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chris: Haha. I had an electrician fixing something the other day and was near ruby's cage and I suddenly heard this strange low growling sound. I had never heard her do that before - we don't get many strangers in the house. Too funny. Oct 18, 2018 9:32:11 GMT -7
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z00ropa: Ash's favorite word for the last two weeks is "Cookie". Every time I go in the kitchen, I hear "Cookie?!" Oct 18, 2018 11:38:03 GMT -7
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beakertrout: I am thinking of making an AG poster that says,"I Trigger Easily" Oct 18, 2018 22:00:12 GMT -7
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beakertrout: My son went out and brought me back an omelette. Beaker is chowing down, throwing the toast on the floor. Oct 23, 2018 10:33:23 GMT -7
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Jane: Mitzi was saying "sorry" a lot a few weeks ago. I don't know what she did! She growls at strangers, she sounds dreadful. She likes omelette too, and toast. Oct 23, 2018 10:33:33 GMT -7 *
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beakertrout: I gave Beaker part of the omelette in his dish and he would have none of it because I kept the "good stuff" for myself. He marched across the room and chowed down on my portion of course. He looked at me like "who do you think you are fooling?" Oct 23, 2018 11:34:29 GMT -7
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Haz: Chy loves egg too. Oct 23, 2018 12:03:53 GMT -7
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beakertrout: Beaker loves cranapple juice now. Oct 24, 2018 8:29:58 GMT -7 *
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chris: I know ruby is doing something bad when she starts yelling 'No!'. It's usually when she is contemplating biting one of the electrical outlets. Oct 25, 2018 9:13:44 GMT -7
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Haz: It's the same with Chy. She tells herself "no" but that doesn't stop her from misbehaving. Oct 26, 2018 7:11:09 GMT -7
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z00ropa: Ash poops on the floor and then yells at herself. They know they are doing something bad but can't help themselves. Oct 29, 2018 4:56:59 GMT -7 *
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susan: They do know when they are doing wrong sometimes, but agree they are like children just can't help them selves, and it seems like pushing the envelope is fun. When Sid throws things on the floor, he always yells Huh-Oh, then stares at it on the floor. Oct 29, 2018 15:04:47 GMT -7
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Thomas: Sheeba really likes to throw things, she'll chew up a box on the top of her cage and then throw it on the floor, then she says, "there". Oct 29, 2018 15:43:57 GMT -7
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chris: I have a baby toy of thin multi-colored rings with 3 pegs they can be placed on. Ideally I'd like to teach Ruby colors but that may be a bridge too far. No matter, she enjoys carefully taking each ring individually off its peg and throwing it on the floor. Nov 1, 2018 6:42:17 GMT -7
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Haz: My first grey told me he preferred a red bottle cap to white. That's when I decided to teach him his colours. Nov 1, 2018 16:39:51 GMT -7
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Adele: Chris, I taught Manzi colors. He knew four or five of them. I used colored blocks and would ask him to pick up a certain color. It took a week or so of working with him every day. I don't think teaching colors is beyond their abilities. Nov 7, 2018 9:30:16 GMT -7
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z00ropa: I taught Ash red, blue, green and yellow with little colored cups. She had to drop a ring into the cup to get a pine nut. Nov 7, 2018 12:41:23 GMT -7
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chris: Thanks guys for the training tips - I'll give it a go. I don't doubt Ruby is smart enough to learn. I'm more worried about me and my lack of patience to work with her. Nov 8, 2018 7:57:25 GMT -7
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Adele: Zooropa, I have tried to teach Manzi to drop a coin in a cup, but he immediately tosses it. That is great that Ash can do that. Does she start on the ground? Or where do you do the training? Nov 12, 2018 17:32:30 GMT -7
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z00ropa: Just on a table top. When I say cups, they are more like little plastic lids; red, blue, green and yellow. The ring is just a like a car key ring. Nov 13, 2018 7:00:40 GMT -7

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