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I had emailed last week to mention some things the mouser needs, as got back a responce this AM...
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Thanks for the heads up on the sand -I will get some.

Jerry eats a variety of about 10 different types of fruit each week - no citrus. He also gets a small amount of veggies and soaked pellets.

All I can say about the reason for surrender was what the owners told us - I suspect it was because the mousebirds are as messy as lories, but we'll never really know for sure.

Thanks again for the info.

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Oh i am soo glad you heard back from them.

That is good to know that they care enough to listen to the experts.;)
 

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Oh i am soo glad you heard back from them.

That is good to know that they care enough to listen to the experts.;)
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Thanks!...from what they replyed I'm guessing they did their research on what to feed, which is great. And the little mouser will soon have some sand :)
 

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you know i was taking a good long look at him.... but currently i don't know if i could handle a mouser
 
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What makes you say that Sarah?
 

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well they need a i big cage more like an aviary. i really know nothing about them other then there cuter then a button possible even ten thousand buttons....wich saddly is not vary helpful
 

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They do not need a huge cage. A cockatiel sized cage is fine for a single pet because most times you'll not be able to resist them and will have them out. Their diet is fruit, greens, no seeds. And I would be glad to help answer any questions or concerns about him.
 

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I thought Jerry was going to be adopted by someone else?
 

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sand- i keep hearing about sand do they need it?
can they shred things with there cute beaks?
what are the common health problems with them?
how big are they (average) cockatiel size maybe?
is there anything els that is a must have with them?
and is there fruit and veggie list any different the the main verity of birds?
 

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I don't know is Jerry is still there or not. Afriend said his friend was going to get him, and she must not have because now he is asking me if I had any males available.

Yes, sand is what they shimmy and bath in. Go thru all the other mousebird threads for pix's and info.

From my experience they are very healthy and have not had any health issues.
They are not chewers. Their beak is shaped like a finches beak.

The body size is about the size of a large keet or a lovebird...with a long tail and a little crest.
 

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Aw I hope that little guy finds a good home and that would be fantastic if it was one our our fellow Roadies home lol.
 

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I hope you get him if he is still there. All your MOM has to do is see how cute he is :) In no time she'll be like my husband and say a mousebird is the ideal bird. Quiet (except Gryphon...LOL), seet, non-aggressive, no dust or dander. They just take more work because of their diet, which several threads can give you info. And the best way to win a mousebirds heart is to just offer it a bit of fruit with your fingers...you'll have a friend for life.
 

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diet is the problem she wants him to live with the finches in there aviary but the finches... eat seeds and mouse birds cant have them at all... i could say im going to put him in then just not do that... but still

also are they not suposed to have lots of veggies?
 

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diet is the problem she wants him to live with the finches in there aviary but the finches... eat seeds and mouse birds cant have them at all... i could say im going to put him in then just not do that... but still

also are they not suposed to have lots of veggies?
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Living with the finches is fine, provided if you want to have him as a pet you should talk to and handle hime daily. And you could tell your Mom that he needs his own sleeping cage because a mousebird hangs to sleep at night.

Also he may be a problem with the finches. He does not eat seed, but he will get in the bowl and scatter it trying to shimmy and take a bath in it, thinking it is sand or coarse dirt.

PLUS...finches really should be offered fruits and greens/veggie daily alos.

But mousebirds eat predominantly fruits, some pellets, greens, and nibble on veggies like zucchini.
 
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