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Federation of Aviculture, Inc. (AFA). Willie and Me My Adoption Story AFA Convention Form
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“Baby Birds” By Lori Pikkaart
geranium her nest sat in, I carefully took
to have two birds’ nests in our yard.
speckled white eggs. I took the spout off
female house finch on the nest, her black
around the nest so it wouldn’t get wet.
sweet little beckoning song. Later, while
“Giardia. Conclusions” By Debbie Arbogast
part discussion of Giardia by citing some
statistics are significant in learning about
where a definite reason of featherpicking
what we have seen through the clinic.
available in this country as an alternative
140 birds were tested through the clinic.
to look into its use, as it is thought that
indicate have a high rate of Giardia, did
resistant to treatment with the Flagyl.
all species of birds. In addition to these
28 positives, there were 4 others that we
choice you can discuss with your vet.
call “assumed positives.” That is, these
states that other species are insignificant
as far as rates of Giardia are concerned,
gathered through our clinic is significant
symptoms of Giardia and were housed
birds that had a fair number tested (5 or
with other birds that tested positive.
that should not be ignored. We offer this
(metronidazole). According to AvianMedicine: Principles and Application,
New Parrot Species?
Parrot, which is a native of Brazil, there
is speculation that it is not a new species
exciting for bird enthusiasts worldwide.
region of Brazil has been discovered.
is lacking feathers on its head, thus the
“Willie and Me” By John Davey
the tiniest crevice to escape the cold and
still cocked trap and fresh (?) droppings
and safe cracker that ever trod this earth.
short shrift of them, setting out a trapline
summertime and the livin’ is easy.
appropriately called “rat tail files”).
so that the trap would spring with a puff
with birds or psittacines or parrots. Well,
it springing shut on my fingers. The next
mice in the summer – and certainly never
Parrot – spend the daylight hours of the
the screened-in back porch of our home.
It’s really a great location – lots of fresh
new brand of trap – sleek, deadly, with
clean and still armed. It’s now personal.
sunlight, a chance to be outdoors without
indirect joys of birdkeeping. I know that
three clean kills. I laid off after the third
adversaries. But after a day or so hiatus,
tempt fate, he would tell you: “Because
the birds and I were greeted with a shiny
infesting our lawn and eating our shrubs,
“My Adoption Follow-Up” By Dawn Case
has birds listed that are in need of a new
almost purrs when she is on my shoulder.
future when he trusts me enough…. I’ll
part of my activities with my other birds,
advertised by our newsletter, and I get to scratch his head.
I had to let her go at her own speed.
lost interest in her 3 birds. A few months
not help asking what the problem was.
prior to this, I had to put my much-loved
10 yr old parakeet to sleep, because of a
she just didn’t have time for anymore.
she learned the routine of the day. I even
to do laundry, so it was left alone all the
I didn’t want one, but I just felt so bad
turned out I adopted Virgil 2 days before
for this bird all alone in the basement. I
the World Trade Disaster, so I will never
in our newsletter to find it a home.
newsletter to come out, I couldn’t help
quite a few months for him to settle in.
be. But it’s relative. She did try to get
with a little mirror in his cage and I let
Club meeting, but she is still rather timid
still working on that issue, but it takes
him playing with a toy for the first time
of the time, probably to keep her quiet.
pellets I put in a separate dish for him.
of trust with a bird, but I certainly feel
around more than eat them, but I do think
day I fell in love. I decided right away I
started playing with his pellets. I image
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time I thought of those little babies. As
mother came back to her nest. She did. Beginning Balance: $3460.01
the oak tree in front of our house, singing
prettily, as if to encourage his mate while
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plant down to look inside the nest. It was
sat in the grass in front of the deck and
persistently scolded. I couldn’t imagine
where the nest was until I saw it nestled
beam. I could see three blue robin’s eggsfrom above through the slats of the deck
robin wasn’t around either. She didn’t
sit on the fence and wait for me anymore.
the frequent visitor with the water hose.
I looked into her nest. It too was empty.
place that I could not explain. It was like
like. I became fond of privately referring
to them as “mother bird” every time I
singing in our oak tree out front. He and
that they will be back to nest. I am also
time, the bottom of the finch’s nest was
huddled so closely together, I couldn’t
this way it is comforting to see that life
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