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We could be rescuing a grey today

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That sounds similar to what Alfie does with some of his toys- grabs them and lets go so they swing and then sticks his head under them for a scratch. 😂 

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Sydney is big on making telephone call sounds, and Maalik is big on answering them. So now I have phones ringing and birds answering them all day long!

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I think after all this bird has been through he must be pretty resilient and have a strong immune system. I don't think it will hurt to wait on the nail trim he needs to get his body weight back up but he may noit even be phased by the trim it is truly up to you as you should know him best. Love the phone story Greytness sounds so very Grey.

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We're convinced our Huey worked in a call center prior to coming to live here.   He has the most business sounding polite "Hello?" I've ever heard.  And he only does it when the phone rings.

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15 minutes ago, SRSeedBurners said:

We're convinced our Huey worked in a call center prior to coming to live here.   He has the most business sounding polite "Hello?" I've ever heard.  And he only does it when the phone rings.

Maalik has that business-like 'Hello' thing going on, too. Speaking of Maalik, one of the many things I absolutely love about him is that he'll 'ring the doorbell' as someone is walking up to the front door! His cage is positioned by the front window, so he as a great view of our front yard. We know when packages are arriving, the water is being delivered, and he also helps us screen solicitors!!

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After 3 days here, our little guy has emerged from his cage and stepped up for my son!!! He always knows how to communicate with birds and animals.

My heart is full!

 

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

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Great pictures.   Love seeing the progress, and so fast too.   He knows he bought a winning ticket.

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Thank you! Still lots of trust work left to work towards, but I am utterly amazed by how quickly this happened! He's extremely cage protective, and  understandably so. But once he's away from his cage, he was so  much better.

Sydney was able to take a maiden voyage flight around the room, too. First flight for him in over 8 years!

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I'll bet he was pretty clumsy!  Huey crash-landed into everything for a couple months before he got his muscles and skills built up.   He can now turn around in the hallway like GreycieMae.  He's not as talented as her but he gets around.

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1 hour ago, SRSeedBurners said:

I'll bet he was pretty clumsy!  Huey crash-landed into everything for a couple months before he got his muscles and skills built up.   He can now turn around in the hallway like GreycieMae.  He's not as talented as her but he gets around.

He was. Crash landed into a pile of my son's laundry, making it the one time I was appreciative of the messiness in his room!

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He's doing so well. Thank you for the photo updates. Maybe he knows he has hit the jackpot so is making the most of it!

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I believe he does. It's difficult for him to trust us yet, but I'm thrilled at how quickly he's becoming acclimated to everything. Five days!

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Beautiful baby!  He's sure making fast progress. He's probably thrilled to have finally landed in a good home.

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Wow, I,love following the updates.  He’s one lucky bird, and you are such an angel for rescuing him 

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Please keep his progress updated for us all, it is a beautiful thing.

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Any updates on this guy?   He reminds me of Huey, looks just like him in the photo above.  Huey has trust issues too but he's figured out how to get his hoomans to be at his beck (peck?) and call 😂

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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.

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Huey used to be nervous outside of his cage.   Unfortunately (not really!) for him, we're a cage-less house except for nighty-night time and he just had to deal with it.   It didn't take him but a few months till he was flying around and acting like the place was his - particularly his swingy rope in the kitchen where he now commands his ship, orders the chef around etc...

Huey tends to bite, usually only me as he prefers the ladies, when I try to put him on his rope perches.   He'll step up and immediately take a swipe a my hand.  He's got me a few times at the base of the thumb and ripped me open good.   He's super naughty that way.  I quickly learned to make him step up to the rope, never step back, because then his rope is between him and my hand.  I can pull down and back and he can't get me although he's learned to hang onto me with one foot and can still get me occasionally.

We've had him 9 months now and I'm just now getting to the point where he will let me pet him down the back (he doesn't take it as sexual with me at least) and give him a kiss on the beak and give him a hug.  9 long months!

 

 

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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'!

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