Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
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CooCoo has been adopted. Had a guy call me looking for 'Any hand tame' birds.
My first thoughts were What is this guy up to. Anyway I let him come so we could talk things over. Turned out all good and CooCoo left with him. I understand he has already been introduced to a female and has settled in very well.
Pearl is staying, as nobody has come forward. She is opening up and now moving around quite a bit, even with her butchered flights. She loved the misting I gave all of them out in the aviary the other day. And no longer hiss's at me when I grab her. Moving them back and forth from bird room to aviary means catching them.
Zinny is still giving me grief laying eggs, or at least she may of stopped laying but has not given up attending the 14 dummy ones. I watch carefully to make sure she is spending time out eating. I hope she gives this up soon. I am normally good at beating her, but this time around it has not been consistent and she was laying around the bird room, so gave up and put a nest in to keep her laying where I know and can watch.
Alex I think has stopped copulating on me, and stopped feeding me. Yeh! My thinking is that it was insecurity causing anxiety. But by now he has seen a few birds come and go, which may of helped. Percy an Eclectus was in for a few days, and he likes to be in others faces. Slowed Alex up.
Sophie is doing well enough. I know she is going to be a long job. But she does now step up without a food reward. She does not like being moved via the net back and forth, but gets over it soon enough now. In fact I think she dislike the towel more.
Working trying to teach her to be gentle with her beak, take a lot of trust and I do have a spot on my nose where she was a bit heavy with her beak. She enjoyed a good misting today.
So that leaves my two little trouble guys. They are so close like littles partners in crime. They have stand up beak disagreements all the time, sometimes when they are on someones shoulder. When one gets stuck the other comes and lets me know, they can. Where one is the other is not far away, so when one turns up and the other is not there you know there is a reason.
Indy has to be one very lucky Fid. He came back in with what seemed like a nasal infection and got over that before I took him into the vet. Trapped his for in a door as I closed it. He nearly drowned when he got into the mop bucket with dirty water in it. Lucky for him it was not deep. And I went into the bird room before it was curtains. He has got stuck in a couple of deep boxes. Dropped down behind the wall over twice. Flown outside once. He does not like being handled but will rub into the back of my neck.
Bubbles has had his share of trouble. dropping down into the rubbish bin, getting stuck in deep boxes, and also been down behind the wall over. I nearly crushed him trying to pull the oven out to get to him. Boy does he like his head rubs. Super tame that boy, so much so I had thought he was a female at one point. But seeing him perform I know he is all male.
I still have the female Galah in boarding, and Monstie the 27yr old Rainbow Lorikeet is coming in this weekend.
A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.