Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:27 AM
whether they are hanging in his cage (and the owners gave me some of his toys that he's used to) or foot toys. Is that normal for a Quaker?
Also, I bought him a harness in hopes of being able to take him outside this summer. I'm wondering, since the previous owners never put one on him, if he will
adjust, at his age, to letting me use one on him. I guess it depends on his personality and patience. I'm a little nervous about that.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:53 AM
this should be the first point of concern for you.Then.....when he is accustomed to your presence....you can show him some toys and tell him how fun they are.You could buy bells.....rope perches....boings....ladders.....swings...foot toys...hanging ones etc.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:56 PM
I watched the video that came with his harness and they say older birds can adjust to harness's just fine. It may take a little more work.
I do find it strange that Ricky won't play with any of his toys, but he seems well adjusted and happy, so I guess I shouldn't worry about it. I have a Lovebird as well, and she is constantly playing with her toys so I guess that's why I find it so strange that my Quaker doesn't play with anything. Every breed is different.
Thanks for your response.
Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:01 PM
You could take both your fids out of their cages and show ricky that its fun to play with toys....through your lovebird.That's how my birds started playing with toys.Initially they were very scare dof them but once one of them started playing there was no going back!!!!!
Wait for a week or so and then try again about the toy stuff.
Another thing.There is no such thing as breeds in parrots.They are all different species of parrots
Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:48 PM
individual table top play gyms on the same table next to each other. I've put them on them when I'm cleaning their cages, so Ricky does see Tango playing.
Tango is going through a persnickety stage so she's not out of her cage as much as Ricky. She's into biting, so we're going through a retraining.
I have perches on the inside of both of their cage doors. I can leave Ricky's door open all day when I'm home and he stays put, but Tango is out for 2
minutes and is flying to the ground or trying to get over to me which would normally be fine except as soon as she gets on me she goes after my fingers and
starts biting me. Ricky is big into learning to talk right now. He said peek a boo for the first time yesterday and I had only said it to him maybe 5 or 6 times. He also says step up, does the wolf whistle and I think he was saying Ricky good boy last night. He was a real chatter box last night and then sometimes he
won't say anything. He's so funny.
Sorry I misspoke and referred to the fids and breeds instead of species. I don't really pay much attention to the lingo.
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