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Bonding with Sage

I think I'm already forming a really strong bond with Sage. All see wants is to cuddle and get scritches from me. She'll let me cup her in my hands, pick her up step up and cover her with one hand. Lol she makes the most pitiful sounds at night when it's time to cover up, like she wants out. She let's me spread one of her wings with out complaint. I'm hoping this is a sign of a strong bond forming. I'm going to wait a pretty long time before I try to turn her on her back. I don't want to break this bond we are forming
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That's awesome CONGRATZ!

Honestly.. If you don't see her playing on her back like some conures like to do... I wouldn't even try flipping her over.. If done wrong and scares the bird it can ruin all trust that was built up.

My gcc doesn't like being on her back.. She will let me do it.. But I can tell she hates it so I don't do it very often...


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No I don't think I'll do that till after she's older. Hopefully I can get her in her flight suit soon

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Flipping the bird on its back looks good as a trick that is all, but not many enjoys it. You should however make regular hands on contact with your bird, if possible, so when comes the time to examine its health it is very useful

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plus it would be easier for you to put on him/her a flight suit of course

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Sage and I have a great bond and she seems to really like my mom too which makes her happy because Rio hates her
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If you're thinking of putting Sage in a flight suit when he's old then you should start introducing the flight suit now while he's young. You don't necessary have to put the suit on him, but just put the suit close to him and rub the suit on him now and again so that he get used to seeing it and used to the feel of it. I left it too late to train my senegal to get in flight suit and now it's impossible that he's older. Don't make my mistake

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The breeder already introduced Sage to the flight suit to her. It's getting it on her that's the hard part
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How sweet the wing thing is a baby thing that they grow out of, does she do a slow head bob too?

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Only when I play with her beak. It's to teach her to be gentle with the fingers. It's been working but she rubs her face in my hair and on my neck. Such a sweetheart
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My green cheek is 2 years old and rubs her beak on my skin or in my hair.. It weird almost like she's combing it with the tip of her beak... She will run her beak over and over thru my fingers to.
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