New to Forum Mar 29, 2019 8:48:29 GMT -5
Post by rach on Mar 29, 2019 8:48:29 GMT -5
Hi my name is Rachel and I wanted to introduce myself to the QP forum. I picked up my QP George last sunday and he is settling in nicely so far, I was told he was 16 weeks old and totally untamed. I got the breeder to clip his wings , he got out of his cage the other day and discovered he could fly quite a distance, he can fly from a sitting position, and didn't seem to tire. Eventually I had to gently throw a sheet over him , obviously I have received quite a few bites over the last week and have resisted the temptation to move my hand away. Have tried to start the step up command but he just attacks my finger. I can get him to reach out a take some millet off me but that is as far as George wants to go for now. I have a couple of questions , whilst the breeder clipped his wings he only cut the first four off each wing, he doesn't clip his own birds wings as he doesn't agree with it. Did he clip enough off ? I wanted him clipped as he is totally untamed and I am frightened to let him out of his cage incase I cant get him back again, I don't want to stress George out. I am a complete novice to keeping birds and any advice would be wonderful, I am 100% commited in taming/training George and want him to have an enriched life with me. Will he step up on my finger in time ? Have tried enticing him with food in the other hand whilst gently pushing my finger gently against his tummy, but he only wants to bite me. Tbh its rare I can get that close enough to him. Am I right in not letting him out his cage before he in confident in stepping up ?