This is the best thread ever!
This is the best thread ever!
Wow! I just saw this thread, I don't know how I missed it before! Kiki is so freaking cute! The video of her hopping across your living room floor was so funny. I had never seen a bird hop so fast like that. She IS 'electric' . She's such a little clown.
oh Ehm Gee lol That is so great! Reminds me of 2-3 year old kids!
"kikers what are you doing? "
"I'm looking the greastest spot to hide mom!"
"Kikers come here."
"NOooo! I must Hi~ide!"
lol. That is a fast little yellow bird. You didn't get her rocket pack did you? lol
Victoria, Im sorry I didnt see you reply to this thread!
LOL thats about it actually "no I have to hide" lol.
Geez I love this little cutie
lol same here. my budgie mango got out into the house today and i found her an hour later in a shoe box full of stuff. :-)
So I havent updated this thread in forever, I thought I would let you all know she is the master of squeezing under neath the door.
The other day my dad found her downstairs in the basement... In a box.... She got her self trapped in there and could kick it open.... Lucky my dad found her before one of the dogs did. It took my poor parents 2 hours to catch her... lol. They opened the box and grabbed her and she got away and ran away from them... it took them another 2 hours to catch her and put her back upstairs in the birds room.
Crazy little nut ball is always getting into trouble...
Yeah that's SCARY! Good thing she is kinda rowdy and noisy, not the quiet skulker type !
My first two birds were a pair of kakariki's, a bonded pair as well I might add, one male one female. Well, as clear as it was that they both loved each other very much, it was also clear that the male was a bastard, but we'll get to that. He was the energetic one and the most vocal. She on the most part, was very calm and quiet, happy to sit still while he ran circles around her, and eventually, he'd sit still to right next to eah other, and they would snuggle up together, it was adorable.
Well, not all was as it appeared. I liken this story to one of spousal abuse, both mental and physical, where the quiet wife, out of love, puts up with her drunken husbands violent and controlling ways.
It started off with feedding. In their (large) cage, there was 2 seperate feeding pots, and 2 separate water pots, in a rather poor attempt at avoiding arguments. No matter which pot she was at, he'd immidiately come running over and shove her out of the way and start eating. If she went to the other pot, he'd stop eating, run over and shove her out of the way again. It got to the point where I had to feed her by hand, or remove him from the cage so she could eat.
He would also sneak up from above her while she was perching, lean over and pluck one of her feathers out, and then parade around the cage with her feathers in his beak making chuckling noises, so proud of his trophy. Before long she was starting to look pretty bald on her neck and back. Yet she would still snuggle up to him every chance she got, and at times they seemed very happy together. But enough was enough, I went out and bought another cage and separated them.
Well this turned out to be very upsetting for both of them, I had the cages next to each other and they would both sit as close to each other as they could and out of desperation they would try to regurgitate for each other. They cried out for each other constantly, and I eventually against my better judgement allowed them to move in together again, in the hope that perhaps he would have learnt his lesson.
Well, he hadn't learnt his lesson, but she had. All of a sudden she was standing up for herself when he bullied her, and before long she herself had turned into the bully. He was very difficult to feed as he never trusted me like she did, so I had to remove her and put her back in her old cage at feeding times, but guess what, they still desperately missed each other and needed to be together.
I sadly came home from work one day to find him in a very critical and bloody state. I rushed him to the vets, but he died on the way there. There had obviously been a fight, and she had killed him.
Oh my goodness Tom that is horrible! I am so sorry that happened!
"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end" -Anonymous-
This is an amazing thread, but such a sad tale from Tom, that must've been very upsetting.
I just got Wee Cheeky The Kakariki on Thursday so he is still settling in but getting bolder (and louder) by the day!
His new (bigger) cage arrives this week so i'm sure we're going to have fun trying to get him in.
This thread and photos of kiwi have made me realise I'm going to have my work cut out for me!!
I think she had some psychological problems. She was a lovely sweet gentle bird at first, until she'd had enough from her mate bullying her, and was never the same again. It seemed like in the end, she just didn't want to be alive anymore.
To this day, I will not house birds together in the same cage, or let them get close to each other while playing outside. It's not really a problem with my current flock, as they tend to keep to themselves anyway.