Poor Hen-pecked Gilbert......

Michael Reynolds

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I was wondering it sounds like you are speaking from experience..................................... but ................................... how do you know ................................................ what a badgers ............................... :asz: ......................................tastes like ..........................................:risas3::risas3: I am pleased things have settled now
 

Yav

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Haha - good one.... Well I was just guessing that, not any personal experience! Promise!!!

I must have missed your reply but thought I'd update the thread in case anyone later on finds themselves in the same situation.

The anti-pek seemed to have the most immediate effect on Lola's pruning. The avimix has probably also helped. Lola in particular is in stunning condition now. She now has learnt to fly and is getting quite expert, and has lost weight. Gilbert is now all Alpha male and doesnt take any nonsense off Lola any more. He's a very proud boyfriend and there is no longer any hint that he believes himself to be a gay bunny (but that's a whole other story.)

The noise level is.... painful in the lounge when I'm in there. They believe it's now their room and both get very excited when I or anyone else go in there. It's impossible to entertain or even watch TV in there anymore - unless I send them out to the aviary. Gilbert is now what I would regard as "super-hot" If I thought he was getting dangerous before I was much mistaken. He frequently flies at my face or rakes the back of my head if I am not cautious. I would certainly recommend AGAINST pairing up parrots (as most advice suggested) to any new owners. But having said that there is only one way to get experience. They also have a great nestbox now which might explain the increased territorial behaviour.

I got it from Neil at http://parrotnestboxcompany.co.uk. Great prices and great boxes ( I couldn't find another company that even comes close) but there were some difficulties due to him using a very poor courier and his being overwhelmed with orders. Don't expect a quick purchase and he might need nudging by phone and email.

Meanwhile the sun conours have been chewing up the top of the new french doors I had installed (It's door frames all over again! So I sprayed it with anti-pek and it definately works but only for a couple of days. It's an expensive solution so I have now fitted a metal strip across.
Anti-pek contains Bitrex. Supposedly the most bitter substance in the world. It's in the guiness book so it's probably true. Also it's one of the crazes on you tube - google "the bitrex challenge."

I think that brings things up to date - oh except my Aylesbury ducks are now the size of small geese. Lot's of naughtiness going on in the pond all day but apparently no eggs until Oct / Nov.....

Thanks again for all the advice it really helped and maybe this thread will help another hen-pecked boy one day :)
 

Yav

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It's raining and nasty here at the moment and I'm out in the summer-house watching over the ducks (who love this weather!) In a day or two when it's nicer and when I'm well enough to put the hoover around I'll do a video with a proper walk around. But I'll do a quickie vid (especially as I'm currently being harrassed by the ducks - they love koi pellets!) just for now.... No bunnies though - theyre warm and snug indoors. Gimme a minute....
 

Yav

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Probably a longer video than I had planned. It took forever to upload. In that time I have had interesting Sun Conour domestics, Amazons whining and whistling for attention (and to kick out the sun conours who continually wind up the Amaz by flying indoors and raiding their food - oh and lots of duck porn!
 

Yav

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Anyway Lou , I hope that satisfies your need for lushness for now :) I'd do another one when the sun revisits - It's nice to see thebunnies chasing the ducks and visa versa - signing out for now. RL beckons again......
 

Yav

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Hi guys. I thought it might be useful to someone if I popped back and gave an update.

Gilbert is still hen-pecked by Lola but no where near as bad. He’s allowed to regrow head feathers occasionally!

The odd thing is they have had a baby and she has started stripping the babies feathers. Mostly from his cheek but she has now started with his head.

I suppose to put a cap on this story, maybe Lola is just a bit wierd. Humans can be freaky or even pervy, so why should we always expect parrots to be normal?
 

Yav

Regular Member
Update again, Poor Gilbert is certainly still hen pecked but gradually less so. I started spraying Lola with cold water when she picked a feather out. I only have to reach for the bottle now and she knows the score. She still likes her man with a crew cut though. I did this video for a friend, maybe it’s worth a look?
 
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