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Wings, nails, & misc

On Saturday we went for wings and nails at the local bird farm. They also do free exams. Apparently everyone is a healthy weight! So finally I can stop worrying!

The girls snuggling (Cozette budgie/Mina linnie) on the way there and Oliver (parrotlet) wedging himself in the corner like he does when he gets stressed. Funny side note about this behavior, the ONLY time he HASN'T done this in the car is the day I brought him home in the very same carrier. He knew what he was doing that day when he convinced me to buy him when I went there to see a linnie (didn't even know they had a plet because over the phone they said they didn't).



Two funny things, Cozette the budgie tried to attack the lady who went to grab Mina the linnie for wings and nails because she thought Mina was in danger, lol. Pretty funny. Cozette is so tiny but is such a little firecracker! But really she is all bark and no bite....a lovey at heart. Oh and Mina was the star at the bird farm. Linnies are not very common here, so she was the talk of the town. Every corner I turned, someone had something to say about her, lol.

Second funny thing and an example of how observant parrotlets are (they see everything!): I bought my dog an orange and black Tigger t-shirt for Halloween. I put it on him to see if it fit and decided to let him walk around in it to determine if the fit was good. Went and brought Oliver down for dinner and he just kept starring at my dog, with that look in his eye like, "all hell is going to break out at any moment because of that weird thing on the dog, I am ready to flee at the drop of a dime". I finally just took off the shirt and Oliver was instantly relieved. It is just too funny. He is not scared of the dogs at all, but the shirt was just too much.

More along the lines of parrotlets. Oliver the plet is just too smart and full of surprises. I got another vision cage l02 for the living room, just so they can hang out there more when we are home (for $40 because of a small [email protected]). I was fully expecting Oliver to be scared of it at first. NOPE! Jumped right in and started swinging on the ladder like he had been there a thousand times before! Eating (from the vision cups no doubt-he has been protesting those cups in his main cage), climbing in and out, and talking and chirping. I felt bad because he loves that ladder and wondered if I should put it back in his main cage. Anyway, he was just acting like a little doll this weekend! I have noticed a pattern of this lately-crabby, pain in the butt on weekdays, and angel, lovey doll on weekends. I am beginning to think he is more of a day person...and in the evening when I get home from work, he just is crabby because he is about to get ready for bed and I come and disturb him . On the weekends, he is just a joy lately....for a month or so now-consistently. He is really coming out of his shell.


God I love these little characters, lol. Thanks for reading about our weekend.

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Your birds are so pretty. Was it the the Magnolia Bird Farm you went to? I get my bird food at the one in Riverside. It is totally worth the 2 hours of driving to get my bird stuff there.

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Your birds are so pretty. Was it the the Magnolia Bird Farm you went to? I get my bird food at the one in Riverside. It is totally worth the 2 hours of driving to get my bird stuff there.
Yes it was the Magnolia Bird Farm! I am not 2 hours away, thank God, lol. More like 25 minutes with light traffic.
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A lot of birds are afraid of bold patterns. Black stripes and black spots get a lot of visual animals afraid.....it's a good thing too because many toxic/poisonous animals are also boldly patterned to warn off animals. It's an instinctual thing

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They all sound like a hoot
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I do hope you use the seat belt with the cages. My friend had to stop fast the linnie and the carrier went flying. The bird didn't live She feels so guilty. I've sent her prayer. SO I now use a seat belt with my bird and cat carriers.

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They are all so adorable! Sounds like you all had an eventful day! ^_^



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I do hope you use the seat belt with the cages. My friend had to stop fast the linnie and the carrier went flying. The bird didn't live She feels so guilty. I've sent her prayer. SO I now use a seat belt with my bird and cat carriers.
Yes I thought of that but I can't figure out how to belt them in.

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You can put them on the floor and pack stuff around them if no other way to use seat belt.


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Thank you, I finally figured something out.

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What an eventful day! Those carriers are ultra cute, by the way.




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Very cute! I put the belt through the carrier handle.

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