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April
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2010, 10:06:15 PM »

LMAO!!! No my Lily is not far off that mark herself  Shocked 108 grams. Sabrina honey - you're not fat you is just reary fwuffy  Kiss Hey my vet told me Joe the budgie is obese...as if! He's perfect! don't box my birds into categories like the masses have with people...look how many have eating disorders now! As long as it's a balanced diet carry on Wink

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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2010, 10:09:33 PM »

Hehe yes exactly, that's what we've come to the conclusion of. Sabrina has a wonderful diet and maybe she is just meant to be a little bigger Tongue Plus she is laying eggs at the moment (no matter what we do to stop her!!!) so she is just carrying extra weight for her non-existent babies. We are trying to get her down though, she is actually 117 grams not 120, that was what she a month or so ago.
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2010, 12:06:25 AM »

Haha thats okay guys I enjoy reading about your birds Smiley

Thank you both Andrea and April for all the info you have given me.
I have been sitting in front of his cage talking to him and he just sits on his perch an stares at me with blank eyes lol, I think he does enjoy it though.
I have also begun putting my hand inside the cage and he doesn't squawk anymore! He is not aggressive, he only bites if you try and pick him up which we only did when we had to move him to his cage.
Today my boyfriend succesfully hand fed him some bottlebrush flowers, and I moved my hand so close to him that I was nearly touching his foot and he didn't move away. I'm so thrilled that only after a few days I am already seeing progress Smiley
 
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2010, 12:42:22 AM »

It is amazing even wild birds to develop such trust.
In the unit we lived before we moved into this house I had a wild Kookaburra coming every single day to get his tea and on days I had off work he came a few times.
I fed him dogroll slices and he flew on my hand so I can handfeed him. Also when the doors were open to get some cooler breeze through, and I wasn't quick enough he flew inside to get his food.
When I was home later as usual, he already sat at the front gate waiting and then hopped with me to our unit... and so did the Magpies because they knew there's sth there for them too.  Grin
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2010, 12:55:47 AM »

Wow that is progress Abbie! I love that you can feed him natural goodies from outside your home. Very happy to hear how close you can get to him too! Kookaburra's sitting in your kitchen Hanna = priceless. I can see you making him and his buddies sandwiches. I would be so thrilled to see something like this in my own home. I wanted a Road Island Red Hen when I volunteered at the wild bird sanctuary. One was found wandering the city streets and someone brought her in for evaluation. They named her 'Money Penny' and she was so gentle and soft. I'd have had to sewn up a few nappies for her to wear around the house if she had come home with me. The landlord was NOT into me having a chicken living with me grrr LOL
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2010, 12:56:46 AM »

Thats so nice Hanna - kookaburras are such wonderful birds. We don't have kookaburras that tame around our house, but there are plenty of greedy magpies that aren't afraid to take the food right out of your hand.

The strangest thing happened once...there was this currawong (for anyone who doesn't know what they are they look similar to a crow but are black and white) who would land on your head and sit on your shoulder! He just rocked up at our house one day and decided to make our yard his new home. He must have been somebodies pet that had escaped but his wings were not clipped.
He would sit in the trees and as soon as somebody walked outside he would fly over and land on them lol. He stayed for a few months and then flew off with the other wild currawongs. When I was younger I thought he was annoying lol because he would always land on me...but now thinking back that is a really amazing thing to have happen.
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2010, 01:00:54 AM »

This is so great! I must google this currawong birdie and have a gander  Grin A very cool thing to have happen too!
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2010, 01:04:22 AM »

LOL April I don't know if you were joking or not about the nappies BUT I have seen videos on youtube of people who keep their chickens inside who wear chicken nappies lol. You can actually buy them from online stores now haha.
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2010, 06:21:24 AM »

Wild birds can only gain so much trust, I have a feeling this bird might have already been tame. I rarely see rainbow lorikeets on their own either especially around this time of the year, they are normally with a mate.
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« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2010, 07:24:43 AM »

Yeah thats what I am beginning to think Undecided
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2010, 12:42:18 PM »

I always wanted those white parrots Smiley My mom's uncle had two of them (one was caught by an eagle one summer) named Charlie Smiley But they are SO expensive! :O and there are lots of birds that have similar features Smiley I don't know what I'll pick some day Cheesy
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2010, 11:39:27 PM »

Are you talking about white cockatoos Nossie? Smiley

The lorikeets name is now officially Lemmings Cheesy
After christmas I am going to buy him a nice big cage. I will post pics when I get it Smiley
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2010, 04:52:15 AM »

Lemmings Smiley That's a great name Cheesy He'll love the new cage, have you had a chance to take him to the vet yet?
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« Reply #43 on: December 24, 2010, 05:40:58 AM »

Yeah I love the name Tongue
Well there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with him other than the fact he can't fly... which is a problem in itself yes but it doesn't appear to be causing any pain. He stratches his wings out and lifts them above his head just fine.
I'm just really worried to take him to the vet because by law if a wild bird is injured and can't be rehabilitated then it has to be put down unless you have a license - then you can keep it.
I know this because we found a crested pigeon that couldn't fly and so immediately we called the wildlife services people and they said that if the bird looks to badly injured then they will put it down straight away. They also said that if they did try and fix its broken wing and it couldn't fly after a few months then they would also put it down. We asked if we would be able to keep it if it couldn't be released and they said no. Even though this species is able to be kept as a pet by law if bought from a pet store/breeder.
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We ended up keeping the bird and bandaging her wing. After 6 weeks we let her go and sure enough she flew Cheesy
This was a few months ago...she still comes back to visit from time to time Smiley
Sorry for rambling on...I would like to take him to the vet but am just a little worried :/
+ at this point I don't think it is very necessary...and he hates being handled!
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #44 on: December 24, 2010, 05:42:58 AM »

Abbie: Yes! Cheesy I don't know the English names for any birds actually so... :'D I don't know just what to call them Wink
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2010, 05:45:52 AM »

Hahaha thats okay Nossie Smiley I knew what you were talking about.
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2010, 05:52:46 AM »

Abbie: That's a sad yet lovely story. I understand where you are coming from but you can't never ever take this bird to the vet  Undecided It's a bit of a worry he isn't flying, I think it's weird you have to have a license for a wild bird but you can go down to the local pet shop and find a rainbow lorikeet. It's not like it's some crazy animal which shouldn't be a pet. I dunno, I wish you could take him to thet vet. But he may be able to be rehablitated and if he is wild, I'm sorry but then I think you should let him free.

Nossie: If you want a quiet bird DO NOT get a cockatoo!! They are the loudest birds and need so much attention, they are expensive even here Cheesy The wild ones come right up to our back door to get food and wreck stuff.
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2010, 06:09:37 AM »

My friends cockitail used to say yum, yum I like pie, pie is for me!
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« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2010, 06:54:20 AM »

Well its not like we will never take him to the vet...Of course if he ever got sick or anything I would. And if he doesn't start to be able to fly over the next few weeks then we will make an appointment. It just worries me that he could be taken away Sad But I could probably get away with lieing and telling them that we bought him from someone and say that he was bullied in their aviary or something...I dunno.
Somehow I don't think he is wild though...I mean eating out or your hand and putting your hand right near him and he doesn't move...anyway theres no way to know for sure.
We will see his progress with flying when we get a bigger cage because at the moment in this cage even if he wanted to fly there is not really much room...
There is an aviary vet 30 minutes away where we can take him Smiley
Do you think vets deal with non tame birds often?
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #49 on: December 25, 2010, 12:43:24 AM »

Yep all the time especially if it is an avairy vet Smiley You should see both of our birds when we take them to the vet, they hate them and act like wild birds. The vet will just most likely grab him in a towel and they know how to handle them without hurting them or letting them escape. I do agree with you that he is probably someones pet, but it is hard to tell. I was just hand feeding a wild cockatoo a cracker yesterday, nothing stops them when it comes to food Cheesy

I bet the vet will do everything in their power to make him better, but I do understand your worry.

Do you watch Bondi vet? He was holding wild falcons and made them all better, so a rainbow lorikeet would be easy compared to that  Wink
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« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2010, 12:52:59 AM »

Ahk cool Smiley
I watch it sometimes but I didn't see that episode. Yeah a lorikeet is nothing compared to a falcon hawk Cheesy
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« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2010, 01:34:35 AM »

I LOVE Bondi Vet... as you guys know I'm a softie with animals.
 
I put a seedbell out for our wild feathery friends, Lori & Keet, Oscar & Lisa.

The sparrows come too, I call them Sister Agneses and Brother Barnabasses LOL and the pidgeons I call Kristys or Wucks
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« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2010, 01:50:31 AM »

Your names of critters Hanna are legendary Grin There was a huge fat pigeon that would come to 11th floor balcony. I named him the Godpigeon like in the Godfather as no other pidgy would mess with him or he'd put out a 'hit' on them LMAO!!!
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2010, 07:07:07 AM »

Hehehe how do you come up with all those names Hanna? Some of my animals weren't even named anything close to their species. About 6 years ago I had a goldfish and I named it fish and I had another 2 goldies and named splish and splash!
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2011, 02:49:01 AM »

I found another injured lorikeet today.
It is only a little baby and it could hardly walk and cannot fly Sad
It looked really unwell, I am not sure if it is sick or was hit by a car or something.
We rang the wildlife emergency centre and they told us to take it to the emergency vet.
*fingers crossed* that the vet will be able to help it and then give it to someone who can then rehabilitate it.
I will call back in a few days to see what happened.
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2011, 03:20:57 AM »

Awww Abbie, poor little thing hope he makes it, you're a bird saver too, Karma for this Wink
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #56 on: January 03, 2011, 03:43:32 AM »

Waiting tensely for updates! I really hope the poor thing will make it! Embarrassed
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« Reply #57 on: January 03, 2011, 03:44:20 AM »

Same, I feel so sorry for the poor little guy Sad
Thanks Hanna Wink
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« Reply #58 on: January 03, 2011, 03:44:56 AM »

I really hope that he makes it too!
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Re: Injured lorikeet
« Reply #59 on: January 03, 2011, 04:42:25 AM »

I hope he makes it too! If not, at least you know he didn't have to suffer Sad How is Lemmings doing?
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