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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spinach!! Yay!

Hi guys, I'm just excited because Loki ate his first 'people' food today

It was about two bites of leaf spinach... but hey its a start.

This got me started thinking, I have always planned to get Loki a budgie buddy once he was decently tame and trained. In the past week he has gotten quite comfortable coming out of his cage and interacting with legs (upper bodies still seem to be scary--toes are his favorite ). And he will always get up on our fingers after one or two tries when he's out running around on the floor. He gets up immediately if he's in his cage or on a perch in the room.

I guess what I am asking is are there any other milestones I should wait for before getting Loki a buddy? I already have two cages so they can have their own cages while meeting each other, and plenty of toys and dishes so there shouldn't be a need to fight over those. Are there any other supplies I need before getting a second budgie?

Thanks for the advice
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 02:58 PM
 
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Congrats on the spinach eating!

And do wait to get another buddy for Loki if you want him to stay tame. I got Soda a buddy when he was semi-tame and he went back to being untame. Make sure that Loki is very comfortable with you if you want to keep playing with him and vice versa when there is another budgie present. Good luck!
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 04:37 PM
 
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Well done. I remember when Beekle finally realised that he could do more with broccoli than just wipe his feet on it. Now the occasional whiff of broccoli will float across the room or if you're unlucky you can catch it on his breath. Lovely.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the advice, I will wait for a bit then to get Loki a buddy.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 04:47 PM
 
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You wouldn't have any pics of Loki would you?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm still working on getting them to post correctly in big pictures , but here are some thumbnails:
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File Type: jpg really good close up loki small.JPG (15.7 KB, 3 views)
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 01:47 PM
 
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He's so cute! How big is your cage?
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Its dimensions are 16.25"Lx14.5"Wx24"H
7/16" wire spacing. The upper part opens into a little porch area that helped a lot in getting Loki to start coming out of his cage on his own. He enjoys climbing up and down the horizontal bars frequently but I have never seen him on the ladder in the middle. Here's a thumbnail:
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Okay, I was hoping that the spinach was just the first veggie he would eat, but he still refuses to eat broccoli, squash and cauliflower. It seems to be the leafy green veggies that are okay, any suggetions on which ones provide the best vitamins?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2005, 02:04 PM
 
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That's a cute cage. I don't know which veggies provide the most vitamins, but I do know that Soda and Pony take forever to eat veggies and fruits. Right now they will only eat parsley, lettuce, and sometimes apple pieces. It takes time and patience, so good luck!
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2005, 12:07 PM
 
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I found that positioning made a difference. When the vegetables were next to his seed he wasn't interested but when I put them at the other end of the cage he began to eat them. It be related to the fact that he has a hanging mirror at that end. Perhaps he thinks that his friend is eating them.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2005, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the advice, I'll try putting the veggies in other places
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