Laura's Flock Thread

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Glad to hear someone else takes their birds on the bus. I met so many people when I had Lucy with me in her carrier.

Not brightly colored doesn’t mean ugly.
Yaaaay! I'm not the only one who brings their birds on the bus, LOL!

And exactly. They don't have to be Gaudy to have their charm :)
 
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Whatcha doing mommy?
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Trying to take pictures of you guys chewing and having fun on your hanging perch
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Also being easily distracted from cleaning up the humongous mess all yiu birdies make every day!
 

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So that whole structure is suspended from heavy fishing line? I think the log you have there is light, but the rope perch and other stuff must add up in weight. Do you have a hook in the ceiling to suspend this from? It looks like a lot of fun!
 

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So that whole structure is suspended from heavy fishing line? I think the log you have there is light, but the rope perch and other stuff must add up in weight. Do you have a hook in the ceiling to suspend this from? It looks like a lot of fun!

I can verify that Command Hooks on the ceiling aren't good enough to hold up string and toys against a smallish parrot beak 😆
 
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Yes I used a ceiling hook rated for 25 pounds i think, and fishing line is weighted for 50 plus pounds. Its been working fine for years.

I had to borrow a ladder to reach my cathedral ceiling! Lol but so worth it! It doesn't take up floor space or a lot if visual space. Conveniently hung next to my chair.

This us also what used to hang perches over my cages and 2 other play perch areas.
 
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I just use those 2-3 inch screw in hooks, one i drilled I think.. and yes one I had to use an anchor , because I'd made several attempts to screw in and made the hole to wide but was the perfect location so I got a plastic anchor
 

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I was thinking of a drilled and maybe anchored hook? I bet command hooks might peel off.

I didn't think they'd last long but was hoping they'd make it through a full day. It took Cotton all of 5 minutes to pull down the birthday "pinatas" I made hahaha
 
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I didn't think they'd last long but was hoping they'd make it through a full day. It took Cotton all of 5 minutes to pull down the birthday "pinatas" I made hahaha
Parrots are strong! I had a plate tug if war once and was amazed Phoebe strength in holding sbd pulling plate!

I bet Cotton had fun doing demolition!
 

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Parrots are strong! I had a plate tug if war once and was amazed Phoebe strength in holding sbd pulling plate!

I bet Cotton had fun doing demolition!
It was a classic smash-the-pinata then fling candies (millets/walnuts) everywhere then realize WAIT THERE IS CANDY and then methodically pick up every last piece one can find! 😆

I e seen Cotton hang from his beak before so I shouldnt be surprised at his strength! It's fun to see :)
 
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It was a classic smash-the-pinata then fling candies (millets/walnuts) everywhere then realize WAIT THERE IS CANDY and then methodically pick up every last piece one can find! 😆

I e seen Cotton hang from his beak before so I shouldnt be surprised at his strength! It's fun to see :)
That sounds great! Were these purchased piñatas? Did you make them?

(Is el burrito Mercado still around? That was a fun store and you could get piñatas there.)
 

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That sounds great! Were these purchased piñatas? Did you make them?

(Is el burrito Mercado still around? That was a fun store and you could get piñatas there.)
That store is still here! I used to stop there on my way home when I rode the bus :)

Some were purchased but most people would call them "bird toys" hahaha - I hung a couple foraging toys and then some paper balls, all filled with seeds and millet and walnuts. He did not expect that huge amount of food to fall all over 😂
 

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That store is still here! I used to stop there on my way home when I rode the bus :)

Some were purchased but most people would call them "bird toys" hahaha - I hung a couple foraging toys and then some paper balls, all filled with seeds and millet and walnuts. He did not expect that huge amount of food to fall all over 😂
I save up little raisin boxes and put a few raisins or other treat inside. Then poke some holes and hang up near the food dish after shaking the box to show there’s something in there.

(A whole boxful of raisins would be too much for a Quaker though maybe not so bad for a Meyers.)
 

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