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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Questions!!!!!

Don't know how many of you have read my last post. So I'll fill you in:
I just got (6/21/2010) Sylvester. He has been abused in the past. Was
told that he is 10 years old.
His one toe on his right foot is messed up due to the abuse (can't bend it). Also was told that I don't have to clip the wings, because they have
been hurt in the past as well, therefore he can't fly. By looking, they look
fine. (?)
Sylvester is so sweet. He says "hello" and whistles a lot. I'm trying now to teach him more words and whistle tunes to him as well.Oh and he meows like a cat.
I'm also trying to work with him, to let me hold him.
I'm new on owning greys, and have never had a bird that was abused.
I know it will be a long process, I'm in it for the long run....
Any pointers etc. would be most grateful.... Also you can email me direct if you like at [email protected] ,

I almost forgot:
I was told to spray/mist his nostrils daily due to blockage. This to was due to his abuse (so I've been told). Is there any kind of medication I can get to help my poor baby?

I've owned Quackers, and Tiels in the past, and I have 4 white keets and 5 finches at this time.

Soooo any help on his training etc....please please fill me in. I want my
Sylvester to know he will never be abused again.....

Thank you so much
God Bless
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Best thing I can think of is to go slow and steady and he'll come around. Best thing for an abused animal, in my experience, is time Time to learn trust again, time to realize you won't hurt him, etc. We had an abused Cockatoo for a pet for many years, but she had already been in a safe and loving home for a few years before we got her. She was still nervous, if you went to pet her and she didn't see it coming she flinched and shied away But after 6-8 months she got very comfortable at our house. She even got so comfortable that she felt safe to start talking and screaming again, which was a nice warm feeling, but the screaming we could have lived without



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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 09:03 AM
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Have you taken Sylvester to see an Avian vet yet? The blocked nostrils concerns me because that usually indicates a respiratory problem. Nostrils can be flushed by an avian vet to get rid of any blockage and I think this will make Sylvester feel a lot more comfortable!

Thank you for taking in a homeless and neglected parrot! I'm sure you will find that they will return all the love you give them tenfold!
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