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What kind of Mousebird do I have?

Discussion in 'Softbill Circle' started by Cayleigh-Anne, 12/5/17.

  1. Cayleigh-Anne

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    Hi I found a Mousebird but im not sure what kind it is. Please help me identify my birdie. He/she is about 4-5 weeks old. In South Africa C3AF3C71-249C-4943-896F-966F42B5260C.jpeg F2C8CBA1-FEF0-484E-A8B1-D21960BCE245.jpeg
     
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  2. faislaq

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    :cantsee: Your mousebird is of the "cute" variety.

    (Sorry, I have no experience with mousebirds; any kind would have gotten the same answer from me. :D)
     
  3. Cayleigh-Anne

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    Here are some more pics 1FFAB9E9-2008-47A2-BFC1-2C9B82D4B469.jpeg 34396495-D7DD-4543-9FB2-F612234FCCDE.jpeg
     
  4. CallieCadmoor

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    Welcome to the Avenue fellow South African!
    I think you have a speckled mousebird but I am far from an expert?
     
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    So adorable!:heart:
     
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  6. Adam87

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    I found a mousebird a couple weeks ago and they are awesome little dudes to take care of!!!
    I took banana and pear, mushed it up and fed it to him through a syringe, you can add some orange to make it a little more liquid for him...I promise he'll love it!!!
    If you can, take him out and put him in a bush in a sunny place and just watch how he fluffs himself up and basks in the sun and how and hops from place to place-SUPER CUTE!!!!
    Your bird seems a little larger/older than the 1 I found so dont be skittish to let him roam around the garden...they're actually very smart and inquisitive little birds!!!!

    HAVE LOADS OF FUN WITH HIM....
     
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  8. faislaq

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    I like that pink perch. :wideyed: What is it?
     
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    Hahaha it’s hubbly bubbly / hooka pipes that I just twisted in and around the cage :D:laugh:
     
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    What a cutie pie! Is s/he tame?
     
  11. Cayleigh-Anne

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    Thank you. Yess Mickey is tame. But still a baby. I’m not sure if its a he or she. He’s a he till he lays an egg haha. I’m trying to find out what kind of mousebird he is... I’ll start to see when he’s a bit older:)
     
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    He is beautiful! He looks really soft and sweet with that light Brown color!
     
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    you have a Red-faced mousebird on your hands! It might not look like it now, but when their babies the "red face" doesn't really grow in, also not an expert so I'm not 100% sure
     
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  14. CallieCadmoor

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    I thought red face at first but assumed it was in KZN like me whoops... If more Cape side then probably red face. Speckled is the most common in South Africa though. Juvenile red faces have no crest and a green tinged face my gran told me? Who knows
     
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    I was debating with speckled and red faced for a while, there hard to tell apart, but I think its a speckled after what you said.
     
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    Yes really hard!! My experience extends to the pair of speckles that nest in a tree by my window... That's about it. But if they live more Cape side, I agree with you, red faced!
     
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    Makes alot of sence... thanks for the info :D I’ll have to wait and see and let you guys know
     
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    So im thinking i might have a Red-Faced Mousebird... but im not to sure. I live in Pretoria South Africa and haven’t really seen any around here.. 78F1C4B4-311E-42C0-9ACC-F5F738102A97.jpeg 51AE8297-B86C-4625-8C8F-DD222EDD5D0E.jpeg
     
  19. CallieCadmoor

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    I have family in Pretoria. They said they have the biggest type of mousebird there. They aren't sure which it is exactly
     
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    He’s darling! :heart:
     
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