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Smile the whole flock (overload)

once again i took a lot of pics of the flock

it has been a busy few days, mostly consisting of wing clips and nail clipping (which i am starting to get the hang of!). and i have been switching who is in which cage since i got a nice flight cage

ok now for the pics!

Leon being a little Egg in the tree!


baby bird and butch


Butch… who wasn't too happy with the camera in his face…




the other 4. i have no clue what Mrs. Pickles is doing….i think she is reaching for poop


she is so weird..


and the 2 favorites! Bowie grooming bobby. bowies colors are fantastic with the flash




i finally clipped bobbys nails so they aren't so long.


i still haven't figured out bowie, he never shows any emotions. usually the other will fluff up their head or move a certain way, but bowie doesn't do that. i think that and his handicapped foot makes him the weakest of the flock (and usually Pickles victim- Bad Pickle!)


and i can't decide whether Baby Bird is a male or female. sometimes her nose is whitish and other times it looks more blue!




lets just say that Leon looks a little odd in this pic




and then the elusive Ace and Leo, my newest rescues. they are still pretty scared. yesterday i moved them into baby and Pickles cage and then baby and pickle got the new (GIANT) cage. i feel bad downsizing ace and leo into a smaller cage, but it will be easier to tame them. i was working with them today and they are doing good so far. there is still much work to be done




i clipped their wings when i switched them. i found out that Ace loves to clamp down right between my thumb and index finger. i was fine at first and then it really started hurting and i had to slowly pull my hand out of his beak! leo didn't bite but he did slip our of my hand and got a tiny amount of time on the tree before i caught him and clipped him.

then leon, baby and pickles wanted to say hi to them


Baby Bird and Ace seemed to like each other



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this is the new 30x18x18 cage i got. baby bird and pickles are in it now. i put leon in there with them for a little bit after everyone went back and i tried putting butch in there, but pickles hates butch and butch doesn't like being housed with anyone, so he went back to his own cage. in the future (after Ace and leo are tame) i hope to get another one of these cages and house ace, leo, pickles, and baby bird in one and bobby, bowie, butch, and leon in the other


or i might just combine 2 cages and use that rather than buying another cage. this one i have 3 cages combined, but i would just do 2 to make a 38x18x16.



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Beautiful photos Shelly, beautiful birdies too, thanks for sharing them.

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Such beautiful pics and birds..
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great photos!! your birds are so adorable and that cage "creation" is so awesome!!
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thanks the combined cages aren't as stable as i like, so maybe when it is time to combine the flock, i will sell 2 of the 3 cages and buy another white cage

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Beautiful photos, gorgeous birds and I love your cage idea I do like the rectangular white cages though

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Very pretty birds and good thinking about the combining of cages but the large one you have is not meant for parrots (my male canaries live in one each and I know they are from China and meant for finches so the finish comes off and might contain lead or zinc). If I were you, I would save some money and get them a nice flight cage with both length and height because it's good for them to do vertical flight but it might not mean anything to your birds as they are clipped.
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My guys get a lot of excersise when they are out some are clipped but they still fly short distances to other branches and sometimes to the other playgym. Their wings are starting to grow back and I will let them grow in. Soon they will be joining Leon an butch when they fly circles around the room!

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Shelly, you are so young but already such an awesome bird mom, I really appreciate!
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aww thanks unlike the rest of my generation, i am not attached to my phone and i like to further my knowledge rather than loose it

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