Semola & Anacleto


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Oh gawd…oh gawd…MAYBE the boys are eating just pellet for the first time ever! I’ve been struggling to make them eat pellets as it is for months (I usually “hide” it in their fruit/veggies chop mix for nutritional balance, so they were unaware of pellets presence in their food), but now I think they got somehow convinced that pellet IS food.

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Day 3 of budgie training.

Today is the 3rd day of serious budgie training.
Since the boys are already semi-tame, the first steps of the recall exercise went wonderfully well. They learn so fast! And they help each other in the process: Semola is more adventurous, so he was the first to fly on my hand from a distance; Anacleto is more cautious, but seeing from Semola that he won’t be eaten from a frightening monster during fly, he flew on my hand too after some attempts.
Tomorrow I’m planning to introduce them to the presence of a tripod and the camera, hoping they will be at ease with these objects in a few days and I’ll make a video of the training session!

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avianawareness:










IMPORTANT BIRD DIET INFO

This picture is from Brisbane Bird Vet and shows blood taken from a bird on a seed diet, who was suffering from fatty liver disease beside a blood sample from a bird on a healthy diet. Yes that is FAT in the left hand tube. A seed diet will shorten your bird’s life dramatically. We lost a bird last week who had lived on seed his entire life. The damage was too extensive to fix by the time he got here. Please, do not feed your birds a seed diet, and if they have been on seed, please see an avian vet for a full blood work-up and information on converting to a pellet/vegetable diet. ~Jacque

 
via Best Friends Animal Society - Parrot Garden

avianawareness:

IMPORTANT BIRD DIET INFO
This picture is from Brisbane Bird Vet and shows blood taken from a bird on a seed diet, who was suffering from fatty liver disease beside a blood sample from a bird on a healthy diet. Yes that is FAT in the left hand tube. A seed diet will shorten your bird’s life dramatically. We lost a bird last week who had lived on seed his entire life. The damage was too extensive to fix by the time he got here. Please, do not feed your birds a seed diet, and if they have been on seed, please see an avian vet for a full blood work-up and information on converting to a pellet/vegetable diet. ~Jacque
 

Source: avianawareness

Uh oh… I think someone’s in love with the chair.

Tagged: petsparrotsparakeetbudgiebudgerigaranacletobirbin lovehe's been twittering at that chair for at least 15 minuteslittle horny poofball

Uh oh… I think someone’s in love with the chair.

Tagged: petsparrotsparakeetbudgiebudgerigaranacletobirbin lovehe's been twittering at that chair for at least 15 minuteslittle horny poofball

thepacificparrotlet:

Smaller birds have the tendency to be interpreted as an animal that does not need as much mental stimulation.  People seem to figure, smaller brains means they won’t develop the same problems as their larger avian relatives.
Smaller birds, just like any birds, need to have a great variety of colours, textures, and tastes to keep their minds active.  Toys should be switched around on a regular basis and old toys should be removed once they become a hazard.
Without a constant changing environment birds can become stressed, scared, and aggressive.  All of these things lead to an unhappy bird which can develop nervous ticks and plucking issues no matter how big or small your bird is.

thepacificparrotlet:

Smaller birds have the tendency to be interpreted as an animal that does not need as much mental stimulation.  People seem to figure, smaller brains means they won’t develop the same problems as their larger avian relatives.

Smaller birds, just like any birds, need to have a great variety of colours, textures, and tastes to keep their minds active.  Toys should be switched around on a regular basis and old toys should be removed once they become a hazard.

Without a constant changing environment birds can become stressed, scared, and aggressive.  All of these things lead to an unhappy bird which can develop nervous ticks and plucking issues no matter how big or small your bird is.

They are so cute, I want to smooch ‘em. But I think it would result in an eye loss or nose loss…
But look at their bellies!!

They are so cute, I want to smooch ‘em. But I think it would result in an eye loss or nose loss…
But look at their bellies!!

Tagged: petsparrotsparakeetbudgiesbudgerigarssemola & anacletobirbbirdso fluffy i'm gonna die

Back (sort of…)!!

Exams are over, and I have a few weeks of vacation, so I’ll be back updating Semola and Anacleto’s blog!
Today they had their first spray bath -the weather is getting hotter day by day, so they needed it-, and it went surprisingly good!
I thought they would’ve freak out by the new experience, but they enjoyed the spray bath right from the start!
Proud of my baby birbs :)

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thepacificparrotlet:

Someone should make an appliance store that caters specifically to bird keepers’ needs.

Things like:

  • fans that feet can’t get to the blades
  • air conditioners that don’t release harmful fumes
  • water dispensers that are safe for birds
  • pots and pans without teflon
  • self cleaning ovens that don’t kill our birds
  • vacuums made for sucking up seeds and feathers
  • quiet air filters that rid of bird dust effectively

budgietales:

"Hey ma, look how cute we are! …millet now?"

"Our human is busy with exams lately, so we have to take control of our blog…but it’s difficult to do so when you have little tippy-tap birby toes.
We want to say hello to our birb blogger friends! We’ll be back with our sassiness soon, but in the meanwhile here’s a shameless reblog.”

Semola&Anacleto