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27 Replies and 3379 Views non stick items like pans/pizza trays/irons  3379  27 Started by  Nick11
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Hi everyone, I have been reading a book from 2004 all about African Greys.&160; Anyway in this book it talks about hazards and it mentions that all non stick products like plates on irons, baking trays, pans, breadmaker tins, some lamps, griddles and many other items are suppose to be a serious danger for greys.&160; when using it gives off a colourless/odourless fume really harmful to greys, the lady says to get rid of all and go back to good old stainless steel. Has anyone ever heard of th...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
31-08-2011 10:23 AM
4 Replies and 1976 Views nail clipping / file  1976  4 Started by  kim & Percy &160;Hi Percy's nails are looking rather long, what should we do as he wont let us handle him Kim & Percy &160;
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by  SharonLJump to last post
08-06-2011 12:05 PM
5 Replies and 1568 Views other suggestions please.  1568  5 Started by  nigel I have been using BSP vitamin drops in Danny's water since I have had him, however, more recently I have noticed&160; he refuses to drink his water until I change it in the evening when he will drink quite thirstily,&160; tested him a couple of times and it's clear he thinks I am trying to poison him! so, anybody have any alterntives they can recommend his extra calcium he gets via his food bowl, its just his vitamin supplements I need to sort.. Cheers, Nigel.&160;
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by  nigelJump to last post
27-05-2011 1:06 PM
7 Replies and 1645 Views Smoke from fires  1645  7 Started by  steve b It's been very dry and hot so far this year and the result from this has been lots of fires involving grass, moorland, tree's and just about anything else that will burn. The last few days has seen a very strong easterly wind blowing which is making matters worse as the smoke cannot rise upwards, it is simply being blown along at ground level to hundreds of ft. There is currently a large fire in Simonswood near Kirby Liverpool involving waste material and 120 acres of peat, this is creating huge...
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by  steve bJump to last post
04-05-2011 8:05 AM
6 Replies and 2139 Views Coughs, colds and Man flu  2139  6 Started by  nigel As we are now well into the season for everybody having all kinds of bugs, coughs, colds amd Man flu, it crossed my mind is there anything we humans get that could cause a problem to our bird friends
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by  TinaJump to last post
09-01-2011 10:10 AM
5 Replies and 1786 Views Could this be an answer to candle buffs problems?  1786  5 Started by  nigel Just had this come through in my work email and thought it might be of interest. &160; Hapi Bean Soy Candles don’t release soot or chemicals into your environment…or into your lungs! These beautiful handmade candles are free from GM products, herbicides and pesticides. The soy wax comes from sustainable sources and not from rainforest land. A sample tealight can be posted out upon request.> Nigel.
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by  nigelJump to last post
10-11-2010 12:46 PM
6 Replies and 1565 Views Is Hardwood Safe?  1565  6 Started by  Jenny Hi just a quick query is hardwood safe for a parrot&160; Just asking as I have bought a second cage for Jasper for at my sisters when I go (landlord doesnt mind him staying over occassionally), which came with no perches.&160; I'm getting a variety of perches but could do with 2 dowel type ones (one to go across the cage inside and one to go att he top when I open the roof).&160; Only thing is all the pine ones from DIY stores seem to be coated and quite expensive but I've seen hardwood ones...
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by  JennyJump to last post
06-11-2010 3:42 PM
0 Replies and 1551 Views Parrot food pyramid.  1551  0 Started by  Margy It's a long read but it's a really good one!
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13-10-2010 2:12 PM
2 Replies and 1411 Views Agricultural chemical sprays  1411  2 Started by  nigel Came into work yesterday (out in the sticks) and the landowner next door had decided to pollute his crop with some chemical or other, the smell&160;was happily drifting down across our property which really is unpleasant, it stayed on and off for most of the day, luckily I don't bring Danny to work on a Saturday but if it was a week day it would have been a real problem, Danny would have had to go home and we would have had to put up with this all day, why do farmers think they have some God gi...
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by  SheenaJump to last post
11-10-2010 12:25 AM
1 Replies and 1247 Views Snapped Tail Feather  1247  1 Started by  Oodie I hoped it would drop out but I think he's snapped one of his 2 main tail feathers quite close to the root. (about 2cm after the start) &160; Is there any way of telling if the feather is ok to be snipped after the break&160; Its getting in the way quite a bit.&160; It's showing no signs of being further snapped....the broken bit is very flexible &160; &160;
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by  SteveJump to last post
10-10-2010 3:46 AM
16 Replies and 1882 Views Proper Bird Toys  1882  16 Started by  Oodie I know it's fairly obvious to most BLers but I thought I'd mention something that happened today with one of Oodies 'not a proper parrot toy' &160; We all know biros, remote controls etc are much more fun than officially sanctioned toys but one of Oodies favourites was a little 'floating eyeball ball' a little eyeball suspended in fluid in a larger outer transparent ball.&160; He loved it to bits and spent ages playing with it. &160; Today I noticed he was licking it.&160; I went over an...
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by  Victoria WhitfieldJump to last post
15-09-2010 12:55 PM
7 Replies and 1961 Views How much salt is too much  1961  7 Started by  Oodie I know it should be avoided&160; and you'd never give a salted snack but what about biscuits and other packaged food &160; I found some 'healthy eating calcium oat biscuits'....low fat etc but they have about 90mg of salt per bikkie (4 human daily) I'm guessing the little chunk the birds get is about 5mg.&160; It doesnt sound like much but I don't have anything to measure it against.... Same with toast&160;&160;&160;;&160;&160...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
11-09-2010 11:02 AM
5 Replies and 1580 Views Bring on the poo  1580  5 Started by  Oodie I only post this because of the mention of milk thistle to cure 'sloppy poos' &160; My understanding is that if birds are given 'unlimited quantities' of fresh fruit and veg that you will rarely ever see the neat little white and green dollop poos. &160; The fruit and veg will lead to a hugely increased number of intermediary wee based instead of the neat ones you get billions of watery/green this what is meant by sloppy poos (the structure of the green in the watery...
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06-09-2010 9:48 AM
2 Replies and 1432 Views Teflon  1432  2 Started by  Scarlett Went into Machine Mart today and noticed a sign on some work clothes that they contain Teflon!!!!! I know they say it`s only when heated etc but as a precaution thought thought I should mention it, some car paints do too. Scarlett
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by  Helen WJump to last post
14-08-2010 3:07 PM
2 Replies and 1731 Views Another Harley Update  1731  2 Started by  Scarlett Well Harley has gone right back to pulling feathers all the time. He doesn`t pluck one specific area bald, but he pulls out new feathers, has more bald patches and some sore spots and has no downy feathers at all. Andy inscreased the metacam for 2 weeks and it has made no difference. In himself Harley is doing really well, he`s playful, happy, loving, but constantly at himself. Andy is sure it`s nothing medical and is reluctant to put him through lots more tests when he is essentially healthy...
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
25-07-2010 9:21 AM
20 Replies and 4220 Views Supplementing Africans  4220  20 Started by  nigel
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Hi all I was just ordering some Tidymix for Danny and thoughts turned to supplements, currently I use Avimix (Nutrobal and Ace high) a pinch sprinkled over hisTidymix every other day but this really is a hit and miss method of supposedly supplementing your birdies diet! to start with you have no idea of what your birds intake would be, it all depends on how much sticks (I use a little drop of Walnut oil in his food) what the picky eater decides to select and eat (wasting probably the majority) ...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
03-07-2010 3:14 PM
12 Replies and 2042 Views Do You Use?  2042  12 Started by  Scarlett Hello, After your information and advice again pleaaaseee!! Do you use Harrisons and if so which ones and which sizes We are looking to stock Harrisons but would like to stock the ones people tend to use and have the rest available to order. Does anyone use any of the 'Natural Wellness' products or would you be likely to Sunshine Factor, Avix Soothe sprays, Ointments, F10 soaps etc. A lot of you guys are valued customers and we want to supply you with the products you use and want. If you...
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by  ScarlettJump to last post
02-07-2010 5:06 AM
7 Replies and 1723 Views Harley update  1723  7 Started by  Scarlett Well Harley has been off the thyroid meds and on Zylkene and Metacam for over 2 weeks now. Touch wood he`s not pulling feathers half as much as he was and the ones he does pull are downy ones, so his bald patches are shrinking. He`s not at all manic but is still playful and naughty, he hasn`t lost any of his lust for life and is eating for England bless him. Will it stay like this Who knows and is all the drugs working No idea!! But I thought I would let you all know as you guys have all b...
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by  KasukuJump to last post
04-06-2010 6:42 PM
11 Replies and 1848 Views Frustrating little so and so!  1848  11 Started by  nigel Having had Danny for some months now and not a lot of success with his 'over preening' I made a concerted effort, we seem to be able to get so far with his feather problem and then back to the beginning. I have been taking him to work every day which he loves! it keeps him occupied and the attention to the feathers is much less during the day but leaving nothing to chance I have also been using the Deeside water with added Aloe vera and misting him every day (well almost) with a product called '...
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by  Helen WJump to last post
02-06-2010 3:50 PM
17 Replies and 2360 Views A new direction for Harley  2360  17 Started by  Scarlett Yesterday Harley went to the vets to see Andy. He feels Harley may not have 'Thyroid Disease' making his thyroid low, that would have other signs ie lumps in his body and throat. He thinks something else caused his thyroid to be low on that first day we diagnosed it with Matt, either a small illness, stress of going to the vets etc. Thyroid levels rise and fall throughout the day. So.... for now we are taking him off the thyroid meds and we have to monitor him closely for lumps, any changes in...
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by  KasukuJump to last post
26-05-2010 1:48 PM
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