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Forum: Questions and Answers 07-31-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,519
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: What is your definition of a pet?

Thanks. I would agree killing an animal under such circumstances should be illegal. But I'm still not following how what we call them is relevant.

You say that a pet can be legally killed for no...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-30-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,519
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: What is your definition of a pet?

I've recently seen this too, some animal rights group was advocating for not referring to pets as pets.

I'd like to understand why they had this concern - but I currently cannot understand it at...
Forum: Behavioral 07-24-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,353
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: I wish they wouldn't do that.

Actually the screaming doesn't bother me (and I have a conure!)

Auggie has learned the one thing that just drives me nuts, though. It's a muffled quiet but incessant "baccaw, baccaw" that sounds...
Forum: Eclectus 07-23-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: My birds a mooch, is this promoting bad behavior?

That all sounds like pretty normal parrot behavior to me.

Parrots forage for their food in nature, it's odd for it to just be sitting there waiting for them in a bowl.

If you wanted you could...
Forum: Amazons 07-23-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,292
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Best perch for shortening nails?

My vet never clipped Auggie's nails, but used the dremmel "sander" instead. Don't Petsmart groomers still have these as an option for dogs still? If you habituate them to the little noise they...
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Book Critique Experience

In my day job, yes.

If this is worth discussing, though, why not discuss it here rather than in PMs? What are you reviewing, and how did you get invited to do the review?
Forum: NonFeathered Pets 07-23-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: New pooch to our family ! (name ???)

Cobalt.

The best shade of blue.
Forum: Amazons 07-23-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Progress

And in no time she'll be trying to hurt, kill, and eat you.

Ah, the stages of parronting! ;)
Forum: Conures 07-23-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,733
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: How old is your conure?

The way these numbers are calculated are often problematic.

As a bird researcher (songbirds, not parrots), people often ask about lifespans of sparrows - but the lifespan of birds is so different...
Forum: Caiques 07-23-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: "Summertime...

Behind every parrot eating a feast of beautiful fresh fruits ... is a bird owner wondering if they can afford to put peanut butter on their stale bread for this meal ;)
Forum: Questions and Answers 07-23-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,409
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Molting vs. Plucking

Another way of saying it:
feathers on bird + feathers on ground = molting
no feathers on bird + feathers on ground = plucking
no feathers on bird + no feathers on ground = you don't have a parrot...
Forum: Eclectus 07-23-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,278
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Bird Safe Air Fresheners

I'm not too sure a scentless candle will help freshen a place up.
Forum: Eclectus 07-23-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,278
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Bird Safe Air Fresheners

Anything you can smell means there are some sort of chemical or particle in the air. So at one level *anything* that smells good could be harmful as avian respiratory systems are so sensitive.
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Forum: Eclectus 07-23-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Stepping up on cue

Human hands are very scary for many parrots. They *watch* us to learn how we work - and they see our hands, particularly our fingers, flail about incessantly as we go about our day. Then we come...
Forum: General Parrot Information 07-23-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,895
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: What kind of bird is this

I stand corrected. I think also the lack of the bits of red on the "shoulder" make it look more like a mitred as well.

Still, the movie is well worth watching ;)
Forum: General Parrot Information 07-23-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,895
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: What kind of bird is this

Looks like a cherry headed conure.

Check out "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" for a really moving documentary about some of these guys (and girls).
Forum: Cages 07-23-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: cage size HELP!!!!!!!!

Is it big? That depends a bit on the type of bird. I'm guess this is cockatiel(s) ??

If that is a finch cage, it's pretty good size. If it's a cockatiel cage that they get to come out of but...
Forum: Conures 07-12-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Do I need to teach them how to fly?

Auggie was clipped very young too and was when I got him. I never clipped him and he took to flying once his feathers came in.

He didn't need to be *taught* but it did take him time to get...
Forum: Conures 07-12-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: help with yellow cap

Yup, sounds like she chose you.

I don't understand people who talk of bird being "addicting" and wanting more - I've never faced that. I love Auggie, why would I get a different bird then?
...
Forum: New Members Welcome 07-12-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: New to this ***NEED SOME HELP**

di123, Please don't create a thread simply to tell people about your other thread - you are getting comments on that thread.

Titles should also be informative: "need some help" (especially in...
Forum: Caiques 07-11-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Caiques and cheese?

You have a cheese-caique ;)

Auggie *loves* cheese. As soon as he sees it, he'll go right for it and rip it out of my hand (or even my mouth) if I don't offer him some.

Cheese is certainly not...
Forum: Behavioral 07-11-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: Feathers Ruffled, Momma Freakin!!!!

This doesn't sound like a prelude to plucking (not yet). Do you have any pictures of this?
Forum: Behavioral 07-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,506
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: New Green Cheek Nippy, how do we stop it?

Agreed, give him time. But in that time try to get in some training.

Stick training or 'step-up' is a good place to start. But also any tricks, like targetting, anything that will provide...
Forum: General Health Care 12-04-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,756
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: is my kakariki sick

Is it just the sound that has you worried?

Do you hear it often when he breathes, or is it a voluntary sound?
Forum: Amazons 11-22-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By Auggie's Dad
Re: 1st Wing Clip - How long til he's safe on a pearch & know's he can't fly?

Different groomers have different goals in clipping. Those who leave the outside couple of primaries intact are concerned with the aesthetics - like people who get a macaw and strap it to a perch on...
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