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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby Navre » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:29 am

I'm putting up chickadee/wren houses today. Why do I think this is going to result in me raising baby chickadees?
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby Pajarita » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:17 am

:lol: Oh, I am sure you can allow the parent chickadees to take care of their own babes...
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby Navre » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:20 pm

How do you all feel about hardboiled eggs for birds?

I was peeling one for myself this morning and I took about half of it and split it between the 4 birds.
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby liz » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:00 am

I use hard boiled eggs when they need eggs. Scrambling them adds oil.
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby alienlady » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:56 am

Navre wrote:I'm putting up chickadee/wren houses today. Why do I think this is going to result in me raising baby chickadees?

That brought back memories. When I was about 5 my aunt's American boyfriend used to call me his little chickadee :lol: I must look them up ,I have no idea what they look like :roll:
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby Pajarita » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:01 am

Navre wrote:How do you all feel about hardboiled eggs for birds?

I was peeling one for myself this morning and I took about half of it and split it between the 4 birds.


I used to feed the canaries grated hardboiled eggs during breeding season years ago but I've learned since then that it's a bad thing to do. Eggs are animal protein, high in fat and high in bad cholesterol, so no eggs for my birds. There isn't a single species of parrots that eats eggs as part of their natural diet so, obviously, even if they were good for them (which they are not), they would not need them. I increase their protein intake with quinoa, hemp seed and freeze dried mealworms.
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby Navre » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:13 am

My GCC flew right into the Cockatiels cage. They just sat there eating seed together.
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby liz » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:17 am

Scared you, didn't it?

That is like when Myrtle sneaked into the cockatiel room and had them all flying circles.
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby Navre » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:00 am

Didn't really scare me. They're about the same size, and they can both fly. I didn't think anyone would get hurt.
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Re: Navre and Friends in Boston

Postby Pajarita » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:01 am

Cockatiels are the best little birds, aren't they? They are so calm and good natured! And, of course, Ocean was more interested in getting seed than in bothering them :lol: I've never had a single problem with aggression toward other birds from GCCs but I would not trust an amazon AT ALL!
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