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My other fids

Discussion in 'Creepy Corner' started by MMSmith, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    I have four other pets in addition to Henry, my dog.

    I have a bonded pair of cockatiels (Ducky and Callie) and their two adult daughters (Petree and Littlefoot). They're very sweet birds and fun pets. Ducky, my only male, I bought as a baby. He is still pretty bonded to me and can talk/whistle. His wifey, Callie, was rescued by a friend from a hoarder, and didn't have the best people skills for awhile. Their daughters are very sweet and love people. They all share a huge cage in my sunroom, and have climbing spots around the house.

    Just thought I would share :)

    Callie on the left, Ducky on the right

    Littlefoot around 3-4 months?

    Petree with her mother, Callie, around 2 months old.

    We had a very rare earthquake here and my birds had a terrible night fright. Little Petree got her left wing caught in the cage bars and broke both her ulna and her radius in about 6 pieces. She was a trooper and survived emergency surgery at just 3 months old to try and pin her wing back together. Sadly, the pins did not work and her wing healed fused. This happens very frequently in birds. I have always allowed my birds some free flight, and it saddened me greatly that Petree could never fly again. I wound up clipping my other birds' wings because she tried so hard to keep flying.

    Now Petree is a little over a year old and has the best attitude. She truly doesn't know that she can't fly, and she gets to go lots of places with me. I still put her in her little harness, just for safety's sake. She loves car rides, the pet store, and flirting with random people in drive thru windows.

    Petree after her surgery...all piss and vinegar!

    Petree today. You can see how her wing healed droopy. She had bandage changes every week and this fusing happened between week 2 and week 3. She can still open the wing about halfway and uses it for balance, but cannot extend it fully or flap it.

    And the birds keep Henry in line! They have no fear of dogs and have all hissed/nipped when he's gotten too inquisitive. Now everyone respects each other's personal space lol.
  2. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    They are adorable!!!
  3. AmberH

    AmberH Good Dog Premium Member

    Stunning birds! Love Petree!
  4. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    I LOOOOOOOOOOVE cockatiels!! :hearts:

    Here is my main man, Donny. I've had him since he was only 4 months old. He's 5 now. I really miss him while I'm at University--no pets in the dorm and all that

    (sorry about the huge picture!)

  5. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    Tiels are the best! I would recommend them to just about anyone. They are a lot of bird in a small package, and don't require nearly the crazy amounts of care like the big parrots. Pretty sweet too. I have Ducky preening my hair right now, and he is in love with my husband.

    Mine are all tame but do just fine with only each other's company if I'm busy for a few days. I would love to build them an outdoor aviary next year as they love to be outside.
  6. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    Oh, CSO, my first tiel was a pied, he looked a lot like Donny! Miss him everyday!

    Dixie Chicken singing to my boots.
  7. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    Donny's a little flirt. He loooooves people and will leap right onto anyone new. He also likes nibbling people's cheeks. :o

    YOUR BIRD TALKS TO FEET TOO?! I thought that was a weird thing only Donny did.

  8. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    Lol, yep, Dixie did it too. They will sing to anything that they like. My only male sings to dish towels, his reflection, feet, and pretty much anything shiny.
  9. JokerGirl

    JokerGirl Big Dog

    My Buddy also talks to his feet! He'll then place one up to his ear, and when it doesn't talk back, he'll attack it. He also talks to his preen gland (or lack thereof)

  10. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    my bird dances.....beat that! :lol:


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