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Old 11-04-2014, 04:08 PM
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Hello parrot connoisseurs!
The adoption of 'my' little Cinnamon GCC has been officialized and I'll be
bringing him home on the 15th!

I have a few preparations that need to be made while I wait, however,
and wanted to ask you all what you did to prepare for your bird(s).

Because I'll be stocking up, I'd also like to know what toys/products you
find the most useful. Links are appreciated!

Countdown: 2 days

Since I'm sure you want to know, I'm going to call him
Draco

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Old 11-04-2014, 04:53 PM
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

Congratulations to you and Draco! Love the name, and we did want to know!

It's nice to have a cage set up and ready for occupancy. Perches in a variety of shapes and textures, placed for easy access to food and water dishes. You can't go wrong with My Safe Bird Store for toys and accessories, if you shop online. My birds like Roudybush pellets, but I've heard a lot of parrots won't eat them. I buy Higgin's Mayan Harvest seed blends. I also feed fresh chopped vegetables daily. It's a good idea to locate the closest avian vets and have a friendly chat with the office personnel, that way you have an office in mind in case of emergencies.

Please post pics of Draco's homecoming.
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

Hello parrot connoisseurs!
The adoption of 'my' little Cinnamon GCC has been officialized and I'll be
bringing him home on the 15th!

Congratulations.....


I have a few preparations that need to be made while I wait, however,
and wanted to ask you all what you did to prepare for your bird(s).

Bought a cage.....


Because I'll be stocking up, I'd also like to know what toys/products you
find the most useful. Links are appreciated!

Find out what your green cheek has been eating, read through this link & after you have brought him home, you will have a starting database to develop, with Draco's help, a new diet for Draco: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet - Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community


Countdown: 11 days

Since I'm sure you want to know, I'm going to call him
Draco
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:59 PM
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

Thanks you two!
Draco's coming with his own cage, although it will make 'setting up' a hassle. It's nice and big, so no cage shopping for me.
I've heard you can use repti-sand as if it were kitty litter in the cage tray. What do you all think about this?

Also, I was told he's eating pellets, but not sure what brand. Thanks for the link, weco. I'll be sure to study up on dietary needs!
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:55 PM
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

I use newspaper and replace it daily.
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

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I use newspaper and replace it daily.
I do the same as well. Easier to tell if there is a problem with them from their poop if you can see itm and newspaper is cheap.
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

I agree with Allee, you really don't want to offer sand or other grit to parrots as their crop, proventriculus & ventriculus can become impacted if they decide to ingest it.....
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:09 PM
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

Even if he 'decided to ingest' it, it'd be underneath the grate!
Do you think he'd find a way to get to it somehow? I'm concerned now..
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

As long as the substrate is far below the grating system it should be fine. How much spacing is there between the tray and grate?

But I'm proNewspaper! Cheap, easy, and good for the environment if you reuse them.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:27 PM
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Re: Preparing for my first fid!

A couple inches, I think. As previously stated, I don't have the cage yet.
I would use newspaper, if I didn't hate dealing with paper. The way it bends and folds annoys me to no end!
(Also, I'm no expert, but it seems to me that sand is, by definition, eco-friendly!)

One more question; In your experience, how often does poo hit the wall behind your cage?
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