Jim, thanks.Bill I know this is an older thread but just had to do a post. There is no doubt that your little girl is so beautiful. It amazes me with her colors when she raises her hat! The picture after her bath is striking,looks like in the 1990 era when the punk scene was in full bloom,with her "hair" going every which way lol..and then the picture of Nike rubbing her beakie along your cheek ( HUGE smile on your face lol) Amy will do the same to me when we go on adventures in the car,gives me goose bumps lol.
Curious,are you still feeding Texas Freeze Dried to her? I just ordered a quart sized bag for Amy and The Beebs. Amy is getting tired of Bird Sreet Bistro but BB seems to groove on all the different flavors.
More pics of the lovely Nike would be appreciated buddy!
I've been feeding Amy Bistro for a number of years now. I nuke the stuff instead of brewing on the stove top. One cup of Bistro and one cup and a little of water then nuke for 3.30 minutes,sometimes a little more or little less water to change consistency. I nuke it in an appropriate tupperware container,cover it to "steam/cool" down for 15 minutes or so. One "batch" will yield about four days worth. If it comes from the fridge I let it get up to room temp.Jim, thanks.
Nike too got tired of the Bistro and the Freeze Dried chop so I discontinued them back in the spring. I just got a quart sized bag of the chop (happy to see the $5.XX shipping cost for the one bag too) and she's beginning to nibble on it again...it will take some time but that's the big advantage of the Freeze Dried...no waste other than the spoon full I put in her bowl each day.
Nike still picks at her Harrison's and I've increased her nut intake since I read that a higher level of fat seems to be important for Hawkheads as it is for Macaws, as well as a couple of Senior nutriberries. She also get's some cooked spice, nut, bean, seed and pasta mixes I get from My Safe Bird Store.
You can tell in the videos that Nike uses her headdress even when she is happy. She definately likes to preen you ha ha. I have never seen a hawkeye in person.One thing you'll notice in all my pics and videos is that Nike uses her headdress as part of her normal dialog, interaction and expression. Most "experts" on Youtube always associate the articulation of the headdress with aggression or dominance which is just not true in my experience.