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Forum: Eclectus 02-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By coopedup
When and how to introduce new flock members

Wrangler got a buddy this weekend. We took in a rescue rainbow lory that is cute as a button and SUPER social. She/he? is not afraid of anything...she is very interested in the 85lb dog (walked...
Forum: Eclectus 02-02-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By coopedup
Re: Trying to pet my male Eclectus

my boy was extremely hand shy...i could only pet beak and toes for well over a year. Now that he accepts my hands, petting is still a "hey! dont touch my feathers!" experience EXCEPT....at bedtime,...
Forum: Eclectus 01-26-2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By coopedup
Re: New Aggresive Female Eclectus Help

Glad to hear she's settling in better now. As for wing clipping, it's a very sensitive topic that can cause some rather heated discussions. Full disclosure here...my boy was clipped when I got him...
Forum: Eclectus 01-23-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By coopedup
Re: Eclectus Rocky feather problem

Second on the plucking. I'd get an evaluation to rule out allergies, diet, hormones, illness, etc. Plucking should be addressed quickly and diligently--it's similar to fingernail biting in kids. ...
Forum: Eclectus 01-23-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By coopedup
Re: New Aggresive Female Eclectus Help

First, be patient. She's not aggressive, shes scared and her beak is her only defense. Think of it from her perspective. As a baby she's new to the world so EVERYTHING is new and the only security...
Forum: Lories and Lorikeets 01-22-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By coopedup
Re: Cage and bathroom maintenance

I use Press-n-Seal to line the floor around the cage with paper on top, and on the wall near the food bowl. It provides a nice moisture barrier and is easily pulled up. I just replace as needed. ...
Forum: Eclectus 01-06-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By coopedup
Re: Flying with confidence: evaluating skills

Thanks Chris! Ive actually watched your online video with Parker and its impressive. Wrangler is 8, and im not sure what his skills were, if any, prior to my getting him in 2016. Can an older bird...
Forum: Eclectus 01-05-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By coopedup
Flying with confidence: evaluating skills

Ive left Wrangler unclipped as his feathers have grown back in. It seems that he has most, if not all of his primary wing feathers now (before there were significant gaps of two or more feathers in...
Forum: Eclectus 12-25-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,271
Posted By coopedup
Re: Urgent - Picking at feet

you are a terrific Parront Katie, Jasper couldnt ask for a more loving and concerned mumsy. Glad to hear he is improving.
Forum: Eclectus 12-10-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By coopedup
Re: Hormones can be good for training. Who knew?!

very cool! What was the distance? how will you train him to not come unprompted?
Forum: Eclectus 12-10-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By coopedup
a lesson in paying attention

We have our routines/rituals and one of them is the morning dog walk. Not a long walk, just the "poop run"--and Wrangler is part of the process. Its the dog, the leash, the bag, the bird, and a cup...
Forum: Eclectus 12-10-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By coopedup
Re: *VENT* the hormone monster

lol.....and so who's fault is that???? Sorry he is giving you fits right now, just enjoy the loveable moments when they are there
Forum: Eclectus 12-09-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By coopedup
Re: *VENT* the hormone monster

So sorry to hear he's giving you fits. The joys of Parronthood. Wrangler has a new evening ritual of trying to feed/hump my hand/wrist/shoulder/chest....I thought hormones were a spring-summer...
Forum: Eclectus 11-20-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By coopedup
Re: Can I encourage him to pick a doll instead?

we have the "sacrificial hump bunny" ...actually now a bear...the bunny got worn out. He uses the bear several times a day but shows no affection to it and is not possessive. I have it tied to the...
Forum: Eclectus 11-06-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,271
Posted By coopedup
Re: Urgent - Picking at feet

YAYYYYYY! Great news for both you and Jasper. He has such a super mom who persisted through all of this to get to the root of his problems. Way to go Katie!
Forum: Eclectus 10-26-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By coopedup
Re: Ekkie biting - but not violent

I get some "healthy" ear nibbles from Wrangler every now and then. For a while it was every time he was on my shoulder, he'd start with a chomp on the top of my ear. He's moved away from this...
Forum: Eclectus 10-26-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By coopedup
Re: to fly, or not to fly....

Personally I believe its an individual decision, and I respect the choices others make since Im not in their shoes. As i originally posted, my preference is to leave him flighted, but I wont be...
Forum: Eclectus 10-23-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By coopedup
Re: to fly, or not to fly....

Sorry...didnt see/read that thread. I'll remove mine.
Forum: Eclectus 10-23-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By coopedup
to fly, or not to fly....

I know im opening a can of worms here but I want to hear what everyone has to say on both sides of the issue. Wrangler has finally grown in enough wing and tail primaries that he can physically fly...
Forum: Eclectus 10-20-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By coopedup
Re: Check yourself Loretta!

i would kill for Wrangler to show even a 10th of that interest in veggies! Color me jealous
Forum: Eclectus 10-16-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,271
Posted By coopedup
Re: Urgent - Picking at feet

I hate to throw more suggestions at you, especially since it's so non-specific but you might try adding a humidifier. Wrangler has been barbering feathers like a demon the last few days with no...
Forum: Eclectus 10-13-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 603
Posted By coopedup
Re: Boading Uglow this Christmas & I'm terrified i'm making a mistake.

see if there are any bird clubs in your area....usually members are good sources for bird sitting...and they are experienced
Forum: Eclectus 10-07-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,302
Posted By coopedup
Re: Grand vs. Solomon Island (Male)

personalities are unique in each bird---some males are more outgoing, curious, snuggly, vocal.....quiet, reserved, laid back....than others. You dont get to chose the personality. That being said,...
Forum: Eclectus 10-05-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By coopedup
Re: New elcetus mom

good advice so far....i'll just add that shape and size are also important. Though Wrangler eats nuts, etc with his feet...he doesnt seem to want to eat his meals that way. I have to chop the food...
Forum: Eclectus 10-05-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By coopedup
Re: Lulu the eclectus! (Owned for 3 days)

Glad to see you got an ekkie. They're known for being relatively quiet (compared to other parrots) so be careful what you wish for! A neighbor of mine has been offered a bird for free---being...
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