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  1. So sorry to hear this.
  2. I received this from Amazon today. As many of you remember, one of our members started Marden's Ark as a rescue. If you aren't using the Amazon Smile program, it doesn't cost anything and doesn't increase your cost. You just sign up and choose your charity. It doesn't come up to much, but it costs me nothing and I'd rather see it go to Marden's Ark than Amazon! This is the quarterly notification to inform you that AmazonSmile has made a charitable donation to the charity you’ve selected, Marden's Ark Avian Refuge, in the amount of $41.80 as a result of qualifying purchases made by you and
  3. Personally, I'd go with a new cage.
  4. Oh my! My vet only charges $15 to $20 for a nail trim.
  5. Is the concrete perch sitting highest in her cage? They tend to sleep on the highest one. Nothing works for Timber as far as nails go. I just have to haul him to the vet and have them clipped when necessary. Good luck!
  6. So nice to see pics of your flock SRSeedBurners! It's been awhile since you posted any.
  7. Yes, sweet potatoes are better for them than white, I give them (cooked and mashed up) to Timber every day. He's picky too, and that's one of the few vegetables he'll actually eat regularly. I understand the picky bird pain, Timber isn't a good eater at the best of times and I've tried everything. He's actually gotten better in the last few years. He ate (yes, actually ate) a piece of raw carrot the other day. That's after years of refusing to even try them. He would still starve rather than eat a pellet. He's also fond of eggs, either boiled or scrambled.
  8. Glad it is over and she is comfortable again!
  9. That's a tough one. I stay with Timber and it doesn't seem to hurt our relationship. I thought the same as you when I took him to the vet the first time, but decided he would prefer I was "there for him" regardless of the circumstances.
  10. Neoow, funny about the "jingle bells." I've got a worse one though. Last year we would put a couple of ice cubes in Timber's water bowl in the morning because he enjoyed playing with them. Until season, when he decided he would pull them out of the bowl and do the "hatch" thing with them. It was funny, but not funny if you know what I mean. No more ice!
  11. Oh my! That reminds me of Timber's love affair with his bell a few years ago. Nothing this year so far. I just left the bell and it passed.
  12. Yes indeed. One corner of my kitchen is now box storage. Timber isn't happy if he doesn't have a box to chew up.
  13. Big difference in 10 grams and 110 grams. Thank heavens!
  14. Oh my! They are just like toddlers aren't they? I've never had a similar experience so have no advice.
  15. Yes, I'd get her to the vet ASAP. That's a lot of weight loss.
  16. So glad to hear you and Alfie are getting back to "normal" and to see you post! Merry Christmas to you and Alfie and a blessed New Year
  17. I've been using this one for years with no problems: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-AvianSun-Deluxe-Floor/dp/B006L49LHC/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=avian+light&qid=1607355135&sr=8-4 These are the bulbs I use: https://www.amazon.com/Aviansun-Compact-Fluorescent-Bulb-Pack/dp/B00TNHLTEW/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=avian+light&qid=1607355194&sr=8-10
  18. The long time breeder you know could probably answer your questions better than the current forum participants. As far as I know, we don't have any current participants who are breeders. Two things that come to mind though, as I understand it, greys are particular about their mates. Simply getting another grey may not produce a pair. SRseedburners has a male and female and as far as I know they have not decided to be a "pair." So no guarantees there. The second is that everyone I have seen talk about it says that once a two greys do become a pair, they lose interest in their humans a
  19. I really don't know since I didn't have Timber when he had his first moult. What I do know is that I have had him for 8 years now, and his red feathers always come back red.
  20. Ah, young love. Timber had an ongoing attachment to one of his bells that lasted for a couple of years. He finally gave up, since the bell was just not interested. I suspect that Timmy will ignore your attempts to educate him on basic physiology, but more power to you!
  21. I am so, so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you did everything right, and it is heartbreaking. As to your question, I would destroy everything (cage, toys etc.) and disinfect the area. Maybe at some point you will want to feel ready to open your heart to another bird. Prayers for you as your grieve.
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