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    Today, 11:41 AM
    Miss Gilbert is ever evolving and it's a challenge to sort out 'new' behavior until I stand back to see where it leads. Her cage is a prime example. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    katana600 replied to a thread Photo Contest in Newsroom
    My family has seeds they gather from one crop to the next. We will be visiting next week and I will ask. They get a lot from the Pennsylvania and...
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Thanks. That could be a life saver.
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    Time will tell if it was worth the three years. My bite was off and causing some bizarre migraine-like symptoms. I have upper and lower retainers...
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    This is one of my favorite threads. I am so impressed with the way you helped Lulu integrate into your flock. I bet she greets the world every day...
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    What I have learned from those who have gone before me is to watch Bogart in much the same way as he is observing and learning about you. When you...
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    07-22-2014, 08:32 PM
    Miss Gilbert is surely the most perfect parrot ever created. That's why she has had such a long adjustment time living with her slow-learning...
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    07-22-2014, 07:41 PM
    katana600 replied to a thread Blue Throat Macaw Babies! in Macaws
    Even though the macaw babies are beautiful and awe inspiring, I can't take my eyes off the darling little grey baby. Mine were the love of my life...
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    07-22-2014, 07:29 PM
    katana600 replied to a thread Photo Contest in Newsroom
    Your garden is beautiful. I voted. Silly me, I saw the "dee" under the picture and thought they knew my name.
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    07-22-2014, 06:08 PM
    I am still in the camp that takes commands. There are certain requests that may give the appearance that Miss Gilbert is willing to accommodate me. ...
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    07-22-2014, 05:47 PM
    Every day is something new for Miss Gilbert. Yesterday she had no reaction at all to my smile without braces. No one could be more happy than I,...
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    07-20-2014, 04:20 AM
    Oh wow. That one made me cry and that's rare for me. All of your thoughts, all of your kindness inspire me yo do better for her. I do want to be her...
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    07-19-2014, 10:34 PM
    Welcome home Kilaya, you may be small but I bet you already know your new home is special. It's always too soon to say goodbye so your first love,...
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    07-17-2014, 05:34 PM
    Interestingly enough he had nerve damage from a complicated birth that left him with no feeling in his fingertips. He really wouldn't have a reaction...
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    07-17-2014, 03:19 AM
    They are all so individual. I agree that they remember. I am so sorry for both of you getting bitten. Its such a painful shock and I haven't needed...
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    07-16-2014, 06:10 PM
    I've never seen anything like that. What a wonderful surprise. I think hot air balloons, kites and parrots tweak some primal urge for flying. I love...
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    07-16-2014, 04:59 PM
    It's true. We really are barely at the beginning of our story, yet it seems like a lifetime of changes. All in grey time.
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    07-16-2014, 04:58 PM
    These greys are so much the individuals. Gil is not so attached to me that she would care if I ignored her and in fact that may be her preference. ...
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    07-16-2014, 04:28 PM
    It seems no matter where we are in life or how long our parrot companion is with us, nothing compares nor prepares us for the profound loss and...
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    07-15-2014, 03:03 AM
    Thanks for reading, for encouragement and for helping us laugh through the hard times as well as the funny ones. It is a dauntingly long thread and...
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    07-14-2014, 08:09 PM
    My name is Dee and I am a grey sniffer. I risk piercing my nose or getting an eye put out but am not willing to stop. They sent me home from the...
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    07-14-2014, 05:50 PM
    What a difference a day makes. We had some excitement today. We have a work crew here, I will spare you the graphic details but it included...
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    07-14-2014, 03:10 AM
    No harm, no foul. It's her way of expression and there was a much bigger pile of wood than feathers. When I got the broom to clean it up she...
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    07-14-2014, 02:53 AM
    When we first got our greys they went through an "I love you" stage. Two were male babies, one was an older female. It could be just a nervous...
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    07-14-2014, 02:42 AM
    What a day of "point" "counterpoint" between two determined and headstrong females. For a while now she has been pulling her stainless steel food and...
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    07-13-2014, 08:14 PM
    Look at you go Mr. Mom, or Gourmet Dad. I love the picture of Isaac eating right out of the pan. With Gilbert, she may reject a favored food of...
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    07-13-2014, 07:34 PM
    From what I understand, an African grey will molt flight feathers symmetrically, one on each side in the same position. It keeps them balanced in...
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    07-13-2014, 05:07 PM
    Welcome to the forum, Timmy sounds like a good buddy to you. I have to say I was expecting a Timneh African Grey, and happily surprised to see he is...
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    07-13-2014, 03:51 PM
    I can definitely see both sides to this issue and I am certain that there are as many scenarios as there are individual greys and humans. When I see...
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    07-13-2014, 03:25 PM
    I agree with the slippery slope of labels and of giving human attributes and characteristics to our parrots. Miss Gilbert is most definitely...
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