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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: BLR] #389801 11/22/09 04:24 PM
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when they are frightened they often go into statue mode. Also the vet will know how to hold Paris so he/she can examine them and not injure the bird. There is a special technique to use...our vet showed us when we had to give meds to Emily.



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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: cyberbud] #389811 11/22/09 06:06 PM
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I just got a new cage! Our old one had two birds and it was like 16x16x20, which sucks yeah. Now it's just her, and I bought her a beautiful cage that is 26x18x31, and I just spent all day setting it up :):):):)

I put it where her old cage was, I put her old ladder and food containers in, and I put her favorite swing she sleeps on every night the highest I could in the cage.

She still won't go in, but hopefully she'll get hungry soon, see the food in the new cage, and then go in, eat, and try her new toys!

It is a little overcrowded with the toys, but she still has more room then the old cage, and I think she'll love it when she gives it a chance smile

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: G M Kenny] #389816 11/22/09 06:31 PM
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They are very courious so that will help also. To tell you the truth, probably when you quit worrying about it and go on about your business, you will look around and she will be in the cage. Seems to always work that way.

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Right now I'm just sitting in the room where the cage is on the laptop, refreshing the page every few minutes. I have music on and she's chirping but I can see she's hungry and I think she's looking for food on the ceiling fan, she still won't go in to eat frown

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If the cage has a flat top you could put some food on top of the cage so she will at least go to the top of it.

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It's been over an hour now and I left her alone in the room, she still hasn't gone to eat, and there's no droppings in the cage, the cage doesn't have a flat top, what should I do?

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Still hasn't gone in

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: G M Kenny] #389828 11/22/09 09:25 PM
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Have patience!!! And put extra treats and millet in the new cage clip some millet to the open door. Go to the cage and play with the toys, splash the water, then go read a book.

Worse case, you can dim the lights, catch Paris and put her in the cage.

Keets can't see well in the dark...sometimes you have to use that to your advantage.

Keep us posted!

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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: cyberbud] #389835 11/22/09 10:08 PM
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Still hasn't gone in, I put food on a tissue on the cage door.

I felt bad so I put some food on the ceiling fan before, I cleaned it now to put food on her cage door, and she was eating on the fan, she hasn't had anything to drink all day though.

I usually put her to bed 4 hours from now, if she's not in from now, will I have to catch her? How will I catch her?

She looks so sad and hungry sitting on the ceiling fan, I can tell she wants to rest :s

Why doesn't she just go in?

Edit: Now she's trying to find food on the fan, this sucks to watch, wish she would just go eat in her cage already

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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: G M Kenny] #389841 11/22/09 10:52 PM
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You will catch her, if necessary, when the light is dim with no problem. I remember once Emily would come so I turned off all light, used the light from my cell phone to find her, offered her a perch, she jumped on, and I put her to bed.

Have you tried putting a perch near her to see if she will hop on????

Try not to get anxious...they can sense this...

Have you tried leaving the room? maybe she will investigate if you're not watching.

I'll be watching for an update!!!

Kathy


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