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Post by Guest » Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:07 pm

Do you allow your IRN on your shoulder?

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Post by janew » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:01 am

now and again but not regular,I encourage the arm,but she likes to preen my hair so sometimes she sneaks up especially if hair is wet.

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Post by tayloraj23 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:31 pm

Yes, I allow him to get on my shoulder as long as he behaves. If he doesnt get off when I want him to, he gets in trouble, and isnt allowed up there for the rest of the day, which has only happened twice. He is very good about doing what I want him too. He is well behaved! ;)

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Post by Dani03 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:31 pm

I allow mine up there but only if she behaves. The minute she gets fiesty off she goes...I let my ekkie Bodi there too...I really don't have to worry too much with him though

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Post by Mikaela » Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:45 pm

No, I find it very annoying.
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Post by angie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:26 am

Yes on the shoulder, aswell only if they behave. Jordan rides on me around the house as I do EVERYTHING ! so he is use to it.
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Post by Mikaela » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:38 am

I'd just as soon have a Bob cat up there. Er, cant stand it. Damn claws all up and around my neck. Naw, I dun like it. :cry:

I cant see him, to see what he is thinking either, which I also dont like. If he bows down, he is about to bolt (so rarely).

'Stay Baby' and he stands back up. I cant see that if he is on my shoulder.

He knows 'No' and does the contact call everytime he hears it. Dont talk back to me! It is actually funny though. Hates to be told no. Only time he contact calls is to talk back to me for not getting what he wants.

He waddles backwards away from what he isnt allowed to be near doing the call. Brat.
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Post by Pommeraniac » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:13 pm

I let both my birds on my shoulder. My cockatiel will fly from his cage to land on my shoulder. My ringneck has clipped wings but he loves to sit on my shoulder. Never had an issue, other than playing with my hoop earrings.

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Post by kosejentan » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:12 pm

Yea, I let Jia sit on my shoulder. But as soon as he misbehave he has to leave. Usually he don't do anything wrong sitting on my shoulder but if he as much as think of bite my ear I shake my shoulder so he flies away. He doesn't like that så mostly he behave :D
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Post by Melika » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:26 pm

No, he likes to bite off my hair and trim my ears. He just gets so cocky when he's allowed on my shoulder!
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Post by Peanut » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:24 am

I allow my cockatail on my shoulder, because thats her favorite place, my IRN doesn't really like shoulders. He would rather be held on your hands

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Post by Lauren » Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:58 am

Yes I do allow Gilbert on my shoulder. He likes to 'snuggle' under my chin and fall asleep. He loves to 'tickle' my ears by nibbling them. But if he bites he's off straight back to his cage and ignored for 5 -10 mins. He's getting the idea.

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Post by Newbirdmom » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:45 am

I wont let any bird at all. May knows it and some times she tries but I take her off. I just don't like the feeling.

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Post by Mikaela » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:08 pm

I second that.
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Post by CatsChair » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:35 pm

Magellan is perfectly happy to sit on my shoulder all day & I am happy to have her there cuz I know exactly what she is up to (even when it is chewing my hair or earrings)
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Post by Mikaela » Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:50 pm

I think thats what gets to me second... after the feeling of the claws... chewing on my jewelry and pooing in my hair.

My hair is bout to my butt so if they poo, Im done. :oops:
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Post by CatsChair » Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:57 pm

I sorta think Magellan is trying to be helpful and remove those very very blonde hairs (who says I am in denial) around my temples
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Post by Shikoba's Mommy » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:17 am

Shikoba is allowed on my shoulder but very rarely stays there, she likes to be on top of my head picking at my hair or on my hand having me scratch her head.

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Post by stephenn XD » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:23 am

i allow venus on my shoulder. she doesnt misbehave at all. she likes to sit there while i wlak around the house and do chores, etc. but when im siting still or standing still, shell fly off to her rope perch we hang off the cieling in the back room. :P

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Post by Aves » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:11 pm

Levi is either up on my shoulder or out playing whenever I'm home. She is so well behaved and loves to cuddle up close under your chin or play with your hair. She never bites hard and if she does start to try to bite at my ears I can usually give her a simple "quit it" and she stops. I can't imagine coming home from work and not having her on my shoulder for a good hour or so... She's my cuddle bird. My cockatiel is similar... both of them love to cuddle and I like having them near me.
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Post by alana8819 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:42 pm

cookie likes to sit on my head luckily he has never done a poo in my hair, he isn't allowed on my shoulder the temptation to bite my ear is to much for him

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Post by Klaatu » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:22 pm

:lol: I let Klaatu do anything he wants. He likes it on my shoulder.
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Post by Amazonite » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:08 pm

Amazon sits on the shoulder, he is pretty good at sitting there and just going with the flow, he has learnt how to annoy mummy, by undoing my earrings and thinks its a great game:P
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Post by leo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:20 am

i read some parrot book that it is a BIG no NO to let them sit on the soulder...i did not know to what extent the truth is...anyway...i let tango sit on my shoulder sometimes...but sometimes he bite my ear...ang he will stright away go down if his beak touch my hair( last time he swallow a hair and it stuck in his throad for a few days)...so, i dont wan that to happen again
guys, if i offend you in any way, please let me know....don't keep it to yourself....okay.tango is FE-male.............

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Post by celtic_aura » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:34 am

Gigi bird is allowed on my shoulder as long a he behaves. He doesn't bite but will walk right over to my ear, stick his beak in and screech. LOL If he only does it once, it ok. Just him saying hello. More than once and I feel like my head is going to explode and off he goes!

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Post by bec » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:42 am

i wish mine would get that close!!!!!!
but riku sometime waddles over my shoulder if its between her & food! :lol:

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Post by Bella » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:50 am

Billy is ALWAYS on my shoulder when i walk around. He doesnt bite my ear but he did in the begining now he just humps me and tries to feed my ear :roll:
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Post by bec » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:12 am

oooh billy!

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Post by Patrick » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:55 am

I tried (and failed) to train Charlie Parker to stay below my elbow after reading that it was a bad idea to let him up, and now we're both used to him living on my shoulder, where he rubs his head on my beard and likes to gently nibble on my ear. The only problem is when he gets excited and talks too loudly or if I'm wearing an old shirt with any holes or frayed ends which he will immediately go to work enlarging. He's very good about warning me when he needs to take a restroom break.

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Post by bec » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:35 am

skeet loves my shoulder she snuggles under chin and from their she can protect me from the evil mills&boons

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Post by Dolphinheart » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:25 pm

I let my baby sit on my shoulder - again only if she is good which she is at the moment

Siren has turned a little tasty and wont sit on my hand without drawing blood let alone going anywhere near my head/face-lol

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Post by squeeko » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:28 am

I go for walks with mine on my shoulder. She loves it. If i start running she flaps her wings as if she is pretending to fly. She also does that when she is in the car with the window down slightly. I think she loves the feel of the wind under her wings. Only thing she does to annoy me when on my shoulder is to try and remove my sunglasses. But i think its amusing as well.
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Post by Tempest » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:20 pm

I am sorry but I am one of those people who is deathly afraid of getting a home made ear peircing. I nvr let Talon on my shoulder, and I have always been taught that allowing a bird on your should tells the bird he is more superior (However true that may be... Everyone has their own methods)

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Post by U.S Marine » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:58 am

Yes, I allow it. :o

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Post by dduncan » Sun May 31, 2009 11:51 am

I always allow my IRN to go to my shoulder. He helps me eat breakfast from there. We share cereal every morning and watch the birds out the back door. :lol: dduncan

Jazzy(new nickname for my Jasper)always sits on my shoulder. I just do not like when he screeches in my ear. I then put him back on his cage, which is what he usually wants anyhow. Screech is deafening. He nibbles my hair, but has never bit me. He sometimes allows me to rub my face on his chest. He does kiss me, and nibble my nose sometimes.

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Post by CalamariBaby » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:45 pm

We have had Zazu for almost a month now. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the shoulder thing. It turns out I just don't like it.
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Post by skittles » Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:40 pm

Skittles will go back to her cage and sulk if I don't let her on my shoulder!
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Post by dduncan » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:01 pm

Hi everyone. I am thrilled to say that my Jasper(jazzy) has finally flew from one room to the next just to land on my shoulder. This is a first for him. He has tried and tried. Now he thinks he is cool(which he is), and tries everytime we are eating.
Also, he is finally done molting. Was in a snit for awhile. Guess it made him irritable. Now he has all his feathers again, except the tail feathers. He looks like a little bird again.
He and I are really starting to bond. He is still not sure he likes my hubby. Poor guy.
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Post by 3tiels&aringneck » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:34 pm

Yes Bullet will sit on my shoulder, especially in the early evening. He/She likes to get cuddled into my hair and will go to sleep. I'm a little nervous b/c at the present time, he/she is going through the bluffing stage. If he acts up on my shoulder, I try to then keep him on my fingers.

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Post by PythonzEve » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:06 pm

angie wrote:Yes on the shoulder, aswell only if they behave. Jordan rides on me around the house as I do EVERYTHING ! so he is use to it.
I don't let mine on the shoulder yet, but I've only had him for a couple of weeks and want to train him a bit more before I let him hang up there. I saw a birdie shawl in one of these posts that looked neat that I may get later...

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Post by NatalieM » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:21 am

Mine's claws are still waay to sharp. I am hoping to put him on my shoulder when he get;s a bit older.

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Post by ciqala20 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:58 pm

mine sitson my shoulder. flaps when se wants to go to her room, has nibbled my ear but i was nor sure if sews gonna bite me so i would move my head( she only does this when i am wearing my dove earrings). she will sit on my hand only if i am petting her

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Post by MystikNZ » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:10 pm

yes I let on shoulder so far & is good :)
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Re: Birdie on the shoulder

Post by sparklingseas » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:42 pm

My IRN is a baby ( 3 months old) and still quite timid, so no shoulder for him
My half moon conure sits on my shoulder for hours as I work in my art studio.
She is well behaved.

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Post by clawnz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:45 am

Yes I allow both Dexter and Mango on my shoulders.

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Post by Valeria » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:02 pm

Yes of course

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Post by MissK » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:27 am

Nope.

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Post by fionalouise1989 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:59 am

I always have mine on my shoulder lol I have a designated poo tshirt :P if it was bitey though I'd soon put a stop to it but for now happy to let it shoulder surf :)

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Post by Fidgit_Green » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:42 am

i have Fidgit on my shoulder all the time.
i started from the time he was old enough to sit there without falling off.
but i wanted a bird that would sit there and go everywhere with me, after about a week around the house when i knew he was comfortable there, i started going out with him there so that he could start getting used to stuff going on around us.
i have a problem with him every so often with playing up, but he is usually pretty good.
although the poop does bug me a little bit, but that all part an parcel really.

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Re: Birdie on the shoulder

Post by Little Buttercup » Wed May 01, 2013 4:48 am

No shoulder for my birds. My favourite place is my left arm, Coco sits there, and I can work with him on my left arm. If I need to use my arm I will put him on my shoulder just for a short while and take him off. Coco has never bitten me, so I am comfortable that my ear won't get bitten, but I would never put a ringneck on my shoulder. I can't see whether he intends biting or not :lol: and i'm too scared of bites.

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Post by ranechild » Tue May 07, 2013 2:53 pm

We keep our Quaker Parrot, Camo, on our shoulders at our house, but he also likes to hang out on our knees while we watch TV and play board games. TV time laying down he sits on my chest in prime scratch collecting position.
He always lands on the head and I move him to the shoulder. I find the only risk for poo in my hair is if I leave him on my head an extended period of time. The poo is icky. But what Camo the QP likes to do is pick at our faces--like zits and moles. ewwwww!!! I tell him everyday "No Faces" or "No eating faces" and make him step up. It still doesn't stop him.
I'm hoping our baby IRN, Fats, does not pick up this habit. We'll have him in 2 weeks and I'll have to gauge whether he'll go on my shoulder or not. Would LOVE to potty train him so he doesn't go on my shoulder.

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