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  2. Timbersmom

    Only a Grey

    I took your post exactly as intended. Considering Timber's reaction to a change in my nail polish or anything orange, I can certainly see him being freaked out by a change in skin color.
  3. Timbersmom

    Birds on Social Media

    Same here, I follow Einstein and Felix but don't have one myself.
  4. Timbersmom

    Introducing Cosmo to new perch

    The only new thing Timber accepts without stress is perches. I'd do them one at a time, so if he needs to adjust he has the old ones to use until he adapts.
  5. Timbersmom

    Under the wings

    Timber does the same on his "underarms."
  6. Cosmo has been a member of our family for 25 years. Nothing has changed except for some reason he suddenly he decided to chew up his perchโ€™s and we had to purchase new ones. Need advice on how to introduce them so he accepts the changes with no stress. Thanks Karen
  7. Timbersmom

    Blackout!!!

    Oh my! That's horrible Prayers for no permanent damage.
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  9. SRSeedBurners

    Will this cage be fine

    Our typical breakfast: Cookables that I mentioned on the left in the glass casserole dish, sprouts on the right. Those are the base mix that I use daily. On the chopping board is whatever I have fresh available - today's cuisine: - Pink Lady apple - banana - brocolli - sweet potatoe - jalapeno (greycie loves her jalapenos) Customer approved!
  10. Jayd

    Blackout!!!

    We had a scare yesterday, a tiny storm went by and left Bullhead City BLACKED OUT... Jay Is on oxygen, without electricity his concentrator doesn't work, and on top of that, the cell towers went down, the electric company wouldn't answer their emergency phone lines. When the phones came back on, the police said there was a lot of damage to the city..... Jay's on 7 liters per hr of oxygen, he had 3 portable bottles of oxygen, the fire department had no oxygen and the hospital was packed... His oxygen supplier had no emergency number and at night it was 107 degrees and it was unspeakable in the daytime...Jay ran his bottles at 3 it per hr but this dropped his O2 to 88 or less, which is really bad because the minimum for his O2 is 91...17 hours passed and finally, he was delivered 3 portable bottles and in the next couple of hours after that, the power was restored...It appears he lost some eyesight and he's almost deaf, we won't know of any permanent damages until he has tests.done. How was your weekend?
  11. SRSeedBurners

    Accident at the house today

    Well, it's a good thing I got that head back on. I'd sure miss my evening sweet sweetums....
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  13. Talon

    Accident at the house today

    Omg! I LOVE that!!! So clever!
  14. Jayd

    Aloe Vera (Plant)

    Remember, there are over 400 species of aloe with each plant providing unique health benefits.
  15. Jayd

    Accident at the house today

    FANTASTIC!! Thank you! Great kick in the side...๐Ÿ˜‚
  16. SRSeedBurners

    Under the wings

    That definitely looks like some over-preening there. I wouldn't worry about it though. GreycieMae barbers her tail and wing feathers. It used to annoy me but I figure once they get into a naughty habit it's just like us biting our nails or some other habit. I'll get a pic of her barbering when I get a chance.
  17. neoow

    Under the wings

    I managed to get a sneaky photo as Alfie was stretching and getting ready to sleep. It's not great but hopefully helps to show what I'm going on about. When his wings are down you can't see these feathers. But he preens them a lot and you can see they are quite separated and tatty compared to his other feathers. I don't think he's plucking them out as I can't see any bald areas. I'm fairly certain any feathers that do drop out are due to a natural moult and not being pulled/plucked. I've never noticed any damage to the feathers I have checked after they fall out. It's been like this for as long as I can remember and he's always preened himself a lot in that area (on both sides). He preens the rest of his feathers too but nowhere else on his body looks like this. I'm not sure if this is anything to worry about. He baths in his water bowl (refuses to bath in anything bigger despite my best efforts of finding an alternative!) and I try and mist him regularly- though perhaps I need to do this more often. Under the wing is the trickiest part for me to get as he rarely opens his wings for me to mist and he will always put his face in the way of the spray.
  18. SRSeedBurners

    Birds on Social Media

    I don't have one, but I do participate in a couple - mostly Felix on Facebook. I feel like I'm actually talking to that silly birdy. I also participate in Einstein the Texas Talking parrot's page.
  19. neoow

    Accident at the house today

    Hahaha! I love the relationship you have with your birds- especially with greycie.
  20. SRSeedBurners

    Accident at the house today

    So we rough-n-tumble this morning like we always do, GreycieMae loves a good wrestle. Later on I was just laying there with her on my knee and noticed she was missing something... So just like when I lose my keys, or my marbles, I go back to the last place I saw them....the wrestling blankey. Oh, looky at what I found! So I break out the needle and thread, super glues and some duck tape and she's good as new!
  21. Nicoloaw

    Will this cage be fine

    Thanks everyone. Iโ€™ll post pictures of him when he arrives next week.
  22. neoow

    Birds on Social Media

    Do any of you have a social media account for your birds (or other pets)? I usually post regular photos of my cats and Alfie to my own social media accounts. It might seem a bit daft but I recently decided to start a twitter account for Alfie - which is written as if he is posting the content. I have actually found it to be quite fun and I have connected with several other pet accounts (and regular human accounts!). It allows me to share some of Alfie's antics and see what other people's pets (mostly birds) are getting up to. I just wondered if anyone else here does similar?
  23. Talon

    Aloe Vera (Plant)

    I don't see a problem with you doing that. That's what many people do to use on themselves. It's a great idea in my opinion!
  24. neoow

    Aloe Vera (Plant)

    I bought an aloe vera plant recently (mainly because they are supposedly easy to look after and I'm not normally very good with plants!). I've had it several weeks now and it hasn't died yet...!! I have read about the qualities of aloe vera and know you can use 100% aloe vera juice/gel with birds. Can I use the plant itself for Alfie in any way? I've seen mixed comments about birds eating the whole stalk so I'm not likely to try that. But I'm assuming there is a way I can safely extract the... sap(?)... from inside the stalks? Can I then mix that in Alfie's water occasionally? Or mix it with water and spray him with it? ...Or am I better off sticking to buying gel and juice and keeping the plant as a decorative feature? ๐Ÿ˜
  25. Talon

    Only a Grey

    Thank you Neoow...you stated my attempt exactly..spot on! I too, don't invite people over, so my birds are only exposed to my family mostly..They are what you'd call "sheltered" :0
  26. neoow

    Under the wings

    Amazing, thank you! I knew Greycie wouldn't let me down! ๐Ÿ˜
  27. SRSeedBurners

    Under the wings

    GreycieMae does weird requests! Second photo came out a little blurry... Huey looks nearly identical to her.
  28. neoow

    Only a Grey

    i don't think any malice at all was meant by this thread. I think it was just an observation- similar to SRSeedBurneer's experience with Greycie. Thinking about it, Alfie hasn't has much contact with people from different races or with darker skin tones over his life time. That's not by choice on my part by the way- it just so happens that the area I live in isn't very diverse. I also don't invite many people round my house, as I tend to socialise elsewhere- like going to bars, restaurants and the hockey club etc. We all know how observant grey's are so I guess it makes sense that they would pick up on differences between people- especially when they can react to things such as changes in hair colour, nail polish etc.. I've heard about similar reactions with dogs previously- where they may react unexpectedly due to someone looking or behaving differently to what they may be used to. Heck, even small children might start asking questions when they spot differences in people, be it skin colour, a disability, appearance, hair colour... whatever. If they haven't seen something before they may question it, as children are curious and don't understand why some may find it offensive to have a certain trait/appearance etc pointed out. I, like talon, mean absolutely no offense with this post- it is simply an observation in animal behaviour that is probably unexpected as it's perfectly normal for humans.
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