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nikki9093

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So I recently brought home a 15 yr old Sun Conure. His name is Jose. He’s in quarantine right now, but I’m wanting to work with him. He’s original owner passed away, and his caretaker is moving out of state. So here I am with a very solemn parakeet, every once in a while he’ll sound off. I want to put him in a slightly bigger cage, and really work with him so he isn’t so sad. I talk to him, he will accept treats from my hand, so I’ve gotten that far… I’ll walk into the room while he’s eating and he literally freezes in mid bite and just stares at me. I need ideas on how to win this bird over. Food treats? I tried pine nuts, and he don’t like those. So tonight I’m going to try almond slivers. His caretaker sent me with a 30+ page book about him and his life, how put him to bed and how to feed him…(I got like, a bunch of birds already, so not a noob to birds in general). I just want to right by him.
 

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foxgloveparrot

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Welcome! Jose is a delight! Thanks for taking him in. I look forward to seeing you around the forums!
 
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He’s beautiful! He just needs time to adjust (and grieve separation from his former flock). He’ll eventually come around. Keep trying with the treats, soft kind words, and enriched environment. Even in quarantine I’ll bet he can hear the other birbies and may even be excited to see them when it’s time.
 

Ria.345

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So I did lose this bird. Freak accident and totally my fault. He was in my arms when he flew over the rainbow bridge.
I am so sorry! It wasn't your fault and this experience could only help prevent you from repeating it in your future endeavors with your birds. Godspeed to the rainbow bridge! If you need to talk, we're always here to listen and help you through this.
 

Cottonoid

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So I did lose this bird. Freak accident and totally my fault. He was in my arms when he flew over the rainbow bridge.
Hugs and lots of love to you! Accidents are just that - accidents! I know it doesn't make it any easier, but know that we are here for you and many of us have been through similar circumstances. ❤️
 

PippTheBananaBirb

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So I did lose this bird. Freak accident and totally my fault. He was in my arms when he flew over the rainbow bridge.
I am so sorry! take your time to grieve... rest in peace.. 😥❤️
 

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