Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Parrot Information

General Parrot Information Post here for general parrot related topics

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:21 PM
RobynnLynne's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Mr. Sunshine, a 12+ year old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot. First time parront.
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: I live in the mountains Perry County, Pa. a very rural setting not more than 10 minutes from stores.
Thanks: 452
Thanked 116 Times in 41 Posts
RobynnLynne is on a distinguished road
New adopted parrot cage change help

I adopted Mr. Sunshine 3 weeks ago and he has adjusted better than I thought he would. He is at least 12, possibly up to 5 years older. He has fear of the hand, but is learning to trust me and bond.

I started target training with his beloved peanuts from inside the cage after the first week.

My problem is, though he has adjusted well and has even come out of his cage, he doesn't like anything in his cage changed. To help him get more exercise and make his feeding dishes and perches more varied I need to change a lot. I just don't want to upset him.

He has accepted the Zupreem dye free pellets and will eat them from his dish as I praise him.

Can anyone help me know the best way to implement these changes?

1. I want to get the plastic dish he is accustomed to eating from out of his cage and replace it with stainless steel like his current water dish.

2. I want to use the location he is eating from now to offer him daily chop.

3. I want to add a dish to the back of his cage for pellets and maybe a little seeds for now to encourage him to move around more.

4. I want to add a flat perch, and move his current perches to make things better, yet encourage play and activity.

5. I would like to include a few more toys.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RobynnLynne For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2019, 09:10 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
effee1207 is on a distinguished road
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

I have an African grey and sengal. Both 1 yr old. It has been so difficult changing the cage and bonding


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to effee1207 For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (07-10-2019), RobynnLynne (07-09-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2019, 09:26 PM
RobynnLynne's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Mr. Sunshine, a 12+ year old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot. First time parront.
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: I live in the mountains Perry County, Pa. a very rural setting not more than 10 minutes from stores.
Thanks: 452
Thanked 116 Times in 41 Posts
RobynnLynne is on a distinguished road
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

Thanks, it's good to know I'm not alone, lol.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RobynnLynne For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2019, 08:07 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
effee1207 is on a distinguished road
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

Yes! I read so much online and everyone says to be patient. I just want to hear stories of people having difficult times but eventually changes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to effee1207 For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (07-10-2019), RobynnLynne (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2019, 05:19 PM
RobynnLynne's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Mr. Sunshine, a 12+ year old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot. First time parront.
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: I live in the mountains Perry County, Pa. a very rural setting not more than 10 minutes from stores.
Thanks: 452
Thanked 116 Times in 41 Posts
RobynnLynne is on a distinguished road
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

@effee1207 Patience is the virtue, right? Every little step is a milestone!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RobynnLynne For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2019, 05:47 PM
SailBoat's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
DYH Amazon
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western, Michigan
Thanks: 34,721
Thanked 23,902 Times in 8,129 Posts
SailBoat will become famous soon enough
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

So, you want a story of success, okay here you are:

We take in other peoples, yesterdays trash. You know, the old, very sick, injured, and abused Amazons. Commonly from the Hot Three group. They arrive with no want to ever trust a Human again! The first three to twelve months is spend getting them healthy, or at least so they will live a bit longer. So, when starting from a bad place, why not make it even worst by force feeding medications, wrapping wounds, numerous Avian Vet visits, some in the early morning hours, etc, etc, etc...

During all of this less then 'best of all Worlds place,' we target and work hard to assure that they know that they are loved.

We move forward with Zero expectations regarding time or goals!

Someplace along the road, we wake-up one morning and find we are receiving that love in return. It is important to understand that love is within their comfort zone. Some are up close and personal, others need their space. But in all cases 'They Know They Are Loved' and in their way they return that Love!

"Patience is the virtue, right? Every little step is a milestone!"
The greatest gift in this World is to know that a Bird that has not natural reason to trust a Human, does!!! I assure you it is worth every day, week, month, year or years!

Tool:
It is never the fault of the Parrot!
It is always the fault of the Human!
This change in your vantage point will allow you to find that place a bit sooner!

Enjoy, it is worth it!!!
__________________


In each Morning's early light; there is a promise, an Amazon makes!

Last edited by SailBoat; 07-10-2019 at 05:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SailBoat For This Useful Post:
RobynnLynne (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2019, 05:47 PM
Laurasea's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Ta-dah 5yr (F )Turquoise cinnamon GCC, Neptune (M) blue quaker, Penny (F )rescue green quaker, Cloudy and Clear(M's) parakeets, Burt The Bird (F) GCC of 17 wonderful years passed 2018
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Florida
Thanks: 9,520
Thanked 6,739 Times in 2,353 Posts
Laurasea is on a distinguished road
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

Lol man I went through this with Penny my Quaker!! I was excited to get her out of her tiny cage and into a new big one. I just moved her over in one day. What a mistake on my part!!!! She freaked out, we lost progress, she started pooping in her food dish , shooting poop through the bars on me, and plucking much more than she had been
So I'd say put new bowl side by side with old bowl, put food in both, then when will use new bowl remove the old one.... You can do everything in steps probably best.
But now that I've had Penny for a year, I changed her cage again! Lol, but I let her look at new cage for a day, then slowly started moving stuff over the next day. She was a little stressed for three days but loves the cage now. She hates change, but I change stuff fast now and let her yell at me, she gets over it so fast now too. Much more confident
I guess what I'm trying to say is in the beginning you need to cater to the fear , but over time you stop catering to it, sort of expecting them to be better adjusted.... Based on your parrots reaction and feed back.
My other parrots I can do anything to their cage, but I still go slower and choose one change at time for Penny...I let her yell at me by the end of her rant I swear I see a laugh in her eyes, and she expects me to explain and reassure her .
Congratulations on your new pal!
__________________
May your joy be as deep as the ocean, and your sorrows as light as the foam.

Last edited by Laurasea; 07-10-2019 at 05:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Laurasea For This Useful Post:
RobynnLynne (07-10-2019), SailBoat Supporting Member (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2019, 07:02 PM
RobynnLynne's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Mr. Sunshine, a 12+ year old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot. First time parront.
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: I live in the mountains Perry County, Pa. a very rural setting not more than 10 minutes from stores.
Thanks: 452
Thanked 116 Times in 41 Posts
RobynnLynne is on a distinguished road
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

Quote: Originally Posted by SailBoat View Post
We move forward with Zero expectations regarding time or goals!

Someplace along the road, we wake-up one morning and find we are receiving that love in return. It is important to understand that love is within their comfort zone. Some are up close and personal, others need their space. But in all cases 'They Know They Are Loved' and in their way they return that Love!



Enjoy, it is worth it!!!
Tears in my eyes. No more needs to be said. Thank you for sharing!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RobynnLynne For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2019, 07:04 PM
RobynnLynne's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Mr. Sunshine, a 12+ year old Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrot. First time parront.
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: I live in the mountains Perry County, Pa. a very rural setting not more than 10 minutes from stores.
Thanks: 452
Thanked 116 Times in 41 Posts
RobynnLynne is on a distinguished road
Re: New adopted parrot cage change help

Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
Lol man I went through this with Penny my
I guess what I'm trying to say is in the beginning you need to cater to the fear , but over time you stop catering to it, sort of expecting them to be better adjusted.... Based on your parrots reaction and feed back.

Congratulations on your new pal!
Thank you so much. Very good advice.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RobynnLynne For This Useful Post:
Laurasea Supporting Member (07-10-2019), Scott  (07-12-2019)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > General Parrot Information

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I adopted a parrot Bryce Congo & Timneh Greys 102 10-18-2018 10:04 AM
What should I change about my cage? GlitchTown Questions and Answers 15 04-12-2018 06:40 AM
How often do you change the cage around? TacoNTiki Conures 9 07-20-2015 07:48 PM
Change cage around when cleaning or leave the same? lisa6373 Conures 5 03-29-2014 12:37 PM
Change since new cage wuvzbirdies Behavioral 1 02-03-2010 12:19 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.