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Brat Birds

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About Brat Birds

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  • Birthday 05/08/1947


  • Biography
    Old, decreipt lady - just ask my granddaughter.


  • Location
    just north of sane


  • Occupation
    been on disability for awhile now
  1. Rescue Grey wanted

    There is PEAC near Cleveland. Parrot Education and Adoption Center. They have a facebook page if you want to check them out. They have been around longer than I have had Peanut. The fb page says they are in Cal. but when I google them, they still show up in Cleveland. I have no idea what is going on.
  2. Buddy's flying HIGH with Pistachio now...

    I am so sorry for your loss. The two of them will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
  3. Hello Bird lovers

    Welcome Daved and Pumkin. My TAG, Peanut is about the same age. Or sometimes as he is better known as Brat Bird! LOL
  4. New Rugs

    Thank you Acappella. Greywings, no, opening it at the warehouse wouldn't have been a perfect solution. My understanding is that the carpet all rolled up retains a lot of the gasses. Then opening it up, even with other rugs near it, would allow the rug to 'breathe'. May I ask what is a 'production' company? Who would I call? I would have no problem getting a slightly used rug. The problem would be getting it installed. I imagine I could find someone to do it, right? Can you tell I am not very good at handling this type of thing? LOL Thanks for all the answers - they really have helped me.
  5. New Rugs

    well carpet shopping didn't go as well as I had hoped. Actually, in some ways just as I expected. Rite Rug would have been my choice. They had the most co-operative people. They would have laid the carpet out in their warehouse for a week before coming to install it. They had the best looking carpet too! Problem - they cost more than twice as much. The next place had green plus carpets, though not as nice a selection. They will NOT lay out the carpet. They will NOT install it after we laid it out somewhere. So, the best solution we have come up with. Wait until Spring. Move Peanut out of the house for at least a week. Install the carpet, have the carpet cleaned (just steam), open the windows and put a few fans on it. Not perfect, but the best we can do. O, the floors were twice as much as carpet. I am not paying for this, so can not go there.
  6. New Rugs

    Thanks everyone. I would consider area rugs but at age 70 I don't think they would be safe. I also worry about slipping on tile or wood. Never easy!
  7. New Rugs

    Hi everyone. I am starting to look for new wall to wall carpet for my living room. In the past I have heard that some new carpet gives off chemicals that harm or kill our parrots. Also I read that if you unroll the carpet for a few days that the chemicals will air out of the rug. Problem there - how do you know if the store really unrolls it or not? Does anyone have any recommendations?
  8. 2 truths and a lie

    Yep, it was the house. Please - someone else start the next one!
  9. This I could have done without!

    I loved my Conure's voice. He was loud only twice a day usually. The only time it bothered me at all was when he let one go while sitting on my shoulder. Can you say deaf for a few minutes! LOL Acappella, I hope Dorian learns fast not to scream so loud.
  10. Happy Birthday Talon (Penny)

    A belated Happy Birthday. May birthdays are the best!!
  11. The Return

    I, long ago, trained my two to go back into their cages on command. This took some time, but was well worth it. Now when someone comes unexpectedly, I can tell them cage and they will go in. Of course they get an almond for their troubles! LOL And of course now it is just Peanut.
  12. Flyers or Clipped

    Peanut came to me with one of the worst clips ever!! I think that is one of the reasons he barbers his wing feathers. But, I let them grow in. It took over a year, so at least two molts, maybe three. He finally started to fly. After a few months he got his air wings and has done beautifully ever since. I live in a small house and he zips around here like nobodies business.
  13. Why me?

    Love the stories. My daughter and I went to a local bird fair which was featuring a presentation from a Cleveland rescue group. They were bringing along a few birds from the rescue so that people could get a feel for what was available. I wanted to go through them t adopt a TOO. Well there was also a breeder there and he had a baby grey. My daughter always wanted a grey so we went to see it. It had a runny nose, but we were assured that there was nothing serious wrong. So, out came the check book. AFTER the check had changed hands I was told he was still on hand feedings. we took him to the vet the next day - he had three different infections. So, in two days I learned how to hand feed and give a bird shots! But, love bloomed and he is almost 11 (I think). I will have to look that up! LOL
  14. 2 truths and a lie

    No Greywings it was actually gray or silver. so, I gave you a hint - you know I did have a Gremlin. Which of the other two is not true???
  15. 2 truths and a lie

    Sorry Judy, I did have polio. It is my sister that has 12 grandchildren - I only have one! You can not swim like a fish. My first car was a Gremlin. I gave birth to my daughter at home I didn't own a house until I was almost 50 years old