New Caique Mommy!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:46 PM
Terrible place for a bird and a really small cage to add to the misery.
Her name is Paddle and she was born on April 1st 2010.
Right now she sits in the top corner of her new cage, facing the wall, and just squeaks like a dog toy. Funny thing. She's secluded right now and her vet visit is Tuesday. Of course it will take some time for her to adjust to her new surroundings. If she doesn't venture out of the cage on her own, how many days of adjustment is normal before I can begin handling her?
Sorry for the super bright picture. Hurts my eyes!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:00 PM
Well done taking an unwanted bird She is really beautiful. Apparently the caiques have killer bites! lol
Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:04 PM
Edit: I was looking for darker flights :L Used to conures sorry!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:52 PM
I reached for her and she tried to fly away, but she can't fly - just flutters.
Eventually let me pick her up. Craned for her cage though, so I let her back.
She must be clipped?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:14 PM
Be very careful she doesn't fall again, they can do very bad damage to themselves. If she's tame you can be her taxi haha.
Sunflower seeds and raisins will be taken away from her bowl then. Teach her things like up, down, come here, stay etc - they will be alot of help. A way to a birds heart is food. haha
Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:55 AM
Julio - Sun Conure
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Jose - Cinnamon GCC
Pickles - Turquoise IRN
Cabo and Mini- The Parrotlets
Little Dude and Pita - The Budgies
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3 Rosey Bourke's Parakeets and Ricky Bobby -Diamond Dove
Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:30 AM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:14 AM
In the morning, when she is hungry, offer her healthy stuff before the seed. Make her a hard-boiled egg, birds love it. You can mash it, and cook some veggies (look for carrots and dark green/brightly coloured stuff) until squishy and add to the mash. Doing mashes are class ways of getting good food into birds. For Az I do him a pulse mash, with healthy stuff mixed in. I would also not mash a few things, say a bit of carrot, but cook until soft, and he'd nibble on that. Basically getting him used to carrots. It's adding the eggfood that really gets him digging in. Pellets seem boring, and personally I don't trust them. *shrugs* I'd just keep trying to be creative with healthy foods.
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