Tailfeathers
Contact | Tour
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

Page 2 of 23 FirstFirst 12345612 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 332

Thread: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

  1. #16
    I'm A budgieaholic Tailfeather kathy5's Avatar
    Name
    kathy
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    N.H.
    Posts
    5,310
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    hi
    glad to see you here at TF
    I read your story on birds.com
    hello & welcome
    kathy
    my helpfull birdy page

    kathy's facebook page

    please give clicks to help my number go up

  2. #17
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Kathy,

    Thank you.

    I do hope the day will come when Tinkerbell gets to meet Yingshiong and we all remain together. But looking at how the avian flu is developing, what I hope will remain wishful thinking as no countries will allow birds to cross over.

    Not that I can blame them.


    Shanlung

  3. #18
    Brand New Egg
    Name
    Laura
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Graner, IN
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Oh! What a cute picture! I ride a motorcycle too, and am tickled at the thought of sharing the experience with a feathered friend!

  4. #19
    My birds own me! Brand New Egg PurpleRain's Avatar
    Name
    Dazzlin Lovebirds
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    117
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Taiwan is beautiful as is TInkerbell...I spent hours reading and viewing your pictures. All I can say is to me you are an inspriation to those who own birds and to show us there is no end to what we can teach them and what they can teach us. I thank you for sharing all of your experiences.

  5. #20
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Hello again,


    Purplerain, Thank you.


    YingShiong mash had been made and introduced
    to him. So far, he did not keel over and die as yet.

    I have been making daily entries of my experience with
    YingShiong my shama since I got him. You can follow
    that from YingShiong URL link in

    http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/



    You can follow the mash making process from 2nd
    November below.

    http://www.livejournal.com/~shanlung/2005/11/

    The 'getting to know you' process with YS is finishing
    soon. In this
    period, he hovered to me like humming bird starting
    from a week ago. He was so timid and shy in the first
    couple of weeks that I despaired at trying with him
    what I did with Tinkerbell.

    What I have done with Tinkerbell may yet be impossible
    with YingShiong the shama.




    Photos of that hovering can be seen in
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/1329275/

    Use slide show and set at 1.5 seconds.


    I will be going into formal clicker training with
    him now.

    Even before that formal clicker training, it pleases
    me that 2 days ago, he flew and perched on my hand for
    the first time. That was to get his treat. But I am
    now hopeful that I can get him to fly to perch and to me
    on cue.

  6. #21
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Hi again,

    I gave myself 5 % chances of success at the beginning. I think my chances are twice as good and is now perhaps 10 % as the shama is such a shy bird.

    You can see the latest photographs of us taken by my wife yesterday.
    Yingshiong my shama trust me enough to fly to me and stand on my hand.





    This is the start of the process to train the bird to fly to me on cue, or what we describe as the recall.

    Much more training must be done before he can safely be flown in the open. The recall training is the start of that long process..

    More photos can be seen in this folder

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shimmertje/sets/1448139/

    The writeup to those photos can be read in



    http://www.livejournal.com/~shanlung/2005/11/26/


    Warmest regards

    Shanllung

  7. #22
    Brand New Egg
    Name
    ellen
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    I just want to say how inspiring to see your pictures and read your training progress with the shama! I also liked reading Tinkerbells pages.

  8. #23
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Ellen,

    Thank you. I hope my writings help you and your bird to have a more fun filled life.

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaa


    A rescue that I am involved in



    At about 11 am 2 Dec 2005, I received a call from my
    friend CM. He was excited and explained to me he
    caught a very colorful bird walking around and unable
    to fly. We met up around noon to take over that bird.
    I was surprised that the bird was as colourful as he
    said and not exagerated at all.


    I bought a small cage on my way back to keept that
    bird safe while I try to bring him back to recovery. I
    placed in water and YS mash. I dared not keep that
    bird with Yingshiong and decided to quarantine it.


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/1493533/



    I did not know what this bird was and request from
    some of the bird groups I was in an indentification
    assistance. At least I need to know what this bird was
    and what to feed it. I could not find that on my own

    I received swift replies that the bird os a blue
    winged pitta and that the diet is similar to the
    shama.


    My friend CM saw it in a shopping mall. The pitta was
    unable to fly and was so weak as otherwise that clumsy friend of
    mine would not have been able to pick him up. CM was afraid
    that cats or dogs or other people could get at that poor bird.

    My first reaction was to decline when he called me on
    phone, which I did. Then I felt I could not just walk away, and
    changed my mind and went downtown to get the pitta from CM as he was going
    into a meeting for the whole afternoon.

    So it was karmic destiny that the pitta is now into my
    hands. I checked out and definately, the pitta was unable to
    fly meaningfully.




    So you understand my reluctance now to place the pitta
    back in the shopping mall. Especially more so as the pitta is
    weak.

    After my morning session with YS, I checked on the
    pitta again.

    The pitta is recovering and look much better today
    than yesterday after given Yingshiong mash which I thought is a good
    generic first fix as I guess that bird was an insectivore prior to
    identification. I thought that may be a babbler at first.

    I did have some fears of bird flu at first. I am much
    more relieved now and his former weakness might have been from lack
    of food, or inappropriate food. Might have been likely to be a
    captive bird not looked after properly and then abandoned to die in a
    shopping mall.

    Luckily for the pitta that I now do have some
    knowledge of insectivores, a far cry from the early days when I
    first came here and stood on a soapbox pleading for help.

    I added mealworms to the mash bowl and hopefully his
    strength be even better.

    With the intensive training of YS, and as I got a
    certifed killer Ivan at home, a spare room is now a temporary home for
    the pitta. I do not have time for another bird or even the
    facilities for another bird.

    When he is good and strong, I probably will take it to
    a more appropriate habitat and let him get on with his life.

    (more of above written in the livejournal diary and updated daily
    if you do like to follow this saga starting in

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/2005/12/02/

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/2005/12/03/

    )


    Shanlung

    http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/

  9. #24
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    "Yingshiong first graduation photographs"
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/1542477/





    YS graduation from flight room to apartment. You see
    YS flying to touch target. YS flying to my finger on
    pure recall (no waving of food) when cued. Last
    sequence showed YS in flurry of wings and legs but
    cheating as he did not touch target

    Best to use slideshow at 1.6 seconds


    Read


    http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/36423.html


    http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/37171.html



    Shanlung



    http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/

  10. #25
    Next bird-English Budgie Tailfeather Pootspete's Avatar
    Name
    Grace
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    S.E. Florida
    Posts
    17,088
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    What great pictures!

  11. #26
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Pootspete,

    Thank you.

    YS more graduation photos

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/1549325/




    Yesterday, I managed to persuade Yingshiong to
    tolerate
    my wife Joy inside the flight room to take photos of
    us
    together.

    The shots taken are better than the one I had taken.

    There were three sequences of pure recall taken by Joy
    standing behind me.

    Use slide show at 1.6 to 2 seconds timing

    Read the account in

    www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/2005/12/10/


    Shanlung

    http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/

  12. #27
    Brand New Egg wings's Avatar
    Name
    Michelle
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    168
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Wow! I just saw this thread last night. So cool Shanlung! I have to congragulate you on all of your hard work! Very interesting.

  13. #28
    Brand New Egg Delphineous's Avatar
    Name
    Delphineous Silverwing
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Hartsville, PA
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    Welcome to the board - I certainly look forward to future posts from you. After reading your posts so far, I have some ideas for helping us train our Red-bellied Parrot, Ruby.

    Best Wishes!
    Delphineous Silverwing

    Ruby (Red-bellied Parrot)
    Calcite (Budgie)
    Opal (Budgie)
    Topaz (Lutino Cockatiel)
    2x Silver Bill Finches
    2x Zebra Finches

  14. #29
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan

    My friends,

    Thank you

    We all learn and we all share.

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Yingshiong first entry into apartment





    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/1596048/



    Writeup in
    http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/39415.html




    Shanlung

    http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9

  15. #30
    Egg's Cracking... shanlung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Re: Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan


Remove Ads

Similar Threads

  1. Brown headed Parrot, Kanye, Flying
    By Brilliantfids in forum Other Parrots
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-24-2010, 08:42 PM
  2. Grey flying..!! urgent
    By Leandre in forum Other Parrots
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-16-2008, 02:54 AM
  3. Vomiting Grey Parrot
    By beaugester in forum Other Parrots
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-16-2008, 03:12 PM
  4. Tinkerbell - Love of a flying grey parrot in Taiwan
    By shanlung in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: 03-12-2008, 11:12 AM
  5. African Grey Parrot
    By jets in forum Talk to Tailfeathers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-25-2006, 12:50 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home