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Pics of Gun #199057 07/13/07 07:23 PM
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Here's my sweet little, Gunny, Gun. I got him on Monday and he only squeeks if I play a parakeet recording for him, which I hate to do cuz he looks around like he's lost. frown He's only picking one kind of seed out of the seed mixture that I put in with his ZuPreem. Is that ok??
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Re: Pics of Gun [Re: misspuss] #199061 07/13/07 07:58 PM
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it will take him a while to settle in. give him a week or so to become familiar with his surroundings then he should start to be more active. I wouldn't' continue playing the parakeet sounds for him though. It will slow down his process of settling in. When he hears the sounds he thinks there are other birds, then when the sounds stop he thinks they have left without him. Just let him settle in on his own. The males tend to sing more and be more active so he should perk up in the next week or so. My two just came back from the pet sitter and already Opal (my male) is singing away and playing with his toys.
as far as the food goes, what did he eat at Petco? you may want to buy a little bit of that and mix them for a few weeks to get him used to the new food. slowly add less and less of what he ate at petco until he's only eating the new food. If he's eating the same stuff already it's probably just another adjustment issue and he should be fine soon.

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Re: Pics of Gun [Re: WhitePegasus] #199117 07/13/07 09:33 PM
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I agree, it takes time for birds to get settled in. Give it time. You definitely have a beautiful little budgie.


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Re: Pics of Gun [Re: Four Keets] #199126 07/13/07 10:06 PM
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AWWW! I love the colors!!!!!!!

Re: Pics of Gun [Re: The_Zookeeper] #199222 07/14/07 03:53 AM
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how ADORABLE!!!! he looks like such an innocent little bugger! smile

Re: Pics of Gun [Re: LoRaXspeek4keets] #199259 07/14/07 04:43 AM
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welcome to the forum.he's vry handsome and takes a great picture.when you get time read lisa forum on hand traing it will help you.by the way don't pay birds soundsit will confuse him and make it harder to bond with you. good luck


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Re: Pics of Gun [Re: big bad momma] #199291 07/14/07 12:37 PM
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I won't play any more birdie sounds. I thought that it would make it harder for him, but it's just so stinkin' cute when he looks around, chirping. I told the kids that we couldn't do it anymore and the he'll do it on his own soon. Poor Gun!! About the food, I am feeding him what he got at the pet store (not Petco, but it doesn't really matter) and I do mix it with the ZuPreem, he just never touches the stuff. OH, but he has started to eat the other seed in the store mix so that's a good thing. I can totally tell that he's getting more comfortable which makes me happy. He did play with one of his toys and he's eating in front of me now....YEEEAAAA!!! laugh Thanks for all ya'lls help, I need it!!! crazy


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Birds have their own quirks, including feed preferences. I wouldn't worry about him picking around the seeds, he probably needs time to settle in.

He is darling!

Re: Pics of Gun [Re: Blue Rain] #199307 07/14/07 03:41 PM
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he. is. SO. cute.


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Re: Pics of Gun [Re: Blue Rain] #199325 07/14/07 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Rain
Birds have their own quirks, including feed preferences. I wouldn't worry about him picking around the seeds, he probably needs time to settle in.

He is darling!


darling....yes! i like that word! he is indeed DARLING! laugh

and hey there sue! where've you been?!

cute birdie...and bule rain is right, my birdies are picky about their seed too--i wouldn't worry as long as he doesn't look too skinny, which would mean he's not eating enough. but he looks fine, and for the sake of nutrition, you might consider mixing his seed with organic baby food, and then trying to introduce him to fruits/veggies--it will ensure his health! smile

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