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Spinderella

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aw, so sorry to hear that :(

Tell us about Sparx.. he was in the harness and a falcon swooped down and attacked him? :eek::eek:
:omg: I'm so glad he is fine now.
Luckily, she wasn't in her harness when it happened! She was in her outdoor cage.

I wanted her to enjoy the fresh air & sun, being that we live in MN that only comes a few months of the year. So I set up a cage out on the deck for her and her very FIRST day in this new cage, I was sitting just inside the house. Her cage was up against the patio door, and the door was open w/ screendoor shut. I heard this LOUD wing flapping, and knew that her little wings didn't sound like that. So I peaked out the door, and this big Pereguin Falcon was attached to the outside of her cage, and she was clinging to her rope perch in the center of the cage!

I quick RAN up to the door and started screaming at the Falcon and banging on the glass as hard as I could, but he didn't even care. He just kept trying to stick his beak through the bars, so I started looking for something to 'sho' him away with, and all I could find was a big, red candel. By the time I turn around, he's wedged himself inbetween the glass door and the cage, so when I whipped open the screen door; he lost his footing and flew to the rail of the deck. I ran at him with the candel in tow (Sorry, I didn't know what else to do! My baby was under attack!) and I ran at him, and then he finally flew into the tree.

I grab Sparx in a vice grip and bring her indoors, and the little shat comes BACK! He flies back down to her cage, lands on the side, notices that she's no longer there, and flew away! For days after that, I saw that Falcon flying over our house and sitting in the trees, waiting!

Sparx had her annual vet checkup a few days later, and I talked to my vet about it, and she said that the Falcon would be STALKING my house for the next couple of WEEKS!

That crazy bird! So I sold her outdoor cage and I don't bring her out on her harness like I used to. =/ Hopefully next summer, things will have calmed down and I'll be able to bring her outdoors. But I'll ALWAYS be nervous, which sucks. Because she'll pick up on that and not have a good time.
 

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Oh no!!!
I would of been so so upset, thank goodness your little doll didn't get hurt :(
 

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Oh no!!!
I would of been so so upset, thank goodness your little doll didn't get hurt :(
Yah! that really scared me! I was shaking like a leaf after that whole incident.

I might be a "bad bird mom" but she is very obidient with her flight commands (Her recall, at least!) so I was having her fly between me & the top of her outdoor cage just MOMENTS before I shut her in the cage and went inside!
 

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Luckily, she wasn't in her harness when it happened! She was in her outdoor cage.

I wanted her to enjoy the fresh air & sun, being that we live in MN that only comes a few months of the year. So I set up a cage out on the deck for her and her very FIRST day in this new cage, I was sitting just inside the house. Her cage was up against the patio door, and the door was open w/ screendoor shut. I heard this LOUD wing flapping, and knew that her little wings didn't sound like that. So I peaked out the door, and this big Pereguin Falcon was attached to the outside of her cage, and she was clinging to her rope perch in the center of the cage!

I quick RAN up to the door and started screaming at the Falcon and banging on the glass as hard as I could, but he didn't even care. He just kept trying to stick his beak through the bars, so I started looking for something to 'sho' him away with, and all I could find was a big, red candel. By the time I turn around, he's wedged himself inbetween the glass door and the cage, so when I whipped open the screen door; he lost his footing and flew to the rail of the deck. I ran at him with the candel in tow (Sorry, I didn't know what else to do! My baby was under attack!) and I ran at him, and then he finally flew into the tree.

I grab Sparx in a vice grip and bring her indoors, and the little shat comes BACK! He flies back down to her cage, lands on the side, notices that she's no longer there, and flew away! For days after that, I saw that Falcon flying over our house and sitting in the trees, waiting!

Sparx had her annual vet checkup a few days later, and I talked to my vet about it, and she said that the Falcon would be STALKING my house for the next couple of WEEKS!

That crazy bird! So I sold her outdoor cage and I don't bring her out on her harness like I used to. =/ Hopefully next summer, things will have calmed down and I'll be able to bring her outdoors. But I'll ALWAYS be nervous, which sucks. Because she'll pick up on that and not have a good time.
:omg::omg: I would have totally freaked out! So glad you were able to chase him away
 

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Wow- I never meet Minnesotans on bird forums! :D

You're like a rare commodity!
I know I very seldom see anyone either but we have a few more from MN here.
 

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it is because :AArocks:
 

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Oh yeah? Weird how this forum is SO popular for being so new.. I wonder why?
Our love for birds is obvious from another forum a lot of us Admins used to belong to. We started our own forum and many people joined us also. :)
 

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The answer to your question
Weird how this forum is SO popular for being so new.. I wonder why? Is because even though the Forum is New:dancing::dancing::dancing:We are Very Friendly,helpful,caring,and Have Years and Years of Experience between all of Us-and We are all very willing to Share information,well wishes, Prayers(if needed and Your a Praying person)Support,Our Joy and even Our sadness.In Other words-We are One big Family,We Have just built a New neighborhood:hug8::hug8::hug8::hood:
 

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Yep, this forum is full of loving, caring, warm hearted bird people. I couldn't see myself being happy without Koba and all of you guys!!

Welcome to the neighborhood, your little girl is precious. :)
 

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OMG what a scary exerience for you and yuour baby....but so glad he is ok...

Yes, we are a fun group of loving bird people! We really care about each other and our fids. So glad you joined us!
 

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Welcome Angie!! Wow what a horrifying incident with the falcon :omg: Thank God you were there and kept anything from happening. I cant even imaging how terrifying that must have been for both of you.

Im so glad you found us, its always great to met other bird peeps! :welcomeavenue:
 

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Hi Angie, welcome!!!
 

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Welcome to the Avian Avenue!

I hope you enjoy our neighborhood/

Please enjoy your time!:dance4:
 

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:hello: and :welcome2: to our neighbordhood! Look around, I am sure you will love it here.
 
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