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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by erithacus, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    I can see her happy...and skeptical....
    she’s flapping her wigs, she looks at him and she trusts to follow, the way she scrabbles while he is inside the nest box....she gets so upset but happy...she acts like she really wants this whole thing










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  2. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Wait till you hear chewing means nest box is being sorted to their individual wishes … adapted rather like humans do to their houses.
    Is it scrabbling or scratching with a proper kind of rhythm to it that you can hear?
    Did you put some wood chip in there? Something like beech bark chippings as nesting material?
     
  3. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    Is a bit dark in there and the vids are not easy to watch. The boy is always chewing before he gets inside. The more he chews the nestbox the more “upset”she gets. After chewing, he then gets inside and she acts like she has to get closer and closer no matter what. He gets inside there and goes down to the next chamber where the wood shavings are,and he keeps digging them (a lot). But He wants to get her inside there too, so he climbs back again he gets out of the nest to see where she’s at ,he kisses her and chews again the entrance (by the time he climbs up she is already almost outside the nest) and then he enters again


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  4. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    lol very encouraging things going on in there then even if they don't both agree on how the entrance should look :biggrin:
    Wonder if she's deciding if she actually does like his carpentry skills or if he needs to learn better DIY us females can be fussy you know :risas3:
     
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  5. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    Hahahha indeed you women can be confusing creatures, sometimes maybe :) :)

    somethings changed Tasha.....When they were at their past cage he boy used to chew it a lot. He had completely changed the nestbox shape from circle to something else. My girl, used to be so reluctant getting close to The hole. But now, he doesn’t chew that much, he acts like it’s his property he is
    Flapping his wigs when she approaches and he immediately gets inside. As for her, although she’s a bit scared and confused she acts like she has to follow. Like somethings driving her to get closer. This feeling she gets must be a really heavy thing like she’s compelled to follow him there. She gets extremely happy when he chews the hole and when he gets inside, panic and desire are the suitable words to Describe what posses her. She acts like she has to get there too, no matter what


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  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    He wishes to breed and is trying to encourage her too. He doesn't realise she is "part human" in her head and hasn't worked out all the parrot behaviour totally yet. It will come in time or not as the case maybe. :) mother nature will make the decisions as they come along. The Princess is learning to be more bird with the help of her suitor who seems to be very good at being gentle with her, guiding and encouraging.
    Some males can be very impatient and get frustrated and can be a bit bitey aggressive towards hens that don't quite understand things or have decided that the mate isn't quite what they wish in a partner. Gently does it and let them work it out don't be tempted to interfere unless one of the birds is at risk of being severely hurt or worse by the other, this applies to both sexes. Having said that now know your going to be worrying about it but don't as both seem very well balanced in their personalities and breeding time isn't really long so bonding will just replace it when that passes.
     
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  7. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    I hope they won’t get aggressive to each other :( I spend such a little time with them all day long are served food and greens early in the morning and left all alone until I get back and serve some fruits and nuts clean their cage and leave immediately. Im afraid I won’t be able to interfere since I won’t be there if this goes “ way south”.. only Friday’s and Saturday’s I’m there... I put that camera on the floor inside and spy a little bit just to check things and watch their chemistry.
    But I always scan them with my bare eyes, Their feathers condition their droppings their poops or count if feathers are missing on each wing. I mean I’ll understand I believe if someone’s hurt so I’ll be definitely be worried and sad maybe but I’m sure I’ll come back here and start “breathing” again
    But I really really really hope he won’t hurt my little princess. She follows him and joins him in the wooden room, and she does almost what he wants her to do. He should be more understanding and keep being patient and give her more credits because she is more willing and cooperative than she was last year. I can clearly see it...he can see it too, I hope. So she should get some recognition, not bullied


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  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    I think if there was going to be any aggression than it would have already happened by now
    He is an exceptionally good bird that you chose he's very steady and very patient and is obviously highly intelligent as he worked out you were no threat very quickly.
    I don't think there's going to be any bullying or fighting but worth pointing out for anybody else who is reading the thread and learning :) sometimes humans expect if they choose two birds to mate up that things will happen because they want them to happen rather than considering actually the two birds have to be chosen for their qualities in personality to match each other and there is still never a guarantee that they will bond as a pair let alone decide to become parents.
     
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  9. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    I have known hen birds be the bullies and have a pop at the males and do some serious damage so it's not a one sided thing lol
     
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  10. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Max has taken to knocking on the top of the Box and it dose resonate, I think I will have to get Mo some head ach pills :risas3::risas3:just think how long it has taken them too finally get together. I have too agree that both birds have made adjustments to the nest and the nest was not meant for greys as it was for my King parrots and L shaped. max is making some strange noises when he sits in it with her that sounds like a little chick squeaking, it not as none have hatched so I think he is just talking to the eggs and introducing himself to the little ones
     
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  11. Tulio

    Tulio Regular Member Registered

    Welcome Antonio! ;)
     
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  12. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member


    She knows this spot is his spot..our boy Marcus, likes chilling there and he always stands for a while at there before he enters the box. So she flies right there and asks him to perch there :


    Their code is so beautiful :)

    Good evening forum :)


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  13. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    They do look so very happy together :) a really good match :emoji_revolving_hearts:
     
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  14. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    Some Christmas Love :) :) :)




    Goodmorning forum :)


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  15. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Good morning,, you have two happy parrots there - well done.
    I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas.
     
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  16. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    It was wonderful @dianaT :) though you get to “meet” people that make u want to through up, but leaving this aside, it is great joining with family. It is something that won’t be forever so these moments are crucial to enjoy them the most, and ignore anything else :) :) :)

    Hope you all enjoyed these days :) :) :)


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  17. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    Here is a Christmas story :)
    My little princess is asking to be fed and come closer to this handsome and gentle prince called Marcus :))))



    Then she moves to the center of the aviary asking this handsome to go in that box and start exploring :)




    And he does so :)

    He spends some time in there exploring and getting inside the nestbox and then getting out again calling for my little princess to join him too


    https://youtu.be/fav2fJTAnRE

    But she’s not. Shes a bit afraid, So he flies back out again and leads showing her the safe way :)

    https://youtu.be/c7Vl0F7SvfI

    But unfortunately this doesn’t work either, so is better just chill and relax and leave this whole thing for another day :))))))

    https://youtu.be/k6r5CioLZGM


    Happy new year forum :)


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  18. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    Really cold days lately here . The temperature dropped to zero for almost 2 days. I was so worried for my birdies...it’s been a week since I covered their cage with blankets and put an Extra plastic thing all around it. And almost a month since I started feeding them extra fatty things for them to gain some fat. But still I was so worried for my little princess...since she plucks and has less feathers compared to our boy :(. They looked just fine though and Marcus kept feeding my girl and both kept doing all this nest game thing regardless the cold...they were not complaining for the cold at all. But on Monday night snowed in Athens (Athens is surrounded by mountains)...Tuesday was the night I just couldn’t let her anymore out there. I was reluctant catching Marcus and getting him inside the house too, so I just took my girl inside with me, and put an alarm every 2 hours in the night go and check for my boy too. They said It would be the last night of cold....I Did not sleep at all, all night long kept checking Marcus (seemed really comfortable) but I had a really nice time (no one could see us)





    I didn’t pet her I just gave her belly a kiss :(
    In the morning before dawn he was calling her did a sweet whistle he does when calling her... he knew she’s safe, He knew she’s with me....and she was stretching her tail and wing while hearing him calling in the dark. I immediately took her back to him. Both my birdies are safe and sound guys... but I need to solve this thing with the winter cold. This week has been a torture for me

    Goodmorning forum :)


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