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Old 06-09-2020, 08:51 AM
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

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I'm sorry, Anna. Wishing you strength, resolve, and a new beginning.

A week or two or three, Lincoln and Apollo ought be fine in the custody of your parents. If you have access to computer/smartphone, perhaps Skype/Facetime will permit come cyber contact. In any case, they will welcome you home with outstretched wings. So will we!

Lovely pics, you are a fine parront!!
My lifestyle has always included extensive travel with a couple of weeks fairly common. In the old days, the cost of an international phone call was extensive, but today, video chat is common and very inexpensive. So, set-up a defined contact time that works for everyone and make it happen.
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:07 PM
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

Unfortunately while I was gone contact of any kind wasnt kuch of an option. but I'm back now and the birds seem to be doing well. it looks like Lincoln may have picked a couple feathers but it's hard to tell so that's a little upsetting but hopefully I can get him back on track in no time.
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Old 06-15-2020, 10:30 PM
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

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Unfortunately while I was gone contact of any kind wasnt kuch of an option. but I'm back now and the birds seem to be doing well. it looks like Lincoln may have picked a couple feathers but it's hard to tell so that's a little upsetting but hopefully I can get him back on track in no time.

Glad youíre back, and I hope youíre in a better space.


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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

Welcome back Owlet! I hope things are looking better for you, and glad to hear the birds were okay with your absence.

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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

Glad you have returned, hope you are feeling better. Time for a nice reunion with Lincoln and Apollo.
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

your birds will be fine, assuming they know your parents, so even if they have less interaction they wont be spooked by the new humans.

YOU are the most important person here though, so do what you need to do in order to get back to your happy place..... think of the moment you are back with your birds and how happy they will be to see you
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

Iíll keep your birds in my prayers and they should be good! If you can get your parents to talk to them for 5 mins a day I think it will help tremendously! 5 mins is not enough but definitely better than nothing
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

I think I said this earlier in this thread but in over 42 years, I have never had to rescue either of my birds while in the cage. My previous OWA never traveled with us so she was left home from 3-5 days at a time with no ill effects. I figure that she would stuff herself with the overabundance of food that I would leave and then just lounge around watching TV. Nike has been left alone once for 3 days, again no ill effects but since then we discovered that she is a good traveler so she goes with us now.
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

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I think I said this earlier in this thread but in over 42 years, I have never had to rescue either of my birds while in the cage. My previous OWA never traveled with us so she was left home from 3-5 days at a time with no ill effects. I figure that she would stuff herself with the overabundance of food that I would leave and then just lounge around watching TV. Nike has been left alone once for 3 days, again no ill effects but since then we discovered that she is a good traveler so she goes with us now.
I would personally leave Parker for this long if I werenít so worried about water bowl condition. I can minimize ability to dirty the water but not fully. Iíve seen what happens to his bowl after a couple days of not cleaning (minimal cage use during the day). The thought of high usage over several days terrifies me.
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Re: question about leaving birds for a week or more

yeah unfortunately I wouldnt be able to leave the birds multiple days due to a variety of reasons, primarily because as long as there is seed Apollo will eat it until there is no seed. So part of her diet would be gone day 1 and she'd only have pellets left which isnt a bad thing exactly but she doesnt love her pellets so I worry that she wouldn't eat them after being treated to so much seed. And with Lincoln its limited what health dry food he will eat and I cant put wet food in for multiple days
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