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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys I would really like some advice on how to slowly introduce my lovebird into my home and I need some knowledge on what's normal!

My lovebird Alfred is three months old and i got him four days ago. He was already hand tamed at one point by the breeder until they went on vacation. I have worked with him slightly teaching him the step up command and taking him around my moms house and my dads on my shoulder, but he still is almost always puffed up unless he is in his travel cage and he likes to move around it most of the time unless he is sleepy. I know that birds can be stressed when they come into a new home and that seems to be what he is. my question is am i moving too fast and should i slow down letting him get unstressed before i work with him or should i just continue the everyday routine of getting him out every once and awhile everyday?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-10-2013, 01:20 PM


 
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Welcome,
He may need a vet check if he's puffed up.
Is he eating well?

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I would have him checked out just to be certain that there isn't anything wrong. I will however point out that baby birds tend to be floofy

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He is eating fine.
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he has been getting better i think he just needs time
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All new birds need a well bird check up. I would also slow down showing him to new stuff.

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If a bird is fluffed up almost always he is sick.
This behavior is not normal. I would take him to the vet.
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