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Last Post 27-11-2009 9:25 AM by  she
Harley - Dont give up on them !
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08-11-2009 5:51 PM

    Harley our birdline african grey came into birdline plucked and had been caged for quite a number of years. At our old house he came out and ventured around, did not like being touched and would only step up from the floor.

    When we moved everyone was saying IM NOT Getting him in the carry cage  Anyway spent several weeks enticing him into the carry cage with treats untill he eventually went in on his own, Phew no fingers missing

    He is still plucked and interacts in other ways rather than being handled, well I was taking my safehouse shopping the other night and Chaz fed the birds and like a bolt of lightning Harley stepped onto Chazs hand walked upto his shoulder and sat there !!! My little man, I am so proud of him. Big steps for this little man and to see him in full flight doing laps of the room was breath taking. This has taken him 2 years to do this

    Here are some pics.

     

    Im sooo proud bless him

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    08-11-2009 6:14 PM
    Looks like you are doing a fab job with him! Good luck, keep up the good work!
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    08-11-2009 6:21 PM
    ooohhh mel....how fantastic good on you both, just shows with time and patience you can go a long way....bet your other half wont want to part with the little fello now.....and who could blame him
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    08-11-2009 6:27 PM
    where theres a will thers a way well done you
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    08-11-2009 6:27 PM
    How fantastic. You just made me well up with tears with your story. Clever boy Harley!
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    08-11-2009 6:29 PM
    where theres a will theres a way well done harley
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    08-11-2009 6:33 PM
    Clever boy Harley, and well done to both of you. Its great when they turn around.
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    08-11-2009 6:50 PM
    Its lovely to see him like this Mel, but just don't me to get too close to him Mel, as me and your Grey's have a understanding lol .....hows my baby Charlie doing xx
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    08-11-2009 7:00 PM
    Oh Mel I know how proud you must feel - and rightly so. Harley has clearly decided that your hubby's worth trusting up close - good on you Harley! Let's hope this is the start of even more to come x
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    08-11-2009 7:34 PM
    Fantastic news Mel, well done to you all.

    Keep up the excellent work!!
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    08-11-2009 8:13 PM

    OMG..... in the words of Victor Meldrew 'I don't bloody believe it'!!!!!

    Good boy Harley!!!! I know how much your Mum loves you and how hard she tries to help you feel comfortable and happy.

    So pleased for you Mel!!!!!!

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    27-11-2009 9:25 AM

    That is such great news. I love hearing success stories. I hope Harley continues to recover.

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