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Last Post 02-02-2011 3:26 PM by  Lorna
A breakthrough with Theo
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02-02-2011 9:39 AM

    Theo the Orange Winged Amazon has been with me for 6 months now. Those of you who followed her old thread will know that she is no fan of hands, and would not step up.

    Fairly early on we started playing touching games while she swung around the roof of her cage, but no other touching was allowed. She loves head skritches, but doesn't like my hand going towards her head, so I started putting my hand down low near her feet. I rub my finger and thumb together, and she decides if she wants to bend forward for a skritch.

    Every evening she watches me playing with my two caiques, Billy and Oscar. The boys jump all over me fighting, preening, cuddling and generally having fun. She must have been taking it all in as today when I put my hand forward making the skritch motion, she stepped up and hapily sat on my arm.

    Since then she has been stepping up and down, climbing all over me and my wheelchair, and playing 'rawr rawr I'm fierce' wrestling games with lots of head skritches and chilli kisses.

    It has taken me a while to type this, as I have a large green blob sitting on one hand, chomping contentedly on the fingers of the other!

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    02-02-2011 9:53 AM
    that is absolutely fantastic it's the best feeling in the world when a bird says ok perhaps your not all that bad I'll let you touch me, thanks fopr sharing
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    02-02-2011 1:04 PM
    Wow that's brilliant, you must be so chuffed
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    02-02-2011 1:48 PM
    well done you.......best feeling in the world when they start to trust you......keep up the good work
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    02-02-2011 3:26 PM
    I have to say Theo has done all the work. All I did was wait until she felt ready to really trust me, I didn't ask her to do anything she wasn't comfortable with. She is such a sweet natured bird, all she asks for is not to be rushed.
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