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rockoko

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Hi and welcome!!!
The mousebird pics are adorable!!! :heart:
 
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no there is an mange attachment button that you click and allows you to upload from your hard drive if that makes sense :hug8:
REALLY! GEEZ I wish I knew that! hahahaha..

Hi and welcome! I want to also see these mousebirds! Nice to meet ya.

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Hi & welcome to the Avenue! I wish I had a "Bird Nanny" near me~ Mousebirds are soooo cute!
 

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Welcome to the Avenue! Love the pics of the mousebirds. I have never heard of them before either. They sure are cute
 

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:welcomesign: to the Avian Avenue! :)

Love the pics of your mousebirds. We would love to read more about them. They're not very commonly kept and you're probably the first to post about this family here. :cool3:
 

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Welcome aboard- I have to admit I am pretty jealous about your job. :)
 

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Welcome to the Neighborhood! Looking forward to getting to know you and your fids!:hug8:
 

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Welcome to our neighborhood!!

Glad your moving on it with your flock :)
Please do or post some of your previous work about the Mousebird in one of our "streets, lane, or Fairway".

Are they considered a parrot?
Can they move thier crests?
Do they pick up food with thier feet??

Sorry for all the questions just trying to learn.
 

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Mousebirds belong to their own Family; Coliidae. They are not related to psittacines. At one time it was thought they were related to touracos, but mtDNA analysis has disproved this. Fossils of prehistoric mousebirds have been found in Germany dating back over 20 million years ago of their ancestors known as Sandcolius. Now they are only found in Africa. A good book to read regarding the natural history and aviculture of mousebirds is "Mousebirds In Aviculture" by Kateri Davis. She is one of the few bird breeders in the U.S. that took a personal interest in this family. An ornithology text put out by Cornell University's Ornithology Lab also has an extensive description of mousebirds. I have put together my own personal library at home; downloading individual papers on recent mousebird research; everything from leg muscle tissue
analysis to thermoregulation behaviours and metabolism. Mousebirds can raise and lower their crests in similar fashion as cardinals. I'll see if I can get a digital version of the article I wrote on mousebirds . Right now I only have a hard copy. I accidentally discarded the email I sent to the bulletin editor where the text originated. Mousebirds generally pick up a food morsel in their beaks and then hold it in their foot if they choose to eat that way. They do not pick up food directly with their feet. But they do use their feet to fight amongst themselves as defense.
 

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:hello: and :welcome2:
I've never heard of Mousebirds before either, what cuties they are! I can't wait to hear more!
 

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Mousebirds can raise and lower their crests in similar fashion as cardinals.Mousebirds generally pick up a food morsel in their beaks and then hold it in their foot if they choose to eat that way. They do not pick up food directly with their feet. But they do use their feet to fight amongst themselves as defense.
They are very interesting!

Now I want to see thier feets.

Do they have two in front and two in back??
 

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Thanks, they certainly are cute birds!

I know I saw on Craigslist not too long ago.
 

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J*M*L

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:welcomesign: Those little mousebirds of yours are too stinkin' CUTE! I'd never heard of them before!
 

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Welcome! Your mousebirds are very cute! I've never heard of them before.
 

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Hello and Welcome to the Avenue!! So glad you joined :hug8:
 
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