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Forum: Eclectus 05-21-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By drlisaort
Newspaper Shortage!

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since I posted. Due to work deadlines I've had to push back from the computer a bit. Anyway, I always line the bottom of Oliver's cage with newspaper that my husband...
Forum: Eclectus 07-02-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Misting new Eckies - one likes it the other doesn't

Beautiful Eckies!!! Oliver loves showers but hates misting.
Forum: Eclectus 07-02-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,287
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Distilled Water?

Oh wow...thank you all for the unbelievable responses. My conclusion is I'm fine with the filtered tap! I'm so glad I reached out to all of you because my earlier hunch (before reaching out to you)...
Forum: Eclectus 07-01-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,287
Posted By drlisaort
Distilled Water?

Hi Everyone!

It's been forever since I've been to this site...time slipping by and busyness has kept me away.

I was having a parrot conversation with someone yesterday and she asked me if I...
Forum: Eclectus 06-18-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,726
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Here is a pic of Jasper 12 weeks old : )

Congrats on your new boy....hang in there on the smell...once transitioned to "real" food you will smell a huge difference...
Forum: Eclectus 06-18-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,819
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Who's smelling your bird?

Count me as one of those 'sniffing weirdos', too. :09: I could 'inhale' Amazon all day long, in fact I wish someone would market their scent - I :smile015: so much!

....I also like the smell...
Forum: Eclectus 06-18-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,819
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Who's smelling your bird?

Funny you should say what you said because I said the exact same thing in the other "smelly" thread! Great minds think alike...or is it great noses!?
Forum: Eclectus 06-18-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By drlisaort
Re: The smell of a baby Ekkie?

I must be weird because I absolutely LOVE the way Oliver smells...often I press my nose into his feathers just to take in his natural fruity smell. Now my puppy...hmmmm ...yucko on the smell when she...
Forum: Eclectus 05-29-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,975
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Head feathers, first sign of molt?

It's been a while since I've read that link...thank you for sharing!!
Forum: Eclectus 05-01-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Puppy & Oliver Update!

Oh my gosh Bear is so adorable!!!! We can swap puppy/birdie stories! Grace loves to get Oliver's food droppings...she'd go for the other droppings too if she could ;)
Forum: Eclectus 04-26-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,726
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Baby Ekkie feeding update

Congratulations on your new baby! It sounds like you are doing an amazing job. I brought Oliver home at 5 months after bonding with him weekly from about 5 weeks of age. I'm trying to remember if he...
Forum: Eclectus 04-25-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Puppy & Oliver Update!

Well it's only been a week since Grace moved in with us but today seems to be the first time she really noticed that Oliver can fly. Oliver seems oblivious to the puppy which concerns me of course...
Forum: Eclectus 04-24-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Puppy & Oliver Update!

Thank you Wendy! We call her Grace....amazing Grace! So far, Oliver is not that interested nor afraid....which may not be good. He flew towards us while I was working at the computer. Grace is...
Forum: Eclectus 04-23-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By drlisaort
Puppy & Oliver Update!

Well, the puppy is here...we miraculously got the pick of the litter! We were supposed to have a boy because the wait was at least one year for a girl but the Universe had other plans for us....
Forum: Eclectus 03-27-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,342
Posted By drlisaort
Re: DIY: Uglow's Tree

Very impressive!!! I have a huge stand on wheels with branches that Oliver loves but it cost $700.00 and to be honest, I like yours better!!!
Forum: Eclectus 03-26-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Need Puppy Introduction Help!

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you know how bad it hurts. So glad you too will have another pup in your life. We can share tips to keep our beautiful birds safe!
Forum: Eclectus 03-26-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Need Puppy Introduction Help!

Thank you for your wise and well-thought out post! I for sure will look into what you suggested. I'm very good with animals and think with the right precautions we will be okay. But with that said, I...
Forum: Eclectus 03-21-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Need Puppy Introduction Help!

Awwww, thank you for the interest! For sure you don't have to twist my arm to post some pics of Duke!!! He is adorable for sure.

I'm really glad I reached out yesterday because the posts made me...
Forum: Eclectus 03-20-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Need Puppy Introduction Help!

Thank you everyone for your beautiful posts and suggestions! I love this forum and knew I could count on your for some feedback. With that said, I must say that Sage and Oliver were never ever left...
Forum: Eclectus 03-20-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,450
Posted By drlisaort
Re: I'm a species traitor. Reserved my first Eclectus

Congratulations!!!!! I remember when I was in the decision phase, and like you I did tons of research. I had a beautiful Cockatiel for 23 years before he passed. I knew I wanted a larger parrot and...
Forum: Eclectus 03-20-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Need Puppy Introduction Help!

Thank you for your kind words, they mean the world to me. I've been on this forum for years and I never saw any controversy over having dogs IF proper care is in place. I know there have been...
Forum: Eclectus 03-19-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By drlisaort
Need Puppy Introduction Help!

On December 26, my beautiful white German Shepherd Sage transitioned with the aid of my vet in my home. It was heart breaking. She was 14 years old and the best...I mean best dog on the planet....
Forum: Eclectus 03-19-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By drlisaort
Re: I am Back and have a new boy !

Hi Heather!!!! I so missed you and your wonderful posts! I'm so sorry about Ruby...my heart hurts for you...

As for names, I love the gem idea...Emerald is pretty darn green. I'm so happy your...
Forum: Eclectus 03-19-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By drlisaort
Re: Sad Eclectus.

Welcome Haylee! I don't have anything to add ...just wanted to reach out and tell you how sorry I am for your unintended incident. Accidents happen...even in the best of intentions...hoping all turns...
Forum: Eclectus 03-13-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By drlisaort
Re: The Cage: a forage only zone

Although I think your idea is brilliant, I wonder with your list of foods if Parker will get enough nutrientss. I use a forager putting in plain popcorn, a few nuts, raisins, cinnamon sticks and a...
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