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Forum: New Members Welcome 03-24-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By weco
Re: Mikebike in BC

Hmmm, I guess it's true.....that you learn things in unusual places.....FB, I'd have put $$$ on the fact that Providence was in BC, not BC itself...oh, well, guess that shows me I need to read more...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 03-24-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By weco
Re: Help me understand molting

MM, before you go out & spend a bunch of $$$ on full spectrum lighting, you might want to peruse through this information ...
Forum: Rescue Centres 03-24-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,621
Posted By weco
Re: A question about rescues

Have you checked any of these:

www.petfinder.com (listed some 400 birds within 500 miles of Chicago)

Or: Birds Available (http://burgebirdrescue.homestead.com/BirdsAvailable.html)
She's a...
Forum: Questions and Answers 03-24-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By weco
Re: Hellow

Welcome aboard Ken,

You mention that you're retired, yet a few lines later you're spending 9 hour days handfeeding/rearing young birds, then you speak of building & running your own...
Forum: Bird Shows and Fairs 03-24-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By weco
Re: Wild Brooklyn Parrot Safari happens in April.

We humans like to equate the hardiness of our feathered friends with our own comfort levels...really unrealistic comparisons if you think about it ! ! !

As long as a regular source of food can be...
Forum: Technical Support 03-24-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,419
Posted By weco
Re: Tapatalk

Strudel's right, the horse is already out of the barn and closing the door after the fact is of little help.....

I received one of those E-mails and just trashed it, but then I don't really...
Forum: Macaws 03-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By weco
Re: Macaw respiratory sensativity questions

As Wendy mentioned, the problem is with feather dust and powder down, even if you had Yeti & Bigfoot both to dinner every night, you'd be OK, though your food larder would probably have difficulty...
Forum: General Health Care 03-22-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By weco
Re: Cooking safely- Stoves

Look around the edges of the doors or even maybe the door jamb of one of the oven doors for the brand/model label.....if you don't find one, you may have to pull the stove unit away from the wall and...
Forum: New Members Welcome 03-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By weco
Re: Roary

Welcome aboard to you & your fids, Roary.....
Forum: Conures 03-22-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By weco
Re: Question about toys for sun conure.

With some birds, you need to lay new toys outside of their cage for a while, so that they can become accustomed to them before they are mounted in their cage...I've had to lay out snaky looking toys...
Forum: General Health Care 03-22-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By weco
Re: Please help!!!! Acting weird and I'm worried...

When he "threw up," was he bobbing his head or shaking it side to side? If he bobbed his head, he was just showing his love for you by regurgitating partially eaten foods so you can share his...
Forum: General Health Care 03-21-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,836
Posted By weco
Re: Lighting Information For Birds

Sorry Chantal, just saw your last post RE: Table 4.....

Go back and read, beginning at the 2nd to the last sentence immediately above table 4 & continue into the next paragraph.....Michael's...
Forum: New Members Welcome 03-21-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By weco
Re: New member intro

Hi & welcome to the forums.....congrats on your new p'let, they are fun to have around.....

Good luck.....
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 03-21-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By weco
Re: Muscle atrophy

Since she has a history of chronic egg laying, have you discussed putting her on medication to prevent her from laying ? ? ?

I would think that to help build up her muscle mass, you need to get...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 03-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By weco
Re: Forpus Coelestis Paraletts

Yes, it's possible.....

If your winter temperatures are a damp cold, that might affect your parrotlets if your aviary is set up with just breeding cages that are not shielded from the wind as any...
Forum: Behavioral 03-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By weco
Re: Attempted Regurgitation? - GCC

Sounds like another fickle female...she may be pushing him away now, but when she figures out what she's doing by regurging for him, he may not be as passive ! ! !
Forum: Conures 03-21-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By weco
Re: Would a Parrotlet be a good companion to my GCC?

It totally depends on the p'let & the GCC and how they react to each other...like has been mentioned, the can both be A type personalities, so they don't need to be out together unsupervised and if...
Forum: Conures 03-21-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By weco
Re: Question about toys for sun conure.

On the egg cartons, just don't give them the foam cartons to play with/chew up as some birds have ingested the foam & died from the impaction...the cardboard types are fine to give a bird.....
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 03-21-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By weco
Re: Wanting to get a Congo

Welcome to the forums...there's enough grey owners on here that you should get most if not all of any questions you might have.....

First, how much attention would they need? I have a job where I...
Forum: Conures 03-20-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By weco
Re: Not so great toilet

Sounds like this might be a good time for mom & dad to read up on poop training then teaching it to Chunky.....

Good Luck.....
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 03-20-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By weco
Re: my TAGs are about to start a family

Sorry Elaine, I can't speak to hand feeding and pulling chicks, but I have known parronts who tried hand feeding and ended up losing a chick before bringing in another feeder.....

I would continue...
Forum: General Health Care 03-20-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By weco
Re: Sneezing

Although a healthy conure can usually sneeze about once an hour without concern, the wet sneezes might cause me to give my veterinarian a call, if only to quell any concerns I might have. When was...
Forum: Indian Ringnecks 03-20-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,431
Posted By weco
Re: Need opinions. Male or female?

Guess moving the toys to a safer location might be prudent then...huh ? ? ?
Forum: Eclectus 03-20-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,323
Posted By weco
Re: Help! I'm at my wits end with my new Eclectus!

I don't know about the wonderful part, but I think you've succeeded in your aim to share your experiences with Mr. Loki...and...it appears you've garnered a wealth of good information in return........
Forum: New Members Welcome 03-20-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By weco
Re: Hi All

Welcome to the forums.....

I guess it's a good thing that our feathered friends don't speak/understand English or your GCC might have developed an inferiority complex ! ! !

Good luck, hope you...
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