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Post by funkyboots on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:06 pm

Hi,
my names marie but most call me by my forum name 'funkers' lol. as all my chooks and pigeons and horses have hairy legs! I've owned dusty a African grey for 3 weeks now. I am told he is two and i'm his third owner I know of! you where recommended by jack the goose Smile on fb. lol. dusty took to me straight away and has settled quickly with the family.
but of course has issues I wanna sort. he appeared itchy so I got a spot on but hes a plucker! I've scrubbed his cage down and brought that f10 ??? as his perches had never been done. moved it all about. not sure how much time hes had out. not very good at step up etc and will grab (not hard-my conure was worse) your fingers. mostly just letting him have time on top his cage as he cannot fly and wont step up on a perch.
so there'll be lots of brain picking from my end. altho I've had show budgies. cockatiels and kakarikis ?? (sp) and the evil conure. (would whisper I love you in your ear then then try to chew your face off Sad or hands .
anyway all fun. at least we got him swearing less now!
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Post by Kasuku on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:57 pm

Hi Marie, welcome and glad you're joining us. You have a wonderful assortment of creatures, sounds like a great place to be. Sooooo, Dusty's certainly fallen/flown onto his little feet joining your gang Very Happy

The itching can be helped by spraying him daily for a while with warm water with a little aloe juice in to soften his skin. If his cage is so rancid probably he hasn't been sprayed as regularly as he should and he's pulling his dirty feathers out. Say this cos we had a little timneh who was very plucked when he came to us, but they did grow back with this easy treatment. Saying that I have a gorgeous little congo grey that just plucks whatever you do Very Happy

Hope this helps, and bring on the questions, we're here and looking forward to getting to know you.

Sue

PS Give my love to Jack the Goose, a very handsome and sociable birdie
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Post by margy on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:19 pm

Hi Marie and welcome!

did you say you had spot on? As in the flea stuff for dogs? I'm not sure you can use it on parrots, I could be wrong though I've never heard of it being used, there is soething else for birds, Scarletts will have it, I'm sure or phone your nearest, or any avian vet and ask them what it's called.

As Sue says, as warm spray daily should sort him out, even if he doesn't like it, keep doing it. Greys are notorious for hating baths and showers.

And keep up the good work!

We expect lots of photo's and whats his name?

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Post by Di T on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:43 pm

Hi
You will get lots of help and advice on here, so do ask even if you think it could be a daft question.
Poor Dusty having had so many homes already in his short life Rolling Eyes
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Post by funkyboots on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:45 pm


PS Give my love to Jack the Goose, a very handsome and sociable birdie
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will do. lol.

ur no its actually a spot on for parrots (vets do supply it but I ordered the pet shop version off the net for basic mites. just in case. I will post a vid of his first time out. he nearly passed out with excitement. lol
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Post by Kasuku on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:54 pm

Aw bless him Very Happy The start of things to come.

I love greys.

Sue
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Post by funkyboots on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:56 pm

not allowed to paste so you'll have to wait. hahaha
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Post by margy on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:11 pm

send it to me and I'll put it up.

newtonmargy@msn.com

oh and 'der' when I asked his name! It's pasted all over the title!!

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Post by funkyboots on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:50 pm

margy wrote:send it to me and I'll put it up.



oh and 'der' when I asked his name! It's pasted all over the title!!
well I didn't like to say anything Razz
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Post by funkyboots on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:54 pm

have emailed u
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Post by smileysal on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:38 am

Hi Marie!! Told you you'd be welcome here and lots of experience to draw on!!
Kasuku Jack says honk!!! Xxx
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Post by woodlandtreespirit on Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:58 am

Hello Marie
Welcome and you have come to a great place for support.
Well done for giving Dusty a new start.
There are loads of threads that you should have a read through that will help

Kate xxx
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Post by Kasuku on Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:22 am

lol! at Sal. I love Jack Very Happy

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Post by parrotmum on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:47 pm

Hello Marie and a very warm welcome to a wonderfull site. Smile

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Post by hollie on Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:09 pm

Welcome to the forum dusty and Marie!

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