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  1. #11
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    Parrots

    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    If you use kitchen scales you can set them to zero including the weight of whatever you are going to put the bird in or on. Our vet uses a plastic bowl or you could use a cardboard box if she is likely to not stay put (they love playing in boxes by the way). We use a perch I made that fits on the scales. At first we had to bribe Casper to go on with a bit of nut but he just steps up now as it is such a routine.

    How to weigh a parrot by Jean-Pierre Declemy, on Flickr
    There is an album of Casper pics on my flickr gallery.
    "A busy beak is a happy beak" - David Strom

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    Parrots

    A wild-type female cockatiel named Gracie
    I may have to towel her to weigh her - she will sometimes venture off of her cage but for the most part, she'll only sit on the top playstand or perches attached to the outside. I'll see if I can get her to accept a box and go from there, though.

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    Parrots

    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    Try putting some of her favourite food in the box - that should keep her busy long enough for you to weigh her
    "A busy beak is a happy beak" - David Strom

  6. #14
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    Parrots

    A wild-type female cockatiel named Gracie
    I'm starting to think this bird is just an extremely messy eater. I was petting her last night and found a bit of dried carrot from a treat mix in her head feathers.

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    Parrots

    Willy-Eclectus, Oliver-alexandrine,Mookie-Senegal,Bella- Australian King,Joey and Peewee- Barrabands, Peachiegirl-Peachfront conure,Pepper- crimson belly conure, Peanut-plum head, Babyblue-parrotlette, Harry and Louie-canaries.
    My parrotlet has the same problem with food in his feathers. A good bath usually gets him sorted out.

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    Parrots

    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    If you look in a dictionary for the definition of "Parrot" you will find the words "messy eater"

    maybe*
    "A busy beak is a happy beak" - David Strom

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