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Old 08-10-2017, 07:51 PM
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Ole Jack DaRipper has an odd trick he performs after each meal. The day he arrived I hung a large cylinder bell (two fingers wide 4 fingers long) from the top of his dwelling. I placed it next to a perch so he could easily call his servant. He has never used it for that. He climbs to the top of the cage, hangs upside down, grabs the ring closest to the bell, hoists it up to the top of the cage and holds onto it and the cage with one foot and just the cage with the other foot. Inverted. This maneuver places said bell even with his choppers. Then he grips the open end of the bell rim in his beak and appears to be chewing on it. At least that's what it looks like. After a few days I noticed a build up of what appeared to be recycled pellet mush. I clean this bell once a day now.

He's had all sorts of outside beak manicurist tools at his disposal all along. No toothpicks. Or is that beakpicks? I did a search expecting to find volumes of information about parrots cleaning the inside roof of their beak or their tongue or whatever it is he's so fascinated with in there. Surprisingly I didn't find a thing.

Of course this leads one to believe all sorts of horrible thoughts. Maybe he has a beak pocket and has special needs.

I just hate to see him go through so much trouble to keep his beak cleaned.

Did I miss the obvious. Is this common practice for large parrots?
Is there such a thing as a beak pick?

Obviously I needed to edit out the previous humor. Apparently it was not as funny as I thought.
I wish to beg your communal pardons and especially to the great state of New Jersey for my rudeness in the previous and now edited post. I'll try to keep a more civil tongue in the future.

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Old 08-11-2017, 06:20 AM
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Re: Inside the Beak Cleaning

You and your dirty little pecker are hereby BANISHED!
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:46 AM
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Re: Inside the Beak Cleaning

I am busy searching for Beak O Floss right now!

Has Jack got any cotton braid toys that he can give his beak a clean on? Plum doesnt use his he uses the cage bars! Aim: spread it far and wide!
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:46 AM
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Re: Inside the Beak Cleaning

The only thing he uses more than the bell is paper and cardboard. He loves for me to roll paper up tight and weave it through the bars. He pulls on that and shreds the ends. Like ya say, floss.

I like that cotton rope idea. I'll grab a length of that and see how it goes. Sounds logical enough.

Thank you for the input.
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You and your dirty little pecker are hereby BANISHED!
I don't no what he originally said to cause offense, but this ^^^ made me laugh.
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Re: Inside the Beak Cleaning

We will roll up a few pine nuts with a coffee filter and weave it thru the bars, right over his food dish. He will shread it to get the nuts, and any he misses falls into his cup.
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Re: Inside the Beak Cleaning

Your posts ALWAYS make me smile, and most times laugh out loud
Justice loves to have a phone book hung in his cage, in between ripping uses it like a napkin.
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Re: Inside the Beak Cleaning

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We will roll up a few pine nuts with a coffee filter and weave it thru the bars, right over his food dish. He will shread it to get the nuts, and any he misses falls into his cup.


Ooooh good idea!


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With the super moderator powers at my disposal, I proclaim you, Joe, to be the very first Avian Dentist and Dental Hygienist. (twice the titles = double the pay!)
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