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Render Unto Caesar

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2016 06:55 pm
@jcboy,
I dunno if that is good or bad, parrot vet wise, but enjoying.. this is a nag.
jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2016 07:04 pm
@ossobuco,
The avian vet said he can eat just about anything we eat with the exception of dairy products.

The other night he had a small piece of chicken with mashed potatoes, I suppose the chicken was kind of like eating a distant cousin Cool
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2016 07:27 pm
@jcboy,
Good news then!

I love all this, of course.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2016 07:29 pm
@jcboy,
You might want to be careful what you feed him. Even though he likes it, it might not be good for him. And just because he can eat anything we can eat, doesn't mean it's necessarily good for him in the long run. People food isn't even good for people in a lot of cases, and it probably isn't much better for birds.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2016 07:43 pm
@rosborne979,
Nods to rosborne..
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jcboy
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2016 06:44 pm
@rosborne979,
Very true, For the most part he has a good diet. His parrot chow has a variety of nuts and seeds. Plus he has a parrot chow; we do feed him a lot of baby food. Baby food is what they hand feed them after hatching.

He loves baby cereal, plus we buy jars of different kinds of baby foods like mixed vegetables and fruit, not to mention the fresh fruit he eats. Weird thing is he hates bananas, loves apples, oranges, and cantaloupe and believe it or not a slice of lemon now and then.

As long as his gullet is full he’s a happy camper . Cool
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2016 07:00 pm
@jcboy,
congrats on your new addition. What a lovely bird. I've heard amazing stories of how smart Macaws are...and Conures (in between a parakeet size and parrot size), too.

From what I understand about their diet, adding some vitamins could be important ..maybe adding B12 (cobalamin)? However, that theory has been dispelled here:
https://www.quora.com/Do-parrots-need-vitamin-B12
"Feed your bird good food-and a varied diet- and you'll not likely ever have to worry about supplementation."

For much of my youth we had a parakeet. The toughest part I had caring for it as a child was cutting his toenails.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2016 07:19 pm
@Ragman,
Then there was Fred, Dys' conure..

such a good bird. Far as Diane know, still ok.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2016 07:20 pm
Oh yeah, and African grey parrots are smart and a lot of fun too!Smart as a whip..and have been know to learn as many 100 words, distinguishing between objects and colors.

In my house, I've a 6-yr-old female Fr. Poodle named Jellybean, who/whom I inherited from my late sister 2 yrs ago. She's all I can handle and I love her to bits.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2016 07:42 pm
Budgies are the best. Take a few minutes and check out youtube videos starring birds. The best ones are budgies dancing to Michael Jackson.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jan, 2016 01:06 am
@glitterbag,
My late lamented parakeet Billie loved Elvis. Her favorite song was "Don't Be Cruel." She danced like crazy to that song while sitting on porcelain teacups (my mother had a collection of porcelain cups and saucers). Eventually my mother had a collection of porcelain saucers. As light as a parakeet is, there's only so much dancing a porcelain teacup can withstand. Crash.
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Keith424
 
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Reply Fri 15 Jan, 2016 05:20 pm
@jcboy,
Such a beautiful bird! I'll bet the kids love him!
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2016 09:55 am
So the crazy bird wasn't in his cage or on his perch, Antonio had him in his bed this morning. Cool

http://oi66.tinypic.com/21azket.jpg
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EqualityFLSTPete
 
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Reply Sat 16 Jan, 2016 10:58 am
A nut with a brain the size of a pea, and now he's got a bird! Laughing
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jan, 2016 06:23 pm
@Ragman,
You’re not kidding. We have to take Caesar in to have his nails clipped. They throw a towel over him, turn him upside down and trim those nails. He’s got a strong grip and those claws dig into your skin. Razz
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 07:18 am
That bird woke up the entire house at 3:00 AM this morning screaming as loud as he could scream. He was probably heard throughout the neighborhood!

When it gets too cold we have to bring the Tortoise in, well that animal climbed out of the bin and decided to take a walk around the house, stopped in front of the birdcage. The bird was hanging upside down on top of the cage screaming his head off. Caesar had never seen the giant Tortoise until now. Mad

http://oi63.tinypic.com/99phqd.jpg
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 07:48 am
@jcboy,
where's the mute button for him?
jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 08:05 am
@Ragman,
He still hasn't gotten over that Tortoise by his cage, he won't shut up this morning Cool
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 08:14 am
@jcboy,
It's about the shell thing.

Seriously, he probably thinks the tortoise is a predator. Instinctively, they know somehow. That might fit into the equation
MMarciano
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jan, 2016 08:55 am
@Ragman,
Title: Game Bird Stew
Categories: Game, Poultry, Ceideburg 2
Yield: 6 servings

1 lb To 7 pounds of game birds,
-cut in pieces
1 qt Water (or stock), cooled
-slightly from boiling
3 Wild celery stalks, cut in
-long pieces
1 1/2 Wild onions, sliced
1 1/2 c Fresh garden peas (or
-chopped day lily buds)
2 tb Peppergrass seeds
-{substitute ground pepper}
1 ds Cayenne pepper
1 ts Coltsfoot ash {substitute
-salt in same amount}
1 ts Lemon juice
2 tb Flour
1/4 c Cold water

This recipe is suitable for most game birds. Make sure the stew
doesn't boil while the meat is in the liquid.

Place game birds in a stew pot with the water. Add celery and wild
onions. Stew slowly for 1 hour and remove scum from surface. Add
peas, peppergrass seeds, cayenne, coltsfoot ash, and lemon juice at
the end of the first hour. Continue to simmer for another hour. Do
not allow to boil.

Remove meat and vegetables from stock and keep warm. Bring the stock
to a rapid boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Strain.

Place flour in a small screw top jar. Add cold water, cover, and
shake to blend thoroughly. Slowly pour this mixture into the stock
while stirring. Cook over moderate heat to thicken as desired.
Return solid food to thickened stock and serve over steamed rice.

Yield: 6 servings.
 

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