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Forum: Parrot Breeding, Chick Raising, and Parrot Handfeeding   06-23-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
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     cockatiel
Posted By petiteoiseau
You are missing the point. There are only two...

You are missing the point. There are only two reasons to get a 'sticky' baby (when the baby cannot hatch due to the eggshell and membrane drying up and sticking to the baby so it cannot separate...
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By petiteoiseau
I don't use night lights with the birds, the moon...

I don't use night lights with the birds, the moon and stars' coming in through the window seems to be enough for them. For one thing, my tiels only had night frights when there was a light shining...
Forum: Parrot Breeding, Chick Raising, and Parrot Handfeeding   06-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
     cockatiel
Posted By petiteoiseau
I read the entire article and it's a typical...

I read the entire article and it's a typical example of humans incredible arrogance to believe they know more than Mother Nature. I don't breed parrots (way too many out there already and not...
Forum: Parrot Breeding, Chick Raising, and Parrot Handfeeding   06-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
     cockatiel
Posted By petiteoiseau
But why in the name of all that's holy are you...

But why in the name of all that's holy are you 'assisting' with the hatching? There is absolutely no need for it and, as you can see, plenty of risk! Handfeeding from day one is NEVER recommended,...
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-16-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,978
Posted By petiteoiseau
No, I wouldn't keep parrots outdoors (I live in...

No, I wouldn't keep parrots outdoors (I live in Northern NJ, way too cold for them), the parrots live in their room (a guest room on the second floor which I refer to as 'the birdroom' - the tiels...
Forum: Parrot Health, Maintenance, and Safety   06-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By petiteoiseau
Overgrown beak

These are pms following the posting about boarding the Hyacinth macaw and my mentioning that his beak looked overgrown on the picture and that the owner should take the bird for a physical to...
Forum: Small Parrots   06-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
     ...by accident!
Posted By petiteoiseau
I've had what you call a 'mixed flock' for years...

I've had what you call a 'mixed flock' for years and I only had a single incident with a female ekkie and a lovie so I would not worry about that. My concern would be the safety of the room where...
Forum: Parrot Pictures and Videos   06-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By petiteoiseau
No, no power play, that's just a myth. What he...

No, no power play, that's just a myth. What he does with his foot scratching under and on the sides of his beak is something lots of parrots do when they are drowsy (I always think it's like sucking...
Forum: Small Parrots   06-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By petiteoiseau
She is a baby! She is supposed to be...

She is a baby! She is supposed to be 'uninterested' until her first breeding season when he is supposed to try very hard and, if he makes 'the cut', she will accept him. What you are looking for is...
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-12-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By petiteoiseau
Yes, I agree, they are just hooked on so they can...

Yes, I agree, they are just hooked on so they can be easily removed but I would say that the height of each is 36 inches (30x36 is a very common size, I have a few of them for the canaries). They...
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-11-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
     very!(Long)
Posted By petiteoiseau
Awwww, that IS a happy ending! Thank you for...

Awwww, that IS a happy ending! Thank you for sharing it with us. He might be a Jenday and not a Sunday.
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
     It's a boy!
Posted By petiteoiseau
You made the right choice. The 'stubborn' ones...

You made the right choice. The 'stubborn' ones are the strong-hearted, the survivors and, once you win them over, they are the most loyal companions. Musubi is a great name but a bit too hard to...
Forum: Large Parrots   06-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By petiteoiseau
Beautiful animal! But his beak appears...

Beautiful animal! But his beak appears overgrown, doesn't it? Hys do have long upper beaks but the tip of this one reaches almost all the way to his chest and that's not normal. It has to be...
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-10-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
     crazy bird lady status
Posted By petiteoiseau
I have 7 dogs, 8 cats (had 7, put an 18 year old...

I have 7 dogs, 8 cats (had 7, put an 18 year old male down a few months ago -liver cancer-, a week ago brought in 3 sick feral kittens, 1 died but the other 2 seem to be doing good -vet says we can't...
Forum: Parrot Behavior, Bonding and Training   06-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By petiteoiseau
All the advice given is right on track and I just...

All the advice given is right on track and I just have a few comments to add:

1. You shouldn't be training him at all yet but gaining his trust and love, instead, or you will end up with a...
Forum: Parrot Nutrition, Diet and Feeding   06-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,838
     For my lil GCC and also any food recommendations
Posted By petiteoiseau
Food grades: Human grade is more expensive than...

Food grades: Human grade is more expensive than animal feed so if Harrison was using human, I can assure you they would make it very clear on their website and list of ingredients - just like TOP...
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By petiteoiseau
It's actually sooner than two years (the smaller...

It's actually sooner than two years (the smaller the species, the faster it matures). All GCCs have this love affair with long hair but Reptar has made it into an art -LOL
Forum: Parrot Nutrition, Diet and Feeding   06-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,838
     For my lil GCC and also any food recommendations
Posted By petiteoiseau
I got the info on whether it's human grade or...

I got the info on whether it's human grade or animal feed grade from their own websites. I was an Administration and Logistics manager at a grain company so I know for a fact that animal grade has...
Forum: Parrot Nutrition, Diet and Feeding   06-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,838
     For my lil GCC and also any food recommendations
Posted By petiteoiseau
Dehydrated is OK as long as you reconstitute them...

Dehydrated is OK as long as you reconstitute them (never as good as fresh or frozen), giving the birds dehydrated anything is a no-no though (too hard on the kidneys).

I don't feed pellets because...
Forum: Talk Parrots General   06-05-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By petiteoiseau
Sometimes, as much as we might love them, the...

Sometimes, as much as we might love them, the best and most loving thing we can do for them is to rehome them. Glad that almost everything had a happy ending.
Forum: Parrot Pictures and Videos   06-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
     My sweet Linnie
Posted By petiteoiseau
Happy Hatchday and many more!

Happy Hatchday and many more!
Forum: Disease and Illness   06-01-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,802
     She cannot live in same room as Miss Kauai
Posted By petiteoiseau
When something like that happens, immediately...

When something like that happens, immediately grab the parrot and put it upside down (with the head hanging). That way, the liquid that went into the nares will flow out (gravity) and you can wipe...
Forum: Parrot Behavior, Bonding and Training   05-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By petiteoiseau
LOL - Aren't they little smarty pants...

LOL - Aren't they little smarty pants firecrackers?!
Forum: Small Parrots   05-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By petiteoiseau
Awww, he is really enjoying the preening, isn't...

Awww, he is really enjoying the preening, isn't he? Handsome little guy!
Forum: Parrot Housing, Caging and Toys   05-28-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By petiteoiseau
Yep, short of a birdroom, this is the best set-up...

Yep, short of a birdroom, this is the best set-up for them!
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