My journey with my new baby P.J.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:30 AM
YouTube - P.J. and Kiwi.wmv
Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:33 AM
Today when I got home I opened his cage and got his water dish. I went to clean it out in the kitchen and P.J. was making his way to that room. I put my hand on the floor and he hopped/walked five feet to get onto my hand. I think we have bonded!
Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:48 AM
I sort of expected him to be a little traumatized after being toweled and handled by the vet and her assistant but when she was done he climbed up on my shoulder and started preening himself. When we got home he acted like nothing happened, he even stayed in his open travel cage for a few minutes to finish his treat. I was a very proud mommy, when after just a few attempts, he stepped up onto the vet's hand.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:43 PM
He isn't very fond of being touched which I think is typical of Indian Ringnecks, but I am working on that. I've been trying to get him used to having his back touched, not stroked or petted. His Aviator harness arrives tomorrow so I will continue to get him used to having a hand behind him and on his back and will introduce the harness. P.J. is usually not afraid of new things so I don't think he will be afraid of the harness so I think we will be able to start with getting treated when touching it, then moving to getting treated when he puts his head through it. I hope it goes well as he enjoys watching what goes on outside so much, and I think he would really like flying outside. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find many examples of IRNs that will wear a harness, so wish me luck.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:23 PM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:39 PM
We got a budgie (Chip) to keep my daughter's GCC (Kiwi) company, Chip and Kiwi seem to like each other. For now their cages sit next to each other. P.J. on the other hand, is extremely interested in Chip, but I'm not sure that is a good thing. I think he may see him as an intruder to the flock. P.J. makes a bee line, flying clear across my living room and kitchen to land on Chip's cage immediately when he is let out. He doesn't pin his eyes at him or do any other display but I am very afraid that if he could get close to Chip that he would hurt him so it will be a while before those two get introduced out of cage.
Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:41 PM
I started a blog to cover my experiences with raising him so that I wouldn't clutter up this forum. Here is a link to it if anyone is interested. Raising a Ringneck
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