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Ray P

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  1. Happy hatch day Maalik. WE LOVE OUR GREYS FOR WHO THEY ARE.!!!
  2. Hello back and welcome to the best Grey forum on the internet
  3. I want to start this thread off on the right foot. #1 I am not an advocate for shouldering a parrot. #2 I am not an advocate against shouldering a parrot. When a relationship is strong and the time is right it is a beautiful thing; But you can`t rush into this. Weather you shoulder your parrot or do not shoulder your parrot is your decision. It`s not right for everyone. My left shoulder was her shoulder of choice. If I let her I think she would have spent her whole life there. She would climb up there and preen her feathers and enjoy the world around her, The one thing she would always do is get close to my head and lean against it and coo into my ear. God I miss that !!! .
  4. OH YAH< Corky loves the feet, especially the toes.
  5. Yes Cricket also had a strong bond with the wife and son.
  6. When a Amazon bonds its forever and very strong. We had a very large house. It was a log cabin. Crickets cage was in the family room that was between our great room and the master bed room. The master was on a upper level over the garage and had steps with a balcony that over looked the family room. When ever the wife wanted something she would come to the door of the great room and yell hay Ray and I would come out on to the balcony to see wat she wanted. My computer was in the master bed room so I was up there a lot. One day I thought I heard the wife call hay Ray so I went to the balcony to see what sew wanted. The wife was not there, but Cricket yelled Hi. When ever the wife yelled hay Ray I came to the balcony. From that point on when ever I was at my computer and Cricket wanted extra attention she would yell HAY Ray and when I came out of the bed room she would yell hi. I would always come down and giver some special time. Over the years this went on hundreds times .I always tried to make sure she never felt left out. It`s not the big things you remember. It`s the little things that that you remember that are important.
  7. When it comes to living with a Amazon there are many stories out there and a lot of them not so good. In many ways Zons and Greys are a lot alike in that relationships are built and not a given. You can pat a dog on his head and he will be as happy as a sissy in boys camp. Not so with a parrot. It`s work to develop a relationship and more work to keep it strong. Zons have a reputation of not being the easiest to live with. You need some big parrot experience to develop a respect and loving relationship with a Zon. They want to always be in control of their surroundings and seam to respect people with self confidence. It has taken me years to get over the loss of Cricket and to talk about her. So I would like share some of my memories of my special Amazon Cricket in my upcoming post. We will call it my home run relationship with my Zon. Greys and Amazons are awesome companions each in their own special way.
  8. What would you get if you crossed a Congo African Grey parrot and a Blue Fronted Amazon parrot ? ANSWER ; A Geek with an ATTITUDE !!
  9. Ray P

    Zombie! Aargh!

    I would use my computer and push cancel. That should take care of it.
  10. Ray P

    Superpowers!

    I would like to be strong. Not so strong that I smell bad. Just strong. Than I could take care of eliminating all the parrot poachers on the face of the Earth.
  11. From the looks of things it looks like you already have the best of everything and that`s the way it should . Sorry I missed your day. I hope it was the best ever. From Ray and Corky
  12. she is sweet thing, she is awesome !! I don`t see anything on her to be concerned about. Her feathers look great and OH those dark eyes !!
  13. Greys and Cockatoos are both hi dander parrots. You will end up doing a lot of dusting in your home, but they are worth it. People with allergies may have a difficult time around a Grey or a Too and need to get a air purifier to help clean the air and filter out the dust and dander. Enjoy your Grey. They are awesome !!
  14. It`s the dark eyes of a baby grey that sends me over the top. Look deep into those eyes and you can see their soul. Awesome looking baby Grey.
  15. Ray P

    Spring time

    Oh that regurgitate thing. Corky will do that and that`s how I know it`s time to walk away. She will be 20 years old on Dec. 5 of this year. Some times she is a sneak and will wait until she is on my shoulder be for she brings op a treat for me and will even try to put it in my mouth (yuck).😒
  16. The info the members have given you is correct. DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO ENCOURAGE THIS BEHAVIOR AS THIS CAN FRUSTRAT THEM. do not pet them on certain parts of the body . when they do this just walk away as you have become the chosen one. Come back when they stop.
  17. A question that can only be answered by member people of this forum. They are not flashy like a Amazon or Macaw. Just a plane grey parrot with a red tail. They are not the clowns like a Amazon, or the beauty of a Macaw. Just a plane grey parrot with a red tail. They can be very stand offish and only come around in their time. When they are young they have those very dark almost black eyes that change to yellowish green as they get older. What is it about them that catches your imagination that will pull you in like an electromagnet ?? What is t about them that keeps you loving them and fascinating about them that's keeps you in their grip for a life time. There has to be more than one answer to this question. Corky is my beauty in so many ways that I could never pick one. What are your thoughts about this mystical creature
    There is something special when it comes to seeing a Grey in the wild and free to come and go at their will.
  18. Looks like a well rounded grey to me.
  19. Long story short !! If you do it enough they will do it too
  20. Don`t sell Alfie short when it comes to change. Two years ago I lost my wife of 47 years and Corky went through her grief with us. She has adjusted to life the same as she would have to in the wild. When you share life with a grey they become more like you and vise a versa.
  21. There is no time like Grey time. I have had Corky for almost 20 years now and there is nothing hat she dose that will surprise me. She is ever changing in her actions and when you least expect it comes up with something new. There are times they want it their way and there is nothing you can do to change that. It`s their way of showing their independence. A grey is like a child. You just love them for who they are. When they say the time is right, well you know the rest.
  22. I have spent more time with Corky than I have in a long time !! In her mind she might want this thing to keep going on. I hope not, but she is having the time of her life with all the extra attention. I do hope we all make it through this, and I wish all my friends here the very best ! Be safe, stay home if you can.
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