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Sophie: She is 12months old. Parent raised. But has settled well with her owner.
I found her on our local auction site, needing a new home, and I have a weakness for birds in need.
I am not sure how to describe her condition. But lets say I feel she is a little low on size and weight. Her feather condition is how I would describe as poor. But have seen an improvement already.
I got her pooh sample sorted. And that came back good.
The owner felt she could not keep her due to a change in her circumstances. And her husband to be is not a bird person. And you guessed it Sophie was bonding to her owner and not liking the others in the house.
I could of taken a hand raised baby up here, but declined and told Sophie's owner why I chose Sophie, after I had paid, that is. So she did not think I was trying to knock her asking price down.
We rolled in at 6.28pm. Left at 6.15am in the morning.
Long day and 800kms later.
Our first meeting went well I feel.
She was not responsive towards me. She was most interested in Dexter though.
We had a cuppa and I spent most of an hour talking to her and trying to get her to step up for me. Nah! I am not into pushing and was less than sure about where she would bite me. That changed a bit after she got her claws tangled up in her owners top and I stepped in to help. Panic "Who is this man" She went to ground and then got caught in the carpet. Again I went to help and she let me sort her claws then wanted to be away from me. Still no bites and just a little soft beaking.
Time came that we needed to hit the road. So I got hold of her in a towel just in case. Sure she did not like it much and did offer her beak once. She was placed on the back of the seat passengers side where I sat and Chris took the first shift for the drive home, so I could watch her and read how she was dealing with all this. To my delight she seemed to respond to my voice and moved towards me a few times when I talked to her.
Where was Dexter. Keeping out of her way. He was not sure about this. And he did not get a lot of food on the way up as he would not go past her to the food bowl. At one stage he did get some shut eye on my shoulder. So I guess he is not too wound up. And lets face it he had a super long day as well.
Took some vids and some photos. Some I have posted in Photos and Vids section.

Moving on It has been 4weeks now and things are going well. She takes good interest in me and I can see it is only a matter of time she will either fly to me or step up. I am at the point where I can touch her beak and have managed to stroke her chest twice. She will take food from my hand and mouth. And I have had her, when helping her step on to my arm.
She talks ok and we have heard her practicing when she is on her own in the bird room. She has company as such as I have had a Sun Conure in and have two Cockatiels. No closed cages. And Sophie has taken to one spot on top of one of the cages.
She does seem to be conditioning up well already.


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Gaining her trust is taking time. I lost a lot of ground, after getting hold of her to trim her nails. One or two were well over grown and that was why she had got caught up in things. Plus I wanted to get a closer look at two toes that seem to been wrong.
So it has taken time to recover that ground. She is now steeping up on her own more often when I am spending time with her, and she lets me touch her beak and chest. This gets a little better every week as she becomes used to the touching.
I think having them cage free and them having that bit more independence, makes it harder to interact, unless they want to. But we are at a point where she comes to see what I am doing in the bird room. This was way after dark last night. I had to go down after lights out as I forgot to rinse the sprouts.
One thing is for certain. She has conditioned up since being here.




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She's gorgeous, those beautiful blue rings around her eyes are just too cool!

She looks like she is doing well already under your care beautiful feathering, and she is obviously coming around with you one on one.

I know I'd love to see and hear more about how she's coming along so please keep up the informative posts and pics.








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Sophie has definitely improved since coming to you Clive. Feather condition is so much better, nice and tight and glossy. You have done an amazing job with her.
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gorgeous Bird love the colours and her feather health is so much better...

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I must get some new pics.
Things are very positive. She has been stepping up on me much more often now.
I am not training her as such. Just letting her decide if she wants to or not.
Having the other guys coming to me must help her understand I am ok. Yesterday I had her step up on my arm, Alex wanted badly to get to me and climbed up the other arm. And Bubbles flew over and landed on my head. Now this would of been alright except Alex has shown a little bit of jealousy towards one or two of the Tiels. So he went after Bubbles, who flew off setting Sophie to fly off as well and Alex. That was the end of that for the day.
When you see how we interact you may freak out. I have her trust, but know at ant time she could hurt me. It is all high risk, but I need to gain her full trust and this is working right now.
I just went and took these, as I had to go turn the lights off. Please excuse my unshaven face. I did not function today as went to mates fathers funeral yesterday and we had a late night.
But Sophie was being very cooperative and came straight over to the cage and climbed down to interact.
Finger tease.


And if you think that a risk try this one. lucky she likes me.


Then she climbed on my arm.




I did have Alex on the other arm. And Bubbles came over for a bit of attention. I cannot see any negative reaction from Sophie having Bubbles come right down my arm and was just inches from Sophie, before she steeped up. And even Alex took no notice of Bubbles. It is fair to say that Sophie has been cage free with the Tiels since I got her. She used to spin when the little flying jets were doing their thing and playing aerial dog fights.
She does seem to pin Alex in a cage now and then. But he does not get left in the bird room that often, as I have a cage up stairs with me for him.


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Those are some amazing pics of Sophie with your finger and mouth, she and you have really bonded well if you can take a pic like that and not be afraid!

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You have done an amazing job with her Clive. She certainly trusts you. I just wish you were over here you could try your magic with my George (Sulphur Crested Cockatoo), he is just about to turn 15 and as a young bird his head got sucked up a vacuum cleaner accidentally so he turned a bit nasty. I am his 4 owner and I think some of his other owners mistreated him because he was a biter. I have gained his trust to a certain extent and he will let me give him a head scratch occasionally and let me rub his feet, but I would certainly not try what you are doing as when I did try I lost quite a bit of blood.

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That seems like amazing progress.

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Heres a kicker.
You guys feel like me and that she has improved heaps.
But I have a guy that loves to lay into me about how I do not know what I am doing feeding natural foods. If it is not pellets then I am misleading other people.
According to Artur Ce looks do not count for anything. Another tried to say she has molted. In 13weeks of coming in? Not true. Well maybe I have seen at least one big feather. So to shut this person up Sophie is going in for full blood works. I am confident that she will test clear with no problems. This challenge will set me back $250nz Just to prove you do not need to feed pellets to feed well. I have to say Feedingfeathers and Nutritionforpets are pro pellet groups and I have loved being a pain in their side. But I have no scientific qualifications, so get rubbished.
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I can recall being on a bird forum less than 5 years ago and people there argued how pellets were not normal or they were made with plastic or additives that birds shouldn't have. SO MANY EXCUSES about how pellets were not good for your bird.

These were posts from show breeders and it surprised me, I check out a few pet bird forums and it seems pet owners have a different view about pellets for their birds lifestyle diet and health. The majority of the pet bird owners thought you can't possibly have a healthy bird if it didn't eat pellets? HUH ? lol

I am a firm believer in a good fruit veg diet and seeds. If your birds do well and you can see the difference then who's to say you are doing something wrong.





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I am not a believer in pellets either and only feed seed, fruit and veges and whatever seasonal seeding grasses are around. My birds do just fine. One of the things about pellets that I have a problem with is that one size does not fit all, and I don't mean the size of the pellets. Different species require different dietary requirements. Also in the wild there is not an abundance of food all year round, that is why birds are seasonal breeders. So in the off seasons the nutrition is low and when it comes into the warmer months there is usually plenty of food around so the birds will then come into breeding condition. Having birds on high protein/nutrition foods all year round can be detrimental to their health. It keeps them in breeding condition all year round and this can cause tumors in the genitals particularly.

Also if your birds only eat pellets and you need to medicate them, some antibiotics cannot be assimilated properly with things like calcium. We now know with human medications that certain foods can counteract the medication and it is no different in our pets, be it birds or other mammals like dogs and cats. Another problem is if you sell your bird or you get sick and someone else has to take the bird on if they don't feed pellets then the bird may starve.

Pellets are not natural. We have found the health problems with humans eating far too much processed food and I believe the same applies to our animals as well.

I am a member of a parrot club and over the years have been a member of budgie clubs and caged bird clubs. Nearly all of the breeders I know do not feed pellets. If you have a large number of birds it is just not economical to feed them as they are far more expensive. If they do feed them it is only as a supplement or a treat and is not used exclusively for their birds. The manufacturers are only too happy to tell us how good pellets are but people don't take into consideration that they have a vested interest in getting people to feed them as they are made pretty cheaply and sold for a high cost. The profit margins are very high.
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Thanks! You do raise some good points that I totally agree with.
I can add a few more as a friend and myself have been checking a few pellets out.
What do we know? Well one thing is certain. Any heat treated foods loose nutritional value. So pellet companies add supplements to make up for this loss. Some companies use man made ones. Some pellets are ground up grains,(These are no where near as good as whole grains.) (Used as fillers or bulking agents.) with a few supplements thrown in. A good number of them have salt or sugar added. We all know that any colouring needs to be natural not just some number. (manufactured.) We could add in any unnatural flavoring added to make the pellets more desirable, is not good. Pellet diets, which are claiming as complete nutritional foods, is a very wild claim. As they do not know how each bird is being kept. And life style makes a huge difference to dietary needs.
I know with Eclectus supplements and processed food are a very big risk for them, leading to Toe Tapping and Wing Flipping. So when I read on Harrisons site. To feed High Potency, I have to wonder WTF. This is 100% the opposite To the general thinking. And Harrisons is meant to be one of the better pellet companies. Does not say much for the rest of the.

Agreed a bird in the wild will eat a seasonal diet. We need to consider this as well. Like Kate has said.
I also consider foraging and working for their food keeps them active. What does a tray of pellets offer. No beak workout, easy meal and totally boring dry food.

All I can say is join Jason Crean on Facebook Avian Raw Whole Foods.


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So I agree with what everyone is saying in regards to pellets... I think to each their own... I truly believe what is good for the bird is a mixture of everything, whether it be just a mixtures of seeds with fruit and veggies or seeds, veggies, fruits and pellets.

Personally I feed a mixture of pellets, seeds (that I make sure is not crap and is fresh) and fresh fruit and veggies I can get my hands on seasonally or not...

I feel like the better the product the better the animal... fresh food in humans is the same in everything... something processed is going to have flaws, but we are getting better at making it better and it will take time... it's in my personal opinion that pellets or fresh is okay as long as there is a mixture and variety and you give the best quality you can. Not only because eating the same thing is boring but also because it adds to health and not everyone has access to fresh foods all the time I know there are places here in Canada that tomatoes can be $12 a pound so it can be expensive. I am lucky in that I have access to almost everything where I live. Fresh fruit and veggies, my vet has Harrison's which I feed all my birds.. well with the exception of one which I am trying to wean off of crappy pet store fruity smelling ones...I think they are lifetime or something.

well thanks for reading and I agree...

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I am not a believer in pellets either and only feed seed, fruit and veges and whatever seasonal seeding grasses are around. My birds do just fine. One of the things about pellets that I have a problem with is that one size does not fit all, and I don't mean the size of the pellets. Different species require different dietary requirements. Also in the wild there is not an abundance of food all year round, that is why birds are seasonal breeders. So in the off seasons the nutrition is low and when it comes into the warmer months there is usually plenty of food around so the birds will then come into breeding condition. Having birds on high protein/nutrition foods all year round can be detrimental to their health. It keeps them in breeding condition all year round and this can cause tumors in the genitals particularly.

Also if your birds only eat pellets and you need to medicate them, some antibiotics cannot be assimilated properly with things like calcium. We now know with human medications that certain foods can counteract the medication and it is no different in our pets, be it birds or other mammals like dogs and cats. Another problem is if you sell your bird or you get sick and someone else has to take the bird on if they don't feed pellets then the bird may starve.

Pellets are not natural. We have found the health problems with humans eating far too much processed food and I believe the same applies to our animals as well.

I am a member of a parrot club and over the years have been a member of budgie clubs and caged bird clubs. Nearly all of the breeders I know do not feed pellets. If you have a large number of birds it is just not economical to feed them as they are far more expensive. If they do feed them it is only as a supplement or a treat and is not used exclusively for their birds. The manufacturers are only too happy to tell us how good pellets are but people don't take into consideration that they have a vested interest in getting people to feed them as they are made pretty cheaply and sold for a high cost. The profit margins are very high.

Excellent at reading this post, thanks for the information.





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Thanks! You do raise some good points that I totally agree with.
I can add a few more as a friend and myself have been checking a few pellets out.
What do we know? Well one thing is certain. Any heat treated foods loose nutritional value. So pellet companies add supplements to make up for this loss. Some companies use man made ones. Some pellets are ground up grains,(These are no where near as good as whole grains.) (Used as fillers or bulking agents.) with a few supplements thrown in. A good number of them have salt or sugar added. We all know that any colouring needs to be natural not just some number. (manufactured.) We could add in any unnatural flavoring added to make the pellets more desirable, is not good. Pellet diets, which are claiming as complete nutritional foods, is a very wild claim. As they do not know how each bird is being kept. And life style makes a huge difference to dietary needs.
I know with Eclectus supplements and processed food are a very big risk for them, leading to Toe Tapping and Wing Flipping. So when I read on Harrisons site. To feed High Potency, I have to wonder WTF. This is 100% the opposite To the general thinking. And Harrisons is meant to be one of the better pellet companies. Does not say much for the rest of the.

Agreed a bird in the wild will eat a seasonal diet. We need to consider this as well. Like Kate has said.
I also consider foraging and working for their food keeps them active. What does a tray of pellets offer. No beak workout, easy meal and totally boring dry food.

All I can say is join Jason Crean on Facebook Avian Raw Whole Foods.

Even more great info shared in this post, thanks Clive.





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So I agree with what everyone is saying in regards to pellets... I think to each their own... I truly believe what is good for the bird is a mixture of everything, whether it be just a mixtures of seeds with fruit and veggies or seeds, veggies, fruits and pellets.

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well thanks for reading and I agree...

Excellent post colb.

I agree that a varied diet is the key, I offer fresh - organic fruits and veggies if I can find it at a decent price as well as fresh and sprouted seeds and pellets as a treat.

I'm not one to give sprigs of millet to my birds much as I know they get a lot of millet in their regular seed mixes so they don't really need more.

I dislike the way pellets are sold, they have a very short shelf life and I don't think freezing the pellets makes their shelf life last much longer.

If you have a couple of birds the size of the pellets bags I buy are too large so I end up throwing out a greater amount of product to the local birds.

Funny to see but local birds and squirrels didn't care much for the pellets I gave them. I wonder what they must think of these pellets of blah.





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What a stunning ekkie. Is she helping you heal a little after your awful loss? I find it absolutely preposterous that people think that feeding pellets is BETTER than a natural diet!? Do pellets grow on trees? Nope! Then why not attempt to replicate that natural diet? It's quite simple as long as a ton of variety is provided. Anybody who knows eclectus will also know that their diet should be fresh anyway... It's a shame that so many people are ignorant. I've asked to join the group

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Sophie. She is a darling, but a true Red Head. Last night is the first time I have seen the other side of her. She was pissed about something. The lights had been off for awhile and I went to check on a Galah that came in for boarding yesterday. Sophie was in the laundry on the cloths horse. So I pushed her to step up and put her up on the cage she normally sleeps on. And she came back down at me. She was agitated. Her beak was more aggressive then I have ever known. I backed off and talked to her for awhile before turning of the lights again.I know to respect the warning signs. This morning we are friends again. Phew! Glad about that. It could be because we have a new bird in. One thing that seems to be a positive, she takes no notice of the pocket rockets now. When I was sorting the next lot of sprouts in the wash room she was there watching from the cloths horse. And Zinny landed beside her, Bubbles jumped on there as well at one point. It's almost like the newbie, even though caged has made the others become a tighter flock. Things had been developing along these lines anyway. Needless to say it is one things I watch. Having cage free Fids. I know Zinny and Gabby do not like getting trapped in a cage when Sophie comes down to me and is blocking the cage door they have gone into for some reason. Not forgetting all cages are open so they are free to go in any of them any time.


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Was Sophie asleep in the laundry when you went in and turned on the lights and asked her to step up? I've recently read a similar reaction from an owner who's bird was awakened and got really angry about it and lashed out.

I'm glad all was good the next day and she didn't hold a grudge, its great you stayed and talked to her to help settle her down.





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