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Forum: General Parrot Information 04-26-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,153
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Conures and Mealworms??

Sunny tried one yesterday (they are the mealworms I buy for work), it was fun to watch her explore.
Will not buy them esp. for feeding them to the parrots.
(I've read too many horrorstories of the...
Forum: Conures 04-26-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,394
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: possibly laying an egg?

At least we all know who will pay the vetbills this time: your MUM!


Sometimes parents are terrible when it comes to following rules.
Make her reread this topic to refresh her memory how you...
Forum: The Game Room 04-26-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 66,170
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Banned!

LaManuka is banned because when it comes to birds being a grandmother is a fun thing ;)
Forum: Alexandrines 04-26-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: potty-training-your-bird-72-hours..DOES IT WORK?

Just train your birds to fly off/ signal to you when they need to poop - it you can get them to go to certain designated poop-places that is good enough.


Training to only "go" on command is not...
Forum: Macaws 04-26-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Adopting my moms macaw and have a question about jealousy

Hi Mel,


from what I have read your boyfriend will remain the 'competition', but there is always bite pressuretraining, clickertraining to get his mindset to working/playing and not fighting.

...
Forum: New Members Welcome 04-26-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: New to the forums

Hi Mel,


welcome here.
Wow this is a fun week, the macaw-people are flocking in!


We had quite a lot of ekkies and tiels lately and a few amazons and now 3 macaws+caretakers in a short...
Forum: Amazons 04-26-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Adopted a mealy Amazon

LOL-> feeding lots of veg and fruit will give you bird watery stools because the food contains so much liquid. So that is a normal reaction especially in a seed-only bird.


Try to give him lots...
Forum: Macaws 04-25-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,016
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Upbeat - news

LOL, some days I am still such a newbie!


I asked one of the huge bird-knowledge-rich people I know how long Sunny will be this overly hormonal (because she is -mostly by lack of choice I...
Forum: Incredible Journeys; Bird Stories For Bird Lovers 04-25-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,607
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Luna, Jan 24th 2019

Same here: I am simply blown away by those feather patterns!
Never knew they got that gorgeous!


If she is only half as beautifull on the inside as the ouside looks... you really got a smashing...
Forum: Conures 04-25-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,870
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: A Kermit Training Update

She is adorable!


(I loved the "not quite yet human, I am still eating"- squeek.)
Forum: Cockatiels 04-25-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Tweety can drive too

Sorry- no facebook
Forum: Questions and Answers 04-25-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Is my rescue Macaw trying to mate with me?

If his health checks out you just may have hit the jackpot with this bird.
If he was up to tricks as far a riding a bike. he must have been very trusting and very tame indeed.

You can always use...
Forum: The Game Room 04-25-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1,896
Views: 66,170
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Banned!

Rozalka is banned, because today is cleanday again...


Tomorrow night we are going into one of our crazy local celebrations:

our kings birthday is saturday and traditionally we all spend the...
Forum: Questions and Answers 04-25-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Is my rescue Macaw trying to mate with me?

I have no scientific/ lots of experience based clue.
My girl is insane in the membrane anyway, but



from what I understand: opening the wings on top but not feathertippart is showing exitement...
Forum: Questions and Answers 04-25-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: 2012 posting ' Tragic loss of Sun Conure'

LOL it happens a lot, so do not worrie about it.


You see something that catches your eye and comment...
and it is actually a great way of reviving topics sometimes.
Forum: New Members Welcome 04-24-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Tragic loss of Sun Conure

Oh Ruffled, I am so sorry to read this!
Condolences on your loss.
Forum: New Members Welcome 04-24-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Mourning the tragic loss my Conure Anana

So sorry this happened to you all. She sounds like she was a wonderfull bird.
Forum: Questions and Answers 04-24-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Darkened foot?

Oh, she just invites you to mount her.
(This is the birdy-equivalent of a bootycall, she has sex on the brain.)
Forum: Alexandrines 04-24-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Alex 38 days old, suffering from FLU

Can you plze keep religion out of this?


It is about the birds, not your preferred deity of choice.
Forum: New Members Welcome 04-24-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: First Time Macaw Owner!

For a bird with his history, he looks really, really good! I expected a lot worse.
:)
Nice work!


One thing about the aviary: if he decided to start some serious gnawing he will be through...
Forum: Conures 04-24-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Mirrors?

Large(r) parrots are supposed to recognize themselves in the mirror (it is how they landed high in the "this is an intelligent species-"tree) and not mistake the reflection for another bird.

If...
Forum: Incredible Journeys; Bird Stories For Bird Lovers 04-24-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 262,348
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

I am a chocoholic and I am soooooo ignoring these last posts.
(drooling all over the keyboard sets a bad example for the birds)


ROFL@ Gail with the " ... delivered to your house in discreet...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 04-24-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Too much veg?

From what I understand is that veggies are the one thing we (parrots and humans) are allowed to binge on indefinitely.

(why oh why could it not have been chocolate?!)

As long as we get other...
Forum: Cockatoos 04-24-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Black Palm Cockatoos

Yup, try hatching one of those chocolate easter eggs will give you the same results!

Raising chicks from eggs is difficult anyway- babybirds get al lot things (healthy bacteria, resistance to...
Forum: Others 04-24-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By ChristaNL
Re: Average weight for a Kakariki

Sorry, but 55 tot 65 grams is a huge difference (10 grams out of 50 or 60) so a very unclear measurement to work with.


You need a better vet!
Any vet (even an ordinairy dog&cat one) should be...
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