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  1. I spent that time working with in home community support of elderly and or people with disabilities. I have now retired and have become a bicycle riding fanatic, sold my car to my niece so I ride instead of riding. My beloved Dusty is doing well, she's 18yrs now, and just as naughty. We have become involved with Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue, and adopted two dogs, Scout a staffy/border terrier and Dotty an American staffy. So happy this forum is alive again.
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    Parrot costumes

    One of my Facebook friends has a number of parrots, he lives in one of the distant regional areas of Western Australia. He is quite a good parrot keeper and gives his birds good care but one thing bothers me. He dresses his birds up in hoodies and costumes, even when they hate it. I challenged him about this and he says its a training tool so they will accept towelling at the vets. Which sounds like an excuse to me. I taught my corella to accept towelling by playing peek-a-boo, and she is angelic at the vets, usually returning to me from out the back, riding a vets shoulder. What do people think? Are costumes/hoodies a kind of cruelty or am I being over sensitive?
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    Tommy Cooper

    These are so bad..they're good...thanks for the giggles
  4. For a long time I fed Dusty on sprouted seed and legume mix (my own mix) but every breeding season she developes a skin condition, itchy skin, sores from scratching and infected sores...nasty. So the vet made me start feeding her pellets (vetafarm) to ensure she has sufficient protein and vitamins. I also give her a teaspoon of good quality bird seed (there must be some joy at mealtimes) a food spike with snowpeas (mange tout) and either corn or apple every day and for tea she gets fresh mixed vegies, sometimes a salad other times steamed. Once a week she gets half an egg, and every day a little of my tea...and she eats everything, but broccoli MUST be cooked or it hits the floor.
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    Hello there, my name is hotfoot Jackson. I used to hang around here ages ago, and now, I'm back. Just like a good recycled item. I live in Australia in Perth on the west coast and am owned by a western corella called Dusty (after Dusty Springfield). I have missed parroty chat and look forward to hanging around again.
  6. oh what a lovely image...a birdy with a teddy bear
  7. Welcome back...its always good to see people return
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    Just Moved

    I have no advise...but just wanted to wish you good luck and hope the dear bird settles soon and feels at home.
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    Advice on a first Parrot

    These others as usual have given great advise..mine is what my birds breeder told me...READ, READ then for a change READ some more...and keep reading and learning even after you think you have got it all sorted as things change and get discovered. My Dusty was the first parrot I had as a pet...and I was lucky to find a great breeder who advised me and offered a phone number to call if I was worried at any time. So maybe once you decide what you want, think about from whom you buy your bird from...look for someone who cares and will provide "back-up" should you need it. A breeder who wants shot of the parrot and your money in their pocket and thats the end is to be avoided in my opinion.
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    Hello to everyone!

    Hello and welcome Tom...congrats for having such great sence to do some research and seek out a forum to help..so many problems can be avoided by learning and asking questions.
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    Hi everyone!

    Hello and welcome Lisa, Ozzie and Max.
  12. Oh I agree they seem to want or have baths at the daftest times...its a wonder they don't get a chill
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    Hiya all from Cornwall

    Hello and welcome Richard and feathered family...nice to have you join us.
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    What unusual activities do you parrot and you share?

    My problem is I don't really know what constitutes unusual. So we; feed the ducks in (our ) Hyde Park, she rides the wheelbarrow when we garden, she joins me in the shower singing and dancing to the radio (Alice Coopers radio show is our favourite) and she likes me to sing to her music box ...most Aussies think a cockie out of its cage is unusual..so I'm no judge of unusual.
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    2 parakeets left alone whilst at work

    I'd just like to congratulate you on your common sence ...checking everything out before taking on a couple of small lives is great..well done