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Old 12-12-2018, 03:02 PM
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Yes Laurasea actually I bought some bee pollen for her - she’s so tiny I pop maybe a half dozen granules in her dry mix per WEEK! No idea if she actually eats them though. I got it from a health food website, all certified organic and everything. It tastes like honeycomb)
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:09 AM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Seriously, every time I think I'm OVER HER (colors, cuteness, etc.), I get blind-sided again. Hair ornament... brooch... Christmas ornament... GEEZ. What an amazing little treasure.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:39 AM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Thanx Gail, she does LOOK awfully cute... most of the time... except when she is if full attack mode with tail fanned out, red in beak and claw and feathers all fuzzed up and ready to attack ME ... actually she's still pretty cute then too. I shouldn't laugh at her when she goes on the offensive but it is awfully funny, I'm working on getting a video of it!

Meanwhile the inimitable LeaKP said it best when she posted this classic. Completely true of Crown Princess Lilly Pilly!

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Old 12-14-2018, 08:30 AM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Quote: Originally Posted by LaManuka View Post
Well it's been a few daze since I've bored you all to death with pics of Princess Lilly so here goes.....

Here she is demolishing a bouquet of eucalypt flowers which I risked my life and limb raiding from our local primary school. I get out there at some ungodly hour of the morning with my trusty secateurs in hand before the scary groundskeeper gets there and harvest whatever I can find and beat a hasty retreat (you can just see it now can't you!)

The main flowering seasons for many eucalypt species are winter and spring so I have NO idea what i'm going to do once there's no more blossom available and she gets ravenous - she's a tiny little thing but she's relentless when she wants something!



PS Thanks to Scott I finally worked out how to post BIG pictures... thanx Scott!

PPS Lilly shown here larger than actual size!!!
This bird just takes my breath away every time I see her! Beautiful!

One thing, though. Be careful of the sharp edges that can result from clipping short those plastic tie straps. They can be dangerous, especially to their eyes. I actually once slit my forearm open reaching past one. It's specifically the shortest clipped one in the pic that drew my attention.

Personally, I use a needle nose pliers to twist the extra length off right at the latch so there is no sharp edge.
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:21 PM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Brilliant advice Anansi you are quite right! I’m careful to blunt the sharp edges of the foliage left from cutting but didn’t think to do the same with the zip ties (duh!) - I’ll make sure to do that in future!

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Old 12-14-2018, 03:12 PM
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Anansi... Guardian Angel. He always trouble-shoots so well. He caught a couple of potential hazards in a couple of the Rb's photos. Needle-nose pliers, eh? I'm on that.
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:17 AM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

You're welcome, LaManuka! We've all got to watch out for each other, right?

And thanks, Abs! Though bad boy RB probably already snipped any sharp ends off and fashioned them into makeshift shivs, already. Tell Rival to watch his back!
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:09 PM
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to present....

Don’t go giving La Principessa any ideas! Eucalypt blossom season is just about over and she had to make do with fruit compote this morning - I may get a shiv between the shoulder blades for that!
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Quote: Originally Posted by GaleriaGila View Post
Anansi... Guardian Angel. He always trouble-shoots so well. He caught a couple of potential hazards in a couple of the Rb's photos. Needle-nose pliers, eh? I'm on that.
Pliarceps as special tool?
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:41 PM
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Cute photo du jour!

Finally the ice has been broken and Princess Lilly has decided her big hairy scary daddy isn't so scary after all - due in no small part to the sterling example being set here by elder statesman Fang. Admittedly she is not yet entirely convinced but significant progress is being made!

And you won't believe this but she has pretty much potty-trained herself too! She will wait until she flits back to her cage before she lets rip that legendary liquid poop she's such a clever little thing!
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