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Re: Pets

Postby Brynmala » June 2nd, 2012, 7:51:53 pm

Thanks. I know Phebes is in a better place and not in any pain. I suppose that is one of the things we have to face when taking on older animals. All bar one of mine could be classed as old...

Hawke, I'm really sorry about your lizard, I hope it makes it through. Keep us posted.

Having had three unexpected vets bills in the last fortnight I really know where you are coming from, and I don't take my animals to the vet for trivialities. I'm now wondering where next week's petrol to get to work is coming from.
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Re: Pets

Postby lbsmms » June 3rd, 2012, 3:20:51 am

Lol so this might be random and all but my cat was eating chicken bones and all and i went to pet him and he started goinging OM NOM NOM NOM in a growling tone it was hillarius XD! lol (I also cant spell ^.^ ) He is a tuxedo kitten like 10 months old! :cool: he thinks hes boss to and gets mad when we dont let him outside cuz he is to young :yey: Also we have another cat but he is lazy and this cat always jumps on him and irratates him haha :haha: thanks for reading about my crazed cat!
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Re: Pets

Postby TxCat » June 3rd, 2012, 12:47:57 pm

Hawke: we measure the food according to the instructions the bird vet gave for how much and we mix the two foods as neither offers complete nutrition. Additionally, they get forage boxes and millet ( 2 inches per bird three times a week per vet orders) ans Nutriberries ( both the veggie kind, which they will eat, and the berry kind which they love). Like you, we feed the next biggest size because for some reason theybdon't like the budgie size.

But they won't touch raw veggies or druits no matter how we present them (and we have had these guys almost a year now) and they won't bathe, not even with a mister. And every time they are fed, they pick a different color pellet to reject completely.

I did some research and found they are desert birds, which may explain those preferences. I had the chance to talk to a keeper at the zoo; theirs are healthy on pretty much the same thing we feed ours. She explained that the desert dwelling parrots wouldn't have much access to fruits, vegetables, or water anyhow so I should not be surprised if they won't eat those and will not bathe. Water is scarce in their natural habitat and therefore fir drinking, not cavorting in!

They do, we discovered, like broccoli stems...the fiber parts humans don't like to eat. They will also shower with the husband. Go figure....

Um.....I would not let a kitten have cooked chicken bones. Cooked bones are brittle and splinter. It could cause blockage or a puncture and kill the pet.
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Re: Pets

Postby BBkat » June 3rd, 2012, 4:07:08 pm

lbsmms wrote:Lol so this might be random and all but my cat was eating chicken bones and all and i went to pet him and he started goinging OM NOM NOM NOM in a growling tone it was hillarius XD! lol (I also cant spell ^.^ ) He is a tuxedo kitten like 10 months old! :cool: he thinks hes boss to and gets mad when we dont let him outside cuz he is to young :yey: Also we have another cat but he is lazy and this cat always jumps on him and irratates him haha :haha: thanks for reading about my crazed cat!


Also, in addition to what Tx said, chicken bones can splinter and severely damage their insides- cut up or tear the inside of mouth/throat/stomach etc... I wouldn't be letting them chew on chicken bones.

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Re: Pets

Postby DevilCrest » June 3rd, 2012, 4:27:32 pm

BBkat wrote:
lbsmms wrote:Lol so this might be random and all but my cat was eating chicken bones and all and i went to pet him and he started goinging OM NOM NOM NOM in a growling tone it was hillarius XD! lol (I also cant spell ^.^ ) He is a tuxedo kitten like 10 months old! :cool: he thinks hes boss to and gets mad when we dont let him outside cuz he is to young :yey: Also we have another cat but he is lazy and this cat always jumps on him and irratates him haha :haha: thanks for reading about my crazed cat!


Also, in addition to what Tx said, chicken bones can splinter and severely damage their insides- cut up or tear the inside of mouth/throat/stomach etc... I wouldn't be letting them chew on chicken bones.


Unless those are raw and smaller bones; thus easier to digest. Such as necks, backs and wings (not the drummette part - just the mid-wing (possibly) and tips).

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Re: Pets

Postby TNHawke » June 3rd, 2012, 5:24:31 pm

The little water dragon has survived the first 24 hours. But she's very listless, and flighty when she does move. On one hand, I know that she knows she's hurt, probably in pain, and is feeling like a prey animal and probably can't see my hands too well to know what they are, so she skitters away. But on the other hand, I feel like she agrees that it's my fault and wants nothing to do with me now.

Then, I had someone with the audacity last night tell me "Maybe you shouldn't have animals if you can't afford to take them to the vet."
I'm sorry, you inconsiderate, heartless, prick, but I didn't expect my adult, vaccinated dog to come down with parvo last weekend and use my vet money stash! RAH!



On the keets. Yes, they are desert birds, as are cockatiels and a number of other Australian pet birds, including my diamond doves. I bet you just forgot after doing your research on them- it didn't seem particularly important at the time.
Try wheat/ oat grass. Mine loved it, and even as desert birds, they kind of recognize it. I bet they like the broccoli stems because it's kind of like gnawing on wood, but softer and yummier. (I, personally really like the stems)

For mist baths, when you use the sprayer, don't spray directly at the birds. Start beside them and spray up into the air and let the mist fall down on them. Sometimes they like that better. You can also try clipping wet greens to the roof of the cage, over a perch- close enough to almost touch the perch. Some birds will bathe in the wet leaves. Some will also then nibble the leaves.


My cats stole a chicken bone that was in a sealed Ziplock baggie (it got left on the counter instead of making it into the fridge to be given to the raven today... apparently I'm being all kinds of forgetful lately.) and nommed it last night. lbsmms may not have GIVEN her cats the bones.
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Re: Pets

Postby Gmork » June 11th, 2012, 12:12:38 pm

Two of my snakes since they were out being nosey - Snakespeare the VBB and Donnie the cali king :)

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Re: Pets

Postby TNHawke » June 11th, 2012, 3:11:42 pm

What's a VBB? The 1st snake reminds me of a Taiwanese Beauty Snake.

The second photo is just plain adorable! EEEE! I want to kiss his little nose! Great shot!
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Re: Pets

Postby Gmork » June 11th, 2012, 6:42:38 pm

TNHawke wrote:What's a VBB? The 1st snake reminds me of a Taiwanese Beauty Snake.

The second photo is just plain adorable! EEEE! I want to kiss his little nose! Great shot!


Thank you haha!
VBB is Vietnamese blue beauty - very closely related to Taiwanese beauties :D
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Re: Pets

Postby TNHawke » June 11th, 2012, 11:23:09 pm

Gmork wrote:
TNHawke wrote:What's a VBB? The 1st snake reminds me of a Taiwanese Beauty Snake.

The second photo is just plain adorable! EEEE! I want to kiss his little nose! Great shot!


Thank you haha!
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