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Bertie: The Princess of Wales Parrot (ongoing thread)

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So I just put a deposit on a 6 month old baby boy. Hand raised/fed and socialized since birth from a reputable breeder. Will get him after Thanksgiving. Scoured all over the US for one given how rare they are here.

I鈥檒l post updates as I go along through this adoption process. 馃槉

This is what one looks like for those unfamiliar
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BEAUTIFUL bird! I'll be looking forward to pictures when your baby arrives!
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Looks great!! I can't wait until the cage is accessorized and your new friend has moved into it!
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The cage looks wonderful! Well done.
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Whooo Hoooo!! I'm so excited for you.
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Better the flight was cancelled rather than having a mishap!
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Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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Bertie is absolutely adorable! I'm glad he's settling in so well and so quickly!
Looking forward to TONS of pictures of him in the coming days.
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Also, use the same tone and inflection each time you say the word or phrase. ;)
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Glad Bertie's wellness check was good and he is healthy and happy!!
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I, Bertie (an extremely handsome fellow), am King of the entire Domain.
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Happy boy!! He must think it is a comfy place to rest!
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Yes, when a bird moves its beak like that after you say a word to it, that is the parrot starting to mimic. It will often do it silently for a few days until it believes it can make the sound correctly audibly.

IF he was doing it completely on his own when you were not interacting (by saying "hello" to him) -- then I would believe it was him clearing his crop. ;)
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Absolutely!! 馃挏馃挏馃挏
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What a wonderful greeting!! I love the floof ball on the shoulder -- it's a good look for you and, more importantly, Bertie looks happy!
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It sounds like he's getting bored after doing the same thing a time or two. Maybe start working on another trick at that point in time?
Keep the sessions short. 10 minutes would be the maximum I'd recommend and the 2-5 minute intervals are probably best.

Are you using clicker training with him?
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