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Message #1995. This is a followup to #1990.

Date:Sunday August 29, 2004 1:56:04 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Bringing Home A New Nanday

Thankyou very much for the advice about introducing Hudson to his home.

Do you have any advice on feeding? What kind of diet do you give your Nandays and what is their feeding routine?

We have researched on the internet, but advice from an experienced person would be appreciated

Linda wrote:
> Take this a step at a time. A 30 minute car ride? A new home? Nothing
> like upsetting the applecart.
> If it were me I believe I would put him in his cage- let him have
> time to see his surroundings, let him know it's his house. and once
> he seems to have made the rounds and is perfectly still on a favored
> perch and seems to be eyeballing you- that's when to drop the door
> down for him.
> But don't just leave him. He doesn't know your house. If he gets
> spooked he could fly into a wall and seriously injure or kill
> himself. This is the time to put your new young charge on your finger
> or shoulder and give him the grand tour of your house, slowly. "He'll
> need more than one- but not necessarily in the same day."
> Then slowly over the course of days you might start introducting him
> to the kitchen..............
> That's the way I've always introduced my birds to the house, and new
> surroundings. Experts may have a more sound idea than this. But I
> always make sure it's on the birds terms for the most degree, with
> some exceptions.
> Wish you luck with your new Nanday,
> & we pray that the new introductions to your house goes well for
> Hudson.
> Linda & Steve
> Carolyne wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Could we get some advice please?
> > Our Nanday (who we have already named Hudson) will be ready to bring
> > home in a couple of weeks.  Does anyone have any advice on getting
> > him used to his new surroundings?  Is it best to put him in his cage
> > and leave him there for a day or so, or should we let him out
> > straight away??  He will have a 30 minute car journey from the
> > breeder to home. Any advice on looking after a young Nanday would be
> > greatly appreciated.

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