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The Wonderful World of the Pionus Parrot Species => Bronze-Winged => Topic started by: Cetan on November 08, 2012, 05:44:22 PM

Title: New Bronze Wing boy is home!
Post by: Cetan on November 08, 2012, 05:44:22 PM
My new bronze wing boy is here. He was hatched 9/14/11 and if from Wing Nuts Aviary. He did quite well on the drive home and then had his vet check up and seems healthy. My regular vet wasnt in this afternoon but we saw another vet in the practice who does a lot of avian work (and has a M2 herself). He didnt seem too happy with her and did bite her pretty hard and drew blood. He ate when we got home and is now taking a nap, he must be exhausted from all the changes and excitement.
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Post by: Al_96789 on November 08, 2012, 07:28:50 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: Jan on November 09, 2012, 11:29:57 AM

Congrats!  Now, where is the pic of this little guy?
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Post by: Cetan on November 09, 2012, 12:26:20 PM
I have to get a better picture, the only one I have is too dark. This morning Adam, my Blue Head, was acting up, he must smell the new boy. Adam was sitting on top of his cage but fluffed up and angry and he wouldnt let me scratch his head which he usually loves. Then every morning when I walk by with the parakeets bath dish he likes to take a sip (it is just the same spring water in everyones bottles) but this morning instead of taking a sip he tried to knock it out of my hand.
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Post by: Cetan on November 09, 2012, 01:12:27 PM
Here is the too dark picture. He is really cute, the eye ring is coral and he has some coral color on his chest. He has been molting so has that rumpled Pionus look
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Post by: maxsmom on November 12, 2012, 08:57:47 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: Cetan on November 13, 2012, 07:09:10 PM
A couple of pictures taken this morning with my cell phone. His name is Chante which is the Lakota word for heart
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Post by: maxsmom on November 14, 2012, 03:23:29 AM
Chante, you are quite handsome! You have a great new home! Welcome
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Post by: E on November 14, 2012, 12:33:15 PM
Congrats! 
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Post by: maxsmom on November 16, 2012, 04:33:37 AM
How is Adam's adjustment to new addition going? Getting any better?
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Post by: Cetan on November 16, 2012, 02:11:45 PM
Adam has calmed down, the past few days he has been back to wanting his head scratches. Last night Chante came out and did not want to ge back inhis cage and he still does not know step up so it was an adventure getting him back in. Well Adam must have thought that looks like fun because this morning he was on top of his cage and usually as soon as I put some fresh nutriberries in he runs back in to eat. But this morning he refused to go back in, he doesnt always step up  and he can be stubborn, the next thing he flew across the room to the parakeets flight cage and finally I was able to get him to go back - and was almost late for work!
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Post by: maxsmom on November 17, 2012, 03:44:32 AM
The adventure of multiple pi begins! I am sure they will influence each other and keep company from across the room. Glad Adam is adjusting
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Post by: Cetan on November 27, 2012, 07:15:44 PM
One thing I have noticed since Chante has been here - Adam gets Roudybush AL (he had fatty liver symptoms when he came to me as a result of an all seed diet) which he eats but he prefers his Zupreem natural and Nutriberries. Chante was raised on Roudybush maintenance  in addition to fresh foods which everyone gets. I think Adam sees Chante eating his Roudybush and suddenly all Adam wants to eat is his Roudybush, he now finishes the entire dish before touching his Zupreem!  Chante is quite a chewer, he might be part beaver. I gave him a chew toy which was 4 strands of wood, coconut shells and husk, cuttlebone rings; Adam had one just like it and he will  gently chew it and maybe has chewed through a few pieces of it. I gave a similar one to Chante and it was demolished in under a week. He just got a chew toy of natural pieces of wood that seems kind of hard but he has chewed about 1/4th of it up already (2 days) and there are pieces of wood everywhere.  The woman who raised him said her Pis all seem to be big chewers and maybe they get it from being around her Cape Parrots.
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Post by: maxsmom on November 27, 2012, 07:42:28 PM
So Chante is a great influence!  :)
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Post by: Cetan on November 29, 2012, 01:34:55 PM
here are a couple  of pictures from today
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Post by: Maxi on November 29, 2012, 02:34:27 PM
My goodness.     He is gorgeous! 
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Post by: maxsmom on November 29, 2012, 06:47:25 PM
Quite regal
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Post by: momazon on November 29, 2012, 07:57:35 PM
He is beautiful!  Congratulations :wink1:
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Post by: Cetan on December 18, 2012, 11:19:56 AM
We are still working on step up and socializing. When in or on his cage he still backs away from my hand but if he flies off the cage and lands on the floor he will look up at me with those big wide eyes saying 'help me mom' and then is more than willing to step up onto my hand. Today he even sat still on my hand for about 5 minutes and let me scratch his head so I guess we are making progess.
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Post by: Maxi on December 18, 2012, 03:08:02 PM
Well that sounds like good progress.     Does he see you interacting with Adam?   I swear sometimes jealousy works better than anything else I can think of.
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Post by: Cetan on January 13, 2013, 10:42:31 AM
Today Chante flew off his cage and when he stepped up onto my hand I sat down with him in my lap and he let me give him head and neck scritches for quite a while. He then tried to fly off and when he stepped onto my hand he flew off again right into Adam's open cage door, Adam was perched on top of the door. Well Adam looked not happy over this and started to go back into the cage all fluffed up looking. It took a minute or two but I was able to get Chante out while a puffed up Adam was hissing at him and my hand when it got too close to Adam. Now Chante is sitting on his cage, Adam on his and all is peacefull - except my green cheek conure is trying to eat my computer
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Post by: Dartman on January 13, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
Yep, got to be carefull about that. A oppen cage that's not your own is a big draw for any bird and the owner is usually not to happy about a stranger in HIS house. The House Finch we rescued would not leave Nerd or his cage alone, much to the regret of her toes and foot
She lost the end of two toes when she kept hanging out on his cage and Nerd decided she was evil and needed to be slowly witteld down to nothing one part at a time. She was fast and hard to catch when she snuck out and bothered him. She also ended up in his cage once and I did the same but I had to grab him while he growled and tried to bite and get away and grab her with the other hand  :shocking:
She's lucky she survived and Nerd was pretty put out too.
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Post by: Pennysmom on January 23, 2013, 03:00:35 PM
 :icon_mrgreen: What a lovely little guy congrats
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Post by: Cetan on May 06, 2013, 08:09:02 PM
A breakthrough yesterday. Adam flew over to Chante's cage and they both peacefully coexisted on top for a long time, only one minor flare up where Chante hissed at Adam, Adam turned around all fluffed up and Chante ran to the other side of the cage. They even both got showers up there because I was vacuuming and both boys diod the wings spread, tail spread dance
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Post by: Dartman on May 06, 2013, 08:34:35 PM
Sounds like great progress to me, just keep an eye on everyone while out together  :clapping:
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Post by: Al_96789 on May 06, 2013, 11:45:13 PM
Both are fantastic looking birds!
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Post by: Cetan on June 08, 2013, 09:29:17 AM
More progress. Both boys are on top of Chante's cage, I looked over and Adam was preening Chnate's head and face!
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Post by: E on June 08, 2013, 10:11:19 AM
Oooh! A dream come true, or?
Congrats!  :woohoo1: So happy for you all.

Adorable pics in the thread. ♥
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Post by: momazon on June 08, 2013, 10:31:06 AM
 :cool1:  You are doing it right!  They are gorgeous birds, and now they are meshing. Congratulations!
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Post by: Louise9460 on June 08, 2013, 04:14:06 PM
Your birds are really beautiful.  :heart:

And how great to hear of your progress - congratulations.  :partyblow:
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Post by: Al_96789 on June 08, 2013, 07:59:42 PM
Great to hear!
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Post by: maxsmom on June 10, 2013, 12:43:00 AM
Oh wow! Excellent to hear of progress