the trying to speak. A lot of birds don't even take an interest in talking until they are around one year old (roughly, plus or minus a month or two). But then again, I am definitely not the most knowledgable on macaws.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:26 AM
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Re: Baby behavior

Whenever I tell people the Quaker I had started talking at 5 weeks old, people were shocked....I say hello to him on a daily basis, I walked in one day with the formula to handfeed and looked down in the tank, he said hello right back at me. With certain birds, it comes naturally....
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:08 PM
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Re: Baby behavior

yea hes not actually got words coming out, but you can tell a different sound coming from him when i talk to him. like he is trying to practice some new vocals.
I must say, my 5 yr old son has cut down on the whining because i told him he will be grounded for life if this bird starts whining like him. hahahaha so we have some big milestones going on in this house.. thank the lord!!! no more whining!!! hahaahah
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:12 AM
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Re: Baby behavior

WOW we are on week 11 already! what changes and still amazing. hes is experimenting with his pellets and some seed and nuts. didnt dabble much with his fruits and veggies today.they were a big hit last week for him lol he seems persistent to practice lifting things up with one foot. still trying to figure out which way to grab and which way to turn his foot to get the toy into his mouth hehehehe

I have noticed he is not taking as much formula this past week. not sure if he is having interest in the solid foods but I dont think he is eating enough solids to make up for the loss of formula. some advice on this would be greatly appreciated. tried offering him some bowls of water. he just knocks it over

He does seem to be testing his limits on beak pressure the past 2 days. nothing scary yet but I need to do some research on how to keep this in check. so far we tell him no and give him a little blow in the face. ( blow of air not a punch hehehe)

hes starting to try and climb up the side of the cage. we rearranged all the toys and perches. I think i have to go in tomorrow and work on it some more since it seems a little cramped. i have everything low for him at different levels but he cant practice flapping his wings so I have to figure out the physics of the toys lol
we built some cool food dishes out of coconut halves and short pieces of manzanita. they are pretty cool.

hes been flapping often but not getting any air yet. he can glide from me to my husband when we sit across from each other on the floor. hes pretty clumsy and a total clown.

he goes thru some sneezing fits every so often. maybe once per day. no fluid at all coming out but it still makes me panic.

Other than all this, things are good and We are going to get DNA in a couple weeks :-)
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:31 AM
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Re: Baby behavior

How many times are you feeding him right now??? Once they get to a certain stage, it kinda cuts off a bit not wanting to eat much, lots of play, etc. I'm not sure if that's the way baby macaws are like, but all the other birds I've raised been like that. Once they mature a bit, all they wanna do is play and explore....Until they're hungry then they wanna eat...It's the stage I don't like the most cause they go every where...Try having 8 babies or more you handfeed at a time and they all go everywhere....lol
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:02 PM
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Re: Baby behavior

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How many times are you feeding him right now??? Once they get to a certain stage, it kinda cuts off a bit not wanting to eat much, lots of play, etc. I'm not sure if that's the way baby macaws are like, but all the other birds I've raised been like that. Once they mature a bit, all they wanna do is play and explore....Until they're hungry then they wanna eat...It's the stage I don't like the most cause they go every where...Try having 8 babies or more you handfeed at a time and they all go everywhere....lol
oh man. 8 of these little sucker, I couldnt imagine lol
but he is on 3 feedings per day still for the most part. he didnt want much for dinner tonight. no more than maybe 50ish cc's
he does have pellet and fresh veggies in there also. but hes getting bigger, the crop doesnt blow up to a big balloon anymore like i am accustomed to. but just not he pretty much had no interest in the formula. and I know the dinner is the last feeding to kick so i dont know whats goin on. im going to make a vet appointment tomorrow just for the reassurance.
but he does want to play, he just keeps climging on us making a sound that sounds like "step up" and he says it over and over and over and over again lol its very cute. i hope he tries to practice some other sounds lol but he just wants to roll over and suck his toes and get rubbed.

were noticing he is attracted to the color red. started with our son in his comic book pajamas. then i had a black and white mickey mouse pajama pant on and he kept going after the red tongues lol my son brought in a red pillow today and he went nuts over it. very interesting.
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Re: Baby behavior

The crop sac does shrink as they get older. If your that worried, vet visit will be the best thing you could do. Keep us posted how the little guys is doing!
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:09 AM
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Re: Baby behavior

monday we have the vet visit. but we just had a nce 2 hour session playin with the lil guy. so much fun. I believe and hope all is well monday.
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