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  1. mpeafree

    Super long perches

    Yep!Dozens over the woods!
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    How many names does your bird actually have?

    Asher - The Congo Africa Grey, also answers to: Asher Ash Red Bum Dude Oi! Grey Earl
  3. mpeafree

    Cruel 'training' of grey parrot

    Ermm... Speechless with fury!
  4. Zolcal-D in the water? maybe...
  5. If I did not have Asher I would have to get an alarm clock, if he did not wake me in the morning I would panic and think something was wrong. All of my previous companions have been the same, wake at the crack of dawn and come find out why I'm still alseep... which of course wakes me up. (They are never 'caged', they come and go as they please taking themselves off to bed at night and choosing to arise when they like. I find it is very empowering for rescue birds especially, it gives them something back after all they have been through.
  6. mpeafree

    Grumble, Grumble!

    Asher sits in the window and says things like "I know", "Hello", "Byeee!", "peep bo!" and this is priceless... "Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! ow!.."
  7. Top of the list: The Vacuum Cleaner. Without this crucial invention it is unlikely that humans would for long have continued the practice of keeping birds indoors! The Washing Machine: Another essential item of any self respecting parrot owner. 'nuff said... The Mobile Phone: To have your 'pet' calmed and soothed by the vet as you are transported in with some trivial malady is absolutely essential to arriving at the aforemention veterinarians surgery in one piece... If you have never seen a panicked pet human female behind the wheel of a car then think yourself fortunate! Mobile Phone Hands Free Kit: See Above. The Computer: This was an accidental invention by a parrot called Alex, but is now an essential part of any parrot home for research and study of the human character and behaviour, much can be learned from observing your pet human while they surf sites such as youtube and facebook. An ever evolving vocabulary of new words and sounds can be mimicked and learned for later reproduction. Safety Enclosure (Also known as 'the panic room'): This is a purely self defensive device that enables parrots to live with their pets knowing that nothing in their world can touch them. Aka parrot cage. There are many other things that have been invented who's origin can be traced back to the need for either accommodating, caring for or clearing up after... A parrot. But remember this: Without us our pet humans would have no sense of humour and be as boring as hell...
  8. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    The larger multi-function units come with many other built in options for example: alarm clock, intruder alert, sound recorder and many other useful attributes. My shredder is particular fond of recording and replaying normal human bodily noise functions especially first thing in the morning.
  9. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    For those of you unfamiliar with the 'Blower' model I would recommend looking up your nearest Macaw owner for a first hand demonstration.
  10. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    Ria... I see the problem, you need a 'Blower' Blowers are best chosen fo their wingspan, over fifteen inches is ideal. Like choosing a chainsaw if you don't get one thats 'Saw Enough' for the job... Speaking of chainsaws...
  11. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    Oh wow! You have a 'Sweeper!'
  12. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    Dear Fuzz, If your bird is poorly you should of course take itto the vet, which is something I should have said to begin with but if you are simply following the vien of conversation it could be that your 'Organic Shredder' has just become bored with shredding and is developing a more intellectual view of it's world... perhaps few encyclopedia or telephone directories would help? :-\
  13. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    Which reminds me, I must cut uyp some more wood. Asher is chewing through the stock faste than it's selling at the moment.
  14. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    Unintentionally shredded items... yes, very problematic. But as I mentioned earlier with enough availability of shredding supplies you should be able to avoid this happenstance, if you are tempted to trade in your Organic Shredder for a mechanical one it might be worth thinking about the upsides of having an Organic Shredder over a mechanical counterpart. Mobility: Mechanical Shredders - Must be manually placed wherever it is to be used and must be 'hand fed', prone to feed jams and power outtages. Organic Shredder: Self propelled, automatic shred feed, fully autonomous. Running Costs: These vary widely for Organic Shredders depending on make and model but generally a few pounds of organic edible 'stuff' is sufficient to maintain a healthy Shredder. Mechanical shredders on the other hand frequently require 'blade' changes/sharpening which can be expensive depending again on make and model (The big ones at the amenity tip cost several thousand pounds to service every six months). So you see, the reasons you chose an Organic Shredder over a mechanical one are still as valid today as they were when you first assessed the need for a shredder.
  15. mpeafree

    Organic Shredders

    That sounds ominous... a 'quiet' shredder, did you try oiling it? I understand palm kernel oil is very good for the inner and outer workings of organic shredders. I have seen palm kernel extrat in very convenient 100ml reusable jars sold alongside 80ml refill sachet's, I think you can find 'shreddable' real wood sticks from the same vendor that have been soaked in this extract that many people report their shredders enthusiasticly enjoy. It might be worth mentioning that 'quiet' shredders are more often than not being fussy about what they will and will not shred, sometimes this follows the loss/replacement of a companion shredder that enjoyed competition shredding?