| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:25 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 69 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:05 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Posts: 2966
Bird question! I have two identical bird feeders, why do the birds only eat from one of them? Same food, same area of yard, both clean...

They were my grandma's, so my going in position is that one of them is haunted.

_________________
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.


"forking vegans" ~~linanil


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:08 pm 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 12251
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
One of them might not feel protected or safe for whatever reason. Is there anything over it?

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:18 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Posts: 2966
No, they literally hang from opposite sides of the same pole

_________________
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.


"forking vegans" ~~linanil


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:20 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Posts: 2966
(in a totally open area, no grass or anything for cats to hide in)

_________________
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.


"forking vegans" ~~linanil


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:45 pm 
Offline
Wears Durian Helmet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:02 pm
Posts: 841
Maybe one has a better flight path for perching and take off? Maybe they just follow the lead of the early bird?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:48 pm 
Offline
Wears Durian Helmet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:02 pm
Posts: 841
Invictus, you should try one of these zombie bird feeders:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:12 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:23 pm
Posts: 2966
Oh my god. That is amazing.

_________________
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.


"forking vegans" ~~linanil


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:05 am 
Offline
Wears Durian Helmet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:02 pm
Posts: 841
I'm going on my second Audubon Christmas Bird Count of 2013 tomorrow, and I am SO excited!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:01 am 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:16 am
Posts: 2784
Location: SF Bay area
Exciting, quagga!

We had a fun bird day yesterday. Went to a nearby marsh and saw loads of avocets, sand pipers, pelicans, and egrets. I'm still not great at identifying shorebirds. Then at the park today we saw black-necked stilts and an american kestral and this afternoon we discovered gold crowned sparrows wintering in the bushes under our apartment.

While visiting my sil over Christmas I met her conure, Yoda. Dang, he was *loud*. It's a good reminder that I'm not well suited to be a bird mom! Also they've trained him to poop (not to hold it, but to go before he sits on them) and my husband discovered he could use the same command to make Yoda poop on them. So, that was fun!

_________________
http://hotveganchickpeas.wordpress.com (food blog)
http://baybalcony.wordpress.com (gardening blog)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:15 am 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 12251
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
Not all conures are loud. There are two main types: pyrrhura and aratinga. They are all pesky, cute, clever little things, but aratingas are not for the faint hearted. They are the super noisy and destructive conures, like sun conures, Nandays, etc. I would not last a week!

Pyrrhura conures are pretty quiet compared to most birds. Green cheeks are pyrrhuras, which is why I have Molly! Her vocalisms tend to occur only when she has something to say. I shudder to think what would happen if we had a sun conure with the macaw. The macaw yells his head off for no apparent reason 3-4 times a day and parrots tend to egg each other on when it comes to screaming.

They are all feisty (Molly trying to boss and bully the macaw is pretty typical conure behavior).

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:26 am 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:16 am
Posts: 2784
Location: SF Bay area
Wow, thanks for the info, lw! I guess they must have an aratinga? They also have two cockatiels and I swear Yoda was trying to set them off. He'd squawk until the tiels started up and then would stop and just sorta watch them go. It was funny and terrible!

_________________
http://hotveganchickpeas.wordpress.com (food blog)
http://baybalcony.wordpress.com (gardening blog)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:24 am 
Offline
Wears Durian Helmet
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:02 pm
Posts: 841
Today I spotted a peregrine falcon! Amazing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:49 pm 
Offline
Thinks Plants Have Feelings

Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:13 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Upper West Side, NYC
Fellow bird lover here! I've spent a little time learning how to care for injured wild birds at a local non profit rehabber (something I really want to know more about). I'm crazy about pigeons. I would love to go to Audubon's Hog Island some day and take in one of their amazing programs. I own three budgies. One of my little ladies had difficulty laying an egg recently. When I took her to the vet, it was suggested she get cuttlebone to get extra calcium in her diet. When I told the vet no way as my birds are vegan she looked at me like I was crazy. Lolz!

Really enjoying the great pics of birds on this thread! There is nothing like gaining the trust of a feathered friend and holding a beautiful bird on your hand. So happy to see so many bird lovers here!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:43 pm 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:16 am
Posts: 2784
Location: SF Bay area
Oh that's an interesting point! When I lived with birds I was omni and bought them cuttlebones. Is there a vegan alternative calcium supplement?

I also love pigeons! I met some rescued king pigeons recently and they were such sweethearts!

_________________
http://hotveganchickpeas.wordpress.com (food blog)
http://baybalcony.wordpress.com (gardening blog)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:17 pm 
Offline
Thinks Plants Have Feelings

Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:13 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Upper West Side, NYC
couroupita wrote:
Oh that's an interesting point! When I lived with birds I was omni and bought them cuttlebones. Is there a vegan alternative calcium supplement?

I also love pigeons! I met some rescued king pigeons recently and they were such sweethearts!


Yup! There are many liquid calcium supplements. There is a "manu mineral block" I think too which is supposed to be really great. I also was presented with the option of a calcium shot, which we declined. My vet bill was off the charts! There is a local pet shop specializing in birds near where I live that has many options. I am pretty sure the owner is vegan. I'm really lucky to have this resource near me.

How nice to have met some sweet king pigeons!! So gorgeous!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:58 pm 
Offline
Discovered unobtainium
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 12251
Location: Dinosaur Stampede
I hope your girl stops laying eggs.

Our tiel got egg bound and we almost lost her. She had Lupron shots for a year or two after that. We didn't get them on the full schedule because she had side effects and we watched her behavior and decided on half to a quarter schedule and it worked wonders.

Ugh. The owner or assistant of the parrot shop here is always eating fried chicken when I go in. So gross. And how can you surround your life with birds and then eat them too? I don't have anywhere else to take Moll for wings and nails though. I can't do them myself because she is a squirm bomb. Even her vet has laughed about it. The macaw just holds his foot out for nail trims. He is such a gentleman.

_________________
"This is the creepiest post ever if you don't know who Molly is." -Fee
"a vegan death match sounds like something where we all end up hugging." -LisaPunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:51 pm 
Offline
Seagull of the PPK
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 8355
Location: Brasil
i took my mom to the rescue today. it was the usual chaos- macaw out and needing to be captured, the amazons are hormonal and the cockatoos were all in breeding season frenzy. one of the self-mutilators got out of her head collar and had to be screwed back in twice. and they were cutting trees outside so the conures (the noisy type, the quieter ones were not upset) were all shrieking at the top of their lungs [not so different from usual, to be honest].
mom wisely didn't even pet anyone (after seeing all my wounds over this year). i of course had a cockatoo clamped to my shirt and only escaped with beak and claw holes in my new pickle shirt and completely covered in dander. i'm going to miss these little mustards!

_________________
Buddha says 'Meh'.--matwinser
I'm just a drunk who likes fruit. -- Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:22 am 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:50 pm
Posts: 3275
Location: The Bene
Someone I know posted this on FB today and I had to think of some folks on here.

Image

_________________
Ain't no guarantees in life, and nothing that comes out of my vagina can change that. - Erika Soyf*cker

I'd rather have a cupcake and a matte stomach. - Desdemona


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Bird Thread
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:03 pm 
Offline
Thinks Plants Have Feelings

Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:13 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Upper West Side, NYC
lepelaar wrote:
Someone I know posted this on FB today and I had to think of some folks on here.

Image


Lolz! Very true indeed!

When I am on vacation or away, I miss my budgies chirpies very much. Especially the sweet nighttime sleepy chirp symphony.....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 69 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: jordanpattern and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer