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Just a couple of breakfast pics.

Nike eating Bird Street Bistro's Viva La Veggies mixed with Texas Freeze Dried chop.

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And Nike getting ready to dip a dried cranberry from the MyBirdSafeStore.com Crantastic Crunch .

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Damp, dreary morning at the campsite so we're inside for now...and pretty bored. Nothing like a banana video to break the boredom.



nike camping5 25 20 - YouTube

I chuckle at this video Bill..Amy does the same thing,usually when we are in the car going on an adventure. When I ask him what he is doing and if he is enjoying himself,he'll stop and look at me with what looks to be a :) on his face.After he has "satisfied" himself, nine times out of ten he'll start on my beard :p. Thats when I tell him that I understand completely lol.

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Bill..what are the circumstances/Nike's mood.when she raises her "collar"?
When she does raise it,are you certain of her mood? Or does she raise it "just because I can"? :18:





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Bill..what are the circumstances/Nike's mood.when she raises her "collar"?
When she does raise it,are you certain of her mood? Or does she raise it "just because I can"? :18:
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If she hisses or huffs then she's pissed and may bite though never hard enough to draw blood if she bites you hand. So pretty much 98 percent of the time the crest is raised from excitement or hormones/ That was probably true since we got her but in the beginning we didn't know what was up. The key is the hiss or huff. She also does a sound like a door creaking and that is a warning as well that she's annoyed but doesn't intend to try to bite.

There's a video of her only shoulder, crest raised, making noises (no hissing) and biting my fingers...totally playing though 5 years ago I wouldn't have had her on my shoulder in that mood.

So back to your original question, because of the audible warning I'm always certain of her mood and when she gives me the warning, I probably knew that I was on shaky ground before I did whatever caused it.
 

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Bill..what are the circumstances/Nike's mood.when she raises her "collar"?
When she does raise it,are you certain of her mood? Or does she raise it "just because I can"? :18:
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If she hisses or huffs then she's pissed and may bite though never hard enough to draw blood if she bites you hand. So pretty much 98 percent of the time the crest is raised from excitement or hormones/ That was probably true since we got her but in the beginning we didn't know what was up. The key is the hiss or huff. She also does a sound like a door creaking and that is a warning as well that she's annoyed but doesn't intend to try to bite.

There's a video of her only shoulder, crest raised, making noises (no hissing) and biting my fingers...totally playing though 5 years ago I wouldn't have had her on my shoulder in that mood.

So back to your original question, because of the audible warning I'm always certain of her mood and when she gives me the warning, I probably knew that I was on shaky ground before I did whatever caused it.

Clearly, she has trained you well! But with all Parrots, they will comment on how slow Humans are at getting the message! :D
 

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Damp, dreary morning at the campsite so we're inside for now...and pretty bored. Nothing like a banana video to break the boredom.
I haven't considered feeding Meisha banana until finding this thread yesterday. Meisha ate a small amount this morning under protest. Typical for her on trying any new food. Will give her another opportunity tomorrow.

Found a reference on the values of providing the fruit to our hookbills, should any of you be interested: Should Parrots Eat Banana? Source: Beak Craze

Hey Bill .... beautiful bird!
 
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Nike's morning weigh-in

[ame="https://youtu.be/qoXEePu_0q8"]nike weigh12 14 20 - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Great Video of HRH!

But, what was her weight? Or, doesn't she want that number commonly know!?!? :D:D:D
Hard to see, it was 194 grams. She has not varied more than a poop from that weight since I got her 5 years ago on Dec 20th. :)
 
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New phone so I needed to take a picture with it.

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Always enjoy Nike photos good friend!
Thanks for the photos!

I see that the winter snow storm that is leaving here is headed your way as a Northeaster.
 

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Always enjoy Nike photos good friend!
Thanks for the photos!

I see that the winter snow storm that is leaving here is headed your way as a Northeaster.

About seven inches here so far with the heaviest accumulation on the way,expected to stop early TUESDAY morning :eek: 18 to 24 inches predicted here in CT :( Glad I serviced my snowblower yesterday.

Such a pretty girl you have there Bill :)

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