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[Jun. 26th, 2006|08:17 am]
Vegetable Lovin' Parrots

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[lillitu_shahar]
tengu, my caique prefers veggies, fruits, and wet foods to pellets or anything dry:

tengu eats mango:


tengu eats tamarind:


getting buddy, our nanday, to eat anything with moisture content has been a challenge, but here is buddy eating sprouts!


muttonchop loves greens and herbs:


more pix of the rest of my flock soon!
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From: darwinsmomma
2006-06-27 03:28 pm (UTC)
Okay where did you get the name tengu and what does it mean? It sounds familiar and interesting all at the same time!
How many more birds own you?
Muttonchop on the herbs kills me, and his name is awesome. He just has this look.
Nandays will always hold a special place in my heart, whats on his front two toes (the ones on the bowls?) it doesn't look harmful i'm just curious!
I see your nanday and 'tiel are flighted, do you plan on letting ten grow his feathers? Just curious! I thought i'd get to know you a little better =)
What does tamarind look like whole? I'd buy it but I dont know what it looks like. Sounds nummy.
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[User Picture]From: lillitu_shahar
2006-06-27 07:37 pm (UTC)
"Okay where did you get the name tengu and what does it mean? It sounds familiar and interesting all at the same time!"

tengu is the name of a shinto diety- tengu is named after the karasu tengu- crow headed humanoids who play tricks on humanity. they can be quite destructive and mischievious- perfect name for a caique!

"How many more birds own you?"

i have 7 birds currently- in addition to the pix above, i also have a green cheeked conure (monkey mcbean), 2 budgies (PJ & Francis), and a hahn's macaw (chico).

"Muttonchop on the herbs kills me, and his name is awesome. He just has this look."

mutty is a she- in fact, all my birds are hens with the exception of chico. just turned out that way- so we call our house "The Hen House"!

"Nandays will always hold a special place in my heart, whats on his front two toes (the ones on the bowls?) it doesn't look harmful i'm just curious!"

ah, that's buddy's very exclusive "nanday-cure" she has two diamond shaped spots on each toe- pink feet with two diamonds per toe, just above the toenails. quite trendy for nandays at the moment...

"I see your nanday and 'tiel are flighted, do you plan on letting ten grow his feathers? Just curious! I thought i'd get to know you a little better =)"

yes, all birds who learn proper flight & recall are allowed to stay flighted in our house. i feel that clipping is a safety issue for people living with non-bird people or birds that are not trained properly. but when a bird comes to you when you call and knows how to "stay" it's better to let them fly.

tengu came to me with butchered wing feathers- a real hatchet job, not a responsible clip at all. she now has 3.5 flights on each side and growing! she is very excited to be learning to fly! all her flockmates can do it, and she makes these sad baby noises cuz she can't follow...

"What does tamarind look like whole?"

it's a brownish paper looking pod- here's a google search image:


be sure & get the whole pods. many pastes have added sugar. it's VERY sticky, so you have been warned- a mess will ensue!
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From: darwinsmomma
2006-06-27 07:49 pm (UTC)
That is a perfect name for a caique! Sadie is short for sadist, her being an amazon and all.
Yay for greencheek and hahns. I love hahns macaws, I'd love to have one someday.
Sorry! I can't sex 'tiels for beans.
Matt always feels left out, he's the only boy in our house. Darwin has a boys name and we say he but we're 85% sure he's a she.
Haha a nanday manicure! Thats adorable! I can't believe he holds still for it.
We let our greencheek grow her wings out but she kept flying on the other birds cages constantly. We dont leave them unsupervised but it scared me too much. I spent two months trying to teach her not to but she wouldn't have much to do with it. Sadie is growing her's out, we'll see how she acts.
I wouldn't buy the paste, I prefer whole organic fruits and veggies. I'll look for them in the produce next time!
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: lillitu_shahar
2006-06-27 11:46 pm (UTC)
"Yay for greencheek and hahns."

yes, and the two are in love! i posted a pic post in my blog and in parrot_lovers about it about a month ago...

"I can't sex 'tiels for beans."

ah, i hate figuring out muattions, too! mutty, being an adult a tiel is def a hen- as pearl mutations are always hens if they still have the pearls after their first molt. the boys lose the pearls.

"Haha a nanday manicure! Thats adorable! I can't believe he holds still for it."

she doesn't- it's all natural! i think it's so cute.

"We let our greencheek grow her wings out but she kept flying on the other birds cages constantly. We dont leave them unsupervised but it scared me too much. I spent two months trying to teach her not to but she wouldn't have much to do with it."

ah, my birds all get along and go in and out (and on top of) each other's cages. we encourage it, as it discourages territorialism and nestiness. we leave the cage doors open, which are in accesible from their gyms.

"I prefer whole organic fruits and veggies."

me too! being in the bay area, it's easy and cheap to feed our birds (and us!) organic. for those that can't find fresh, i carry dehydrated human grade anmd organic food in the store.
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2013-02-17 11:51 am (UTC)
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