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~~Kachina Raye Venturing Out~~

These were taken this morning. Kachina Raye climbed on the door of his enclosure, so I moved his portable play perch close to him. After a little coaxing he climbed on. He enjoyed playing while I fixed the rest of the flock's breakfast.

He does love to play and is doing great. It won't be long til he accepts me and begins to bond.











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He is so perfect! That last photo made me melt

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I could fall in love with that adorable parrot.
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Thank ya'll Ladies! It is awesome to watch Kachina Raye grasp perches and his enclosure wire with his widdle stubby tootsies like we grasp things with our palms. Those nubs are so darn agile as if he had velcro attached to the bottom of them. LOL

That last photo he had been scratching his neck. At one point he turned his head away from me and I was able to s
give him a little scritch without his knowing it. He is getting much better about me not being his breeder Mommy he still looks for. He doesn't actually cry for her, he just looks a bit disappointed when he sees me and was hopin for her to come get him. I'm used to that what with going through it 8 times now. He's not a nippy boy when I do get to pick him up. He just complains about it a lot.
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Bless him. He will soon come around! How old is he? I was just assuming he was weaned but I'm wondering if you are still feeding him?

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Oh yes Kachina Raye is fully weaned. He had been off formula according to his breeder for a month before we set up the time to come pick him up. He eats very well on a variety of foods including fresh & cooked. He will be 7 months old the 30 of this month. I don't ever bring any of my birds home from their breeders without being fully weaned and eating very well on their own. Too much can go wrong if they are not ready to make the move in my personal opinion. He was ready to come home 3 weeks before I went to pick him up, but I had to postpone the 300 mile round trip due to my hubby Jerry getting sick. He had a bad prostate infection suddenly come up and we needed to get that cleared up first. He couldn't have made the trip with the pain he was in. The breeder was fine with the delay.

Kachina Raye is basically like Angel was when I brought him home with his younger brother Roscoe. Angel was 9 months old and totally bonded to his breeder who spent extra time with him due to his disabilities. It took Angel a little over a yr to really bond with me. He held back in his feelings still missing his first Mommy. I could do anything I needed and hold him, no problem. I could tell tho that I didn't have his full love til he decided one day it was time to accept me.

Kachina will have to come to that conclusion too and then he will accept me. The special ones do bond really close to the one who was their 'savior' in the beginning when they were vulnerable babies. Understanding that makes a world of difference in the relationship. And gives me the understanding of patience to let them decide when they are ready.

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It's wonderful that you don't push your birds, especially as babies. Unfortunately a lot of people think that when they take on a hand raised baby that the bird is bomb-proof and will love everybody. What people don't realize is that they're hand raised under conditions that aren't exactly ideal and they still have a long way to go. It is the new owners job to socialize them well and not upset them. They're far more sensitive than we can imagine. I'm glad you treat them with such respect

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Thanks Daisy. That is a sad fact when many new to parrots rush their babies and then give up on them too soon. Their like human children in a way and need guidance and love their whole life.

Thought I'd give a little insight as to how Kachina Raye came to be in my flock. Back in July of this year I was quite fine with my flock and was not planning to add to it any time soon if ever.

I co-admin on a small parrot forum with two other ladies, Wendy and Debra. Wendy who lives in the UK finds out from Audrey, one of our SMods who lives in Ohio that there is a baby Blue Throated Macaw in Texas in need of a home that is familiar with special needs birds. Audrey wanted Sugar Ray (Ray Ray for short) as he was named by his breeder, but she found out she could not legally own him. The BTM was added to the Endangered Species List last year in November 2013. That made ownership of BTMs restricted to residents of the state in which they are hatched . I already knew about the law and the restrictions on BTMs.

Audrey tells Wendy about Ray Ray. She immediately decides this little bird needs to come live with me. So she sends me the photos of him Audrey had gotten from his breeder, who is also a Wendy, knowing full well if I saw that adorable widdle face and sweet stubby toes, I would never be able to say no. She was right.

So our standing joke between Wendy, Audrey & me is that a little macaw had to go through several states & many miles to over the 'Big Pond' and then back to Texas to get to his new home & Mommy.

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