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Forum: Amazons Yesterday, 03:50 PM
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Posted By SailBoat
Re: Right now Salty is.....

Sounds like Salty maybe 'snapping' his Beak as he is scraping it on a set of bars. This can cause a twisting action with a build-up of torque. The sudden release results in an over-extension in the...
Forum: Amazons 10-28-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,806
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Might Be Adopting an Older Amazon

When a carrier is only used to go to the Vet, it would be understandable that she would be unhappy! The carrier should be viewed as we are 'going some place.' We load our DYH Amazon into the carrier...
Forum: Bereavement 10-28-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By SailBoat
Re: My beloved Quaker is gone :(

Passing of a Feathered Friend
Provided By: Steven (SailBoat), November 2016 (Amazon Forum: I Love Amazons - ... Thread)

“All of us feel such deep sadness when our Parrot friends die, and because...
Forum: Amazons 10-28-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,806
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Might Be Adopting an Older Amazon

Unless you plan on toweling your Amazon at home, I would not recommend that your towel her. Leave that for the Vet or Vet Tech, since, you will likely have to wait in the auto while they take her...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 10-27-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Hurricane warning and Armando going crazy!

The above really nails the vast majority of what is going on. Please follow the advise provided
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 10-27-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Mystery noise

I have long believed that Parrots Love to mess with our Heads! And, Grey's seem to excellent in the sport!

At some point, 'when you least expect it,' that sound will pop-out of your daily life.
Forum: Off Topic 10-26-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 58,922
Posted By SailBoat
Re: COVID-19 Virus

Without violating political discussion protocol, a global leader is on verified audio tape numerous times in March-April timeframe fully acknowledging the remarkable transmissibility of Covid amid...
Forum: Cockatiels 10-26-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Tape?

Great advice provided above.

Please, Stop using Tape for all the reason provided above.

What you are doing is called a reverse Show Clip. In a proper Show Clip, the primary feathers behind the...
Forum: Off Topic 10-26-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Happy Birthday Flboy!!

A Very Happy Birthday, My Good Friend, David (Flboy)!!!

Remember, enjoy this special day, after all, you only get one each year.

Family, Friends and the Parrots are likely ready to Party Long...
Forum: Incredible Journeys; Bird Stories For Bird Lovers 10-25-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 369,062
Posted By SailBoat
Re: The Rickeybird Scrapbook, 1984 - Updates

A trick that I have learned is the power of a lap top. Or, better known as the office anywhere alternative... WIFI that provides the distance and your choices become near endless.

Hunt down a...
Forum: Conures 10-25-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Took Booby to his first vet visit today

As so well stated above, Beak trimming is commonly not needed.

We Beak trim extensively as we have found that muted Beak ends vastly reduces skin damage with our plucker. If he didn't pluck, we...
Forum: Amazons 10-25-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Do yall have any other pets besides birds?

We, likely a result of the very special set of Amazon Parrots that own our home, have limited them to only one at a time and not had any other Pets. Over the years, our Amazons, have been older,...
Forum: Questions and Answers 10-25-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Quaker parrots & RV-ing

And, as standard, proof of ownership of a non-CITES Parrot: Medical Records and/or proof of purchase. Remember that some Eastern States have 'limited' bans on Human travel. If we are talking about a...
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Lights out for birds

Was on a ride along with a friend that was moving a small airplane from Northern Michigan to Southwestern Michigan. It being a night flight and restricted to 7500' it became clear just how much light...
Forum: Amazons 10-24-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By SailBoat
Re: White fronted amazon

White-Fronted Amazons create a soft place in my heart. They are such lovers, but so rare now a days. Love the linking; finger bit, Ouch! and laughter! Clearly this one knows the routine... Gotta,...
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Giant hornets <shudder>

How about developing a use for them, like home security? One only needs to add a sign to your home: Warning, this Home Protected by: Asian Giant Hornets!

I saw the first announcement back this...
Forum: Off Topic 10-24-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Happy Birthday Calorious!

A Very Happy Birthday, Calorious!!!

Enjoy your special day, after all you only get one each year!
Forum: Questions and Answers 10-23-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Grow Light for Plants.

I would not worry about radiation with this product.

To test how close you can set the light bulb to your Parrot. Looking at the bulb, turn it on and turn it off. If you see spots in your vision,...
Forum: Photo Of The Month Contest 10-23-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,206
Posted By SailBoat
Re: October 2020 POTM Contest

Hmmm, sorry but maybe its my snobbery that is stepping on this one! Clearly, its all Salty all the way, with a bit of Babe providing back-up! :D:D:D:D:D
Forum: New Members Welcome 10-23-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Hi we’re new here

Welcome to ParrtForums!
Enjoy!
Forum: General Health Care 10-23-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Can you get sinus infection from a bird????

Are you sure that its not your dog or cat licking your face including your nostrils? after all, it is just as likely.

The World is currently suffering the effects of a Monster Virus and guess...
Forum: Off Topic 10-23-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 58,922
Posted By SailBoat
Re: COVID-19 Virus

Who the heck is 'THEY'? As in 'they' are silencing the flow of information.

The National Media has been running an ongoing 'Hate /War Campaign' since mid-March 2020. Such a story of "silencing...
Forum: General Parrot Information 10-23-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 14,218
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Ornithology: Share and discuss scientific articles on parrots!

A little late responding to your Post regarding PTSD in Parrots.

IT is my humble opinion that the World of Psychiatry and Psychology are like children with a new hammer in finding PTSD near...
Forum: Congo & Timneh Greys 10-22-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By SailBoat
Re: There is a lump under my African grey's beak

Everyone will likely approach this a bit differently.

I teach our Amazons to perch on my hand and back him/her to my chest, where I hold the beak. At that point my Mrs, applies whatever,...
Forum: Amazons 10-21-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,806
Posted By SailBoat
Re: Might Be Adopting an Older Amazon

A New Parrot Examination commonly includes a full spectrum blood testing. The current monster virus has not halted that work. In todays World, it is you who has to stay outside and wait for your new...
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