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About Timbersmom

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  • Birthday 08/22/1957

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    Proud companion of Timber, who is a rehomed TAG

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    Illinois

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    Pets, reading, Rockband (xbox)

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  1. Vitamin D

    I use an avian sun light for Timber. It is important to give them UVA and UVB rays if sunlight isn't available. This is the one I use: https://smile.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Aviansun-Deluxe-Floor/dp/B01M6DIDB2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1519399048&sr=8-4&keywords=avian+sun+floor+lamp This is the bulb alone, but make sure if you don't get the lamp that you have an appropriate fixture to hold the bulb. https://smile.amazon.com/Aviansun-Compact-Fluorescent-Bulb-Pack/dp/B00TNHLTEW/ref=pd_bxgy_199_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00TNHLTEW&pd_rd_r=3E85BWPMTVT345FP41HF&pd_rd_w=bMUuf&pd_rd_wg=ly876&psc=1&refRID=3E85BWPMTVT345FP41HF Also read the instructions carefully. These bulbs have a "burn in" time when they need to be farther from the bird. They are also only good for six months before you need to replace the bulb, even though still comes on. It losses it's ray generation capabilities apparently. Another word of warning, reptile lights and others aren't suitable for birds, so if you don't get this one, be careful what you buy. I'm not sure what you have access to in your area.
  2. 17 days is a very short time for an AG. Here on the forum, we call it "grey time" because you have to let them take things at their speed. It often takes months for a bird who is bred in captivity to adjust to a new home. Brace yourself for the fact that it will probably take many months of adjustment. Remember that he is terrified. They are prey animals in the wild, and he has no reason to believe you don't mean him harm. Speak to him in a calm, gentle voice and try not to make sudden moves or enter the room suddenly. If he whistles or clicks, whistle and click back. I'd be whistling before I enter his room. That's how my bird and I first started communicating. If you posted as to why you have a wild-caught grey I missed it. I assume it was a rescue situation?
  3. Unwelcome House Guest!!!

    Like toddlers, they always wants what isn't theirs. Or, as Timber would tell you, it's all his. Hope Joe doesn't decide to make a habit of it, poor Salsa!
  4. Help PHOEBE Stuck repeating......

    I'd say it is very common. When Timber learns a word or phrase he really likes, that is all you hear for awhile. It's like he savors saying it. The good news is that so far, it has never lasted for more than a couple of weeks. Then he'll move on to other words or noises.
  5. Prayers Please...

    Glad to hear it Maggie. Yes, please keep us updated! God bless
  6. Dorian's New Toy

    Timber absolutely loves cardboard. This one really looks neat.
  7. A blatant plea for sympathy

    I hate to hear that. It is so annoying to have a chronic condition and never know when it's going to flare up again. Prayers for a speedier recovery!
  8. What do you do during family dinner?

    We share dinner but don't let him at the table. He sits near and we feed him bits and bites.
  9. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Looks great!
  10. Filled with stress. My neighbor...

    If her dogs are noisy as well, I'm puzzled as to why she'd complain. I'm not sure what your relationship is, but I would be to talk to her, point out that your birds aren't the only animals in the neighborhood making noise, and express your hopes that all can live in peace. I can't imagine a noise ordinance that wouldn't cover ALL species, not just birds. She is probably so accustomed to her dogs noises that she doesn't notice it any more. Maybe she needs to be reminded. As SR said, the first thing I'd do is document the other "critter" racket in the neighborhood, specifically hers.
  11. I want to apologize

    I commented about the loss of your dad but not your apology. I thought I missed something and didn't want to show my ignorance. If you are talking about the site, it is far better than it was! Sorry if anyone was giving you grief about your good work. Change is difficult sometimes, but we were having so many problems with the old site that it was necessary. I'm just glad you had the knowledge and willingness to do it!
  12. Prayers Please...

    Prayers for Jay. God bless!
  13. I want to apologize

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers for you and the family.
  14. Outdoor aviary is in progress!

    Frustrating! Hope they get started Thursday.
  15. Old Fids.

    Loved the pics, thanks for sharing!
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