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minky, my ~3 month old lorikeet

Kassiani

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:awww:
 

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I think he's going through his first moult, this morning I was putting him in his cage and a feather fell off him :o: I also noticed a few small feathers at the bottom of his cage.
 

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I love how he holds one foot with the other! Molting can be rough, but it happens all the time. Birds usually eat more during molts--I know my budgie boys really do! Enjoy your new hobby of feather collecting!!
 

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I love how he holds one foot with the other! Molting can be rough, but it happens all the time. Birds usually eat more during molts--I know my budgie boys really do! Enjoy your new hobby of feather collecting!!
yup, he's a bit cranky and bit me hard a few times but other than that seems completely fine. feathers maybe looking a little rough haha :p having a nice bath seems to make him feel much better, and he has indeed been eating more but getting new feathers would take up a ton of energy so I totally get it:)
 

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Minky looks so proud stealing your dinner.
 

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What a cute little character!! :king:
 

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oh yeah, I forgot to say. minky for some reason really wants to play with the dog. obviously I dont let him out of the cage near the dog (mainly because my dog has killed a past bird I had, absolutely heart breaking. he also attacked a baby bird that lived in the mock orange bush and it had a seizure in my hands and died). when the dog puts his nose near the cage the bird bites him, its a bit funny :p definitely do not trust the dog but he has a very tiny snout so he cant really do anything through the cage bars to the bird thankfully. I try to keep the dog in another room but sometimes its way too hot to have doors shut and I need to let breeze through the house :-/. do you guys have any advice for deterring the dog from the bird? I know its just natural instinct for him to want to eat small animals but still....
 

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I currently use a sheer curtain hanging from one of those pressure-mounted curtain rods in one of the doorways leading to the kitchen so that light and air can pass through, but the birds cannot. I don't have a dog or cat, so maybe the addition of a dog gate to keep your dog out of the room where your precious Minky lives?
 

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I currently use a sheer curtain hanging from one of those pressure-mounted curtain rods in one of the doorways leading to the kitchen so that light and air can pass through, but the birds cannot. I don't have a dog or cat, so maybe the addition of a dog gate to keep your dog out of the room where your precious Minky lives?
oh yeah that's actually a great idea, im not sure how I didn't think of that :0 I usually just get some laundry baskets and put it in the doorway but that's not exactly secure :p thank you for the suggestions! will definitely look into the curtains as well ^_^
 
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