Post by biteybird on Sept 15, 2018 23:18:00 GMT -5
Hi again! All I did with Bonnie was put her on my shoulder and walk up to the mirror, looking into it and saying "hello Bonnie" a few times. She caught on pretty quick that she was seeing herself and I. She's never flown into it. I would just spend lots of time standing in front of it with Gracie and I reckon she'll work it out.
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2018 23:18:34 GMT -5 by biteybird
Mine all know what mirrors are. We have one in the birds' room on the wall which my parents installed (we moved into the house I grew up in after my parents died) and my tiel is given to admiring himself in it. The Quakers and budgie ignore it. My cockatoo is a little afraid of mirrors and my starling, in her own room, has my dressing table with a mirror to live with and she also likes to admire herself. Nobody ever flies into them. Show yours the mirror and tap on it and let her get close enough to peck it and that should do the trick.
Quaker Clyde; tiel Freddie; Rocky 'Too; dog, Jack; too many fish to list.
You've received good suggestions. Showing a parrot what the mirror is, and demonstrating that they're seeing their own reflection, seems to work. When Ralph first came home, he tried to attack the "other parrot" in the mirror (all the closet doors in this apartment are mirrored, so there are lots of them around). I showed him-- and told him-- that he was seeing his reflection in the mirror, and we both tapped on the glass. Now, Ralph rarely pays attention to the mirrors. Scooter the CAG doesn't go anywhere near the mirrors so we haven't had any problems. My old YCA George was fascinated by his image in the mirror, and when I asked him "who's the funny parrot in the mirror?" he answered "George." Whatever you do, I'd avoid using the hammer on the mirrors. Who needs seven years bad luck?
Post by graciesmom on Sept 21, 2018 21:30:06 GMT -5
Good point on the hammer! Superstitious or not, why take a risk like that?😉Tomorrow being Saturday, I will have a lot of mommy and me time with her. Together we will investigate all the mirrors we have. I suspect she will thoroughly enjoy doing this! Thanks,everyone!