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Old 12-29-2016, 05:50 PM
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Re: Welcome to the flock, Oscar

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Wonnnnnnnnnderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm besotted with Oscar. He's quite a charmer. His expression and posture just make me think of a little white Charie Chaplin.

Ummm... and MrC is HANDSOME!
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Re: Welcome to the flock, Oscar

*giggle* I certainly think MrC is handsome, even though that's not exactly a good picture of him. You should see how handsome he is after he's showered and combed his hair and trimmed his beard.

And yeah, Oscar is a little comedian.
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Old 12-29-2016, 07:31 PM
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Re: Welcome to the flock, Oscar

Welcome aboard there Oscar! Ye be a fine compliment to th' crew. Mind yer manners, b'ware the decking an eat ye what the cook serves up. The ship'll be glad to have ye.
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Re: Welcome to the flock, Oscar

He's having a bit of trouble with the "eat what the cook serves up" part. He came with Hertz seed mix. I dumped that straight into the trash. I have a different seed/dried fruit mix that's better quality I gave him a bit of, along with birdie bread and chop I serve the other birds. He ate the seed, but not the rest. He's afraid of fresh food.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:00 PM
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Re: Welcome to the flock, Oscar

Seems as if Oscar is a goodwill ambassador for the Goffins species! They are so charming and playful, yet small enough to not be intimidating or hurtful when angry. He really looks good, and will positively shine once his feathers are cleaned.

Just keep introducing fresh foods and he will eventually start eating better. It took nearly 30 years for my wild-caught hen "Peanut" to try pear. Now she loves it!
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Re: Welcome to the flock, Oscar

MrC tried in fits and spurts to get Goofy off seed for 15 or so years. Then I tried off and on for almost three years before finally getting serious about it this summer and getting him converted. He's still not as good as the other birds with fresh foods as the others, but I'm reasonably happy with his current diet. I learned a thing or two handling Charlotte's minor diet changes and Goofy's major change. I'm sure there's a lot more to learn, but I'm confident I will get him on a better diet faster than I did with Goofy.

He does loudly object to bed time. In his last home, they weren't handling him at all, so they weren't closing hisncage at night. He doesn't like this idea of being shut in at night. He screeched for about 15 minutes (which I ignored) and then went to sleep. I'm sure he will adjust soon enough.
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