Tailfeathers
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

 
 
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Fledgeling Cheaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,323
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts

    Being patient pays off!



    It took 2 1/2 years and a painful molt, but recently Ham has let me rub her head and neck with my bare fingers! As most know on here she has never liked hands. Now however she actually expects a little head rub every night and the great thing is she lays her head against my chest and closes her eyes while I do it, and even vibrates. Awwww!

    During this long time I never forced contact on her but let her set the pace. So for any newbie who thinks things should be done and dusted in 4 days, develop a longer timeframe and both of you will be happier.
    We got lots of Ham here

  2. #2
    Administrator Tailfeather Community Administrator
    Name
    Marie
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4,470
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 303 Times in 299 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    Yay happy for you I am still working on my tiel and it has been two years. They take a long time to fully trust.

  3. #3
    Hatching
    Name
    robin
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    beaver falls pa.
    Posts
    442
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    Good for you and Ham. no matter how long it takes, its well worth the wait, I'm working on my 2 sun conures. My female is very trusting and loves head rubs, my male is getting there, but still not sure to trust me or not. There is no hurry, I have nothing but time to give them both. Keep working with Ham and keep us informed how your both doing. nice to meet you, I'm Robin.
    Hi, I'm Robin

  4. #4
    Snuggled, not stirred Teenager BridgeyRoo's Avatar
    Name
    Bridget H. Shea
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Dover, DE
    Posts
    1,411
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    AWWWW Ham Yay for you and Ham! Enjoy the demands now!

  5. #5
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    11,923
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 339 Times in 337 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!



    I am thrilled for both you and Ham! Now she will be demanding head rubs from you all the time which I know is what you always wanted to do.

    It is great to see you back here Cheeps.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

  6. #6
    Fledgeling Cheaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,323
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    The only problem with your birdy getting clingy is that you have to pry them off of you when you need to step outside.

    Next goal is getting her used to me actually handling her wings and body.
    We got lots of Ham here

  7. #7
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    11,923
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 339 Times in 337 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    The time will come... or hopefully she wont be like Mango and not want to be put up and bite you no matter what you do.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

  8. #8
    Administrator Tailfeather Community Administrator
    Name
    Marie
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4,470
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 303 Times in 299 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    Dreanna, Mango sounds like my baby he bites me if he doesn't wanna go ... but it's so cute when the birds get clingy, well, except when you're in a hurry.

  9. #9
    Tailfeather boomer girl's Avatar
    Name
    Deanna
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Colfax, California
    Posts
    11,923
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 339 Times in 337 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    I wished Mango had a beak the size of a tiel when he clamped down on you. With Mango's big beak it is more like a vise holding your finger and you just hope he dont bite down any harder out of fear your finger wont get bitten off.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

  10. #10
    Brand New Egg Tracy030989's Avatar
    Name
    Tracy
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Hamilton, ON
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Being patient pays off!

    I couldn't agree more with your headline!!!!! "being patient pays off"

Similar Threads

  1. patience pays off
    By aabaltz in forum Lovebirds
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-18-2008, 12:46 PM
  2. New pic of Sprocket w/the ever patient Snoop
    By Beeks in forum All Animals
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-24-2007, 01:37 AM
  3. Hello! Im new, please be patient! :P
    By BirdiMcBirdPants in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-20-2005, 02:24 PM
  4. Persistence pays off! I saw Kiwi nibble on broccoli!
    By mamajodi in forum Other Budgie Topics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-03-2004, 11:28 AM
  5. Bit! Again..TONS of pics, so be patient! :)
    By Tviokh in forum All Animals
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-03-2001, 10:21 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home