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Saturday 18th May

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Nigalius, May 18, 2019.

  1. Nigalius

    Nigalius Madras Regular Member

    Morning All...

    Its a wet morning here and has been for most of the night. Wind is moderate going to light but I think its going to be wet or wettish for most of the day. I dont think either that we need to bother too much about the sun today cos there aint gonna be any. Sounds like my day of weather.

    The birds are fine and very noisy this morning. They have been having a beak wag for some while now and I wonder if they are planning something big like being extra devilish, we shall see. They had a good amount of grape and strawberry yesterday and I chop the grapes up into 4 crossways to save wastage. They like both fruit and veg, i'm lucky in that both my birds like this.

    Just my luck that the rain seems set for today as my Beetroot plugs were delivered yesterday and i'm determined come hell or high water to plant them this morning. They are packed very well but I dont want them going dry. I have a 100% waterproof top and it dont matter how dirty I get and can just have my shower after. It looks so miserable out there today but will always remember that I have the birds and Frankie to keep me sane and the benefit is its unlikely I will have to do any watering this evening.

    Have a Great Saturday Everyone even if it is a bit wet and to those that are under the weather just concentrate on getting better fast.


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  2. cazimodo

    cazimodo Regular Member

    Morning everyone. Wet and grey here too and chilly enough that I have had to turn the heating on. My kind of weather too Nigel .

    Off to Dunfermline today to have lunch with my daughter who's birthday was yesterday. We're trying out a new place that has some really good reviews, although it's a little on the pricier side (but birthday eh!). Taking the bus through so that Grant can have a beer with his lunch. I'm teetotal these days, but I don't drive, so that doesn't help him much.

    Have a lovely day y'all.

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  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Morning all
    Cloudy almost foggy kind of weather here this morning very odd
    The first of the bouncing bombs arrived in the garden yesterday. It's what I call wood pigeon youngsters that have newly fledged. They usually for the first day or too are so flipping uncoordinated they are nothing short of crackers! Yesterday morning saw the aviary flock upset a couple of times when the bombs crashed into the aviary either trying to take off or land in my small back garden to feed and just not getting the lift and coordination quite right or perhaps the wing muscle not quite strong enough in the first couple of days. There was walk flying of the garden fence going on ie trying to flap up the garden fence by kind of using the legs and wings at the same time to get up there. In the end had to open the garden gate and make them do take off using the driveway to get the lift they needed via a longer take off area.
    The tiels were stunned by their behaviour, the kaks were going mental at the aviary wire as they bombs tried to climb flap it as well as hitting it with bad handing judgement, ginger cat dived for cover and refused to go out again in the morning (he really doesn't do birds thankfully) was like a ruddy mad house!
    Henni is still being a snapping turtle when it comes to meds but one person one pair of hands trying to restrain and give meds is a flipping pain as she is such a wriggly toad, but as I take no prisoners when it comes to them having meds its going down whether she likes it or not. I wrap her in a towel and tuck her under my arm having gotten everything ready first you go try and get hold of her head and its like one of those games at the fun fair … the one were you bash the frogs with the hammer as they pop out of different holes. One second the head is there the next its vanished by her trying to tuck it into the towel, or she will grab the edge of the towel with her beak to try and wipe the meds out of her mouth. Other birds I have had to medicate in the past have been easy compared to her they either attack the syringe with their beak and make it simple to get the meds down or the freeze still and its over and done with …. but not Henni …. oh no lets not make life too simple! Her neck seems to be jointed like a flipping snake or owl and for being old she has reactions fast as lightening!
    Just watching P bless him … he's emptying his water bowl with his little toy bucket …. oh such fun lol. Odd how people only see the lovely side of birdies when they want one and nobody tells them there is more to it than that or about their naughtier ways. :)
    whatever your all up to today have a good one and stay safe, healing thoughts and huge hugs to those in need of them. xx
  4. cazimodo

    cazimodo Regular Member

    You did make me laugh this morning with that post @DizzyBlue

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  5. Latindancer

    Latindancer Regular Member

    Morning everyone

    Busy day today and my heating was the first thing I switched on. Scruffs off to my friend who I affectionately call Club Michelle hotel and spa for a fortnight so we are moving his cage and stuff this afternoon. We’ve put him in his travel cage ready, he’s not happy at all. He probably thinks he’s going to the vet. Then it’s a massive clean, don’t know why I’m bothering really as my daughter will have it back to how it looks now, in the fortnight we are away. Then it’s last minute bag check to make sure I’ve not forgotten anything. I have a list but still manage to leave something behind.

    Have a great day everyone, and if you’re poorly I wish you a speedy recovery.
  6. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Good morning all, hey ding dong here late yesterday water tank overflowing water switched off, water drained out via hose from loft to landing window, new ball cock bought & fitted etc etc so for several hours had no water at all.
    Grandsons had their tablets confiscated for rudeness etc etc so no one happy this morning. Such is life.
    Hope you all enjoy Saturday whatever!
  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Tablets confiscated ….. errr your talking about IT I am presuming :risas3:
    Sounds like you had a full day yesterday.
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  8. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Good Morning all, thin cloud this morning, but dry and slightly warmer than yesterday. its so quiet outside no birds singing no cars going by (I just had a quick walk up the toad and its closed with a hole from gas works) I do not know if they will be filling it in today as I am having guests coming today and tomorrow and sat nav's are not too good when it comes to putting them off the best root. its a day of pulling down cages and rebuilding others today. well it may be quiet outside but that's not the case indoors, they are all making there songs and its just like being in a jungle. My thoughts are with Lisa and the worry Alfie is causing her, Enjoy the holiday Latindancer that's one good thing about not having holidays as I never leave anything behind. Henni is such a character you cannot help but love her Tasha, I can relate to her actions when it comes to giving Meds and how they want to avoid them, its not that easy if your birds being a pickle. Cazimodo enjoy your dinner, Diana I am sorry to hear of your cock and ball story I hope no damage was done and Do not tell Henni that about the Tablets being confiscated because of rudeness as she will try any thing to stop Dizzy from giving her the medication. well Nigel it sounds like you may get wet but I hope the root of what you want to achieve will not beet you.
    I hope every one has a better day than yesterday
  9. sunnyring

    sunnyring Regular Member

    a quiet day here, need to do some housework but won't be much as knee bad (again) enjoying watching Barbie duck carefully guiding her new ducklings on little walks out of their house. she is so protective, one eye on ducklings-other scanning for threats at all times. lovely to see. the babies are already playing in their paint tray water bath and very lively .
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  10. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Morning all, what lovely descriptions everyone gives of their day! Its almost like reading the script of a tv series. I too can relate to the trials and mess of giving meds - luckily only to chickens and rescue birds, not Dora - and am thinking of Lisa with Alfie and of Henni too. Although I know there is a good avian vet about 20 km away Alfies sudden illness has shocked me into researching a avian vet who has experience with exotics through the Association Europeene du Perroquet.
    A quiet but damp weather day here, but not too bad and the chickens are all out at the minute - even Pips who has had to be hoiked out of the henhouse for the last week.
    Dora seems to have eaten much of her lunch already, and I am a little slow after imbibing a red wine or few last night.
    Must look up the French election system as we have received our voting cards for the local and European elections, then hopefully plant out my squash and ornamental gourds, thyme and rosemary cuttings. Really not sure what is going to grow well here so its a bit of a gamble this year - the mulberry we have transferred is doing well and has fruit on it, but the myrtle looks poorly, indigo is coming into bloom and some cuttings of a green bush have all taken well to fill in gaps along the road side.
    Hope for a better day for everyone
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  11. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Peeps may find this link helpful


    It’s to the avian page of the European College of Zoological Medicine, who have a specific avian qualification (unlike the UK’s RCVS)
    This is called the European Diploma DipECZM(avian).
    Students qualified by examinations and through a residency scheme with a vet holding the DipECZM(avian)

    This link shows the specialists and where they practice
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  12. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Wonderful, many thanks Tomsmum.
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