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  1. Talon

    Only a Grey

    Only a Grey would do this....not an Amazon.....I work with a Jamaican Guy, he is a very very dark Jamaican. My parrots in their lifetime have only seen “white” people....so when he came over for the first time a couple of weeks ago...I brought him into my bird room where Talon, Nilah and Rikki were in their cages...Nilah did her usual excitement and show offs, but she was definitely cautious...Talon was very cautious and stayed quiet. But Rikki....her eyes bugged out of her head, and she immediately went to the back of her cage and didn’t move..it was clear she was quite scared....I did let her and Talon out...she flew as fast as she could far away from us and stayed up high in another room... she was quite upset and didn’t know what she was seeing...😜 it it was interesting how they reacted..something I never thought about before.
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    Accident at the house today

    Omg! I LOVE that!!! So clever!
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    Aloe Vera (Plant)

    I don't see a problem with you doing that. That's what many people do to use on themselves. It's a great idea in my opinion!
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    Only a Grey

    Thank you Neoow...you stated my attempt exactly..spot on! I too, don't invite people over, so my birds are only exposed to my family mostly..They are what you'd call "sheltered" :0
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    Will this cage be fine

    Beautiful cage & set-up!! About once a month, I make a big mix of Veggies, rice, pasta, quinoa, and freeze it in containers to feed out daily before I go to work.
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    Only a Grey

    Janet, no where in my post did I write that ALL Grey's are afraid of dark skinned people, I simply said that MY Greys have never seen anyone other than very white skinned people, seeing a very black Jamaican was a new experience to them just like a new toy can be and they were very scared to have him approach their cage without them first having the opportunity to see him from a distance in "grey" time. He did not speak to them, just looked, so it was't anything verbal, or movement. He jsut looked..then soflty said, "their beautiful". The is MY birds reaction based in only what they know and have experienced in THEIR world. This was never meant to play any racist card. I work 2 jobs and at both my work places, I, as a white person am the minority.. ALL my co workers are Mexican, Guatemalia, and Jamaican and I consider them all friends to me. FROM JAYD: I do not know what is going on at the Grey Forum....but the purpose seems to me to be no longer to help but to spar over who knows the most or who is the best. I have almost completely quit posting because of the ridicule I have received. This is the Grey Forum....spell that "GREYT" Forum..... Let's all get back together to help each other to enrich the lives of our companion parrots. I couldn't agree more!!
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    Only a Grey

    Thank you Jay. ❤️ Luv parrots, you need to reread my post... You totally misunderstood me. I meant, in my house only a grey would be so upset about someone who looks so different from the "norm" of anything they have been exposed to in their world. I know my birds, and I know when they are very upset and scared. Had she seen dark skinned people with tans, yes, but never the blackest skin in a human before and she was very upset. Even my 19 year old saw her reaction, and said, "oh yea, she's never seen a black skinned person before, it's new to her". I was kind of hesitated about making this post, and maybe I should just delete it, some people would rather misinterpret. It was just a fact, and silly me, I just wanted to share with what I thought was family..
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    Prayers for her. Hope all is well. Please keep us updated Jayd
  9. Talon

    Is this Normal?

    That does seem like a bit more than normal. How is the humidity in the room ? Do you,have some soothing music perhaps? Please try not,to,worry, they can sense when you are under stress and will react accordingly. You need to be relaxed and calm around them .
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    Partner for African Grey

    Judy offers good advice! I second it.
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    Adopted new grey

    Congrats on rescuing this beautiful grey. He is very lucky. I would do away with the dowel, those are scary if they are not used to it. If you put you hand facing down and make a fist, when you ask him to step up, there really is nothing for him to latch onto. This will help gain trust. Does he know how to step up? Please be careful of the bleach, that’s toxic and very bad for them. They have delicate respiring sytems and can die very quickly from toxic fumes. No candles, air fresheners, self cleaning ovens or chemicals.
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    Wow, I,love following the updates. He’s one lucky bird, and you are such an angel for rescuing him
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that! What a sweetheart! He is forever yours....such a resilient precious gift.
  14. Talon

    Bird Mites From Doves and Outdoor Aviary

    I have an outdoor aviary & never felt the reason to worry about bird mites. I do not leave them out there full time,but in the last 4 years, the only thing I watch if the wasps that may make it inside which I am right there to make sure they are gone asap.
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    I agree, wait on the nail filing. This is a critical time for him, what happens these next few weeks will determine how he acts around human touch and handling. Leave him be..
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    Did I go too big?!

    Not too big! I buy macaw cages for my greys. Rabbit toys are cheap, just make sure they are bird safe.
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    Oh I am soooo happy!! You guys did great. What a sweet bird and so lucky! Thanks for the pics! How heartbreaking to see how he was kept. You are a true angel. Please keep the updates coming!
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    Is ruby really a Rudy? Lol

    There is no way to tell the sex without a dna test.
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    Should I Get A Buddy for Issac?

    I am all for another bird. My greys have no use for my Amazon, but knowing they are not alone while I’m at work is a source of comfort for me. They all have their own cages, but I think they like knowing they are a “family”. They don’t preen or play with each other, in fact Talon my grey and my Amazon play chase at times. But they do see very secure in the fact that they have other birds near them.
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    I hope you can rescue him...prayers
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    Thank you, for those of us who never breed and haven’t seen new babies. That was a fun fact to see!
  23. Talon

    I'm Back !! (The Old Jay)

    Jay...Maggie...you both know how I feel....and WHY I seem "busy" you know what that is about..... You both will always have a special place in my heart...I WILL speak for other members...and if they don't like what I say, they can disappear...but OUR BIRDS HAVE A BETTER LIFE IN OUR HOMES BECAUSE OF THE ADVICE & HELP YOU HAVE OFFERED OVER THE YEARS. I know I have more knowledge because of you..NO ONE can take that away from you & you should be proud of all you have done in life. I am sad you don't recognize all the great threads & posts you have done for our fids. You should be focusing on all the GOOD things you've accomplished here & nothing else. THAT is Gods wish ( and mine ) THANK YOU to the members that took the time out of your busy lives to post in this thread....MOST of you don't know the depth of Jays declining health, I do & have respected his wishes not to discuss it here on the forum, but the fact that he is still able to communicate to Maggie so she can write for him here is a difficult task in itself,. Love to you both as always..<3 ❤️
  24. Talon

    Does your grey curse?

    Well, sadly..Nilah does yell “damn it!” She picked that up from me when I got really mad one day when I broke a much loved possession......😣
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    Springtime Amazon

    Well it is clearly spring.....Nilah is VERY hormonal. She is a crazy wild woman! Ever since my daughter started bringing home boyfriends years a go...Nilah has attacked every female who enters my house...it is very bad when it’s spring...soooo....it’s very difficult for my 2 sons when they bring their girls friends home...Nilah will go full blown attack at them. Problems being once she’s out of her cage for the day, there’s no getting her back in until bedtime...and NO I absolutely won’t keep her cage bound on my day off from work...I also can’t have visitors unless she’s in her cage so I discourage guests... How many years of this do I have to deal,with this behavior???? I am the only one who can handle her and she is bonded to me, so I’m not a problem...but any other female is..... I welcome any opinions or advice to help us thru...