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Forum: Off Topic 09-11-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By Mike17
Re: Your Calling. Change this.

I wish that the billions of dollars wasted on "climate models" had been put into nature conservation. A few weeks ago I watched a show on TV about park rangers in Zimbabwe chasing poachers around a...
Forum: Questions and Answers 09-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,315
Posted By Mike17
Re: Tomatoes...what's the real deal?

Given that a lot of people give their birds chili and capsicum, and these fruits are closely related to tomato, perhaps we should be narrowing down the "dangerous" compound that's in tomatoes and not...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 09-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mike17
Re: Enjoying the Last of Our Summer....

We've just had a ridiculously warm August here in northwestern Australia (below the Tropic of Capricorn, so subtropical) with two days over the previous record maximum (33 & 34C, record was 31.5C)...
Forum: General Parrot Information 09-09-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,283
Posted By Mike17
Re: What kind of music does your bird like?

I haven't asked my birds for an opinion. They get to listen to what I like, which is rock/pop/world/electronica/folk/indie with a little metal and other stuff thrown in. They get pretty excited when...
Forum: Off Topic 09-08-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Mike17
Re: Is it because I'm short & petite?

How about a concealed fart cushion? That should clear some of the ones that get too close :) Of course, you have to perfect the angelic "it wasn't me" face. I've found it to be uncomfortable in...
Forum: Off Topic 09-06-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By Mike17
Re: Is it because I'm short & petite?

You have my sympathy, Iabell. I'm similar to your husbands statistics and don't often have "invasions of my personal space", the area of which is, I suspect, bigger for Australians than most other...
Forum: Cockatiels 09-06-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,091
Posted By Mike17
Re: I have some baby cockatiels! Have some questions

Hand-feeding's not all that difficult, at least with most 'tiels. We have an Ariel too, a whiteface originally thought to be a girl, but is definitely a boy, although he thinks he's an eccy. We also...
Forum: Cockatiels 08-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mike17
Re: Maybe a Cockatiel Too?

I'd be cautious about having the lovebird and 'tiel outside their cages at the same time. My one and only peachface was a leg-biter, not a problem as he was my only bird- but he did try his tricks on...
Forum: Cockatiels 08-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Mike17
Re: Maybe a Cockatiel Too?

The cage is both a tad small, and crowded, dragon, but it's a good buy by any standard if the bird's healthy. Is it tame? It would then be able to spend time outside its cage. You could always thin...
Forum: General Parrot Information 08-17-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,270
Posted By Mike17
Re: Quietest and loudest bird you own?

The hummingbird hums and the screech owl screeches?
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 08-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Mike17
Re: Info on Bourkes please

I think Bourke's are delightful birds. As Raven has noted, they can't climb, so need lots of perches, and spend quite a bit of time on the ground, or presumably, floor of the cage. I have a pair, a...
Forum: General Parrot Information 08-16-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,270
Posted By Mike17
Re: Quietest and loudest bird you own?

Our corella, would easily be the noisiest in terms of volume, and frequency of screams. The eccy family are also quite noisy, when on the verandah. The plumhead Jade has the greatest volume in terms...
Forum: General Parrot Information 08-16-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike17
Re: Dutch law bans hand-Rearing of Young parrots: What's Your Opinion?

Dutch law bans hand-Rearing of Young parrots: What's Your Opinion?

One word: Stupid. Another example of political correctness gone mad.
Forum: Others 08-11-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,137
Posted By Mike17
Re: Moustache, Plumheads and Princess Parrots?

Well, I got through last semester, two units including one with a lot of reading (medieval history) then embarked on some international relations but found it horrible (didn't help that there was...
Forum: Others 08-11-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,178
Posted By Mike17
Re: Kakariki and Princess Parrots! Yay!

Strange to see Princesses with normal beaks! Our guy, Kermit, of the deformed beak, has a father who was "lime" but I haven't found that mutation. From memory, it was paler than the normal colours....
Forum: Eclectus 07-11-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Mike17
Re: New boy with bonded pair?

Yes, we didn't really want chicks at that time although it's OK now as some months before we move.
Forum: Eclectus 07-11-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Mike17
Re: New boy with bonded pair?

Thanks, Mikey. I wasn't considering putting Joey in the cage. I was aware of wild eccy breeding behaviour, but non-wild behaviour is confusing me! I guess we'll have to put up with the situation...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-11-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,927
Posted By Mike17
Re: Building an outdoor parrot Aviary.. lots of questions!

I would tend to disagree with washing galvanised wire with vinegar. This would form zinc acetate which is soluble and easily ingested by birds, just in climbing up the wire using their beaks. The...
Forum: Eclectus 07-11-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Mike17
New boy with bonded pair?

I have a pair of eccies, which I bought as a bonded pair. The hen laid two eggs in May which proved to be infertile, and after I took the nesting box out of the cage, she laid another two which also...
Forum: Off Topic 06-21-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mike17
Re: What type of vacuum do you use?

The Vax is an Australian brand and I'm pretty sure my old one (early 90s) was made in Oz. My wife has a sickly later model cordless upright/dustbuster which is, alas, made in China. The canister...
Forum: Others 06-21-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,137
Posted By Mike17
Re: Moustache, Plumheads and Princess Parrots?

We have a plumhead (the one that attacked the 'tiel) and she's settled down a lot over recent weeks although we have her on a different shift to the 'tiel's flying time. Jade was really aggressive...
Forum: Off Topic 06-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mike17
Re: What type of vacuum do you use?

Good price for the Dyson, Kiwi! That model is closer to AUD800 here. I thought my Dyson was called an "animal" too, although it's really a large hand-held rechargeable with a long tube and a power...
Forum: Off Topic 06-15-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,360
Posted By Mike17
Re: What type of vacuum do you use?

I had a Dyson upright too, which was also around AUD700 mark. Best vacuum I've ever owned (yes, I'm male, but I do 90% of the vacuuming in my household :)) despite losing a drive belt for the power...
Forum: Questions and Answers 05-15-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,437
Posted By Mike17
Re: Plum Headed Parakeet - Advice Needed

Old thread, I know. Our plumhead may well be a hen. It has become quite aggressive and will attack other birds (up to and including 'tiel size) and got out of its cage and attacked our hen 'tiel in...
Forum: Cockatiels 04-28-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mike17
Re: Vicious attack on Ziggy, pearl cockatiel

Both birds making good progress. Ariel was let out for his first fly last evening since he lost his claw. He was distressed on previous days when we let Alex the eccy out, but we didn't want to risk...
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