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Old 04-25-2012, 09:23 AM
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Whats the thought on mirrors? I know i took the one from our lorikeet and cockatiel because the tiel is laying eggs and the lori was trying to mate with hers. How would they work for a grey, quaker or conure? I got a really good deal on a clearance stocking, but most of the toys are mirrors.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:31 AM
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Re: Mirrors?

all three of my birds have mirrors and i have no problems
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:36 AM
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Re: Mirrors?

There's a big mirror on the floor at the end of our hallway, Kazi doesn't seem to care one bit about his reflection.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:11 PM
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Re: Mirrors?

When Mi Amigo discovered the large mirror above the bathroom counter, all was well, for a while. I kept a small metal box on the counter for him that held little play things...old jewelry, small chain, hair pins, just little stuff that he enjoyed.

Then...he started to get aggressive with himself in the mirror. One day I heard him banging something against the mirror, ran in and he had the lid to his little metal toy box, in his beak and ramming the mirror with it! I took the box away and he resorted to ramming his chest against his reflection and then fencing with his beak, I could tell he was out for blood! I now keep the bathroom door closed when he is out and about in the house.

I guess, just try and see what happens. Sounds like, not everyone has had issues with them.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: Mirrors?

In most cases, mirrors are fine, but if your parrot becomes aggressive toward it (or the "other bird" in the mirror)-- or becomes overly fond of it-- it's best to remove the mirror, or keep the parrot away from it.

Since all the closet doors in my apartment are mirrored, they're impossible to avoid around here. In the beginning, Ralph would hiss and lunge at the parrot he saw in the mirror. After a while, he figured out that he was seeing himself and enjoyed looking at his reflection. Now, he seems to have completely lost interest in the mirrors and his reflection.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:31 PM
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Re: Mirrors?

it depends on the bird. Some get aggressive, some get "in love", and some don't seem to notice. I personally don't give them to my birds. I've had too many problems. And it seemed that by the time females start laying eggs from it, it's too late. Taking the mirror from them didn't stop the eggs. I've lost a couple of females to egg binding and prolapsed cloacas. My vote is no mirrors.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:40 PM
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Re: Mirrors?

Cameo showers in our bathroom with a full length mirror above the counter and will talk and whistle at herself until I am finished with my shower. She loves to sit on the shower stall bar and let the heated fan blow on her to dry. So far she talks and whistles at the mirror without any emotion one way or the other.
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