Tuesday 14th September 2021

DizzyBlue

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Morning all
Had to turn the aviary lights a good hour ago as I heard the birds spook up. Been out and checked them they all seem fine but night frights always have me a tad worried in case they continue to panic doesn't take much for one to get injured. Unsure what upset them I can hear the tawny owls hooting and yelling but they have heard them before. Who knows what the catalyst was but they are all having early morning breakfast and look none the worse for wear.
Have to say besides pitch black out there it's lovely and mild may walk down the village this morning to get mums newspaper need to get the 10 thousand steps in somehow! Usually I do that on top of my normal daily amount to try and make sure I do more than enough.
Time for more coffee me thinks :watchout:
 

Michael Reynolds

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Good morning Tasha and all that follow, Its nice and peaceful as all my flock are asleep apart from Max the grey, he just makes quiet sounds when it is dark. looks very calm outside, cameras triggered a few times with a fox and once with a badger triggering it off. well it will not be long before the flock awake so I best to make the most of it, have a good day
 

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Morning all it's raining here in Essex in for the day apparently am talking to biko and just about to clean him out he is quite in the mornings tends to come alive around midday at the moment he just sitting and listening I like to sit near his cage in the mornings and talk to him while I have breakfast and it's nice and quiet to try and build the bond with him got to pop to the shop then will let him out and spend more time with him everyone have a good day
 

dianaT

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Good morning the sun is coming out at lsst after so much rain. The chap is here to cut the grass etc. Needless to say Alans taken a coffee & bikkies out for him and is now chatting non stop, I shall need to go reign him in.
@Mick Lee sounds like Biko is settling well and you are getting into a good routine.
We have an owl outside very late last night hooting away.
 
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Lauraj

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Good afternoon all!

Raining and miserable where i am today! Hopefully the rain doesn’t get too bad, mum and dads garden and garage flooded this week during the thunder storms! Luckily theiris sat a bit higher than the garage so it didn’t get inside but the water was up to our knees! Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen again 🤞🏻

Birds happy and eating away, i have been to do the shopping and Bo shouted ‘mum got treats’ the minute i walked in the house. Quick tidy up and then get ready for work! I have attached some pics of Bo and his messiest beak, i love his little messy beak!😍
hope everybody is okay and has a good day!


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Michael Reynolds

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what a lovely beak now once you have got ready for work do you let Bo wipe his beak on your shoulder to clean it, if you do not then all I can say is you have no sense of adventure Laura Ha Ha. Mick, i do not have a dog but others do, it will be a risk to your bird but every dog and every bird is different, the one thing to remember with a young dog is there play and curiosity can be harmful even if the dog dose not mean to harm, some birds will panic at a sight of a dog as dogs can be predators. keeping them apart is not always easy
 

Lauraj

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what a lovely beak now once you have got ready for work do you let Bo wipe his beak on your shoulder to clean it, if you do not then all I can say is you have no sense of adventure Laura Ha Ha. Mick, i do not have a dog but others do, it will be a risk to your bird but every dog and every bird is different, the one thing to remember with a young dog is there play and curiosity can be harmful even if the dog dose not mean to harm, some birds will panic at a sight of a dog as dogs can be predators. keeping them apart is not always easy
Haha he couldn’t wait long enough to wipe it on me when i was ready for work, he got even messier and then flew to me and smeared mushed up carrots with a bit of raspberry all over my arm.....
Good job he is blinking cute! Hahaha.
 

dianaT

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I have 2 dogs and parrots always have had. Luckily we have never had any problems, dogs ignore the birds but there have been one or two birds who have tried to get to and bite the dogs. Anyway, just make sure they are not left alone in the same room together unsupervised, also best to get into the routine of when parrot is having time out the cage the dog is not in the room.
 

Lauraj

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OK thanks Michael appreciate the information will have to have a good think about it it's not me who wants the dog it's my wife 😱 I better tread carefully or I could be homeless 😂🤣
Hello mick!
I don’t have a dog of my own but i regularly watch my mums and brothers dog for the day or weekend if they go away. Both are super different dogs with different personalities.

Mum and dad have a rottweiler who is the biggest bundle of cuddles, she doesn’t care about any animals and is a lazy lump. My grey shouts her all the time, she walks out the room and he shouts at the top of his voice calling her name for her to return, when she does she will look at him then off she goes again.
My brother has an imperial shin-tzu who he rescued, she is lovely and kind but super wary and scared of things she isn’t used to. She loves people but is wary of the birds in their cages, when she is here bo shouts for her same as the parents dog, she has started sleeping next to his cage so she is getting a bit better.

Luckily both dogs don’t mind the birds, despite that i don’t allow the birds out of their cages if the dogs are in the same room. I only ever did that to make sure that nothing happened, because although the dogs didn’t want to know the birds, my grey was obsessed with the dogs and i know my bird is daft and would try sit on their back or play with them and then who knows the outcome!

I know many people have parrots and dogs, i would love to have a dog of my own when me and my boyfriend move in our house but just researching a good breed for us! 😅
 

Mick Lee

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Thanks Lauraj we had a dog with our african grey and no problems at all they knew each other the reason I asked was biko my amazon is only a year 6 months old and oly got him 2 weeks ago my son breeds french bulldogs and wants to give his mum one as a present the pup is 6 months old so I was hoping as they both young they would get to know each other and grow up together I think the first thing is to bring the dog around to see the reaction of them both
 

DizzyBlue

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Lots of hand washing Mike dogs are meat eaters so carry some very bird unfriendly bacteria. I would have said no terrier breed go for a guard breed but a bit late now your wife has seen a puppy :risas3:
 

Mick Lee

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Yeah bit too late the puppy coming Thursday 😱 will have to see how they get on dog and parrot
 

Michael Reynolds

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I was thinking the same thing diana well you have the fox and hound, Pig and whistle, George and dragon and there used to be a pub in hither green called the dog and bone (lets hope it was not a parrot bone)
 
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