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It's nice to see you! Sorry, I can't type a big personal blog for you today, but once I'm Queen I can!
Thank you so much for the vote(s)!!!
I'm SO sorry I missed two days, mommy is really busy with school and art. Mom is working on a big painting of some birds on a horse fence, with a horse on the other side of the fence for her wall. Plus she has some orders. I'll post pics once she's done.
Me and mommy played human fetch last night, it was fun!
Fetch and Retrieve~
Some parrots will play fetch in a similar fashion to dogs. To play, gently toss a small Koosh ball, bauble or a soft, lightweight toy in the direction of your parrot, and say, “Catch it!” If you’re lucky, your bird will run after the object and pick it up with its beak. If this happens, say, “Good bird!”
Next step: teach your bird to bring the object back to you. Keep throwing the ball toward your bird until it gets the idea that it is supposed to bring the ball back to you. When your bird finally does, say, “Great job” in a happy, excited tone of voice, and scratch it on the head. That alone should motivate your bird to bring the toy back to you next time you toss it. Your bird will get lots of exercise catching the toy and carting it back to you.
I will sometimes do this, but I fetch pony beads.
Climb The Rope~
Get a heavy cotton or sisal rope about 8 or 9 feet long, and make knots in it about every 6 inches. Hang the rope from the ceiling using a plant hook. Put your parrot on the floor at the bottom end of the rope and say, “Climb the rope!”
Many parrots will naturally want to get on the rope and start climbing upward. If yours doesn’t, coax it to the top by holding a treat (such as a piece of broccoli, a sunflower or safflower seed, or a piece of an almond) a couple of feet above the bird, and gradually move the treat toward the ceiling.(You may need a stool to stand on in order to do this). Once your bird gets to the top knot, say, “Good bird!” and hand over the treat. Pick up the bird, and let it climb to the top again.
Gradually wean your bird off treats, and just give it lots of praise upon reaching the top. If you have a smaller bird like a lovebird or a cockatiel, hold a 4- or 5-foot rope for it to climb.
Mom thought this looks like fun, and plans on doing it for me.
For this toy you'll need tissue paper, a treat that your bird likes, but only gets once in a while, and scissors. Start by cutting the tissue paper in a small rectangle, the place the treat in the middle, roll it up and twist the ends so the treat doesn't fall out.
Mom makes these for me, and uses dried fruit!
Hope you enjoyed today's birdie boredom busters! Again, I'm so sorry for missing two days, I'll try my best not to do it again!
Hugs, ♥ Peatree ♥
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