SparkPeople Feathered Friends Team Messageboard Do you have feathered friends? From Cockatiels to Peacocks and pet Chickens too. All our feathered friends are welcome.Share your knowledge and share your joy of bonding with your pets SparkPeople Feathered Friends Team Messageboard Greetings from a "Bird Brain" Hi, everyone ! My name is Sabrina, "Brie" for short. I am 67, retired Army, and a retired Commercial Pilot. I have loved and owned birds most of my life, although right now, I am without a feathered friend. I plan on fixing THAT problem this Summer sometime. I have shared my life with Budgies, Cockatiels, Finches, Canaries, Conures, Quakers, and Amazon Parrots. I have always been interested in African Gray Parrots, Sennegal Parrots, and Indian Ring Neck Parakeets, so I will probably find one ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:35:18 EST Hello from Canada! Hello everyone! <BR> New to SparkPeople and stumbled upon this group. I currently have 1 roo (a mix-breed), 5 hens (2 EOs, 2 Amerucanas, 1 Silver Gray Dorking) and 6 chicks (mix-breeds hatched and being raised by my dorking!!) and have plans for more! If not for raccoons I would have loads more chickens and a few guinea fowl, but alas the wildlife where I live can get vicious from time to time. I can easily become a crazy chicken lady! They are the most fantastic creatures and I love my chick... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:54:56 EST New to group Hi all! I have been with SP for a while, but new to the group! 5 chicken hens in my backyard flock. :) have had chickens for almost 2 years. I love it! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:21:03 EST Put Two Words Together.... stole this from another team......great game! <BR> <BR> I'll start <BR> <BR> butt + on = BUTTON Mon, 22 Apr 2013 05:02:58 EST New member with 2 Crazy Cockatiels Hi, Thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Anne and live in Jersey Channel Islands with 2 Crazy Cockatiels, Charlie and Bella. Have joined Spark so I can lose weight, get fit and healthy and start doing something other than working and obsessing about work. <em>41</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 16:32:52 EST Hiya I'm from Australia and have lots of chickens (chooks). Just wandering around looking for groups that appeal to me. Hope everyone is doing well. :) Wed, 6 Feb 2013 22:54:02 EST Need Bird Care Help I have 2 parakeets in a flight cage. Because I now have several cats, I had to move the birds out onto my porch since the cats relentlessly harrassed the birds in the house by jumping and climbing on the cage. The cats have access to the porch but for some reason they are not as interested in the caged birds - probably because there is so much more going on in the backyard. <BR> <BR> Living in South Florida we have a lot of bugs. I am noticing that the food dishes are getting invaded with... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:26:35 EST Share your babies cuteness here! Please share .... <BR> <BR> <BR> I recycled my Jack Russell baby fleece jackets into bird tents, the birds are loving it but dog seems very jealous. Mon, 21 May 2012 10:54:49 EST I Know!!! <BR> <BR> I just remembered this advert that was on TV here a few years ago. It never failed to give me a chuckle. Sorry about the quality though <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=<BR>PLE728E23098D76C2A </link> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:34:01 EST This must be watched! so funny <link><BR>s-on-treadmill-video.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> lol, lazy or clever???? Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:26:23 EST Caring for an exotic pet bird <link><BR>ypets/archive/2010/12/16/getting-and-c<BR>aring-for-an-exotic-pet-bird.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> I never get tired reading about caring for birds. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 03:09:14 EST I need advise Nursing a little pigeon fledgling, he was in a bad state when I picked him up on my early morning walk-looks as he will make it, still feeding him with a syringe but sure he should be eating by himself....any advise? how do I wean him off, it's been 6 days now. any help will be appreciated as I have no idea what to do next. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:09:05 EST FYI <link><BR>tist/2012/mar/21/2 </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 03:05:30 EST Hello There! Hey everyone! My name is Tara and I'm a 25 year old student from Philadelphia, Pa. My little feathered angel is a Pacific Parrotlet by the name of Peeps. Just wanted to stop in and say hello and introduce myself! :) Mon, 5 Mar 2012 19:05:39 EST Helping you grieve the loss of a pet <link><BR>ypets/archive/2012/03/02/helping-your-<BR>child-grieve-the-loss-of-a-pet.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Great article, not only for kids.....I had a painting done of my beloved Jojo, only had the strenght to hang it on a wall in the birds room over the December holidays. Feels right, finally closure. Fri, 2 Mar 2012 02:11:29 EST Hi from New Zealand Hi, my name is Shell and I am from New Zealand. We have three budgies, as well as cats, dogs,and rabbits. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 20:03:36 EST Touched by a mountain gorilla <link><BR>ypets/archive/2012/02/17/touched-by-a-<BR>wild-mountain-gorilla.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> What an experience...I got tears in my eyes just watching this! how cool is that silverback, so protective and understanding. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 03:26:28 EST Natural enemies? Majestic, can nearly pass for a parrot <link><BR>ypets/archive/2012/02/06/natural-enemi<BR>es.aspx </link> Mon, 6 Feb 2012 04:04:19 EST Hello Fellow Bird People My name is Kim and I am owned by a male Jenday Conure named Norman, a female Sun Conure named Jodan, a 12-week-old Newfoundland puppy, and an 8-year-old mutt. Throw in two little boys, a husband, and a tank full of fish and you get an idea of the zoo that is my home. I have had birds all of my life, most of which were unwanted, strays, or "problem" birds. Norman is 17-years-old and is epileptic. He has been on seizure medicine for more than a decade now and is doing well. Jordan was a rescue ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:34:10 EST Clever bird, good dog <link><BR>ypets/archive/2012/01/03/smart-bird-fe<BR>eds-malamute.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> or is it clever dog, good bird? <BR> <BR> love this, my dogs also knows to wait patiently at the bottom of the cages for any scraps that might come down from the "upper class" Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:20:54 EST Who's A Clever Einstein??? <BR> <BR> What a clever bird this is!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:58:55 EST I need help! <BR> I have a growing problem. I have an umbrella cockatoo that’s around 2.5-3 years old i believe. When I first got her she did not play with any toys including the ones that came with her she was plucking and was on a sunflower seed diet. I have all of those problems fixed she loves tearing up everything lol she is nice and full of feathers and is on Zupreem fruities and we are working on her eating fresh stuff as well. The problem i have is my cousin has done something to make my bird VER... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:48:49 EST doggys gravy list....sweet stuff! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/11/15/doggys-gravy-<BR>list-this-thanksgiving.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> How about sharing your pets list? pick the spoiled one and do his/her list...bird/dog/cat/goat/ will be fun looking at it from their side! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 02:50:47 EST Hello Newbie Here HI EVERYONE!!! <BR> I am Anna and I have a lovely Umbrella Cockatoo named Popcorn she is almost 3 years old we believe. She has came so far from when i first got her. She would not play with toys was scared of everything was on a seed only diet and very addicted to sunflower seeds she had started plucking some but it wasn't to bad yet it was under her wings and she had some bald spots there. She had never had a bath or been clipped or nails trimmed. She now loves destroying just about anythin... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 12:08:56 EST TV ad targeting your dog!...???? <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/11/01/nestle-purina<BR>-tv-ad-is-for-dogs.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> grrrrr! this makes me so mad, money driven companies that does even try to put a superior product out but can spend dollars in cooking up clever ads to hook the consumer. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 03:34:58 EST The Static Dog <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what I was laughing at more the dog, or the lady laughing in the background. Either way it was a good chuckle <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>r-static-dog/ </link> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 05:07:10 EST I can kill and eat it! lol! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/10/07/cute-owl-hunt<BR>s-invisible-prey.aspx?e_cid=20111007_D<BR>NL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> beware.....owl in training! <em>422</em> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 02:27:15 EST DAily chit chat??? <link><BR>feature=related </link> Thu, 6 Oct 2011 02:43:15 EST Total cuteness!!! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/10/06/boo-the-pomer<BR>anian.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> I want one! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 02:30:37 EST Munch, munch.... <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/10/04/guinea-pigs-e<BR>ating-grapes.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Tue, 4 Oct 2011 02:33:21 EST Flash mob!!! <link><BR>archive/2011/09/26/flash-mob-at-copenh<BR>agen-central-station.aspx?e_cid=201109<BR>26_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> ENjoy! love it! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 02:57:52 EST HUMMINGBIRDS FEASTING! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/09/20/hummingbirds-<BR>having-a-feast.aspx?e_cid=20110920_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hummingbirds party! <em>236</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 06:37:32 EST Clever cat!!!! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/09/21/cat-wants-it-<BR>closed.aspx?e_cid=20110921_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> I really do enjoy watching these clips! Wed, 21 Sep 2011 04:39:57 EST Puppies ponder choices <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/09/16/pug-puppies-p<BR>onder-choices.aspx?e_cid=20110916_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> awww this is so cute! Fri, 16 Sep 2011 03:01:28 EST Remembering the dog heroes have a tissue near, I cried my eyes out.....what wonderful dogs! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/09/08/remembering-t<BR>he-dog-heroes-of-september-11th.aspx </link> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 08:35:06 EST story without words..... <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/08/30/great-story-w<BR>ithout-words.aspx?e_cid=20110830_DNL_art_2 </link> <em>334</em> he is my hero!!!!!! Tue, 30 Aug 2011 05:44:06 EST Ducking feeds Koi Fish <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/08/10/baby-duck-fee<BR>ds-the-carp.aspx?e_cid=20110810_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 03:01:29 EST Let's Have a Laugh I just noticed that we don't have a joke thread here, I love jokes so I thought I'd post a couple and I hope everybody else posts their favourites as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> A blonde goes over to her friend's house wearing a TGIF tee-shirt. <BR> <BR> “Why are you wearing a Thank God It's Friday tee-shirt on a Monday?” <BR> <BR> “Oh crap!” the blonde says. “I didn't realize it was a religious T-shirt. <BR> <BR> I thought it meant Tits Go In Front.” <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Aug 2011 03:49:04 EST Ever seen a Moonbow??? <link><BR>archive/2011/08/03/ever-seen-a-moonbow<BR>.aspx?e_cid=20110803_DNL_art_2 </link> <BR> <BR> I wonder if we have them here, this is new to me. <BR> <BR> You experienced this? Wed, 3 Aug 2011 04:24:07 EST Such a Beautiful Clip <BR> <BR> This is such a wonderful clip, I guarantee you'll be rivetted to the seat watching this. Truly beautiful. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>0_sD8&vq=medium </link> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 08:01:09 EST Charlie the talking budgie <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/07/28/charlie-the-t<BR>alking-budgie.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Tune the sound up and listen carefully, so cute! Thu, 28 Jul 2011 03:12:44 EST WOW! clever dog! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/07/19/mathematical-<BR>superdog.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> amazing! Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:55:04 EST Confused cat? caught barking! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/07/04/cat-gets-caug<BR>ht-barking-and-resumes-meowing.aspx </link> Tue, 5 Jul 2011 05:25:36 EST Still Tasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide <BR> This site was sent to me from another Sparkfriend and I thought it might be of interest to someone. <BR> <BR> How long can that bottle of ketchup stay in your fridge before it goes bad? I'm thinking 5 or 10 years but if you want an expert opinion, go to the web site below. This site lists all kind of foods and how to keep them fresh longer as well as when to get rid of them. If you have a question click on the particular picture, and a whole list of stuff appears.............WHAT A GR... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 05:21:12 EST Cat does Dog Tricks! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/06/28/cat-does-dog-<BR>tricks.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> LOL! I'll trade my boxer for that clever cat any day! Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:40:38 EST How to Bathe your Bird <link><BR>our-Pet-Bird.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LOve the salad bowl trick, going to try that with my Amazon. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 03:10:33 EST Important tips for Bird Owners <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/06/28/ensure-your-p<BR>et-birds-safety-in-10-simple-steps.aspx </link> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 03:03:59 EST Budgie on a ball <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/06/24/budgie-on-a-b<BR>all.aspx </link> <em>132</em> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 05:00:49 EST Nutrition for pet birds <link><BR>ypets/archive/2010/02/10/complete-nutr<BR>ition-for-pet-birds.aspx </link> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 02:53:17 EST Parakeet population boom <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/06/21/british-parak<BR>eet-population-boom-has-experts-stumped.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 02:48:00 EST Can birds play fetch? <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/06/14/can-birds-pla<BR>y-fetch.aspx </link> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 03:31:15 EST Robins Nest <BR> This was sent to me by another Sparkfriend and I thought you might get a kick out of it. The Robin built its nest in a hanging basket and the owner set up a camera and filmed them over the next 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>342&<BR>_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF<BR>&fullscreen=1 </link> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 04:28:23 EST Really WEIRD looking bird!!!! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/05/30/really-weirdl<BR>ooking-bird.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> how adorable and so WEIRD Mon, 6 Jun 2011 06:13:18 EST Help! Budgies destroying my house As most or many of you know, I recently went over the deep end for budgies (parakeets in the US). I have 8 now. They live free in my 4 season room, which we now call the aviary. The problem is, and it seems to be getting worse, that they eat and destroy everything in the room. They dump out all the dirt out of my plants, they found a gap where the insulation was accessible and pulled out as much as they could, they have now started eating the wooden windows and rafters. The whole room is... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 19:36:54 EST Clever bird! - link <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/06/02/cockatoo-eats<BR>-with-cutlery.aspx </link> Thu, 2 Jun 2011 01:48:31 EST Friends comes in all shapes! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/05/31/pot-bellied-p<BR>ig-and-english-bulldog.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> this! Tue, 31 May 2011 06:28:53 EST Cheap tricks Tip 1 - Wood Polish <BR> <BR> Mix a little olive oil and lemon juice . Rub into the wood with a soft cloth. This leaves the wood shiny and smelling fresh and tangy. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tip 2 - Brass Doorknobs and Knockers <BR> <BR> A generous slosh of tomato sauce on a damp cloth will take off the tarnish. Rub clean with a fresh, non abrasive cloth. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tip 3 - Teacups <BR> <BR> Stained teacups do not need elbow grease to clean. Simply sprinkle salt on the outside of a lemon and... Thu, 26 May 2011 03:12:35 EST not bird related.. ...CATNIP <em>241</em> <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/05/24/what-really-h<BR>appens-to-cats-on-catnip.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> too cute, love the voice! Tue, 24 May 2011 07:35:07 EST Rescuing a baby bird <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/05/24/when-rescuing<BR>-a-baby-bird-is-not-the-compassionate-<BR>thing-to-do.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 May 2011 06:12:37 EST New from NW burbs of Chicago Hi All, I am a new and totally gaga budgie mom. It all started only a couple of months ago when there was an ad on our ebulletin at work for 2 free budgies. I don't know what got into me but I jumped on the opportunity. Those two were quickly followed by two I "rescued/adoped" from a woman close to where I live. 4 was awesome, but I thought 6 would be better. I tried in vain to find more budgies to rescue, but alas, none were found. I took matters into my own hands and "rescued" 4 more ... Fri, 6 May 2011 09:46:52 EST Need Advice About Getting 2nd Keet First, I want to thank everyone who responded to my blog and board post last week when my male parakeet (budgie), Bonkers, suddenly got sick and died. <BR> <BR> Now I am looking for your advice, which is a two-part question. <BR> <BR> I have two options. Place my remaining parakeet or get her a friend. <BR> <BR> My vet has a tech who offered to take my remaining female parakeet. While I have gotten attached to her, I think I would be okay with not having her as long as I know she's in ... Wed, 4 May 2011 10:47:47 EST Sick Parakeet - Video Blog Hi everyone -- <BR> <BR> Earlier today my budgie started behaving oddly, and I know he is ill. I haven't see this before; I took a short video which I posted in a video blog. <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4186119 </link> . <BR> <BR> If you have seen this before with your bird, do you know what this could be? What was the outcome for your bird? Of course it's Saturday evening and with Easter Sunday tomorrow, I won't be able to get him to the ... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:12:59 EST Bird of the month <link><BR>ntent/Flycatcher </link> <BR> <BR> So sad to think this bird is nearly extinct. My admiration goes to the dedicated people doing their best to save the Seychelles Paradise flycatcher. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 03:28:28 EST Too cute! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/04/05/pet-dog-plays<BR>-with-annabelle-the-bouncing-sheep.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Apr 2011 04:06:24 EST Exciting things happening! Well, the rooster still wakes me daily, but has gotten used to me, and while we can't yet be / get close - he no longer tries to attack me - talons out, wings flapping, coming up at me. I didn't realize how scary roosters can be! <BR> <BR> Also I have my garden going now and while they walk in the raised beds when the plants are small or there's nothing there, they pretty much leave it alone when plants are established. I'm very glad for that. No need for huge fencing!!! I can second s... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 08:16:14 EST Good link regarding cat/dog food <link><BR>ypets/archive/2010/11/04/nutrition-pro<BR>vided-by-your-pet-cat-food-or-pet-dog-<BR>food.aspx </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 04:10:35 EST Bilingual Parrot sings....sweet stuff! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/03/02/bilingual-par<BR>rot-sings.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 01:50:43 EST Favourites <BR> <BR> I thought I'd share with you all some of my favourite relaxation music. I love good ambient music, not elevator music, really inspiring and relaxing music. I hope you like this track, it's not a social comment but one of songs that I play in my car or while I'm on the computer to keep my centre. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone else with a favourite? Thu, 17 Feb 2011 06:46:51 EST Who is smarter?.. .....worth a watch! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/02/11/who-is-smarte<BR>r-man-or-chimp.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> hm, not I know why I like most animals better than humans <em>224</em> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:47:55 EST Life Coaching tips-the Feline way <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/02/02/life-coaching<BR>-tips-the-feline-way.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> too sweet not to, the lesson is definitely SLEEP Wed, 2 Feb 2011 02:47:24 EST Feb 2011 - Bird of the month <link><BR>penguins.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> enjoy! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 04:03:59 EST Watch this! <link><BR>archive/2011/02/01/watch-boiled-water-<BR>freeze-instantly.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Amazing! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 03:51:47 EST Why You May Want to Avoid Clipping...... <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/01/27/wing-trimming<BR>-for-pet-birds.aspx </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 01:37:38 EST Hello from WV Hello. My name is Julie and I am from West Virginia. I have 2 parrots, a hahns macaw and a quaker. I also have dogs, cats, hermit crabs and some fishies. There are a couple humans hanging around as well. I have been a member here for a while but never took advantage of it till now and I am going to get down to business and lose this weight.Any advice to help along the way would be appreciated. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 19:32:37 EST Shopping for a new pet? good read <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/01/20/reasons-to-ge<BR>t-an-exotic-pet-bird.aspx </link> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:48:17 EST What a clever animal! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2011/01/20/amazing-smart<BR>-pet-pig-does-tricks-in-pet-star.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 01:53:10 EST Three things <BR> Three things about me: <BR> <BR> Please don't break the cycle; it is fun to learn different things about our <BR> friends! <BR> <BR> The names I go by: <BR> Hannah <BR> Atta-to my nieces & nephews <BR> Bokkie - to my hubby <BR> <BR> Three places I've lived: - all in South Africa <BR> Durban <BR> St.Lucia <BR> East London <BR> <BR> Three sports I have played: <BR> Water aerobics <BR> Hockey <BR> Netball <BR> <BR> <BR> Three things I love to watch: <BR> Birds in flight <BR> My do... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:46:00 EST Bird Health links <link><BR>ypets/archive/2010/01/27/why-pet-birds<BR>-seriously-need-ultraviolet-light.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Useful info regarding the importance of sunlight~ My birds room only get the morning sun, maybe that is why the are grumpy in the afternoons? Thu, 9 Dec 2010 07:51:23 EST If birds do it, why can't planes do it? Just got this in my inbox....... <BR> <BR> <BR> Ever noticed how birds often fly in v-shaped formations? Well, long-haul passenger planes flying between Europe and South Africa may soon be doing the same thing. <BR> <BR> Why do birds do it? To save energy. In the same way planes will save fuel. <BR> <BR> At least that's the theory of MSc Engineering students Nic Bizinos and Drewan Sanders at UCT. They are currently investigating the technical aspects of passenger aircraft flying in form... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 04:54:38 EST Is Your Pet Smarter Than You?? <BR> <BR> This is such a silly site and this test is fun to read. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ets-IQ.htm </link> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 05:07:57 EST Bird of the Month - November 10 <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A very tame husband and wife team frequents my yard/kitchen. <BR> <BR> Do you have them in your yard? Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:56:48 EST HELP! Parakeet Throwing Up! My male parakeet (budgie) just threw up. I've not seen this before, and I don't have a lot of experience with birds, so I don't know if he's sick or if this is some sort of behavior, or if they just do this from time to time. <BR> <BR> I have one female in the cage with him. They don't mate and they have been together for several years (I got them as a pair about 3.5 years ago). They aren't particularly affectionate with each other at all - they don't "kiss" like other birds do. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:17:19 EST Snowball the cockatoo <link><BR>ypets/archive/2010/10/12/cockatoo-pet-<BR>bird-dances-to-backstreet-boys.aspx </link> Thu, 14 Oct 2010 03:21:36 EST Bird of the month - October 10 <link><BR>easted_roller.html </link> <BR> <BR> Added the link instead of doing a copy and paste... <BR> <BR> <BR> This stunning bird is called a "Troupant" in Afrikaans(my mother tongue) it means wedding ring, sweet! Thu, 7 Oct 2010 08:07:21 EST How To ...... Well How To Anything <BR> <BR> Now here's an interesting site for all the industrious out there. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:13:43 EST Cute pet related links...check this out! <link><BR>ypets/archive/2010/09/21/pet-bulldog-s<BR>kateboarding.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> please share! Tue, 21 Sep 2010 03:30:08 EST Age of a Lovebird <BR> <BR> Maybe somebody here can tell me just how long a lovebird can live for. I have one at home that we have had for 15 years. It flew in one day so I don't know how old it was before we got it. <BR> <BR> He looks a little doddery on his perch sometimes and he tends to lean on his seed stick when he sleeps, but other than that I reckon he's doing well. <BR> <BR> Just how long do they live? Thu, 16 Sep 2010 04:26:51 EST Dangers of Teflon We all thought that teflon pots and pans were the answer to all our domestic dreams . Non stick heaven! <BR> We have since learnt that teflon emits toxic fumes when overheated. <BR> The fumes released when they are overheated can actually kill pet birds that happen to live in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Teflon Flu. Believe it or not one of the health hazards of over heated teflon is that you can develop flu symptoms. <BR> Teflon kitchen are simply metal pans (like aluminium) coated with a synth... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 04:14:07 EST Bird of the month - September 10 Scarlet Ibis <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> <BR> Conservation status <BR> <BR> Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Ciconiiformes (disputed) <BR> <BR> Family: Threskiornithidae <BR> <BR> Subfamily: Threskionithinae <BR> <BR> Genus: Eudocimus <BR> <BR> Species: E. ruber <BR> <BR> Binomial name <BR> Eudocimus ruber <BR> Linnaeus, 1758 <BR> <BR> T... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 06:41:47 EST 10 Birdie Commandments <BR> 1. My life is likely to last 20 to 60+ years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me. <BR> <BR> 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. <BR> <BR> 3. Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being. <BR> <BR> 4. Dont be angry with me for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you. <BR> <BR> 5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 04:03:47 EST 10 Birdie Commandments <BR> 1. My life is likely to last 20 to 60+ years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me. <BR> <BR> 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. <BR> <BR> 3. Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being. <BR> <BR> 4. Dont be angry with me for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you. <BR> <BR> 5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 03:07:18 EST tralala...These are a few of my favourite things.. let's share... <BR> <BR> Mine for today~ <BR> <BR> Taking the dogs for a walk before traffic starts, they get to run free. <BR> <BR> The clean air and "washed" trees after rain. <BR> <BR> DH making me a cup of tea when I need a break from the chores :) Tue, 10 Aug 2010 02:24:23 EST Bird of the Month - August 10 Lilac-breasted Roller <BR> From Wikipedia, In Botswana <BR> Conservation status <BR> <BR> Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Coraciiformes <BR> <BR> Family: Coraciidae <BR> <BR> Genus: Coracias <BR> <BR> Species: C. caudatus <BR> <BR> Binomial name <BR> Coracias caudatus <BR> Linnaeus, 1766 <BR> Synonyms <BR> Coracias caudata Linnaeus, 1766 (lapsus) <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 02:50:32 EST Hello all Newish on SP and on this team. <BR> <BR> My Name is Ven from PA. I am the proud mother of 2 cockatiels (both females and decided to start a family-mmhmm they don't care they won't hatch)and one peach faced lovebird whose mate (a parakeet) just passed away a couple of weeks ago and is still crying for him. <BR> <BR> Happy to find other people who love birds. <BR> Nice to meet you all. <BR> Hugs, <BR> Ven <BR> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 17:51:01 EST Bird discussion - June 10 Intelligence and learning - wikipidia <BR> <BR> Sun Parakeet demonstrating parrots' puzzle-solving skills(Out TEAM pic) <BR> <BR> Studies with captive birds have given us insight into which birds are the most intelligent. While parrots have the distinction of being able to mimic human speech, studies with the African Grey Parrot have shown that some are able to associate words with their meanings and form simple sentences (see Alex and N'kisi). Along with crows, ravens, and jays (family C... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 09:54:43 EST Big Step! I took in a couple of adult parakeets (budgies) about 3 years ago. They were never really handled before I got them and were very skittish. I spent lots of time with them, but never have been able to get them to do much more than sit on my hand and eat seed. <BR> <BR> I spend time standing next to their cage and talking to them. I was doing it again yesterday when the female came over and actually gave me KISSES! I was shocked and very happy! I was having a stressy day and that really ... Fri, 7 May 2010 10:24:54 EST Bird of the month - May 10 Hummingbird <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> <BR> Hummingbirds are birds comprising the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, and include the smallest extant bird species, the Bee Hummingbirds. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.[1] Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid win... Tue, 4 May 2010 03:23:20 EST Cage Questions for Parakeets I have two parakeets. A few months ago I bought them a large cage where they can easily fly back and forth. They love it! <BR> <BR> I have a couple of general questions about the cage. <BR> <BR> 1. Do you use a catcher of some kind to keep the pellets and seeds from dropping all over outside the cage. I'm getting tired of vacuuming every day. <BR> <BR> 2. What do you use for cage liners? I have been using newspaper, but my local paper is getting expensive. I bought newsprint from the o... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:24:52 EST Senegal feather plucking problem, please My male Senegal is plucking feathers around his neck. It started with a blood feather, he cleared all the fine feathers around it and later pulled the feather out. He now continuously plucks around his neck, it's about a year now and nothing I do seems to help. <BR> <BR> Any advise? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 03:04:40 EST Bird of the month - March 10 Better late than never...sorry gals! <BR> <BR> Rose-ringed Parakeet <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> <BR> This article needs additional citations for verification. <BR> Please help improve this article by adding reliable references. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (October 2008) <BR> Rose-ringed Parakeet <BR> <BR> <BR> Conservation status <BR> <BR> Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> <BR> Fa... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 09:27:14 EST Need Budgie Behavior Advice- 2 Problems I have 2 budgies - a male and female. I recently bought them a large cage in which they can fly from one side to the other. The cage came with two large, hard plastic dishes with two compartments each. I originally put food in each side of the food dish, but they tended to sit in the middle and eat out of one side while pooping in the other. I decided that wasn't good, so I put food on one side. Then the female started chewing on the plastic that divided the 2 compartments, which I wasn't ... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:36:20 EST Request from Coach Jen Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want to be paid for the fact that someone else is using it. <BR> <BR> I'm asking that you pass along this reminder to your teams: <BR> <BR> If you are going to post something on the boards or in your blog that someone else has writt... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 09:09:16 EST Getting TWO New Birds!!! I just got off the phone with David (my SO) and he's just informed me that friends of his have offered us a lovebird and a budgie! My answer? OF COURSE! So, to add to our three dogs and Amazon parrot, we'll be making room for two more members of the family when he moves here from Chicago... so excited! <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:28:24 EST R.I.P. Fluffy <BR> I know this is not about a bird, but I just had to post the passing of my beautiful Angora Fluffy. <BR> <BR> She was 12 1/2 years old, had no front teeth and was succumbing to arthritis. She had gotten worse over the past two weeks to the point where she had problems keeping on her feet. <BR> <BR> I made the decision to have her put to sleep last night, but decided to make sure there was nothing else causing the problems before I actually had her put to sleep. <BR> <BR> I gave her ... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 03:07:12 EST Bird of the month - Feb 10 Malachite Kingfisher <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> <BR> Conservation status <BR> <BR> Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Coraciiformes <BR> <BR> Family: Alcedinidae <BR> <BR> Genus: Alcedo <BR> <BR> Species: A. cristata <BR> <BR> Binomial name <BR> Alcedo cristata <BR> Pallas, 1764 <BR> Subspecies <BR> A. c. christata <BR> A. c. galerita <BR>... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 03:39:09 EST New to SP and the forums... Hello! I just joined Spark last night and am having an absolutely fantastic time learning to maneuver the site and finding my way around. <BR> <BR> I recently become the proud (co)-owner of a 36 y.o. yellow naped Amazon parrot named Benjamin. I reconnected with my H.S. sweetheart and with Dave comes a parrot and a 4 y.o. border collie, Dazy, join my two dogs, a 9 y.o. Rottweiler named Hannah and a 4 y.o. Coton de Tulear named Bijou. While David is making the move from Chicago back to the East Coast... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:59:52 EST Hello Once again I am trying to lose weight, I have been on sparks before, but didn't really try. I would love to become friends with anyone that has cockatiels, lab, chow chow, and golden retrievers. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 15:00:34 EST Song Title Game <BR> I have pinched this idea from another team but is fun, albeit takes a little time. <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> <BR> Pick ONE musical artist and complete each sentence with a title to one of their songs. (They can be true answers or just plain silly. You decide)just stick an asterisk when you make it up. <BR> <BR> AND AWAY WE GO........ <BR> <BR> The Beatles <BR> <BR> Describe yourself: Devil in Her Heart <BR> <BR> How do you feel: Getting Better <BR> <BR> Describe where you curr... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 03:21:48 EST New Cage = Happy Birdies! I recently bought a flight cage for my 2 parakeets. They had a decent sized cage before, but no room to really fly. I finally got them a big cage a couple of weeks ago, and left it pushed up against the cage they were in so they would get used to seeing it. After a few days I moved one of their toys into it. They seemed really interested. <BR> <BR> Well, I made the transfer last Saturday. I opened the door to both cages and held the old cage up to the new one. My male, Bonkers, who is u... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:46:54 EST Bird of the month - Jan 2010! Toucan <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> Jump to: navigation, search <BR> For other uses, see Toucan (disambiguation). <BR> Toucan <BR> <BR> <BR> Toucans are a family, Ramphastidae, of near-passerine birds from the neotropics (i.e. Southern Mexico, Central, South American, and Caribbean region). The family is most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, colorful bills. The family includes five genera and about forty different specie... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 07:32:12 EST New to Group - Not New to Spark Hi gang, <BR> <BR> I have been a Spark member since 2007, but only became active a couple of years ago. While I really don't have weight to lose, this site keeps me motivated to continue to be very active. I do sprint triathlons, run half marathons, and play underwater hockey. And I just turned 50! <BR> <BR> I have 2 parakeets that I got as sort of a rescue. The owner, an illegal alien, became extremely ill and had to be hospitalized. Afterward it looked like she was going to have to ret... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 16:50:02 EST I've fell off the planet for a while! <BR> <BR> Just a quick post to apologise for not posting and not responding to comments/goodies. <BR> <BR> I have been off colour that last couple of days, my computers (all the laptops at home) decided to play up at the same time as well. <BR> <BR> I've been mucking around trying to fix the computers all the while all I felt like was throwing them in the dustbin. Hopefully I've fixed the problems and will start posting again. <BR> <BR> So watch out people, I'll be posting some silly pho... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 05:31:21 EST Bird of the month - Dec 09 Condor <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Ciconiiformes <BR> <BR> Family: Cathartidae <BR> <BR> Genera <BR> Vultur <BR> Gymnogyps <BR> <BR> For other uses, see Condor (disambiguation). <BR> Condor is the name for two species of New World vultures, each in a monotypic genus. They are the largest flying land birds in the Western Hemisphere. <BR> <... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:25:58 EST Health tips If you have any please share, I for one is always on the lookout for tried and tested remedies or ideas. <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Nov 2009 04:58:33 EST Bird of the month-Nov 09 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> Jump to: navigation, search <BR> For other uses, see Pelican (disambiguation). <BR> Pelican <BR> <BR> Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) <BR> Pelican chick (help·info) <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Pelecaniformes <BR> <BR> Family: Pelecanidae <BR> Rafinesque, 1815 <BR> Genus: Pelecanus <BR> Linnaeus, 1758 <BR> Species <BR> Pelecanus o... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 06:16:56 EST Wii and Parkinson's Got this in my mail today...thinking about getting DH a Wii game. <BR> <BR> The degenerative disease, Parkinson's, impairs motor skills. Wii games require visual perception, eye-hand co-ordination, figure-ground relationships and sequences movement, so can be beneficial from an occupational therapy point of view. <BR> <BR> A study in which 20 Parkinson's patients spent an hour playing Wii 3 times a week for 4 weeks, found the significant improvements in rigidity, movement, fine motor skill... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 07:49:23 EST QOTW 7/10/09 What do you do when you feel irratable?....let's add to the list <BR> <BR> Feeling Irritable? <BR> <BR> Sometimes it can feel like everyone is sooo annoying! If you notice that everyone seems to be irritating you, this can actually be a sign that you are depressed. Feeling irritable is one of the first signs that you are depressed. So next time you are wondering why everyone is so irritating, stop to feel if there is not perhaps actually something wrong with YOU. Being aware that you are a... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 08:45:00 EST Got A Joke??? <BR> <BR> I figured we need a joke thread, we're all warped individuals here (me probably more than others) so post away <BR> <BR> <BR> Guy walks into a bar with an octopus. He sits the octopus down on a stool and tells everyone in the bar that this is a very talented octopus. He can play any instrument in the world. He will bet $50 on it. <BR> <BR> A guy walks up with a guitar and sits it beside the octopus. The octopus starts playing better than Jimi Hendrix. So the man pays his $50. <... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 03:11:41 EST Bird of the month-Oct 09 The fligh-less Ostrich, I think it's the biggist bird? here's the link <link> </link> Thu, 1 Oct 2009 06:46:34 EST Fun way to calculate your age YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't tell me your age; you'd probably lie anyway-but the Hershey Man will know! <BR> <BR> <BR> YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH <BR> <BR> This is pretty neat. <BR> <BR> DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST! <BR> It takes less than a minute . <BR> Work this out as you read . <BR> Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out! <BR> This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. First of all, pick the number ... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 04:47:01 EST Bird of the month - Sep 09 Australian King Parrot <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> <BR> <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Psittaciformes <BR> <BR> Family: Psittacidae <BR> <BR> Genus: Alisterus <BR> <BR> Species: A. scapularis <BR> <BR> <BR> Binomial name <BR> Alisterus scapularis <BR> (Lichtenstein, 1818) <BR> <BR> <BR> Australian King Parrot range <BR> (red: all-year resident) <BR> The Austral... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:17:26 EST Chook the Lyrebird <BR> I thought everyone would get a chuckle at this video. We often hear lyrebirds here, usually mimicing things like dogs barking, chainsaws and other odd sounds. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 04:15:34 EST What's on your To Do list today? 1. - Clear my desk at work <BR> <BR> 2. - Do washing after work....2 laundry baskets overflowing! <BR> <BR> 3. - Take the dog for a walk and play with my birds Thu, 13 Aug 2009 05:41:49 EST Bird of the month - Aug 09 Gang-gang Cockatoo <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> <BR> <BR> Conservation status <BR> <BR> <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Psittaciformes <BR> <BR> Family: Cacatuidae <BR> <BR> Subfamily: Calyptorhynchinae <BR> <BR> Genus: Callocephalon <BR> Lesson, 1837 <BR> Species: C. fimbriatum <BR> <BR> <BR> Binomial name <BR> Callocephalon fimbriatum <BR> (Grant, J., 1803) <BR... Mon, 3 Aug 2009 05:31:47 EST Nominate a friend to HUG If you know of a team member that is going through a tough time or even if you can do with an extra hug this is the place to do it. <BR> <BR> Let's spread the SPARK hug and put a smile on a deserving face. Mon, 3 Aug 2009 04:26:21 EST What would you put on our COOL WALL? It can be anything, person, item, feeling, possibility, goal, dream, memory, animal.... <BR> <BR> Let's have some fun! if you can match it with an emoticon, even better! Tue, 28 Jul 2009 02:11:42 EST LOST EMOTICONS These are the lost emoticons you were asking about Hannah. All you have to do is when you insert an emoticon, to change the picture is insert the following numbers in place of the ones that are listed. In other words just replace the number within the brackets with the one you like. <BR> <BR> <em>21</em> number 21 <BR> <em>13</em> number 13 <BR> <em>6</em> number 6 <BR> <em>16</em> number 16 <BR> <em>71</em> number 71 <BR> <em>72</em> number 72 <BR> <em>114</em> number 114 <BR... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 02:29:16 EST Name a fruit/veg and what it's good for. A-Z Asparagus - bladder & kidney cleanser <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 17 Jul 2009 03:05:37 EST Emoticon Picture Words <BR> This is for you Hannah, seeing as we have been having such fun with the emoticons, I reckon we could have some fun with this. <BR> <BR> Just post a couple of emoticons to signify a word or phrase, for instance: <BR> <BR> <em>31</em> <em>217</em> Lunar Cycle Thu, 16 Jul 2009 02:53:55 EST Name an exercise & match with emoticon A-Z? Let's see how many we can do before we run out of emoticons. Thu, 9 Jul 2009 03:48:46 EST Birf of the month - July 09 Peacock <BR> <BR> The male peafowl, or peacock, has long been known and valued for its brilliant tail feathers. The bright spots on it are known as "eyes", and inspired the Greek myth that Hera placed the hundred eyes of her slain giant Argus on the tail of her favorite bird. <BR> <BR> Indian Peafowl is iridescent blue-green or blue in the head, neck and breast. The back, or scapular, feathers are vermiculated in black and white, while the primaries are orange-chestnut. The so-called "tail"... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 05:45:12 EST Cockatiels had a night fright So I went upstairs to feed the birds and noticed feathers everywhere and I didn't see Baby at first and had a rush of panic, but then saw him on his perch. He looked funny and it took me a second to realize he had no tail feathers and almost all of his flight feathers were gone too. I checked Riyu and she had some blood on her wing. I'm assuming they had a night fright. Baby is molting, so that would explain why he lost so many feathers... <BR> <BR> My question for you all is: Should I d... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:04:52 EST Afternoon Scrabble Okay, the game is on . . . Afternoon Scrabble. <BR> <BR> Change one letter of the word posted and let's see who gets stuck and can't continue! <BR> <BR> Rules: You can not add letters. You can not use foreign languages (English only, please). You can only change one letter. You can not use a word already used Mon, 8 Jun 2009 05:05:08 EST Double letter word sentence! this is fun and keeps the old brain box working. <BR> <BR> <BR> Survivors never ever surrender. Thu, 4 Jun 2009 09:07:27 EST Bird of the month - June 09 Pigeons and doves are distributed everywhere on Earth, except for the driest areas of the Sahara Desert, Antarctica and its surrounding islands and the high Arctic. They have colonised most of the world's oceanic islands (with the notable exception of Hawaii), reaching eastern Polynesia and the Chatham Islands in the Pacific, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Réunion in the Indian Ocean, and the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean. <BR> <BR> The family has adapted to most of the habitats available on t... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 04:26:59 EST Bedding and cages I have 2 cockatiels (lilly and zinc). I am looking to buy a new cage for them and I was wondering if anyone had tips or ones to stay away from. I use cedar shavings for bedding to cut down on dust (i have allergies and lilly seems to as well). Is this safe? T Sun, 31 May 2009 21:33:40 EST Our Special Feathered Friend for the week is...... saw something similar to this on another team and it's great! I will give the link to our Special Team Members page and we all leave a message for her/him, it's a great way to motivate! <BR> <BR> Hope you guys will join in! Thu, 14 May 2009 07:33:17 EST Things we have learned on SP...A-Z Active listening helps us empathize Thu, 14 May 2009 07:19:23 EST Make your own birdseed bell <BR> <BR> I thought you all might be interested in this link, these seed bells are always so expensive to buy and this seems a cheap alternative. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>4/how+to/how+to+make+a+birdseed+bell </link> Wed, 6 May 2009 07:37:34 EST Pick one....... Thought about this one driving to work this morning, the idea is to give two choices, the next person picks one and give another 2 to choose from. Let's see if it will work, I will start off.... <BR> <BR> Coffee or Tea? Wed, 6 May 2009 04:28:58 EST Complain here..... Anything irritating you today? <BR> <BR> Time to blow of steam <em>28</em> <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <em>20</em> <em>41</em> <em>30</em> <em>43</em> Tue, 5 May 2009 10:46:57 EST Tell us 5 interesting things about yourself. Lets get to know each other, tell us something about yourself. Tue, 5 May 2009 10:41:31 EST Bird of the Month - May 09 The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41-49 cm long with a 65-75 cm wingspan. <BR> <BR> The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a whi... Mon, 4 May 2009 09:41:53 EST Love it or hate it? We had so much fun withe the birds names, let's try this. <BR> We did this game on another team and everyone had fun with it. I will start a post listing a food and the next person replies back to the post as to whether or not they "love it or hate it" then in their reply they put a food and so on. You get the idea..... <BR> <BR> I will start off.... <BR> <BR> garlic? Love it or hate it? <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 03:05:01 EST Quarantine a new bird? I purchased a second tiel today, a Lutino we named Anabel. My question is how long do I keep her away from Jax, my first tiel? Help, I am still pretty new at this. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 22:47:34 EST Bird or Pet names A-Z Let's see if we can come up with some cute names for pets....this can prove to be very intersting & funny! <BR> <BR> <BR> A - Angel <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 03:58:54 EST Hello! Hello, I'm Pascale. I live in Albuquerque New Mexico and have two Quaker Parrots (Sprocket and Squeak) as well as three dogs (Lily, Chloe and Ebony). It gets a little crazy and sometimes pretty loud in my house but they are what makes it my home. Squeak is the newest addition to our clan. When we got him the lady at the bird store told us Squeak (then known as Peter) was a surrender but she couldn't figure it out because it was so gentle. Well as it turns out Squeak is a girl and in the ... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 12:07:53 EST I'M NEW TOO Hi Everyone - My name is Loretta and I live in South Portland, ME. I have 2 male parakeets which I purchased last October. I named them Matthew and John (from the Bible). They are very tame. They have 2 half brothers, my cats (Anissa - female and Patches - male.) Amazingly, they all get along well. The birds tease the cats by getting as close as they can. The cats pretty much like the birds. One of my birds actually kissed the cat. This was before the birds were tamed. They liked the cats mor... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 15:22:17 EST Bird of the month - April 09 Senegal Parrot <BR> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <BR> Senegal Parrot <BR> <BR> <BR> Conservation status <BR> <BR> Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) <BR> Scientific classification <BR> Kingdom: Animalia <BR> <BR> Phylum: Chordata <BR> <BR> Class: Aves <BR> <BR> Order: Psittaciformes <BR> <BR> Family: Psittacidae <BR> <BR> Tribe: Psittacini <BR> <BR> Genus: Poicephalus <BR> <BR> Species: P. senegalus <BR> <BR> <BR> Binomial name <BR> Poicephalus senegalus <BR> Linnaeu... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 07:30:21 EST How long have been keeping birds and.... and when did your passion/love for the feathered kind start? Mon, 30 Mar 2009 02:31:07 EST What's for lunch today? I'm having veg curry & rice, an apple and small yoghurt. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 03:02:23 EST newbie! hi my name is angie im new to sp and i have 2 cockatiels, Buster and Elvis. We bought them from my hubbys friend last year. they were supposely 2 males.but have not been checked. i think elvis may be a girl. buster talks, but elvis just sings.theyre so cute.buster loves my husband and will only get on his shoulder not mine or anyone elses but elvis loves to sit on me and get neckrubbed. does anyone know how i can tell if she is a girl and what would the band be on busters foot. it is a little... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 09:00:19 EST Chickens anyone? Hi I'm new here. I have two cockatoos and chickens. Any chicken people here? Sat, 7 Mar 2009 18:18:39 EST Bird of the month - March 09 Let's visits Africa! <BR> <BR> Parrots of Africa <BR> <BR> Many of the birds commonly kept as pets all around the world, originate in Africa. Let's take a look at some of the more common ones. <BR> <BR> African Grey Parrots are very intelligent birds, known for their amazing talking ability. The two types of African Grey are Congo (CAG) or Timneh (TAG). <BR> <BR> Lovebirds can be engaging and entertaining pets. There are 9 Lovebird species (Peach-faced, Masked, Fischer's, Abyssinian, Bla... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 04:52:39 EST Back from the fires of Hell. Hi all, <BR> <BR> I've just come back to Sparks after a couple of weeks of horror. <BR> <BR> For those that have not heard, where I live, in fact just about all of Victoria, Australia has been burnt out with horrendous bushfires. <BR> <BR> I got most of my animals out, but lost my 2 lorikeets (I couldn't catch them), my Wattlebird got out of the cage when we were evacuating, one of my chickens died on the way home and I've not seen our adopted pigeon yet (I live in hope) <BR> <BR> It has ... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:26:34 EST What are you looking forward to? What puts the spring in your step today?...let's stay motivated, please join in. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to a long weekend away with DH & birds in March. Fri, 13 Feb 2009 01:36:22 EST How to you stay motivated? A-Z <BR> A - Ask for help when feeling down. <BR> <BR> <BR> Please join me, we all need to stay motivated! <BR> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:31:12 EST Funny bird "stuff" Does your bird do tricks or talk? lets share some stories here. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 04:51:59 EST Bird of the month - February 09 Currawongs are medium-sized passerine birds of the family Artamidae native to Australasia. There are either three or four species (depending on whether the Australian Magpie is counted as a currawong or not). The common name comes from the call of the familiar Pied Currawong of eastern Australia and is onomatopoeic. An older name was Crow-shrike, though this is not used currently. <BR> <BR> The true currawongs are a little larger than the Australian Magpie, somewhat smaller than most ravens,... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 04:18:18 EST Can't believe there is a bird team too! :) I'm new to SP and I am happy to have found a bird group too! I'm in American that lives in England. My husband and I have a Congo African Grey (Skyla), a Green-cheeked conure (Halo), and a lovebird (Peg). Our lives pretty much revolve around our birds. <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 19:41:14 EST Are you doing what you always wanted to do? Found this topic on another team, let's hear from you. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 05:30:33 EST Cockatiel help I am new to this team and really excited to be here. I have Jax, a gray cockatiel (you see him in my profile pciture). I was told he is fairly young, recently weaned and I need some help. I have bought books and magazines, but I figured you guys would be a much beter help. <BR> <BR> So what I was wondering is things like: how long does it take for him to bond with me. He will get on my finger but immediately wans to fly off. He squawks a lot, and is trying to wolf whistle. He likes being ou... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 10:34:17 EST Hi I'm new Hello, I am new to this team and pretty excited I found you. I have chickens which I dearly love, but I recently bought a cockatiel. His name is Jax and he is something else. I am new at the cockatiel game so I may need help, so if anyone has any advice please let me know. Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:32:45 EST Hi Everybirdie! I'm the mom to 2 cockatiels - April (5 year old pearl hen) and Koko (16 or 17 pied male who has been in our family almost 5 years now). I'm also married with 1 son in college and you will find me most often on Tiel Talk. <em>30</em> Nancie. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:42:50 EST Hi from the Mother of Gigi and Jobar I have two Cockatiels, Gigi and Jobar. A friend got me interested in Cockatiels and gave me Gigi two years ago this May. Her mother is Simone and father Andre, so that is why she is Gigi (I also love Audrey Hepburn). Last year, I got Jobar for Gigi to have company when I was at work. His name is probably made up, but I wanted something French sounding, and didn't want Jacques or anything else that was common. I'm looking forward to being on a team with fellow bird-lovers. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:43:51 EST Where do you live? Emoticon flag. This will be fun! I for one was so happy to see my flag added! <BR> <BR> <BR> South Africa <em>602</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 05:23:02 EST Bird of the month - January 2009 Umbrella Cockatoos are kept as pets because they can be very affectionate, bond closely with people and are valued for their beauty. They can imitate basic human speech, but are not considered the most able speakers among parrots. They are often used in live animal acts in zoos and amusement parks, because they are naturally acrobatic and easily trained, because of their highly social nature, and high level of intelligence. For this reason, they are amongst the most demanding parrots to keep.... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 08:17:55 EST New Member Hi Everyone. My name is Beth and I'm in California. I do love my 2 little girls. They are Red Star Chickens. About 2 months old now. I love all the animals we have though too. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:08:52 EST Happy New Year!!!! Well,as I expected,I gained 4 lbs.but not to worry, I will work it of and get a grip on the whole thing. It was a good Christmas and I expect it to be a better new year. I wish all of you the best luck-with weight loss, health, and prosperity! Sun, 28 Dec 2008 22:47:29 EST Merry Christmas in different languages Found this on another! <BR> <BR> <BR> Geseende Kersfees - Afrikaans, one of the many languages spoken South Africa......this one is for Patsy, "is jy al op vakansie?" Tue, 16 Dec 2008 03:11:43 EST a new team member hello all! my name is melina. like my friend marissa, i also have 2 budgie birds. they bring me such joy! along with my very active almost 4 year old daughter and my husband, we live in southern ontario,canada. here,the weather has been mild,rainy,snowing and cold. it is now cool and getting milder for the weekend. i enjoy going for long walks,reading,writing,dancing and many more things. have a great day,all! Thu, 11 Dec 2008 13:23:44 EST new to the team hi everyone! my name is marissa. i have two beautiful budgie birds that are my other babies. i am a stay at home mom to my very active almost 4 year old daughter. we all live in southern ontario,canada with my husband. i like to paint,to do arts and crafts, watch sports,movies,music,dancing,reading,writin<BR>g,cooking and baking. my favourite colour is purple. have a great day,all! Mon, 8 Dec 2008 19:54:05 EST What are your plans for the Holidays? Let's share! <BR> <BR> I'm staying home, planning to spend Xmas day at home. <BR> <BR> Missing my family soooo much, feeling very sad.....come on I need cheering up, let's hear some happy stories. <BR> <BR> Hugs Mon, 8 Dec 2008 03:27:08 EST Bird of the month - December 08 <BR> Lovebirds <BR> <BR> <BR> Aviculture <BR> <BR> Lovebirds have the potential to make great pets for those who have the patience and time required of any parrot species. Because of their inclination to bond, they can form great long-term relationships with people. <BR> <BR> Provided with adequate space, a stimulating environment, and appropriate nutrition a lovebird can become cherished companion parrot. They love to snuggle and often preen their favorite people. <BR> <BR> Like with a... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 04:08:27 EST Bird of the month -November - December ? Just wondering what the bird of the month is for November and with December almost here. Fri, 28 Nov 2008 08:50:30 EST Eat like a Parrot I started thinking about it the other day. If we ate like our parrots we might not have weight issues. <BR> My parrots nibble off and on all day, on nuts, berries, grains, fresh fruit and veggies, etc. <BR> They get plenty of sleep and exercise. <BR> and..... they are very healthy. <BR> Tue, 25 Nov 2008 08:08:57 EST How much time do you spend one on one My family thinks I am a bit over-doing it. So, I thought I would ask for a poll. How much time do you spend one-on-one with your feathered friends? <BR> I spend at least one hour with each of my 2 Amazon parrots. I then let the other birds out in the living room and we spend a one-two hours together watching tv. They land on me, fly around, and get their scratches. This takes up hours every evening and my husband says I am spoiling them. Now, to be honest, Sat and Sun they have a lot of time ... Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:37:57 EST Things I have learned on Spark. A-Z A - Always use the trackers Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:59:36 EST Quaker saves toddler! This is truly amazing. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2/posts </link> <link><BR>Choking-Toddler/id/2899649795 </link> <link><BR>arrot-saves-toddler/2899649795 </link> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:50:05 EST Some very Good and very Bad things Some very good and very bad things <BR> <BR> The most destructive habit......................Worry <BR> The greatest Joy...............................Giving <BR> The greatest loss................Loss of self-respect <BR> The most satisfying work...............Helping others <BR> The ugliest personality trait.............Selfishness <BR> The most endangered species.........Dedicated leaders <BR> Our greatest natural resource...............Our youth <BR> The greatest "shot in the arm".......... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 08:50:21 EST Kitchen Make Over Game! Name one "bad" food that you can do without in your kitchen. Tue, 11 Nov 2008 05:36:06 EST Hi New Here <BR> Hi everyone my name is Juleen, I'm from Australia and I have a Cockatoo, Wattlebird, Lovebird, 2 Rainbow Lorikeets and 6 mad Chooks (chickens). I'm pleased to meet all of you Fri, 7 Nov 2008 07:26:08 EST Bird of the Month - November The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn-owl family Tytonidae. These form one of the two living main lineages groups of owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world outside polar and desert regions, as well as all of Asia north of the Alpide belt, New Zealand, and most of Ind... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 03:35:06 EST Good Foods Game A-Z This is fun! Lets see if we can do the whole alphabet... <BR> <BR> A - Apple Mon, 3 Nov 2008 02:29:08 EST Question for the week Hope you will join in..... <BR> <BR> Whats your favorite flower? <BR> <BR> Mine is lavender,,,,just love the flower and smell, great to pick fresh or dry. Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:28:55 EST Welcome to the team! <em>235</em> Wewillgo! <BR> <BR> Great to have you on the team! Mon, 13 Oct 2008 02:57:34 EST New to Team Hello! I just joined your team, my name is Wendy and I have a budgie named tweety, a cockatiel named Harley and a Peach Front Conure name Tang. Fri, 3 Oct 2008 14:46:32 EST Bird of the Month - October The Proud Macaw <BR> <BR> The morning light shown through ajar <BR> The beams danced and bounced upon the bars <BR> <BR> The big bird stood with little hassle <BR> Perched atop his black iron castle <BR> <BR> AARRRKK AARRRKK he loudly screeched <BR> "Don't you know a new day has breached" <BR> <BR> I staggered in to see the commotion <BR> And saw this gaudy bird in motion <BR> <BR> AARRRKK AARRRKK he said emphatically <BR> "Can't you see my cup is empty?" <BR> <BR> I wandered over tow... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 07:55:54 EST What are your birds names & why? This should be interesting.......let's hear those stories. <BR> <BR> <BR> My conure is named Jojo, when we got her we thought her name was on her little ring! husband could only make out a J & O, so I said well "his" name must be was easy to change HER name to Jojo later on. <BR> <BR> The senegal is called Billy Boy, when I brought him home as a little baby I asked my friends 4 year old to name the bird, loved the name he came up with! Thu, 25 Sep 2008 07:22:25 EST Your Motivational Quote for the day? Have you got a quote to share? <BR> <BR> Mine today is: <BR> <BR> Happiness is a voyage, not a destination. There is no better time to be HAPPY than NOW! Live & enjoy the moment! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 05:37:03 EST you make your own? Share ideas on toy making here. Come on let's treat our Feathered Friends with a new "cheap" toy! Tue, 16 Sep 2008 10:31:53 EST What is your favourite exercise? Mine is going for a long walk early morning. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 05:22:23 EST Bird of the month - September Chickens as Pets <BR> By Kathy Bernhardt <BR> Chickens may seem like an odd choice for a pet, but they can be very engaging, friendly and entertaining - and they pay their way with eggs and pest control for your garden. Chickens can easily be tamed and trained, even as adults, with positive reinforcements and food rewards. They will come running when they think you might have a treat, learn to eat out of your hand and some may even allow you to stroke them. If you talk to them, treat them we... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 02:54:43 EST What's your favorite "health" food? Mine at the moment is a mean stir fry with lots broccoli, fennel, pineapple, sprouts & smoked tofu. Mon, 25 Aug 2008 04:09:08 EST Would you increase your flock? If space or money was no problem, would you get another brid? have you been thinking about? Thu, 21 Aug 2008 02:56:57 EST What's your favorite "cheat" food? Mine is a glass of wine & chocolate! Thu, 21 Aug 2008 02:48:58 EST Something Funny "The Pasta Diet" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Pasta Diet and Your Health <BR> <BR> <BR> ITALIAN PASTA DIET -- IT REALLY WORKS !! <BR> <BR> 1.. You walk pasta da bakery. <BR> <BR> 2... You walka pasta da candy store. <BR> <BR> 3.. You walka pasta da Ice Cream shop. <BR> <BR> 4.. You walka pasta da table and fridge. <BR> <BR> You will lose weight! <BR> <BR> AND.... <BR> <BR> CONCERNED ABOUT TOO MANY CARBS IN YOUR DIET? <BR> <BR> For those of you who watch what you eat, here'... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:34:56 EST What did you do today????? What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> December-----I ran over <BR> <BR> Pick the day (number) yo... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 07:59:38 EST Bird of the Month - August Conures - Got to love them! <BR> <BR> <BR> Species: There are many different species of conures. The majority fall into the genus Aratinga, along with several in the genus Pyrhurra. The others are Nandayus, which is only a single species, the Nanday conure, Enicognathus, which includes the Slender-billed and Austral conures, and Cyanoliensis, the Patagonian conure. Some sources feel that some other well-known conures (including the Half Moon, Blue Crowned, and others) may also fall into gen... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 07:04:57 EST New to the team Hi, I'm Crystal, I have a Cockitiel named Joe. He is about 13 or so now. I have many other pets, but Joe was our first. Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:00:17 EST new to this team hello from Virginia. We have a cockatiel that rules the house. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:50:38 EST Word game Let's have some fun! word association..... <BR> <BR> I will start with <BR> <BR> Bird Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:59:54 EST Question: If? If money was no problem, how will you spend it to bring you closer to your goals? <BR> <BR> I will build a fully equiped home gym and hire a personal trainer. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 07:35:54 EST Bird of the Month - July Another popular Bird! - Have you got one? <BR> <BR> Common Names: Quaker Parrot, Quaker Parakeet, Monk <BR> Parakeet. <BR> Scientific Name: Myiopsitta monachus. <BR> Origin: South America, with feral colonies established in parts of the United States. <BR> Size: Medium, about 12 inches in length from beak to tail, weighing between 80 and 150 grams. <BR> Average Lifespan: 20 - 30 years in captivity, depending on quality of care. <BR> Temperament: Quakers are very confident and social birds. ... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 07:33:54 EST Bird info links I have several links I can share. I did TONS of research before bringing Maj home and I'd love to share with other parronts so we can all keep our babies safe and out of harms way. <BR> <BR> List of harmful stuff and some stories <BR> <link><BR>th/alerts.htm </link> <BR> Link to how to make safe furniture cleaner <BR> <link><BR>cleanfurniture.html </link> <BR> Herbal remedies for parrots <BR> <link>http://www.birds... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 09:44:50 EST Please help - hubby found an injured bird Hi everybody, yesterday hubby brought home what looks like a female sparrow or finch and it's missing a wing. <em>46</em> I called the wild bird rescue here and they said since they can't rehabilitate a bird like that they would just put it down. It's so sad! I don't know what to feed it or even if trying to take care of it is the right thing to do. I gave it some of my cockatiel seed but it hasn't eaten any. It's just been sitting at the bottom of our travel cage sleeping (I think it m... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:56:47 EST Teflon - Beware! Teflon <BR> The most common killer in the kitchen is 'PTFE' coated Cooking Utensils e.g. Frying Pans, Saucepans, Irons. In fact anything that is heated up and has a Teflon coating. <BR> (PTFE) is a synthetic polymer used as a non-stick surface in cookware. The brand names Teflon, Silverstone, are the best known, but PTFE-coated products are also manufactured under other trade names. <BR> The main problem with PTFE is when heated up to a very high temperature it starts to gives of Toxic Fume... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 08:00:36 EST Bird Poisons! I just found this list.....scary stuff, please use with great care around your birds. <BR> <BR> General Household Poisons <BR> <BR> Acetone, Ammonia, Antifreeze, Ant syrup or paste, Arsenic, Bathroom bowl cleaner, Bleach, Boric acid, Camphophenique, Carbon tetrachloride, Charcoal lighter, Clinitest tablets, Copper and brass cleaners, Corn and wart remover, Crayons, Deodorants, Detergents, Disinfectants, Drain cleaners, Epoxy glue, Fabric softeners, Garbage toxins, Garden sprays, Gasoline,... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 06:07:36 EST Foods you should NEVER feed your birds! Hope this thread will help new bird owners. <BR> <BR> If you know of any other harmful foods please post it here. <BR> <BR> AVOCADOS <BR> ALCOHOL <BR> COFFEE <BR> COKE Thu, 19 Jun 2008 03:49:49 EST What's Your Best Way To Relax? Working in the garden does the trick for me plus it's good exercise. <em>87</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2008 06:22:57 EST New to this team! Hello, I am new to the team. I have a cockatiel named JimJam, that brings me great joy. I have been her pround parront since Jan 07, just after she was weaned. I love all birds, wild or pet, and hope to own either an African Grey, Pionus, or Rose-breasted 'Too as my next bird (JimJam won't allow it, she loves being an only bird). <BR> <BR> I look forward to sharing lots of fid stories on the long journey of weight loss! Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:10:49 EST Bird of the month - June Our bird of the month is the cockatiel, have you got one? <BR> <BR> Cockatiels don't necessarily make good pets for young children because they startle easily with loud or unexpected sounds and can bite out of fear of sudden hand movements near and above their heads. The shoulders of children are small and unstable perches compared with those of adults, and forcing the bird to use an uncomfortable place to stand may lead to the bird disliking the child. Once bonded with their owners, they wi... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 09:56:37 EST Do your birds dance? I have a Quaker and recently I've been trying to teach him "The Quaker Song" (youtube if you're unsure) well anyway when I sing to him he tries to sing along but he also gets really antsy and walks around all excited like and it is almost like he is dancing. I tell him that he has "happy feet". <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have a bird that does this? Fri, 30 May 2008 09:53:59 EST Flocking In To Say Hi Hi Everyone <BR> I am new Here <BR> My son owns a small 4-H farm were he raises a wide variety of fowl. <BR> His Pastured Poultry project keeps us well fed as well as provides great entertainment, and a bussy life going to poultry shows etc. <BR> He raises Narragansett Turkeys, Blue India Peafowl, Pearl Guinea Fowl, White China Geese, Black Cayuga Ducks, Buff Orpington, Spangled Russian Orlorf, and California White large fowl chickens, Fawn Silver Duckwing Modern Game, black Old English, Ligh... Sun, 25 May 2008 08:45:03 EST Exercise minutes for today, plan tomorrow? Hope you will join in! This is a fun way to keep an exercise streak going. <BR> <BR> Mine today: 60 min. pilates <BR> <BR> Tomorrow: Cleaning house, hoping to get a good workout! Thu, 22 May 2008 06:22:00 EST New SP Team - A Mommie To Be I wanted to take a moment and share a new SP Team, A Mommie To Be. It's a Trying To Conceive team based off the iVillage message board so that there is a forum for O (ovulation) time, 2 ww (week waiting), as well as 1 WW. <BR> <BR> So, anyone who's interested in becoming pregnant and would like a team to support and encourage you, come on by and join up... <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=21744 </link> <BR> Sat, 17 May 2008 17:33:43 EST My cockatiel hen is laying eggs My cockatiel hen Riyu is laying eggs. I think she's laid about 6 or 7 in a row now. This would have been her first clutch. We don't have a nest box and I doubt they're fertile anyway (my male, Baby, has deformed feet and has a hard time mounting. How they try, though!). My concern is that her last egg was much thinner than the previous ones. I found it already broken in the cage this morning and went to pick it up and the shell was a bit flexible. I put an extra cuttlebone in the cage ... Mon, 12 May 2008 18:45:57 EST babies to come - hopefully Well, today is 20 days for my cockatiels sitting on their 6 eggs. Hopefully they will hatch soon. How long do I leave the eggs in the nest if they don't hatch? They are very attentive to them. She makes sure he spends his time on them also. It is so funny. Sun, 11 May 2008 12:28:05 EST Greeting From Louisiana Hello: I am the proud owner of 3 cockatiels, two males and one female. I adopted them from two different families. One talks some, and they all bite. They don't really like to be handled.. If anyone can tell me how to get them to let us hold them, I would appreciate it. They love for me to talk to them, but when I try to touch them, they bite and the female hisses also. Sun, 4 May 2008 13:17:14 EST GREAT info you all should know! <BR> <BR> Everyone Hello! A friend on another team told me about this website and I'm sharing it with every team I'm on. This is absolutely FABulous! It's called Dottie's Weight Loss Zone at <BR> <BR> It has a HUGE list of restaurants nationwide with entire menu's and ALL THE CALORIE COUNTS!!!!!!! No more guessing when I sit down with a menu! I can look stuff up before I go and know exactly what I'm going to eat and how much! It's soooooo cool! <BR> <BR> I p... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:08:22 EST New with a Cockatiel question Good day, All, <BR> I'm Toni and my family and I have recently purchased a cockatiel from our local pet store. I'm wondering how long it takes for this type of bird to want to become "close" to its owners? <BR> <BR> Our bird enjoys climbing on his cage, playing with toys, and occassionally likes a little flight around the house, even though we have cliped all 7 flight wings. <BR> <BR> We have had some set backs when the bird flew across the living room and my German Shepard picked him up.... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:48:02 EST allergies I think I have an allergy to my birds. I have had them for about 6 months now and 2 months ago I developed red rashes under both of my eyes. The rash itches and burns, but I have always wanted birds and Rocky is so affectionate when he sits on my shoulder. Any ideas on what I can do to get rid of the spots on my eyes? <em>46</em> Mon, 28 Jan 2008 16:25:04 EST My Vacuum cleaner is getting tired.... My birds are molting- I have these cute, little feathers that float around that I try to catch with my cleaner. They are all happy today and making noise. To me it is music to my ears, but the other family members find it annoying. Can you believe that??!! <em>40</em> Sun, 27 Jan 2008 13:53:15 EST new to cockatiels I have acquired 3 cockatiels in the last year. One is a shoulder sitter. I can't leave the room without him. He is a white face. My other two are pieds. I think they are interested in mating. This should be interesting. Glad to have joined you in the love of birds and weight loss. Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:26:45 EST Hi Everyone! Glad to see others out there love birds too. I have a cockatiel,2 parakeets and 1 canary. I would like to have more, but don't have the room at this time. <BR> I used to have a white capped pionus, and a blue crowned conure. They are fascinating creatures!! <BR> They make me laugh everyday. Will never be without a bird again. Fri, 18 Jan 2008 23:35:39 EST Sick Bird Updates I thought I would pull this off the intro thread so that no one feels uncomfortable introducing themselves. I know I can feel a little shy, especially if a thread is full of an ongoing conversation! <BR> <BR> Todays update is a positive one. I took the grey 'tiel (Posada) to the vet. They flushed out his sinus' but were not able to get it all out 100%. The vet is hoping he can clear the rest out on his own, otherwise we will repeat the procedure in a week. The good news is that the vet said ... Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:16:25 EST What are your goals for the month of October? Lets start a October goal thread my goals for October are 1620 minutes of cardio (breaks down to 60 minutes 6x a week) GW 147lbs, burn 2600 calories a week (435 calories a day)I weigh in on Fridays <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:02:44 EST Normal Discussions - sticky topic I have started this for everyday discussion about our birds. Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:42:27 EST What are your goals this month - July? and how is it going? <BR> I am starting so nearly everything is + right now. Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:42:49 EST Any other finch (and Canary) fanatics? I have Society and Zebra finches, anyone else have finches? Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:33:05 EST What's your goal for this month? What are your goals for June? If we post them here. perhaps we can help keep each other accountable for working towrds them. Like, your weight-loss goals, your water consumption goals, perhaps you are working on increasing unprocessed foods in your diet or decreasing your soda addictions. So, what are you planning to focus on this month? Thu, 31 May 2007 10:31:29 EST Cooking with/for the birds Having nine parrots, cooking for them is a daily blessing. Six of our birds join us, daily, at the dining room table which we encourage. Lots of times the bird food is just leftover human food or the human dinner is just leftover bird food. Any of you in a similar situation? Wed, 30 May 2007 14:45:36 EST Bird Problems Are you having problems with your feathered friend? Post here maybe someone can help. Wed, 9 May 2007 13:13:48 EST Hello, Introduce yourself Hi I live in Canada. I have been a member of Spark People for 4 months. Wed, 9 May 2007 13:12:10 EST What kind of birds do you have? I have a peacock and 3 pea hens, hoping to have babies soon.3 cockatiels. one can sing the theme song to Mayberry.2 polish chickens and a pair of silkies. <BR> <BR> <em>145</em> Wed, 9 May 2007 13:09:12 EST