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About Greytness

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    parront of 2 dusky conures, one pineapple GCC, one Panama Amazon, 2 CAGs, one BHC, one Ekki one Jardine's, one scarlet, one miligold and one Meyers parrot

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    San Diego

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    Volunteer rescue work for 2 German Shepherd rescues

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  1. Greytness

    Blackout!!!

    That's horrible! Praying that his sight and hearing will return once his O2 sats return to within normal ranges.
  2. Greytness

    We could be rescuing a grey today

    Yeah, I'm hunkered down for a very long haul with him. What is it with them and going for the web of your hand? So tenderly painful! Huey just 'saw the light'!
  3. Greytness

    We could be rescuing a grey today

    It's going to be a very long and slow process. I am able to get him out of his cage if he's 'in the mood', if you know what I mean. Once he's outside his cage, it's as if a switch has been flicked on, and he immediately becomes very anxious, quivering the shoulder portion of his wings. Near his cage he's a velociraptor. Away from his cage I can at least hold him for a bit before 'the bite' happens. I finally heard the very first phrase he's ever uttered: 'Hey stupid'. 😞 Not surprised.
  4. Greytness

    Is this Normal?

    He could have munched on those after the fact. Mine like to use molted feathers as back scratchers! They also like to chew on the tips afterwards.
  5. Greytness

    Is this Normal?

    You can tell by looking at the feather's shaft as to whether it was barbed off or not. If the tips look chewed, and you know he didn't chew them after the fact, then likely it's plucking. The tips from those feathers at the top of your picture look like they were naturally molted. Do you see any bald areas on his body? I'm thinking that it's likely a heavy molt.
  6. Greytness

    How to put grey in to box

    This is so not right. Aggressive birds can be toweled for a nail trim. Sheez! Please seek someone else to do the trim. This is way over the top in my opinion.
  7. Greytness

    Getting 1 african grey from a pair

    If they're bonded, they will mourn their loss. Is there a way that you could work out a deal to take them both rather than to have them separated? I'm thinking about their well-being as a bonded pair.
  8. Greytness

    The Parrots Prayer

    This is spot on!
  9. Greytness

    Shaming

    I think that your sign is shame enough!
  10. Greytness

    Shaming

    I saw this on a FB group and thought of you when I saw Huey's name. Didn't realize that it actually WAS your Huey!
  11. Greytness

    NEED HELP

    I agree with Neoow regarding no shoulder time if he's a biter. It's all about learning to read their cues. My new rescue bites whenever he's on or near his cage. He was cage bound for 8 years, so he's extremely cage protective. Once he's away from his cage, he's very anxious, so I must make all movements slowly so as not to frighten him. I will not pet him yet. For now it's all about getting him used to perching on my hand. Once he's completely comfortable with that, I will watch his eyes and feathers for signs that it might be the right moment to introduce stroking and petting. Again, it's all about Grey time. If you can't respect their time, you and your family will get bit. Simple as that.
  12. Greytness

    Partner for African Grey

    There is absolutely no guarantee that Rudy will accept another bird. I have 12 birds, and only a few get along. If you decide to get another one, you need to go in with an open mind that he might not connect with him.
  13. Greytness

    Introducing another bird into home

    After a 30 day quarantine, you can put their cages next to each other.
  14. Greytness

    Isaac Meets Casper the Baby Grey

    For us, with 12 birds, it's all about structure. They know when they're going to be fed, what time of day they'll be let out of their cages, in what order they'll be coming out, and when I'll be interacting with them one-on-one. It's incredible how they've learned to expect what's up next. Since they're all flighted, and not all of them get along, they're let out in 'get along' groups. They even know when, and in what order I'll be returning them to their cages, and will usually head back inside on their own when they see the order. Birds truly are intelligent little beings!
  15. Greytness

    I Am...

    I love this! Am going to copy/paste it on another forum that's seeing an uptick in people looking to rehome their birds for absolutely ridiculous reasons.
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