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Old 02-26-2003, 06:32 AM
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Frosty is the biggest learning experience I've ever encountered in the animal world. When I brought him home he was doing well, being hand-fed daily but picking at his seed and millet throughout the day. I got him out yesterday and felt that dreaded sharp breast bone and realized that the level in his dish is not changing any - except where I dump it and put in fresh food. ARGHHH!!

I called my friend who suggested immediately putting him on two feedings per day, and said that I may need to come get another 'tiel from her to put in with Frosty until Frosty really learns to eat. I've never seen a bird like this. Of course, he's thrilled at being fed twice daily, but that has started that incessant crying again. She had him in w/another bird that I was going to buy from her last weekend but her husband sold it while she was away from their table. Men!!

The senegal is getting ready to be cut back to two feedings a day. This is the sweetest bird, and one of the easiest I've ever fed. Doesn't make a mess and shake his head and all that. If I go to get another 'tiel this weekend I'm going to see about taking him/her and have DNA sexing done to see if we have a girl or boy. I've been calling the bird Sinbad, but that isn't a very feminine name!
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Old 02-26-2003, 11:16 AM
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Old 02-26-2003, 03:11 PM
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Old 02-26-2003, 04:04 PM
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I had a small brainstorm today. We had recently moved Frosty and Pip into the living room and put the Senegal where they had been. This put about a foot between Frosty & Pip, where they had been almost touching before. I've rearranged birds today and hope that it will make a difference. Otherwise I'll be heading to the coast this weekend to get a cockatiel!
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I'm so sorry Critter. I sure hope Frosty does better with the rearranging. Maybe it will help and he can learn from the other fids. How frustrating for you!

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Old 02-26-2003, 07:49 PM
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We came home from dinner just a bit ago and she has done nothing but cry since I walked in the door. She's driving me crazy!!

And then to think that Bub was close enough earlier today to stop and get a 'tiel to put in with her. . . . . . .
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Poor thing, will she even like your mom after all of this? she seems quite attached to you!
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Old 02-27-2003, 08:02 PM
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Poor anybody really attached to me, huh?

I am beginning to get concerned about that. A good test for her will be when Erin comes next week - I can get her to feed her and we'll see if that has anything to do with it. Last night Bubba had her out playing and she was doing just fine until I walked by then she wanted nothing to do with him, she only wanted to be with me!

A bizarre situation, for sure. But she did eat some of her seeds today, a few veggies, not sure about the water. But we've been gone almost all day, so we haven't been here to listen to her! (She knows I'm here and isn't crying now.)
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