Lucce and Amore are our Ringneck Parakeets... he is 6 and she is 10 and they are closely bonded to each other and really like their people. Lucce (yellow) is an absolutele clown and a friendly little charmer who likes pretty much everyone he meets and has taught Talouse how to talk incredibly well.
Amore is most devoted to me and my oldest daughter and will seek us out for company although she is not big on human cuddling unless she is in the shower.
Sixty Fiver, how old do those species typically live?
I've had a couple of cockatiels (one after the other) and they were great birds and great companions. The second one also loved showers. She was an absolute nut in the shower. She got so ugly and stinky from it, but how could I turn her down?
Birds? I've got birds. lol
Just got these matching swallows done yesterday in commemoration of my first bicycle tour. It's a fairly traditional (c&v?) tattoo design. Swallows, after a long journey over land and/or sea, always return home...it's a nice sentiment, me thinks. Please forgive the crude self taken pics, they are a perfect match, but I had to twist my arm to get a somewhat decent shot.
As for those birds... 30 and 50 years respectively for Ringnecks and Senegals when they are well cared for and mine might be a little spoiled.
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I've always been terrified of having a female bird that became egg-bound, and so have always had males. Have you ever had any problems? I'm not sure how common it actually is.
I'd like to get a parrot once my littlest is old enough and learns some impulse control. I'm drawn to Pionus for their mellow temperaments and low volume.
Without access to a nest and having a mate who is an idiot is an excellent form of birth control... Lucce really has no clue.
Egg binding seems to be a much greater issue with other species like 'tiels but it is something to watch for if you have a hen of any type.
My daughters are the envy of many of their friends as their grandfather is Santa, and as you can see he chooses to drive a RAM pickup, (and a Harley in the summer).
He is a good sport about this as he is always getting approached by children who just... have... to... know.
This was the U.P. today... they got a foot of snow and it continues to fall.
This is my grandpas pocket-watch. He was a bomber pilot in WW2; The "Bloody 100th bomber group". It is my understanding that he would have had this watch with him on every mission he flew as it was specially made for making aviation navigation calculations. Pretty cool to think what this watch went through to make it into my pocket. Kinda rough on the outside, but the inside is something to behold.
Just another day land surveying:
NYC stone monument in High Falls at the siphon house for the Catskill Aqueduct:
IMAG1643 by catskillstinky, on Flickr
Late 1800's barbed wire:
IMAG1641 by catskillstinky, on Flickr
Equipment repair. Our eBay donor Jett collector giving up it's pristine QVGA touch screen assembly for the benefit of the damaged one on our tired Carlson Explorer 2. I still haven't opened up the Carlson collector, but it should in theory be a direct swap:
IMAG1646 by catskillstinky, on Flickr
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$50 craigslist pickup my kids are enjoying immensely.
For a bird the size of a pigeon, those suckers are strong.
First full day of Spring in the NW
Wood-Fired Curing Oven.