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    Coming Home

    Ok this thread is a teeny bit optimistic but having have 2/3 places i needed to ask giving me good news I think its ok to post it

    What do I do when my bird comes home? S/he'll be coming by plane and I'm hoping to make it a friday so I have the weekend with the bird. Is this a good plan?

    My first question is what do I do with the baby? Do I put him/her straight in her cage with some food and leave to settle down for a bit, or do I do something else?

    Do I book the vet check on the day of arrival and get all the nasty things out of the way, or do I leave it for a few days?

    How is the best way to go about forming a bond with my new baby? Am I going to be able to handle him/her from day one, or is it going to take time first? S/he'll be handraised and tame

    What else do I need to know?

    And any tips for introducing the bird to my dog will be appreciated.

    Carla

    Just been send a picture of last year's baby, which is what mines going to look like *dances*
    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...t1/ys2-07c.jpg

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    Re: Coming Home

    Congrats!

    A vet check right away is what I'd recommend as most shops & breeders require one within 3 days for 'warranty' purposes. Plus you will know right away if there are health issues you need to work on. If you can set it up before you actually take your new baby home, he won't be stressed by moving crate-cage-crate-vet-crate-cage.

    When he gets home, let him check out his new cage & location on his own. Don't force interaction unless he wants it (some birds do, some don't) so he can settle in peacefully.

    The best way to form a bond is to spend lots of time with him. They will let you do more when they are babies, so encourage him to lay on his back, lift his wings, etc. If you want to harness train him, the best time is when they are still very young. Best of luck! Let us know when he is home
    .~Brock~.


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    Re: Coming Home

    Carla,
    what coloring is that in the photo? just normal? or is it pineapple?

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    Re: Coming Home

    That is a yellow-sided I believe.
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    Re: Coming Home

    Yeah tis a yellowsided. I love pineapple, but here it costs 4x the normals, where as yellowsides and cinnamons cost just 25-30 more. So as much as I prefer the pineapples (its the colors that I love) I can't justify the cost!

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    Re: Coming Home

    Oh what a lovely colour
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    Mango Lutino Cockatiel, flew away September 13 2006

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    Re: Coming Home

    that is the color the breeder here said that will most likely come out of the clutch that i am getting a birdy from!!

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