Rosie was one of the winners of a birdtricks face book contest! So excited!!!! She will be winning a custom pin or pendant(I’ll be getting the pendant) for her human to wear.
When it is created, shipped, and finally arrives I will take a photo of Rosie with her mini-Rosie
The contest was parrots in harnesses
It’s sad, but parrot theft is common. A person who steals someone’s bird only cares about money, even if they stole the bird for themselves they are not at all qualified to care for a bird(for starters, they are being cruel to the bird by taking him/her away from the people they know). Random people don’t need to know about your bird, they don’t need to know how much they are, know your last name or phone number, what part of town you live in. Don’t be afraid to give false information when buying a bird, put in a fake phone number and address, even change up your name. It sounds wrong, but imagine if someone breaks into that store! they can take out those files and have a shopping list of birds they can steal!
When I take Rosie out with me it’s hard to avoid some conversation, since I usually take her to the pet store when buying dog food it is people who are interested in animals and I don’t mind talking to them. I let Rosie dance if she wants, usually answer some questions, most of these people have never seen, or even heard, of a galah cockatoo before. I still manage to do this carefully though, only rarely do I say how much a weaned galah would cost. I wait to get to know the person, and if they ask I decide if I want to tell them the price, or say “not too much, the vet bills and food are the expensive part”.
It’s fun to take parrots places, just use common since and be careful.
Rosie at Cost Plus World Market
Rosie really enjoys nutri-berries, they are a special treat and I like to give her one a day when I am able to buy them.
I decided to get more, usually I get one10oz bag, When I get to the store the 3.25lb tub was on sale for $23 so I got it and now I have a ton of nutri-berries for Rosie & Kenji
I had thought Rosie was about to go into a big molt, but after 8 feathers she stopped D: and all were gray! I really wanted her to loose some pink breast feathers to see how if the new ones come in lighter. She molted 1 tail feather, 2 primary feathers, and a few scapular feathers.
Four of the best pellets in the market today.
Harrison’s and Totally organics are neck and neck. Only down side of Totally Organic is that it doesn’t have Vitamin D, so make sure your bird gets sun exposure(don’t let your bird overheat by sitting in the sun for extended periods of time!) or foods with vitamin D in it.
Roudybush and Zupreem are not as good as the above. If you are limited to what a pet store carries, and don’t have any pet specialty stores, they are the best alternative.
I feed Kinji and Rosie-
Harrison’s, Totally Organic, roudybush, and I would buy zupreem as well but at the moment it isn’t in my budget. Harrison’s is the main part of their dry diet, and the other pellets are only included a few days out of the week.
Remember to feed fresh & prepared food as well!
Rosie got to use her outside cage to enjoy the being outside.
In the last photo I was taking the perches and toys back in(I took them out of her inside cage, still need new stuff). She was hanging out inside then something startled her, or maybe she just wanted to be with me. I saw her flying inside and ran up to the screen door and put my hand against the screen door so she wouldn’t hit a window trying to get to me. Worked out well, and I got a cute shot of her clinging to the screen.
I saw a alert on the parrot forum and wanted to share, remember that when your cooking to not take any risk.
This just came from a member on another of my bird groups…..
A lady at our club meeting yesterday brought in a box of the new Reynolds cooking bags made of aluminum and plastic made for the oven…They say you can use them up to 450…She used 2 bags at 375 for 40 minutes and after coming back 30 minutes later found her Amazon closest to the kitchen pumping for air and eyes were burnt from the fumes…Metallic fumes filled the air…There is no doubt this bird would have been dead in another 10 minutes…Other birds suffered eye irritations. She called the company and reported it and we will run this in our.
Please post this where you think you may save birds lives…other pets and humans who want to save their lungs.