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  1. Tina

    Outside

    Had poppy in the garden too. with the hose - her cage is lovely and clean :yahoo: i gave her a really good shower and she has been basking for nearly three hours. I am surprised at how quiet she is when we are out side- i thought the garden birds would set her off but she is more interested...
  2. Tina

    Off Days

    Poppy had a really strange day yesterday. generally being spiteful and uncooperative. I ended up putting her back in the cage and ignoring her. If any one has experienced this type of day with your parrots i would be interested to hear about it. and about how you coped/dealt with it
  3. Tina

    Describe Your Parrot In One Word

    captivating
  4. Tina

    Tv Or Radio

    radio for poppy but always music
  5. Tina

    What Kind Of Beans Are These

    they are balotti beans treat them the same as red kidney beans poisonous unless cooked
  6. Tina

    Feather Damage?

    hi greg I do all of the above- and i have to admit that i have not seen poppy picking - does this self mutilation leave evedence in the cage? because apart from small body feathers naturally lost i have not seen any feather debris
  7. Tina

    Wow Progress

    you may remember my posts about poppy biting my OH. well i have been removing her from my OH every time she has landed on him before she has had a chance to bite and my OH has beeen taking every oppertunity to interact with her when she is in her cage. she will now invite a head stroke in the...
  8. Tina

    Charcoal And Oyster Shell

    charcoal is used in humans to for some poisons but i think the peanut butter is an old wives tale. egg shell makes sense especially for femail parrots who are laying eggs. I know we used to give our chickens egg shell to help them produce eggs with a hard shell.
  9. Tina

    Harness....

    this is what i thought but if we are supervising - i also think that she would mess with it instead of flying
  10. Tina

    Drenching

    just wondering how often you shower your birds. i was talking to another parrot owner in the pet shop and she said it should only be done about twice a month because you can cause there feathers to loose there water proofing. just wondered what other thought.
  11. Tina

    Charcoal And Oyster Shell

    Someone has suggested that i should be giving charcoal and oyster shell once a week. I am sure that i read somewhere that you don't feed this sort of thing to parrots. can someone put me straight please
  12. Tina

    Harness....

    I have just been speaking to my brother- he has had raptors and parrots for years. He has suggested that if you get the harness over the head you should just leave it. if the parrot objects and you take it off - then they are training you to do what they want. He also said that this training...
  13. Tina

    Harness....

    I thought i had made progress today too. i was doing the usual thing and she accepted the harness over her head and was still calm. so i slipped in one wing and then the other still no issues then i stopped scratching to tighten it and she panicked :wall: thankfully i only received one full...
  14. Tina

    Harness....

    I have been working for nearly two weeks with my aviator harness. every time i stroke poppy i do it through the harness. i also hung the old feather tether in the cage for her to play with and it has made a big difference. she is now used to the feel and the texture of it. i have been doing...
  15. Tina

    Head Hoods

    thanks guys
  16. Tina

    Self Aware

    thats interesting. I will have to experiment
  17. Tina

    Head Hoods

    My brother keeps raptors and often flies his birds. but to keep the calm her covers there head with a hood. has anyone had experience with using this type of equipment with parrots
  18. Tina

    Forage Toy Home Made

    the problem with the mould being inside the shell is that the nuts have direct contact so by default are contaminated. If we are lucky enough to get shelled nuts before mould growth then perhaps they would be mould free but i think i am with you gary. what is the point of exposing our birds if...
  19. Tina

    Forage Toy Home Made

    talking about peanut mould has got browsing the internet just found this http://www.drbretthill.com/articles/wellness/226-peanuts-are-natural-are-they-healthy.html and this http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/aflatoxin.php#HumanHealth this second one appears to confirm that repeated exposure...
  20. Tina

    Forage Toy Home Made

    I agree with some of what you say here greg. But it does not take into account the individuals ability to deal with these toxins. In industry a safe level of exposure is set (threshold limit value TLV) this is based on the lowest value that causes no observed symptoms this becomes the safe level...
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