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Message #259. This is a followup to #40.

Date:Saturday July 19, 2003 12:30:37 am MDT
Subject:Re: Pippi & Paco
Message:Sorry Sue, just getting a message to Indica, her advice sounds good.  Good luck.

Hi Indica,
I just found this site (again) after all this time.  I didn't realize I had posted a message on this site.  Well, I knew it, but didn't remember where it was at, or how to get back to it.  Just ran into it a few days ago.  I'll e-mail ya soon, just to keep in touch incase I get out your way.  :)  Talk to ya later.  Dawn

Indica wrote:
> Hi Sue, ohhh the poor little guys :( That sounds terrible where they
> came from. Here's what I suggest you start with. First, if you
> haven't yet, clean their cage really good, give them a couple toys,
> and ofer them a bath. They might not except, but its worth a try.
> Also, if they are on dowel perches, get them some fresh branches to
> put in. Make sure you don't get any poisonus. I find elm is the best,
> its sweet and very safe, and they love chewing the branches up!
> Have the cage in a quiet room with fair lighting, or a window where
> they can see out. Sit down next to the cage and talk softley to them
> for a while. Even if they jump around frightened, just sit very calm
> and keep talking soft to them. tell them how very pretty they are,
> and just everything else, ask them if they like their food and offer
> a treat. They might not take it, but you can put it through the bars
> or in their food dish. After a while, leave and let them have some
> time alone. Go in a little later and do this again, just sit and talk
> to them. open their door and let them out of their cage. If they
> don't come out, that is OK, just leave the door open. Make sure if
> their wings are not clipped, that they are in a room that is safe to
> fly in if they decide to get out and fly. Another good room is the
> bathroom, usually they are well lit and quiet, and they might like to
> perch on the shower curtain if there is one. A bedroom is good to.
> You can set a bowl or pan of water on op of the cage and a dish of
> food. offer them broccoli, even if they don't touch it, they might
> and since conures are prone to a bleeding diorder, they need the
> vitamin K. You can offer bits of toast, baked potato, bits of
> chicken, cereal like cheerios, and my conures LOVE nutriberries! One
> of my nandays was said to not like them, but after I got him and he
> seen the others eating them, he lvoes them lol.
> it will take a long time to gain their trust, but start by that and
> you should start gaining their trust soon. Just lots of patience love
> and understanding, and you can have some sweet birds before you know
> it :) Keep us posted.
>      Indica & Flock
> Sue wrote:
> > 5 weeks ago I began fostering two Nandays. They came from a
> breeder
> > who was abusing them. They were in the deepest , darkest part of
> the
> > basement. They never saw the light of day. They ate only pellet,
> no
> > fruits, vegetables or seed. They are happily eating seed, pellet
> and
> > corn. I cannot get them to eat any fruit or other types of
> > vegetables. Any suggestions?
> > They are also very frightened. The one hides its head behind the
> > others neck. They are just now sitting on their perch and starting
> to
> > play with a toy.
> > I'm convinced they can never be seperated. How do I work/bond with
> > them when they are so dependant on each other?
> > Thanks for any help!
> > Sue

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