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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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    Thank-You. I’m trying to upload a video but I’m not too successful with that.

    And I’m not sure i would describe it as flitting. What Mickey has is more like little pannic attacks, like a bad case of hiccups and he cant stop. When I assure him everything okay he seems to calm down in a way...

    Any pointers on how to upload a video here?
     
  2. Cayleigh-Anne

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    I think this could work?
    This is a looped video but even without the loop This is what he does...

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  3. iamwhoiam

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    Doesn't look like what Spee does but it's hard to tell with the looping. I hope one of the members who has mousebirds can help you out. @Alet
     
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  4. Cayleigh-Anne

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    My Glasses come with a cute Mousebird accessory ❤️

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    Mickey’s beak is starting to look more and more like a Redfaced Mousebird everyday ❤️

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  5. Cayleigh-Anne

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    My Cute Fluff Ball ❤️
    Mickey Just after a meal with his crop nice and full...
    #redfacedmousebird
    Love him sooo much

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    His face would definitely steal anyone's heart! What a love.
     
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    Such a Cutie ❤️

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    My Mickey is 11 weeks old (3 months)
    #redfacedmousebird
     
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    (4 months) Redfaced Mousebird...
    Hahaha Mickey had some BumFluff stuck on his nose hahaha sooo cute :laugh:

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    Adorable! He looks so confused :lol:
     
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    He is such a cutie:D
     
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    He looks sooo cute! And almost afraid of the floofie on his face ...
     
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    Mickey is 12 weeks since I’ve had him. Still so much of a baby. I think he could’ve been about 2 weeks old when i found him...

    Wow time flies when you’re having fun

    #mousebird #redfacedmousebird

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    I love his light coloured eyes - his face almost looks like a hawk in that first photo. As in "I am intent on catching my prey, do not bother me hooman".
     
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    Hey @Cayleigh-Anne! Mickey is ADORABLE :xflove: I'm also from SA, I live in KZN! I haven't been on in a while, but I always get so excited when I see other SA users who have rescued Mousies! I have a Speckled Mousebird called Nimh. She's such a cutie. I actually rehab birds and someone gave her to me as a tame adult to release, but it just wasn't possible. They make such awesome companions. I also used to have a baby Speckled called Twitch, who was named that because of his habit of twitching/shaking every couple of seconds when he got excited :laugh: not sure why he did it, I think it could have been a response to his "mom" and thinking I was bringing him food. It didn't look quite the same as your Mickey's twitching action, but Twitch unfortunately didn't live to Mickey's age :( so maybe it would have developed the same later on? I'm afraid I can't give any more advice about it!
    I hope Mickey continues to bring you loads of joy and love! :heart:
     
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    Wow thank you Amy for sharing your story with me :joyful: made my day.

    Being excited might explain the twitches Mickey has - that just makes so much more sence.

    Thanks x
     
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    Mickey sticking his head out for tickles ❤️:p Redfaced Mousebird

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    :hug8: He is such a cutie :faint: - he almost looks like he has fur instead of feathers! :heart::heart::heart:
     
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    Gorgeous little bird :heart::xflove:
     
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    Mickey’s Transformation so far... he’s growing up so fast :laugh:

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    Oh my gosh but I miss having baby mousebirds :heart::arghh: Probably just as well as I would REEAALLY battle to release them :shy:
     
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