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Greytness last won the day on January 30

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About Greytness

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  • Birthday 04/19/1956


  • Biography
    parront of 2 dusky conures, one pineapple GCC, one Panama Amazon, one CAG, one BHC, one Ekki and one Jardine's


  • Location
    San Diego


  • Interests
    Volunteer rescue work for Rabbit House Society and 2 German Shepherd rescues


  • Occupation
    Registered Nurse
  1. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    You're very fortunate. This neighbor has harbored ill feelings regarding my birds for a very long time. The aviary pushed her over the edge with negative energies aimed towards us. It's similar to a stopped up garbage disposer. Once it finally gets going, all the garbage blows out the top.
  2. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    I'd love to see a picture of your aviary! Sounds like a perfect set up!
  3. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Here's a pic of the aviary that I took while I was decorating it with birdie toys. The far property line is where the neighbor lives. Directly above where the back of the chair is, lies the 'chute' where I put the birds through from the house. It now has a door.
  4. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    It's so very frustrating indeed. We both are planning on living in our homes for a very long time, so I need to adjust in order to keep the peace. Here's a picture of my troublemaker, Dexter. Isn't he cute?
  5. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Well, yes, our neighbors are being a complete turd. She says that she suffers from misophonia, which is a condition where certain sounds trigger immediate feelings of intense rage and anger. I am not able to leave my macaws outside for longer than 5 minutes if they start squawking; otherwise she'll report us. So...I now have her work schedule, and keep the macaws outside on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for as long as I darn well please. Her anger has rained on my happiness big time. Frankly I wish that she' get ear buds and listen to some music. The neighbors on our other side love the aviary. The people in back are siding with the complaining neighbor, per what she's told me.
  6. Soon to be new owner

    Pretty girl! I agree with what Jayd said. Greys shouldn't be isolated away from their flock. They love to watch, observe, and eventually learn from you! So, if you can keep her primarily wherever you are, that will be ideal. Take things very slow with her. They definitely take awhile to warm up to their new humans.
  7. Help PHOEBE Stuck repeating......

    Maalik's stuck on a phrase my son always says to him: 'Hi Chicken!" After which he burps.
  8. Filled with stress. My neighbor...

    I did take a look into the noise ordinance laws, which have been loosely written. I spoke with a lady who was very helpful. She said that if a noise complaint has been lodged, they will send someone near the property to assess the level of noise. If things are quiet, they then close the case. If more than 2 neighbors lodge a complaint, then the noise merits being considered a nuisance. There could be a fine. I only have the birds out in the aviary in small groups while I'm here. If Dexter or Shaylor, my 2 macaws get themselves going, then I bring them inside. The other birds really aren't problematic decibel-wise.
  9. Today, for the first time, I had one of our macaws out in the new aviary. He wasn't any more noisy than he's been before, but for whatever reason my neighbor poked her head over our fence to speak with my son, saying that there's a noise ordinance and to take the bird inside. She's never ever complained about our birds before, so this took my completely by surprise. I've spent 2 years planning, saving, and finally building the aviary of my dreams. We don't live in a HOA, either. Her dogs bark incessantly while they're out, and the neighbors on the other side have very noisy dogs. My bird's call was infrequent, albeit loud, yet that put her over the edge. Am wondering what my rights are. I tried looking up our local city noise ordinance, which was vaguely written with respect to animals. Feeling very sad and quite stressed that I won't be able to utilize our aviary as I'd dreamed.
  10. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Unfortunately my camera won't let me upload anything. Think I might have to replace the cord or something. All I can say with regards to the cost is that I paid top dollar for the materials. Everything's stainless steel with zinc free marine paint.
  11. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Thanks! Note the Suntuff panels going up there? Thanks to you!
  12. I want to apologize

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Loosing a parent is one of the most difficult life experiences to endure. May your memories of him shine bright during this time of great sorrow.
  13. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Well, here's a sneak peak at my new aviary!!! They could have everything completed, except for a minor alteration, by the end of today!
  14. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    All the panels have been brought over. They'll begin installation on Monday! The only thing that isn't the way I'd envisioned it is with regards to the double door holding area. It's huge. It's the size of a small aviary. I'll post pictures next week. Very excited!!!
  15. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Well darn. They've moved the installation date to either Thursday or Friday. Hoping they won't reschedule it again!