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About EZFrag

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    Just Hatched
  • Birthday 08/28/1986


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    South Africa
  1. Hi there, So Clara is almost 2 years old now. Hand raised her myself. Unclipped, flying around the house, having a ball. Gets her fruit and veggies regulary. She prefers oranges, apples and red bell peppers. Very chatty. Lovely little thing. I noticed something about her feathers on her abdomen. It is starting to look like this: Like the one on the right. What exactly is happening to her? I assume it's only natural,so I'm not worried, but I only ever saw it in photos. Does it have any significance?
  2. Hi There, I figured it is time for an update on my Clara situation. So Clara is quite the bundle of love. She is very attached to me, bite those that scared her previously(Two girls decided that it was a good idea to let a 20kg steel plate fall next to her cage. It was an accident of course, but Clara is now appears to be scared of them, biting them, as in lounging and attacking in self defence) and she allows the neutral people to touch and stroke her(My father and other friends that aren't falling in the "They scared me" category). Giving the circumstances, this is acceptib
  3. Well, thanks for the advice... She is eating her pellets, but shunning the formula, as if it came from lucifer's butthole. I guess this means she is weaned?
  4. Yea.... but actually, I think I'm going to get a second opinion. An "Expert" visually sexed her, and all the tell tale signs I see, points to female. What about DNA or Surgical sexing? Do they hurt?
  5. So I have Clara here. She is a cute, energetic African Grey. She responds very well to her name. Turns out though, Clara ain't a she, she is actually a he. Now I'm scouring the internet to look for naming databases where I can add Clara to the males list, so that I don't look like a complete tit.
  6. Hi there, I have a dilemma. Clara is an African Grey that is 10 weeks old. I started her weaning about 2 weeks back, and she is doing excellent. Chows down 2 cups of pellets in about 3 days. And she also eats veggies without any issues. Here is the thing. Her crop is permanently full. (Permanent in the sense of when I want to feed her formula, it is not empty) You can feel without a doubt that there is food in her crop, and quite an amount. I also caught her drinking water earlier, so that isn't an issue either. The food in the crop is moving through though. She isn't having trouble d
  7. Little Clara isn't little any more. She EXPLODED in size. She is eating her pellets like it is a new hobby (Still giving formula though) and I started to introduce her to the outside. Let her prance about in the backyard while I stand guard. Luckily the neighbour's cat is too fat and lazy to try anything, and our own one doesn't give a hoot. The dobermann is submitted to her today, so I think everything will be just fine. Somewhere in the next 2 weeks I'll let her try veggies, and fruit maybe. I'm trying now to get her to drink water as well. I drink water from a clear bottle in front
  8. Is there any danger in letting her eat this way? I mean, it is way less of a mess, it seems she is eating at her own comfortable pace, and as a bonus, I don't have to worry about accidentally jamming the spoon down her throat (I actually had nightmares of this).
  9. She is currently perching on my hands as I move her around from on place to another. One of Dave's posts gave me the idea of letting her hook her beak onto the one hand first, then let her climb on the other by herself. Works like magic. No struggling to get her of wool blankets and so on. The ladder I got her fits that description. She is currently sitting on it. And nibbling on the cage :confused: I hope that wouldn't be problematic. I really hope they don't. I really don't want to get aggressive with them.
  10. So I was getting ready to feed my little one, standing up to fetch her spoon. I came back to this: She started grabbing onto the sides of the feed bucket, which is why I started to hold it, just incase she might accidentally toss it over. I'm very proud of her
  11. I went to the petstore to go fetch a few toys for the little one, as well as some nice screw bowls I want to use for the weaning later on. I asked him for the number of an avian vet nearby (Even though I suspect she is female, I'm no expert), and he gave me a number and name. He also mentioned that the vet will probably trim the wings, toe nails and beak. I'm am very much against it, especially the wings. Not going to happen at all. Beak also a big no. And the toe nails as well. I've read Dave's post series about trimming the wings, so I have that covered. What I want to know is why t
  12. Yes, yes, I was thinking the exact same thing about 10 min ago. Washing towels seems way more appealing than having to figure out what to do with all the messy newspapers anyway.
  13. I try to keep her there, but she climbs out again, even with a small blanket over. So I just put her with the bucket into the cage now, just as a precaution. I'm going to see if I can get her proper toys today. She doesn't seem interested in the custom one I made her anymore. She is eating properly still, vigorously asking for more food afterwards. Her weaning time is coming soon though. Another week or so. Even though I enjoy doing it, I cannot stress how important it is to get the little ones when they are already weaned. It is literally (yes, literally) a crap load of work, and the
  14. Yay Toothbrush is working, her chest fluff is returning. She also seems to be developing, what I assume to be, blood feathers on her chest?
  15. But I did. I purchased her fully knowing that she will be young, how to feed her, what to feed her, I have her weaning pellets, a HUGE cage. All that stuff was before hand. We just don't have that specific age law down here (young baby parrots, not the other one). I only learned of that when I came here.
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