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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:08 am

She is doing GREAT!!! Eating produce [today was green beans and pears], stepping up without a problem [although my husband wanted to scratch her head and she lunged at his fingers -but, like I told him, it was his fault because he would not like a stranger touching him, either!] and, the day before yesterday, she got on my shoulder and was preening my hair and kissing my neck! What a sweetheart!!!! But, as it always is with new birds, she is like the song: hot and cold, yes and no, in and out and, so far today, she has refused to leave her cage even though her door has been opened since 6:15 am. And we are still trying to figure out what she calls herself because one thing I know is that it's not Gryphon! I started calling her Griffa or Griffy but it doesn't seem to 'register'... There is one sound that she makes often, it sounds like Keh koo and it is a common quaker vocalization so I might end up calling her Keku.

Zoey Senegal is sticking to me like glue, something she does every time a new bird comes in so I was prepared for it. And Davy Redbelly is fascinated by her -most likely because with her turquoise and grey coloring, she resembles a female redbelly a lot.
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby liz » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:42 am

Myrtle would not let me touch her until she was able to fly again. When she landed on the floor she would come to me and climb up to my shoulder so I could walk her back to the top of her cage.
I did do a kind of flooding though. I would back her up until she had to step up. I would then say "pretty bird pretty bird ha ha ha" then set her back down. I don't know where I came up with that but she learned when I asked her to step up that she would get only that much contact from me unless she wanted more. She then started stepping off the top of her cage to my shoulder so I would give her a tour of the house and it's people. I did not keep her more than a minute before walking her back to the top of her cage.
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:23 am

I was able to scratch her head and neck yesterday afternoon but, today, she came out when I first uncovered and opened her cage, rode my shoulder and spent some time on the canary hens flight cage while I was doing them. Then I put her on her stand on the table while I was doing the parrots cages in the living and dining room but, right now, she is still in her cage even though her door is open. It's OK, it's always like this with new birds, two steps forward, one back, two forward, two back, etc. It's just a matter of sticking to the routine and being consistent and, eventually, she will join in just like all the other birds.
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Fri May 11, 2018 9:52 am

Everybody doing great! A quick one because spring is super busy for me and I still have to figure out the digital camera so I can take pictures of the kittens I raised and have for adoption.

Budgie flock increased by two because my contractor asked me if I could trim the beak of his girlfriend's budgie and, as I explained that it takes more than just trimming and offered to do the liver treatment and switch to a better diet, he brought me the pair they have. One is an older female and the other is still a baby with black eyes. That poor hen did not stop eating the greens I gave them for two entire days even though I started them on a multivitamin supplement right away [they were being fed just budgie seed mix and nothing else!]. Both are doing great, eating gloop like champions and munching on fresh greens every day. My own are also doing very well but the babies still have black eyes and, although I think that I am beginning to see a change in their ceres color, I am still not 100 pct sure of their gender.

Paquita and Rajah Plet doing great. She looks like a duck with an almost flat beak because the flakes that she had from on top of it started falling off. I have a nest I had ordered made out for them and I might give it to her.

Codee GCC and Pablo PFC are also doing very well but I am thinking that she must be very hormonal because she has been chewing the paper at the bottom of the cage so I gave her an entire magazine for her destroy but I might give her the second nest I had made... we'll see.

Amazons are doing good, chewing up a storm, hiding inside the boxes, etc. Naida, as it happens every single year, scares the crap out of me because she spends almost her entire day laying inside a box and even sleeps by resting her head on the floor. I see this every single year and, although I tell myself not to worry, that it's not that she is sick, I still worry about her.

Senegals chewing the back of my curtains, magazines and boxes like crazy but all it's good, no aggression, no screams, no nothing but love.

Davy ARB is driving me NUTS!!! Lord, he is such a naughty, naughty bird! Gets into everything, chews wiress and cables if he finds one, steals food from everybody even though he gets exactly the same thing as everybody else, etc. But he makes the juiciest, bestest SMACK! kisses ever! :lol: Isis ARB is a sweet girl whose only naughtiness is to chew the edge of doors [sight] BUT because she is one of my husband's favorite, I don't get any grief for it.

Javi Caique and Keku Quaker are doing GREAT! I really lucked out with these two new birds because Javi ajusted in record time and Keku appears to be doing the same. She has been eating produce every morning and, although I had to teach her how to eat some of it [like how to open a sugar snap, etc], she has taken to it like a duck to water! So far, no screams, no bites, no nothing! I gave her a large bowl for her water instead of the little one she had before and she bathes almost every day now. I also changed her roosting perch because, although she had a beautiful manzanita one, it was way too large for her feet so I replaced it with a branch better fitted for her and will be giving the big manzanita to the Amazon ladies.

Linus Too and Sophie CAG continue their weird relationship to the point that when she flies to my shoulder, Linus screams like a maniac in jealousy :lol:

Finches doing good. Hen laid a couple of eggs but stopped. Quails are eating a large range of fruits and veggies now since I discovered that, if I chop things very, very small and spread them on the floor of the cage, they will eat them without a problem. But I think I have two males instead of a male and female because there has been no eggs whatsoever.

Cardinal doing good, eating fresh produce now that it's spring. He is incredibly attuned to the season, when it comes to his diet and, hardly ever eats any fruit during the winter but, come spring, he chows them down like there's no tomorrow!

And I got two wonderful surprises to celebrate my Mothers Day! I had gotten so busy with the too young kittens that I had to bottle-feed that I had not put the canary pair I wanted to breed together from lack of time and, one day, I found the hens had started to lay on their own. This, in itself, is not bad BUT the first clutch is the best one of the year and, as I only allow them one single clutch of four eggs, if they start on their own, you lose the 'good' window for it. So, I figured 'What the heck! I'll put two pairs together and see what happens' This way, even if I got a smaller second clutch from both of them, I would still end up with three or four babies. Maria started laying two days after I put her with Lucca and, as she had already laid two or three eggs on her own, chances were, these were all clear. Yesterday, when I was cleaning their cage, I noticed a single piece of eggshell at the bottom and thought she must have broken one by accident. This morning, remembering that broken egg, I put my hand and very lightly lower the tips of my fingers inside the nest so I could count how many eggs were left in the nest and LO AND BEHOLD! I touched warm little fuzzy heads!!! The eggs were not infertile and they all hatched! :hatched: I don't even know how many babies there are in there because I did not even look into the nest when she was laying them but there must be, at least, two of them because there was more than one little head. Magdalena was put with Luciano but, although he did not attack her, she did not make a nest so I figured the whole season was lost with them - which did not matter at all, actually, as I only wanted to breed Maria and Lucca although my husband was all enthused about Luciano [his 'son' because he helped handfeed him] having babies while I don't have a whole lot of hope for him because he was handfed. But she did lay an egg yesterday so we will see...

And, to put the icing on the cake, the white dove I had been feeding and had disappeared, which made me think she had died over the winter, showed up again in the pigeon flock. AND, the beautiful male that I had not seen for months and months also showed up!

Now, to adopt out the kittens!
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Sun May 20, 2018 9:19 am

Well, what I have been fearing and trying to avoid, did happen: Paquita lost her top beak. I am not going to write here my reaction but it did involve A LOT of cursing on my part! Little stupid bird would not stop attacking everybody! It happened last night and, this morning, she still came at my hand screeching and threatening to bite -even with no beak to do it with!
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Tue May 22, 2018 11:09 am

Paquita is doing well - so well, in fact, that she tries to bite me with no beak when I pick her up to feed her in her beak twice a day! I am putting soft food in her cage but I need to go to the supermarket and get some good whole grain flours and some steel-cut oats so I can make food that is nutritious but soft and easy for her to eat with only half a beak.

On another note, two pictures of the baby canaries. The first one is when they were three days old and the second one was taken yesterday.

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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Navre » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:18 am

My son is going to be stationed at Fort Dix starting this month. Maybe I'll be in NJ sometime soon. I'll let you know.

(Love the baby canaries)
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:17 am

Great! I would love for you to come visit me! The baby canaries are already out of the nest and look as big as the parents although you can still tell they are pretty young. And going by who left the nest when, I would say I have two males and one female but, of course, this is one of my 'off-the-wall' theories with no basis in science, at all.
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