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Forum: Amazons 09-10-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Kiwi meets the ocean

WOW!!! What a super day and with great pictures that will be treasures in years to come!
Forum: Do It Yourself 09-10-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Backpack Carrier for Macaw

My only concern with using a backpack would be the ability to chew and get out of it quickly. The reason Pac o Bird carriers are so expensive is that they are made of stainless steel mesh that is...
Forum: Caiques 09-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Tbt

What a pretty baby! Congrats on year 3!!
Forum: Caiques 09-10-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,185
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Caique Cage

Another problem I would have with an acrylic cage or carrier is mess. Pixie shakes her head with every mouthful of fruit she eats and the result can be hardened lumps of colored sugar all over the...
Forum: Caiques 09-10-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Caique attacks and bites when I interfere with him playing with my computer?

Here goes the "2 year old with pliers" analogy again. What you would do with a human child who insists on doing something you don't want applies here too. Either change your expectations, distract...
Forum: Caiques 09-10-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,847
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Considering getting a Caique but lots of questions?

Hello and good for you for finding this forum and doing your research before getting into bird ownership. I will attempt to describe some of the challenges and and knowledge we have obtained along...
Forum: Macaws 08-18-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Macaw specific communication?

Once again thank you to everyone! What a great forum! :D
Forum: Macaws 08-18-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,691
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Going on almost three weeks in his new home

This was a great thread! Thanks to all, especially Birdman. Please know that your advice helps more than just the original poster. What you wrote taught me alot about methods I have never read...
Forum: Macaws 08-18-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Macaw specific communication?

Thank you! We are beginning to research what type of parrot we may consider as a rescue well ahead of time here. One of our local rescues has a Scarlet Macaw looking for a home and they made...
Forum: Macaws 08-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By ShaunaR
Macaw specific communication?

Hi everyone,
Just wondering if I can read more about this somewhere. How do your McCaw's differ from your other birds in terms of communication style?
Thanks Ahead,
Forum: Caiques 08-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,012
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Very loud caiques

Pixie has been displaying a kind of separation anxiety since her molt this year. She has a definite type of distress call that is very hard to describe but it's similar to the type of cry she had...
Forum: Amazons 07-16-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,638
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Amount of pellets

I just wanted to say that I think this is perhaps the most beautiful Amazon I have ever seen! I hope she is doing better now as I realize that I am late into this thread. Thank you for the pictures...
Forum: Caiques 07-14-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,320
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Question for caique owners

Pixie eats alot as well. She really loves the high sugar fruits like apples and oranges which she is only supposed to get every 3-4 days according to our Vet. She will eat those at the exclusion of...
Forum: Caiques 07-14-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,173
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: My Sweet Baby Caique Turned Devil Bird!

I post my videos to utube and then post the link here. I would try removing the hut myself. It can't make the situation much worse by the sounds of it. I am sorry you are still getting bitten on a...
Forum: Caiques 07-05-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,279
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Can Caiques be mellow?

Hi and welcome!
Our Pixie is a dynamo and a cuddly ball of all depends on her mood. She decides (as it should be) what kind of moment it will be and we just roll with that. Sometimes she...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-04-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,685
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Vaping

I am a Nurse with special training around smoking cessation products as part of my job. E-cigarettes are typically what most people are referring to when they talk about "vaping". Studies have...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-04-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,048
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Apparently even a tiny mistake will instantly kill a parrot?

I had this exact response when researching parrot ownership! Pixie is about 14 months old and my oven still hasn't been cleaned because I have a self cleaning one and the alternatives are so...
Forum: Questions and Answers 06-25-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By ShaunaR
Smile Advice from Multiple Bird Homes

Hi All!
As some may or may not know, we have a Canary named Steve and a 1 year old Caique named Pixie. Since Steve doesn't come out of his cage Pixie tolerates him fairly well. Their cages are side...
Forum: Questions and Answers 06-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Harness issues - force on and reconcile or not?

Thanks for starting this thread! I will be following it with interest since Pixie absolutely hates the harness. I feel like I should be playing the Benny Hill theme song whenever I try her with it...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 06-25-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,798
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Willow update

I second the motion that this makes me really want a Grey! Willow looks like she has really stolen your heart and that is wonderful to see after a loss! Please keep the pictures coming!
Forum: Amazons 06-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,513
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Poppie trying to Sing Celine Dion

I love this video!! I would love to see more! What a sweetheart Poppy is!
Forum: Do It Yourself 06-25-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,034
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: PVC Play Gym Project !

Excellent work! You could certainly sell those on eBay or Etsy! Rick made one for Pixie and my only addition was a weight on the bottom and something to stop it from slipping on the floors. Thanks...
Forum: Caiques 06-25-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,367
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Advice on caique diet

I have discussed this already in other posts but suffice it to say on our first visit with the Avian Vet we got a 30 minute lecture on Pixie's diet. Our Vet recommends only Harrison's for Pellets. ...
Forum: Behavioral 06-14-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By ShaunaR
Parrots and Shift Workers

Hi Everyone!

Rick and I have hit a dilema with our 1 year old Caique Pixie. We both started working exclusively the night shift in January. Rick works PT so probably 15 shifts in 4 weeks and I...
Forum: Caiques 06-14-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,470
Posted By ShaunaR
Re: Meet Ludo!

Congrats and Welcome! Pixie says hello!
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