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Exotic Feathers Bury

Discussion in 'Pet Shops' started by Walkdr12345, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jasper grey

    Jasper grey Regular Member

    Clover looks beautiful lovely picture, enjoy your lovely birdy.
     
  2. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    It sounds as this was done by the shop as your bird had clearly learnt to fly well when he was young. I am pleased firstly you will let the feathers grow back and that the bird has a good home away from that shop
     
  3. CaptainHowdy

    CaptainHowdy Regular Member

    Can't say I'm impressed either tbh. All the pics showed clipped birds.
    The one with the African grey youngsters shows a poor quality seed mix full of sunflower seeds.
    There's a picture showing the front of the shop which is all glass and a cockatoo sat on a perch right by it. So not only unsafe in terms of the door being opened with loose birds but what happens if something falls or collides with the window and smashes it?
     
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  4. Walkdr12345

    Walkdr12345 Regular Member

    My view on clipped IRN is it also depends on the pet shop had I said I'd been to a number of pet shops looking for a ringneck only to see wild bird unclipped smashing off a cage way too small for 1 let alone 3/4 it was heart breaking to see
     
  5. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    your bird was hand reared and would not act like a wild bird. even the more untamed ringnecks should not be in a small cage environment I will agree. clipping the wings makes a bird have to rely on us and this is what causes problems later in there life along with health issues. I have had quite a few ringnecks here owing to different issues and by far the birds that had a history of being clipped at a young age have the biggest problems. Beryl was a wild bird with close DNA to the African population Pringle came from the Farrell flocks of south east London Joe Joe was Aviary and Dobbie was originally hand reared and none had been clipped. these are just an example of how these birds can gain trust in humans compared to Jeff a lovely ringneck that was clipped when young and even with all the love and care finally mutilated itself to a state that the injuries caused its death. I work with many ringnecks and it is not unknown for me to visit a member of a bird that is frightened of humans and as you say goes to the back of the cage to have it on my hand and passed to its owner and letting the owner stroke its head in one evening. Beryl was a free flyer and great with every one just loved our time together. Pringle was extremely close and with my amazon would follow me around the home Dobbie has now taken Pringles place in the flock and with Pip love to watch me and what I am doing. Joe Joe will also let me handle him but like more independence none have any issues although none trusted me from the start and I had to work with them they come on me because they want to and not because its the easiest way of getting our attention and what we want.
     
  6. Walkdr12345

    Walkdr12345 Regular Member

    My IRN is part clipped but like I said I'll be letting them grow back, But he is very friendly after a day and half with his cage open he's come to me for a apple and he's steps up like a good one lol he's still a bit nervous but that's to be expected
     
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  7. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    yes that is to be expected it ok we are not saying about you but the shop you bought him from so please understand you have our full support. to me the people whom fill the need to clip the wings of a bird so it will need a human and there for appears more friendly do so for two reasons firstly it helps to sell the bird and secondly they have not taken the time to get the bird to accept them naturally. I can tell your bird was clipped later in its life and hopefully will not suffer the problems of a young bird in the same position. Enough said on the issue as I want to help you get the best from your bird
     
  8. Walkdr12345

    Walkdr12345 Regular Member

    I hope it will be ok
     
  9. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    It will and I promise you will have my full support if an issue dose occur but it is more unlikely. I know the ringneck more than any other parrot apart from the Senegal and studded, learnt and handled many.
     
  10. Walkdr12345

    Walkdr12345 Regular Member

    Thanks? What should I do and don't
     
  11. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    First thing is never try to force him to go to you have a treat and offer it and let him come over to investigate it. talk quietly and get your seat by his stand read a book out to him the reaction of fright must be stopped before proceeding. He will soon show you he trusts you and be happy retrieving the treat then its the next step of getting him to step up (I know he is doing both now but the big difference is the bird is not doing it to please you but he is doing it to please himself) to see if this first stage has worked do the same but without the treat being shown or on display, removing the treat give him no special incentive or motivation, if he comes over to your hand then give the treat once you are happy that he is happy please come back on and I will guide you to the next step.
     
  12. Walkdr12345

    Walkdr12345 Regular Member

    Cheers m8
     
  13. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Clover is beautiful! Glad to hear you are going to let his wings grow back in. :biggrin: