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Old 12-14-2018, 10:57 AM
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

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Happy adoption day! It's so great to have wide perches, do good for foot health!
Yes! I specifically went for some extra wide ones as Kiwi is now about 20 years old (we were told he was around 10 when we adopted him) and he often chooses to sit on some of his thinner perches on his swing and play tree for hours at a time. While I do believe they should have a range including thin options (trees naturally range from thick to thin branches), I figure some super wide ones in frequently trafficked areas of the cage should offer a better balance since previously his widest ones only went up to about 2-4" diameter (Just measured, the straight one is almost 8.5" around and the other one of similar width in most spots!!! Holy crap!)

Also to note (and embarrass my boy a bit) he has HUGE feet. Seriously they're probably as big as some more petite footed big macs. He's like a neon colored yeti lol. Even his vet has remarked on the size of his feet lol.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:28 AM
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

Ooooo! Must see d Feet!! Post pic asap!!! All sizes perches good. It's just a trend for many people to not offer the biggie perches, which are needed, especially big/ medium parrots don't often get the larger size option! I have an Amazon size per h for my quakers and I have to say they are the favorite, tho they hang out on the twiggy size one too even the parakeets will choose my giant perches often when out of their cage. So I commend you for getting a super size perch, and hope more people do!
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:44 AM
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

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Ooooo! Must see d Feet!! Post pic asap!!! All sizes perches good. It's just a trend for many people to not offer the biggie perches, which are needed, especially big/ medium parrots don't often get the larger size option! I have an Amazon size per h for my quakers and I have to say they are the favorite, tho they hang out on the twiggy size one too even the parakeets will choose my giant perches often when out of their cage. So I commend you for getting a super size perch, and hope more people do!
Hubby and I are going Christmas shopping soon, but afterwards the perches should be dry so I'll be sure to get some pics of the feet on his new branches (they always did say big foots lived in the PNW).
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

I'll be watching for those big feet! Wah those hands, stay away from any Sneezy coughing people! Have fun! And don't forget us, I gotta see these feet!!!!!!! @@
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

The presents are great, and the occasions are great, and the sentiments are great, but ya know the best part? I know you'll agree: a happy bird in a wonderful home. A real holiday AND YEAR 'ROUND treasure. Congratulations.
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

Yaaa, those Southern Blue Fronted Amazon really push the Big Foot gauge to near max. Our Darby pushed the Big Footness to the max also. Julio is near 40 grams heavier and his feet are not that big.
Well, as they say, Big Feet is the foundation to a Greater Understanding!
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

You haven't posted pictures of the feet!!!! I wanna see the big feet!
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

And a very happy AdoptionDay to you Mr Kiwi Mommy dearest certainly doesn't scrimp when it comes to her boy

It's in the 50's here today and I've been thinking of taking Amy to the local Alpets to see her buddies and pick out a couple gifts for herself and Beebs.



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Old 12-15-2018, 07:31 PM
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

Christmas shopping ran a bit long yesterday (post on that coming soon) but I did want to post a couple pics of Kiwi's new branches. Both fit *perfectly* in his cage! The photos also show his new splash-guards I custom made to protect our new laminate flooring from the water demon



And naturally the first thing he does is immediately begin to chew the perch he stands upon. This is why he's never really been given wood perches before, but this wood does appear to be too hard for him to really chew so hopefully he won't chew it out from under his feet (again).

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Old 12-15-2018, 07:55 PM
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Re: Adoption day/Christmas goodies haul!

He is so pretty, love the green tiger stripes! And the action chew shot!
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