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Discussion in 'Quaker Causeway' started by CrazyBirdChick, 2/24/17.

  1. CrazyBirdChick

    CrazyBirdChick Rollerblading along the road

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    Nice work, JJ! Thanks for posting Sandra! Is he upset when you take down his projects? I'm nervous to take down Blu's but I'm going to have to at some point.

    He is constructing every day. I go through coffee stirs like tp. I bet at the store people wonder why I buy so many bags.

    Lately he's been adding some kind of upright wall to his ladder. He's very neat with his work.
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  2. SandraK

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    You can also try plain popsicle sticks and drinking straws as well as shoelaces. They will try to weave with anything if they are in a weaving mood!

    And no, we are not happy when a built up nest is taken down. I try to leave the nests up for as long as possible. Usually they get chewed up too so by the time I take them down they almost don't have a "floor".
     
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    There's nothing better than a talented builder. :D
     
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    :hammer: Takes one to know one, John ;). Seriously though, they do a really interesting job of weaving and, when it comes time to take "nest" down, those things are darn sturdy. And it keeps their beaks busy.
     
  5. CrazyBirdChick

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    I just wanted to update this with the progress so far. This is how it looks today...

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    Not quite as neat anymore but it's sturdy! :)


    I think I've bought out the whole inventory of coffee stirs from every Jewel food store in my city. So I've started giving him regular drinking straws for the project too. At first he didn't like them but he's learned that they bend well and work nicely. :D



    Bonus * The following picture was taken a while back. It's funny cause every once in a while he'll neatly place some stirs in his ladder like this...

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    But for some reason he always takes them back down at the end of the day. I'm not sure why but they don't quite meet his standards :lol:
     
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    Pretty darn awesome!
     
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    Maybe he just considers the ladder a storage place for building materials.
     
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    This is so fascinating! I've always appreciated weaving, but avian weaving is even better!
     
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    Could very well be! :)
     
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    OMG! What a trip! Your little guy is a very busy little weaver! I'm totally fascinated by this. It's too bad that other birds don't do this. I've heard of a few 'toos tying cages together but this is amazing!
     
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    I had no idea Quakers were such industrious and accomplished home builders! Wow Sparky good job! Their weaving is amazing.
     
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    Blu would be so proud if he could read! I'm going to tell him what you all are saying about his skills. Thanks so much! :)
     
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    Blu is quite a good builder. :) Ralph still likes to just arrange and rearrange his sticks, and after a while, he always squawks for me to pull them apart so he can start over. If I put more sticks in the bottom of his cage than he thinks he needs, he'll push some out onto the floor to get them out of his way. :D
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Ralph is obviously a minimalist.
     
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