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Earthquake in California

We had a 5.3 earthquake tonight! It was one of the scariest ones I have been in. The birds were petrified and had fallen in their cages! One of Oliver's toys had fallen too. They didnt want to go back to their cages (which never happens) and I had to hold them for about 15mins to comfort and calm them down. Mina was panting just a bit too . It made me think of how unsafe they could be in their cages in an earthquake and how I need to come up with an emergency plan. Do you guys have any plans? Not sure how I could make their cages more safe. Man, what a night. I am very greatful that we are all okay.

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It's good to know that you're all safe; I can't begin to imagine how terrifying it must have been.

I'm sorry that I can't offer any advice on how to make things safer in the event of another earthquake.

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Been thinking about the same thing here' 4thebirds'.. possibly reducing their fall height with a raised false bottom.[or central 'strung' podium]. sorry for your friends fall..
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I've only experienced the tiniest little one before but still very scary so I'm glad you are all ok, sorry I don't have any tips though.

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Miss Kauai was fine but miss Chanel was still shaken. She was in the stiff head pointed down position when I checked on her. I talked to her a while but she didn't move. This morning she's back to normal.

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What an ordeal for you and your birds! I have never experienced an earthquake so I can't even imagine how scary it was for you. I hope there won't be anything bigger or too many aftershocks.
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Glad to hear you're all okay. I don't have any advice for you either, having never experienced anything like that, but here in Florida, you have to be prepared for hurricanes and tornadoes in spring and summer. But it must be scary to have no warning to prepare. We at least get a little warning and I put them in their cages and take them to an inside windowless room (our bathroom) and wait it out!


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Hey hun, that must have been scary! One thing I can suggest is to bungie cord your cages to the wall so in the case of an earth quake they won't fall off of whatever surface they are on.



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Miss Kauai was fine but miss Chanel was still shaken. She was in the stiff head pointed down position when I checked on her. I talked to her a while but she didn't move. This morning she's back to normal.
Yeah little Oliver was huddled in the corner floor of his cage...normally he hates the floor and won't put a toe on it. Cozette was down near the floor too. Mina looks like she fell because her feathers were all ruffed up even tho when I found her she was in her tunnel. She was frozen stiff and not responding so I put little Cozette in to comfort her and vice versa. That seemed to bring her to life but then she just wanted away from her cage and I snuggled her for several minutes. Only then did she start that little squeak/beep one tone sound she does to comfort herself so I new she was okay then. Does Miss Chanel make that sound?

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Must have been terrifying! We have only had one earthquake where I am in the UK in many many years. I was young at the time and I'm positive I didn't have birds then. A lot of people slept through it but my house cracked so I felt that one I don't have any advice to offer. I think it's awkward if you have cages that don't go on the floor, if that makes sense? Like I think say a flight cage on wheels would be safer than a Vision cage on a table? I know you like your Vision cages, but perhaps it would be a good idea to get something more sturdy in case it happens again. That all depends on how likely it is to happen again though I guess, do you have them often?

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That must have been terrifying for you, but I'm glad to hear that nothing really bad happened to your family and birds.
I heard about this earthquake in German news and thought about all of you living in California.
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We had an earthquake here in about 91.. I slept through it. It cracked the house, but we are on MUD here in Rosetta[landslip area]..I know how embaressing it is for the Galahs to fall[for them] >>Bluey. Buddy & Poppy look cool!

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