Tom - Glad Sheeba is fitting in and a doll. Beakertrout - Dandruff - HA! Sadly, Auggie has let loose on me and I have long hair. Then he says Go poop after the fact. Stinker! Run to the sink and get a clean head of hair - HA! can opener with an attitude, I like that!!!!
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Connie - Half Moon Conure
And the Tiels - Byte, Sarah, Junior, Pearl, Fat Bird, Quinnie, Viggo, Daisy, Emmie, Nipper, Three Toe, Spike, Mooney, Erne, Prim and Thor
Fred - Cherry head conure, birdie heaven
Chiku loves to sit on my shoulder - for hours at a time. Her latest "trick" is to make a sound like she did a pooper when she really didn't. And, of course, I fall for it every time. Why do they have to be smarter than we are?!!!!
I suppose it is because they do their own feathers quite hard sometimes - to get the feather sheaths of new ones for instance, and the bigger feathers will need firmer treatment. I am Mitzi's favourite person and the only one allowed to stroke her and pick her up but she will not groom my hair at all. She will groom my son's hair though and she can be very rough doing it.
I used to let Logan sit on my shoulder until she bit my face. She was always fine, but that one time did it. We never let the girls sit on our shoulders just because you never know. To this day I don't know why Logan bit my face, but knowing it could have been my ear or near my eye was enough to put the fear of God in me.
Logan beautiful gray angel Dalton - 4 footer- dog Magie - 4 footed angel Renee' - CAG Reba - CAG Katie Scarlett - Rose Breasted Charlie - Hubby
Libbie has always sat on our shoulders. She will preen me when the mood strikes her, but she normally just cuddles really close to my head and gets all fluffed up. She is not a fan of glasses either, and my husband can't wear his when he holds her. He taught her to say, "I gotta go poo", hoping that she would warn us before she went. Unfortunately, she will just poop on us, followed up with a "Good Poop". Birds shirts are a MUST, but luckily, we have a plethora of free tshirts from employers, past and present!
And yes... I constantly ask myself why I insist on buying pets that are so much smarter than me!
My Pack/Flock: Brian - Husband Hana - Daughter Sierra - Border Collie Dakota - Border Collie Liberty - CAG
“She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.” -Mark Twain
Jack goes everywhere on my shoulder. The pet shop cautioned me about shoulder sitting, so I've been careful. Jack will bite my ear when he wants a scratch but not hard enough to do damage. So far, so good. But he loves to preen my head and ears, and he seems to be very respectul and to know what would hurt. It's working out for now. I'll wait and see as he goes through stages. Jack also likes to land on me when I'm half asleep and dominate; and he does this strange thing, leaping from my shoulder to my head when I'm in front of the bathroom mirror. I'm sure it's for domination, maybe because he thinks he sees another bird. Their behavior is interesting to observe and try to decipher.
So far shoulder sitting has been my biggest mistake, Poppy was great at first but as she settled in she had a nibble on my wifes ear, my daughters ear and twice on my ear the second time drawing blood which was a bit of a confidence knocker plus the fact we all wear glasses and poppy thought it was amusing to try and take them off all the time, it's easy enough to let them on your shoulder but not so easy to stop them but we're nearly there with her now she loves to have her head stroked so i didn't want to use fingers to stop her so i made a few little hand perches we keep around the room and just put them in front of her and tell her "no shoulders" until she moves down your arm she didn't like it at first (as you can see from the photo) but she's gradually got used to it.
Hi Everyone! I'm new to the forum. I have a young (10 month old) grey I brought home last fall. I'm working on getting him to "sit nicely" on my shoulder. I really would have preferred Pascal wasn't used to sitting on shoulders, but the lady who raised him always had him on her shoulder and let him play there...so he immediately does the waddle up my arm. Sometimes he sits perfectly, other times...I have earings and he likes to twist them.
when you put him on your arm, and you feel he's waddling towards your shoulder, raise your arm so the "perch" direction changes from climb up to slide down. Do this each time he tries, and pretty soon he'll work it out
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