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Forum: Macaws 11-30-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Thanks for all your help everyone.

I will get a video of him "go Diamond go"ing me as soon as I can.

I am feeling really bad right now for Diamond. I had to rush my son Jason to the ER Monday...
Forum: Macaws 11-29-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

He did let me get ahold of it. I thought it would slide right off but it seemed quite stuck. Didn't try the upper section just the one closer to the end. Its very grayish/dead looking. He wasn't too...
Forum: Macaws 11-28-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Oh so happy!

Yesterday I got Diamond to put a foot on me and keep it there for a good 5 minutes. He then ran up to the top of his cage and went nuts. My wife had just walked in the door, heard all...
Forum: Macaws 11-28-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Oh so happy!

Yesterday I got Diamond to put a foot on me and keep it there for a good 5 minutes. He then ran up to the top of his cage and went nuts. My wife had just walked in the door, heard all...
Forum: Macaws 11-28-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Pictures would be great. I'm sure they are ready. The top piece is a good 3 inches away from his body.
Forum: Macaws 11-27-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Lol. I do usually give him a treat when I first go in but after that he's gotta do something. Here lately the training has been rough. He's gotta be hungry enough to be motivated to train but with...
Forum: Macaws 11-16-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

LMAO! Your post wasn't there when I started my reply. You are welcome to hijack Diamonds thread anytime.
Forum: Macaws 11-16-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

Hmmmm, WAY off topic...(sorry K)I wonder if thats the same magazine I was in as a boy (in like 1972)? My Grandpa was a lifetime RR man for Santa Fe.
Forum: Macaws 11-15-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

I feel your pain K! I think we have taken away there natural way of living and then it becomes trying to manage their displaced behaviors which can be rough. One thing you can take to heart is that...
Forum: Macaws 11-15-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Thanks for the tips!

Slow going at present. Still making progress it's just sooo sloooooow. I spent maybe the past week just getting him to move around parts of his cage with the touch training....
Forum: Training 11-08-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By Scottj
Re: Clicker training IRN

I am new to the bird world but have a good grasp now on clicker training birds.

I would think introducing a clicker to 2 birds at the same time would be very difficult if not next to impossible....
Forum: Training 11-08-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By Scottj
Re: scared of clicker?

I would think introducing a clicker to 2 birds at the same time would be very difficult if not next to impossible. Unless the only thing you wanted to teach is click equals reward. Even then one bird...
Forum: Macaws 11-04-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Lol, thanks for asking! He hasn't stepped up yet. We have made some great progress in general. I think I'm beginning to understand his body language better but still have some uncertainties. He's...
Forum: Macaws 11-01-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

Lol! I'm guessing Gus hates it and wants to kill it. At least thats what it looks like to me. Which, as parrots go maybe that means he likes it...'cuz he can kill it! I have heard toys can be good...
Forum: Macaws 10-31-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 27,843
Posted By Scottj
Re: Watch Me Grow

Very cool on your new bird. While I am far from an expert, one of the books I've read mentioned that round or oxagon cages aren't good for most birds. Has something to do with having a need to find...
Forum: Macaws 10-31-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Well K, you were right. His foot was up when I went out this morning, maybe he was just content. But right away he lifted his foot when I got in there. He'd start munching and right away, lift his...
Forum: Macaws 10-31-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

OH MY GOD!!! Yesterday I did several sessions clicking good behavior, ie. coming to me when called over, saying hello and lifting a foot. He was intent on watching me and me him. Was great training...
Forum: Macaws 10-30-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Hey guys, I have some more questions about clicker training. Not sure if I should start a new thread or not, advice on that would be good too!

I started clicker training several days ago. Touch...
Forum: Macaws 10-29-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

Showing your age there K! Have re-runs even been on in 15-20 years??? Sadly I only read "sit right dow" before the tune kicked in and carried me through. Ahhh....Mary Ann... excuse me, I digress....
Forum: Macaws 10-27-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

Yeah, careful what you wish for. While he has added lots of "I love you"s to his morning ritual it's only been 2 days since he slipped in a couple "mother @#$%ers" lol! Man I hope that stops.:56:
Forum: Macaws 10-27-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Great advice. Thank you!
Forum: Macaws 10-27-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

One of Diamonds favorite places to perch in his old home was 2 2x4's running parallel with about an inch in between.
Forum: Macaws 10-27-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

Ok, Special K! (Yeah, will probably be going mostly with K. I hold my sons chin for about 3 hours every morning so he can get good sleep so I literally type all this, on my phone, with one...
Forum: Macaws 10-26-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By Scottj
Re: Diamond in the rough

Awesome advice!!! Just what I needed to hear. Thank you very much!
Forum: Macaws 10-26-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,215
Posted By Scottj
Re: Radio Free Blue & Gold: All Gus, all the time.

Yeah I to am jealous, lol! I got to give Diamond a quick gentle rub before he turn that nippy beak at me. Sometimes I think I need to push through it and see if he is just egging me on or wants to...
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