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Milo The GCC Diary Scrapbook :)

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Awww, Milo is so cute! Your progress with him is amazing :) Something to keep in mind though. Right now, he's a baby, and seeks out the snuggles and pets. As he gets older (puberty) he'll interpret anything past the head and neck as, umm... exciting... and that can make for a frustrated Birdy, and possibly some aggressive behavior. Other folks will surely explain it better and in more detail than I, but definitely keep it in mind moving forward.

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Haha yup! I had a parrotlet and a lovie in the past so I’ve only ever touched head and neck :) My hand around his back is barely touching him [emoji2] Once he scoots under I pull my hand off so he knows it’s there but it’s not firmly scooped around him [emoji3526]


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Awww, Milo is so cute! Your progress with him is amazing :) Something to keep in mind though. Right now, he's a baby, and seeks out the snuggles and pets. As he gets older (puberty) he'll interpret anything past the head and neck as, umm... exciting... and that can make for a frustrated Birdy, and possibly some aggressive behavior. Other folks will surely explain it better and in more detail than I, but definitely keep it in mind moving forward.

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Haha yup! I had a parrotlet and a lovie in the past so I’ve only ever touched head and neck :) My hand around his back is barely touching him [emoji2] Once he scoots under I pull my hand off so he knows it’s there but it’s not firmly scooped around him [emoji3526]


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Fantastic! Yeah, my YNA LOVES to snuggle up with me, but if I even brush against her back or wings she immediately squats down and starts the "happy noises." NOPE!!! Hormone season is bad this year! Lol.

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Awww, Milo is so cute! Your progress with him is amazing :) Something to keep in mind though. Right now, he's a baby, and seeks out the snuggles and pets. As he gets older (puberty) he'll interpret anything past the head and neck as, umm... exciting... and that can make for a frustrated Birdy, and possibly some aggressive behavior. Other folks will surely explain it better and in more detail than I, but definitely keep it in mind moving forward.

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Haha yup! I had a parrotlet and a lovie in the past so I’ve only ever touched head and neck :) My hand around his back is barely touching him [emoji2] Once he scoots under I pull my hand off so he knows it’s there but it’s not firmly scooped around him [emoji3526]


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Fantastic! Yeah, my YNA LOVES to snuggle up with me, but if I even brush against her back or wings she immediately squats down and starts the "happy noises." NOPE!!! Hormone season is bad this year! Lol.

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LOL! Oh my gosh that’s sensitive. I’ll be very careful to watch for that when it starts. [emoji1787][emoji15]


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This is doubtlessly part of why the Rickeybird is such an insufferable room mate. I was raising him back in the days of no 'net and lots of guessing, and despite my later corrective efforts, he still perceives himself as Lord and Rooster of the Henhouse and Master of the Harem.
 
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This is doubtlessly part of why the Rickeybird is such an insufferable room mate. I was raising him back in the days of no 'net and lots of guessing, and despite my later corrective efforts, he still perceives himself as Lord and Rooster of the Henhouse and Master of the Harem.


Omg [emoji38][emoji23] Oops! Is cupping him still ok, or will that need to be stopped altogether? (For Milo!)

Lest I have a Lord and Rooster of my own Henhouse. I don’t think the cat would appreciate a rival for keeper of the humans [emoji23]


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Milo is learning how to use his foot to help him eat, he’s been doing this with everything from pellets to veg to millet all morning it is soooo cute! I’ve never seen him do this before! A little here and there but usually with rough balance. Today he’s really mastering it!

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Milo birdie and I are 2 days bite free! Like not even an attempt! I know there will be a time again in the future where we set the clock back to 0, but I’m celebrating this achievement in our communication.

I attribute it to us working really consistently to establish some basic communication, and to us finally sorting out a routine that seems to work really well.

We’ve been focusing about 75% of our training sessions on:
“step up” (which he’s already good at so it’s an easy prize,)
“gentle” (where he gets a prize for preening - but not biting - all of his toys, and today we did this on my finger and palm for the first time! When he got a little zealous I said “ah ah, gentle” and he immediately stopped)
And “harness” (where he pokes his head through the neck hole for a treat lol)

In the morning neither of us are “morning people” so he just hangs out on my shoulder and we chat while I clean the house. He seems really good with this new system, it got us down to 0 bites in the morning. That, combined with “gentle” and a better understanding of each other seems to be curbing most of our issues so far!

Here‘s Milo after he ran under my arm, rolled upright to face me, and started preening me and playing with me with his feet LOL!

PS - yes I do wear different outfits, but he loves this house coat and I have some “birdie shirts” I wear for obvious reasons. [emoji23]

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Oh and this dorky shot of me pretending to be wigged out by the phone with Milo because he hates it [emoji23] he’s warming up though

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He's a gorgeous baby, it takes time to read their moods,and you obviously understand all this. Im amazed how they can go from bitey,hackles up,and two minutes later its all forgotten, definately a two year old tantrum! They all love attention,Connies latest attention seeking is to ring her bell really hard,when we look at her she stops as if butter wouldnt melt!
 
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Milo The GCC Diary Scrapbook [emoji4]

He's a gorgeous baby, it takes time to read their moods,and you obviously understand all this. Im amazed how they can go from bitey,hackles up,and two minutes later its all forgotten, definately a two year old tantrum! They all love attention,Connies latest attention seeking is to ring her bell really hard,when we look at her she stops as if butter wouldnt melt!


It really is impressive how fast they can swap through mood swings. That part reminds me of my MIL [emoji23][emoji1787] Too far?
That is so cute! Milo is juuust figuring bells out hahah


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King Milo helped me repot my spider plant today, ha ha. [emoji175]

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Milo has been settling in sooo well! He’s such a character with a goofy little bag of tricks up his sleeve!

When I was cleaning his cage one day I taught him how to chuck wood pellets and now he throws them to get my attention, hahah! He hasn’t bitten anyone in nearly 2 weeks, I can pet him or poke at him or lay my hand over him at any point when he’s not in his cage and he is totally calm with it, he either leans in for scratches or ducks and runs, in which case I let him be. He follows me all around the house. He loves watching the birds outside the window. He’s so funny to watch. He also has the most beautiful eyes.

Oh! And knock on wood, but he has yet to poop on my head, hair, or shoulder. He flies away, poops, then flies back. Sometimes on my legs or lower arm, but usually on the floor or couch. So far - knock on wood - never on my hair, head, or shoulders [emoji1] He has no problem turning around and giving me a mouth full of tail feathers when I’m not paying attention though [emoji23][emoji28]

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