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Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-26-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: I'm Starting to Wonder

I got my Petstore budgie Jefferson when he was just barely old enough to be sold, but he has Always been Mr. Lookee No Touchee. There’s no way the store ever had time to sell him to anyone else, it’s...
Forum: Cages 01-25-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Self-cleaning cage

For those of us who rent, best to also get landlord approval first.
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-19-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Skye still won’t come out of his cage...

Once Skye comes out of his cage, you're going to wonder why you ever decided to train for that. :p

At some point, your Sunny is going to make Skye into his henchman.

And you will long for...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-19-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Skye still won’t come out of his cage...

Several months ago I upgraded my Sunny Sun Conure's cage to the "Conure Taj Mahal" (so named by Petco's bird expert). I was quite excited that the beautiful playtop would give her additional...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By fiddlejen
Thumbs up Re: Skye still won’t come out of his cage...

Kudos and gold stars to you for providing your budgie a sufficiently large cage!!

:smile022: :smile022: :emoticonc :smile022: :smile022:
Forum: Off Topic 01-19-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By fiddlejen
What is your Favorite Non-Parrot (wild) Bird?

I've been watching a great courses show about the science of birds, by an ornithologist. He has some interesting tidbits - (for example that budgies are At Least as intelligent as macaws!) - and of...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By fiddlejen
Jefferson is starting to Talk

Well actually - Jefferson has been talking from the beginning. He's quite an accomplished communicator thru Birdie Body Language. And, he loves chirruping, especially if there are any other sounds...
Forum: Training 01-19-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By fiddlejen
Success!

After many attempts, including much luring and even physical repositioning,
Sunny has finally succeeded in training the Hand to sit quietly next to her on her perch!

Now she is just working to...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-19-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Sunny is so BOLD

I was just watching a "Great Courses" show about birds. The teacher was talking about intelligence and made an offhand comment about intelligence not correlating with size since Budgies are amongst...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-19-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 152
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Sunny is so BOLD

Your home has a new Ruler. He just wants to make that clear to you, his subject.
:D

By the way, at nighttime I find my budgies will eventually make their way back inside their cage when I darken...
Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Trying some art

You seem to have a great talent for art which you just need to keep working on! I love both pics. Keep at it!
Forum: Conures 01-11-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,517
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Literally everything is deadly?

Don't know about the candles and hopefully I never verify it's truth with my own birdies but I can sure tell you that personally somebody spraying Febreeze near ME leaves me in a state that sure...
Forum: Conures 01-11-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,517
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Literally everything is deadly?

Hi, I got my birds about a year ago. I am chiming in to tell you that over the last couple decades air fresheners have gotten WAY more deadly than they used to be.

How am I so certain? Well I had...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-11-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Sunny is just TROUBLE

Your Sunny looks and sounds just like my Jefferson. My 2 budgies, Calliope and Jefferson, came clipped. Unfortunately, I had to get them clipped twice after that. The second time Jefferson refused to...
Forum: Conures 01-09-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: sun conure fell into soapy water in shower

You don’t leave your house excessively cold do you? Other than coldness, since you rinsed him well AND he seemed happy when you left, I’d expect he’s probably fine.
Forum: Conures 01-05-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Restricted areas

As far as the kitchen, try putting up a strong tension rod and hanging curtains from it. In the wide entry way to my front living room, I have a shower curtain rod, with light weight curtains hanging...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-05-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Why are budgies recommended as great birds for beginners?

Aaaaw!! Such a cutie! Standing there looking so happy- I bet he will indeed get to be a great companion for you!
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 01-04-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: About Cage Cleaning

or you can use white vinegar. if you rinse well with water, all the smell goes away.
Forum: Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 01-03-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Tired of trying to switch mine to pellets

Well totally different type of bird but despite all these good suggestions and others, my budgies still refuse to consider eating any type of pellet, no matter how presented. Someone on here did...
Forum: Conures 12-25-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: I think I brought home a velcro bird

My Sunny bites very rarely and even then not very hard. The reason is I’ve spent a lot of time pressure training with her. For me it’s always been night time when she’s sleepy. (because I get home...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 12-24-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: So about those budgies...

Okay. Well if that’s how budgies mate than mine certainly aren’t — Yet. He just stands on her back and Talks to her. But I definitely won’t let them see this video. Don’t want to give them ideas -...
Forum: Cockatoos 12-23-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,188
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: Get well wishes for sulphur crested Cockatoo

Hannah, I'm so sorry. You thought you were providing Emergency Recovery Care. But you weren't. Instead you were providing Hospice care.

You rescued him from last days alone and lonely, hungry,...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 12-23-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By fiddlejen
So about those budgies...

When budgies mate. Do they face each other? Or, not?

So the reason I'm wondering about this. Jefferson seems to really like standing on other people's tails.

This started quite some time...
Forum: Conures 12-21-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: My conure doesnt eat seeds

You only mention sunflower seeds. Is it possible he just doesn’t like those particular seats? My conure dislikes some foods that most Conyers normally like. There are various types of seeds that...
Forum: Conures 12-17-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By fiddlejen
Re: I think I brought home a velcro bird

About your glasses. I suggest going to dollar store getting several extra pairs of plain reading glasses to put on your head as decoys to let her play with. I doubt you’ll break her of playing with...
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