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Forum: General Parrot Information Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By wrench13
Re: Ornithology

Interesting paper, but worth the $39 for the sites full text (which I found for free on another site) ?

BTW Spectacled Parrotlets are quite different than the (red) Spectacled Parrot
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Forum: Incredible Journeys; Bird Stories For Bird Lovers Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 685
Posted By wrench13
Re: The High Road of Adventure

Welcome and be welcomed. A good tale in the making, I look forward to the next installment. Try jalapeno and other hot peppers for the birbs, full of vitamins etc, and since parrots have 1 taste...
Forum: Eclectus Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By wrench13
Re: Wooden dowel perches?

Vet tape has a few drawbacks, namely f they get pooped on they are hard or aPIA to clean, and if your parrot likes, like Salty does, towipe his beak off on his perches, vet taped ones get yucky. ...
Forum: Amazons Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By wrench13
Re: Rituals

I couldn't agree more. My Max(RIP llittle guy) and Salty both like a routine. Salty def has a nite time ritual that he gets upset if it's not followed. He'll be cranky the next day if it's...
Forum: New Members Welcome Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 118
Posted By wrench13
Re: newbie

Welcome and be welcomed.
Forum: Photo Of The Month Contest 10-18-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,704
Posted By wrench13
Re: October 2019 POTM Contest!

Beautiful pic of Eddie !!
Forum: Amazons 10-17-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By wrench13
Re: Perry wrestling with me

Wow, thats really mellow! Salty,when he is the mood for rough housing is like a wiggleworm with a beak. Perry is obviously enjoying himself! Just watch out for the signs of Amazon Overload - body...
Forum: Conures 10-17-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By wrench13
Re: Conure scared of EVERYTHING

Welcome friend. If your conure is OK with hands andhas startedto forma bond with you thats great. Use that to show him the 'ropes' of life in your home. Really, he sounds just a bit timid, but you...
Forum: Amazons 10-17-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By wrench13
Re: Another fabulous outing!!..

LOL, Amy would look cool with a pair of ol fashioned 'buggy' googles, an leather flight helmet! Get that dash cam man, we wanna see him chattering away!
Forum: Off Topic 10-17-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,454
Posted By wrench13
Re: Good reads

Sci-Fi. I been reading that genre since I was a kid. Hands down one of the best is "The Mote in God's Eye" and the follow on books, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. I am mega shocked these have...
Forum: Amazons 10-17-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By wrench13
Re: Just Rodney and Me Hanging Out

Look at him, he's eating that like a champ and loving it. Good for you Rodney!
Forum: New Members Welcome 10-16-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By wrench13
Re: Greetings from the Frozen North!

Welcome and be welcomed.
Forum: New Members Welcome 10-15-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By wrench13
Re: Hello!

Welcome and be welcomed.
Forum: Amazons 10-15-2019, 09:26 PM
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Posted By wrench13
Re: Right now Salty is.....

I maintain that like children, parrots like to learn new things,and once they understand that you are trying to teach or show them new things ,they are like a sponge. And its a good way to create...
Forum: New Members Welcome 10-15-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By wrench13
Re: Hello from the Bay Area

Welcomeand be welcomd.
Forum: Off Topic 10-15-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By wrench13
Forum: Amazons 10-15-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By wrench13
Re: How much beak flaking is normal?

I can attest to beak sensitivity. Our YSA stopped playing with his toys, and wouldn't do any beak intesive tricks all of a sudden.When I took him to his vet,she noticed a small horizontal crack...
Forum: General Parrot Information 10-15-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By wrench13
Re: Considerations for a new bird and new owner

Cockatiels are a great choice for your situation. And dont let anyone tell you otherwise, they are all parrot.
Forum: Parrotlets 10-14-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By wrench13
Re: Do Parrotlets Need Human Time?

Try to figure out what Pascals favorite treat is,and use that for taming. Small pieces of shelled pine nuts work great,most small parrots love them. Start giving him a piece every time you pass...
Forum: Caiques 10-14-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By wrench13
Re: Questions about weaning

So if you are intent on completing the weaning process, you will need:
A thermometer to check the temperature of the formula 102 to 98 deg F ,now youknow why.
set of stainless steel mixing cups,...
Forum: Conures 10-14-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By wrench13
Re: Is playful wrestling good?

Salty, my yellow shouldr amazon will play rough sometimes, but with any parrot, they have a thresh hold where rough play can deteriorate into biting, so you need to read your parrots body language...
Forum: New Members Welcome 10-14-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By wrench13
Re: Hello from Montana

Welcome and be welcome. Your in good company here,lots n lots of sun conures .
Forum: Amazons 10-14-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 71,919
Posted By wrench13
Re: Right now Salty is.....

So excited ! Salty has become a bit....jaded? Complasiant? Doing our nightly training sessions. SO I spent a few hours scouring the web for some new ideas and tricks for him to learn. They...
Forum: MouseCrafted Gifts 10-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By wrench13
Re: MouseCrafted Gifts is a Supporting Vendor!

LOL, tell them the Salty plushie is only available if you own a Yellow Shoulder Amazon!
Forum: Caiques 10-14-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By wrench13
Re: Questions about weaning

Selling unweaned babies is just breeders looking to make profit sooner. and yes, the chances of you actually harming or even killing you new parrot go way up, if you have to complete the breeders...
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