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Forum: General Parrot Information 08-11-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,068
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Nesting behavior?

Yes, it is breeding behavior and the box has become her nest.
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-11-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,935
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Whats going on!!!!

I agree 100%. I love a good debate but personal attacks without arguments take us nowhere. Personally, I am done with it.
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-11-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,935
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Whats going on!!!!

I am confused. The statement had nothing to do with my personal concerns or belief on whether people should keep pet parrots or not. It had to do with making things easier for a bird who is trying...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-11-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,935
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Whats going on!!!!

Oh the sweet irony.

Birdamor, the psychologists I was referring to are on the other end of campus - I interact with them regularly, but I am not a psychologist, I am an animal behaviorist. I am...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-10-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,935
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Whats going on!!!!

Ahhh, but then, you work with human psychologists, not with ornithologists or avian vets. And the reproductive system of a human and his or hers sexual needs or frustrations are not at all like a...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,935
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Whats going on!!!!

LOL - Are we going to argue about religion, too? Call it the creator, call it God, call it Mother Earth, call it Gaia, call it nature, call it whatever you choose but it is what it is. Parrots are...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-10-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,935
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Whats going on!!!!

Since the 12th of July 2010 I've been reading hundreds of articles, parrot books, forums and websites because you suggested that I must get another parrot. I can say 100% that I have only found the...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-10-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,593
Posted By Birdamor
Re: "Demand" biting

Well, if you got your bird used to getting a treat, his 'demanding' one is to be expected. Birds need their routines unchanged to feel secure. That's why people should never start off doing...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,920
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Can Chickens spread bird diseases to my parrot?

Not only diseases but also parasites (chickens need to be dewormed regularly because they are always picking up something or another out there).
Forum: Conures 08-10-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 26,829
Posted By Birdamor
Re: they way conures stand

It is true that birds do hold one foot up and tuck it inside their belly feathers but they don't usually do this while eating so, if I were you, I would sit down at a table with a good lamp and look...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 08-10-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,908
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Poor S'mores

IMPO, all parrots should have mates or, at least, a companion. Mates are better for handicapped birds because they do compensate for whatever the handicapped bird is lacking. I have several...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 08-10-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,908
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Poor S'mores

It depends on how closely related the parent birds blood lines are but, in reality, all human-bred budgies are screwed up. All of them. They just don't last. They are old and rickety by the time...
Forum: General Parrot Information 08-09-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,409
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Are bird farms okay?

I am an animal rescuer so, to me, any commercial undertaking that breeds animals that are in overpopulation is not good but, aside from my personal feelings and the fact that I would always recommend...
Forum: General Health Care 08-09-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,213
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Clipping and muscle atrophy

Absolutely correct. I don't generally agree with clipping although I can understand people using it as a temporary training tool (I would not but I can see how other people might think it's their...
Forum: Eclectus 08-09-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,155
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Aaaaaahhhh!!!!

You did the right thing by running cold water on her foot (kudos to you for putting up with the bite while doing it and for your quick thinking!). Aloe vera is good but just look at the bottom and...
Forum: Cockatoos 08-09-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By Birdamor
Re: It's a Girl

She is highly hormonal, that's all. All birds get very amorous when hormonal. I have a grey who hates to be touched but, during breeding season, she is a pest about cuddling.
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 08-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,908
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Poor S'mores

Birds do get fevers and, when they are high, you can notice the difference in their beaks, heads (around the ears) and feet but I think one notices several things at the same time: higher...
Forum: General Parrot Information 08-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,108
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Why We Quarantine!

Quarantine is not only done to observe the bird and determine that he has no symptoms of disease or that he doesn't develop any (birds get sick when stressed out and rehoming is very stressful to...
Forum: General Health Care 08-06-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,276
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Full Spectrum Lighting

I use both full spectrum tubes and UV lamps because the tubes have a good K temp and CRI but do not have any UV. Feathebright has adequate UV and K temp but their CRI is a bit too low for my taste,...
Forum: General Health Care 08-06-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,213
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Clipping and muscle atrophy

The physical problem of atrophy with clipping is twofold. One is the atrophy of the muscles that move the wings and how these are affected as has been very graphically described by Greycloud. But...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 08-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Has anyone else seen this before?

Why don't you get them some leafy greens and just go over and put them in their cage (some hanging from the bars but some laying dripping wet at the bottom of the cage)? I bet that when she sees how...
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 08-06-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,262
Posted By Birdamor
Re: My Parakeet

I don't think that budgies would work for a piece of fruit or a veggie. I know mine would not move a finger for them. They do eat them but they don't crave them enough as to be good for a bribe. ...
Forum: Amazons 08-06-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,559
Posted By Birdamor
Re: New Orange Winged Amazon Baby

Yep, that's what I do. By the time they are eating on their own all different types of adult food but I am still giving them two feeding a day, I start mixing mashed up food with their formula (I...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-04-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,406
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Come on...admit it

I quit my job to dedicate myself to animal rescue and educating people about their needs so I don't need to feel guilty about how much time I spend doing this because 'this' is my job -unpaid,...
Forum: Questions and Answers 08-04-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,935
Posted By Birdamor
Re: Whats going on!!!!

[QUOTE=Auggie's Dad;41355]I think this was well addressed by the early posts.

Regurgitation, along with the head bobbing, is a sign of affection. A bird showing affection to a rattle may be new,...
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