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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question about taming

I recently have adopted male and female Congo African Greys. The male is definitely more dominating and the female has a problem with plucking (a whole different thread.. LOL).

I am debating seperating them or keeping them together. I have two large cages, I spent several hours scrubbing and dissinfecting them from the poor living condition these guys were kept in. Which by the way was always together.

I am trying to tame them and have seperated them at first and which seemed to calm them down as well as going off the sunflower seed diet and other stressful things. Now they act as if they miss each other and I have been making sure they have social time together during the day. In order to keep taming them and training them is it necessary to continue seperating them or should I put them back in the same cage again?

Any thoughts would be helpful, I am a new parrot owner and new to this forum. Thanks!

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If they're not that stressed being separated, I would keep them that way. Taking away the sunflower will make a HUGE difference - sunflower is like caffeine, especially for Greys and Amazons. Sounds like you're on the right track!! Keep us updated with how they go!



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I can't offer any advice on taming older greys, but I would like to say good for you for taking them in and giving them a clean and healthy life.
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Thank you for reasuring me! So far they are doing great. I have them seperated at night but during the day I am allowing them out of their cages to interact or not interact with each other as much as they want. They are both getting more friendly and will take treats from my hand. However, they will not let me touch them yet. At least not willingly. The female is growing feathers back on her belly so I feel that I am on the right track. WHOOHOO!!!
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That's great that she's regrowing feathers! That means she may regain all her feathering, since the follicles aren't damaged! wonderful news



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