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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

    Cayleigh-Anne Meeting neighbors

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    I do understand the risk but we’ve been sleeping good. Its been 6 months and he sleeps with me everynight. I’m a really light sleeper and since he sleeps under my chin I’m always aware that he’s there. I move him when i change sleeping positions at night. Which is quite alot. It’s been all good so far and he wont sleep anywhere else in the room.
     
  2. Garet

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    He's a cute bird, but I really don't think you should be risking his life like that. Even if you don't roll over and crush him, he can't be getting a good night's rest if you're moving him 'quite a lot'. Birds also need several more hours of sleep than we do.
     
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  3. Cayleigh-Anne

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    #redfacedmousebird CUDDLES!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ So inlove with my Mickey
     

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  4. Tjirpee

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    Hi Cayleigh-Anne! So I am another SA girl who has developed a love affair with these awesome likkle fella's! He looks like a specked mouse bird. Mine also loves the fluffy blankets and teddy bears. I saw someone else also said that their one did. He baths in/on them. As a mommy I didn't know he dust baths so I bathed and dried him with the hair dryer. He adores it! People from everywhere come to see him have a blow dry, you cant help but laugh. Pity they are a pest in this country, I would love to get a friend for Tjirp's. Tjirpee Daddy's boy.jpg here he is by daddy.........
     
  5. Dartman

    Dartman Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Beeper, a female house finch, loved sleeping on my mouse hand, sitting on my hat and reaching over to pull my eye brows, and stealing our food and drink and taking baths in anything we held that had water in it. They are about Mouse Bird sized and at least she had a similar attitude. Folks generally don't rescue and raise them here but she certainly loved us in her own way.
     
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    Lets not start on the sleeping. :smuggrin::smuggrin: Tjirpee sleeps in his small cage that he had as baby, under a blankie and on a hot water bottle. That's only after 10pm though, before that he sleeps inside my gown on my shoulder or hidden under my hair. The way he worms himself sideways into position is cuteness overload. We also potty trained him! ;) When he was smaller he used to put himself into bed. He also gets up at 8:30am every morning, so not an early bird this one.........
     
  7. Cayleigh-Anne

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    Been a While since I posted
    Mickey is still doing so good and still cute as everrr!!!
    He still doesn’t have his red face yet.. he is 8 months old so the red should be coming soon.
    Im so inlove❤️❤️❤️❤️
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    Hello Cayleigh-Anne, Ah he is beautiful! And he must give you as much joy as Tjirpie does us! We are in Midrand SA so you are around the corner.
    Tjirpie's family live in the trees here where I work and I regulaly see the "family". ;).
    Wierd that now I can tell a mouse bird call from miles away where before I don;t think I would have even heard it. Tjirp is about 5 months now. Will see if I can post a pic.
     
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    Mom can't take pictures anymore...he see the phone and he goes straight for it.
     

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    @Tjirpee Your mousebird is very cute.
     
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    Sewing......quality control
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  12. Cayleigh-Anne

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    Hi! Oh wow Tjirpie is sooo damn cute! Little bundle of fluff!

    I also had no knowledge of Mousebirds till i got my Mickey then suddenly i hear them everywhere! Don’t get so see them often unfortunately but I definitely know they are there.

    Hahaha Mickey also looooves my phone and that makes it so difficult to take pictures of him

    It’s so cute that Tjirpie is potty trained. I’ve also trained mickey so he doesn’t mess in my bed and if he needs to he’ll fly to his cage.

    Yeahh sleeping in must be a Mousebird thing i get a dirty look every morning when i have to get up for work hahaha shame

    Really nice hearing about other Mousebird Mommy’s ❤️
     
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