I got a duck butt for a macaw!

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I got a duck butt for a macaw!

Post by Dani03 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:26 pm

Wish I had pics for sure but today something frightened Aggie to the point that she lost her huge tail feathers immediatly and the rest just came out on their own.

Now she is moulting but this isn't due to that. She has two medium length tails left...my little ducky butt LOL

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Post by iaowings » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:10 pm

I didn’t know they can have there tail feathers scared out of them

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Post by Dani03 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:43 pm

Oh yeah...Prinny did it...they are like those lizards. It's a defense mechanism...or at least that'a what I have been told

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Post by CatsChair » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:55 am

guess this means I will have to be extra nice to Magellan for a while, since we finally have one long tail feather!!
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Scared the tail feathers out?

Post by Bird crazy » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:25 am

Wow that is amazing. I think I had heard that but never knew it really happened. Poor thing. Does it take long to grow them back. Like months or weeks?

It must throw her balance off. But can see how it would be a protective mechanism in the wild.

Does she get on your arm willingly now or still working on that?

I'd love to see some pics. Any progess on finding the camera?
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Post by Dani03 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:43 am

Sue, she is willingly stepping up now and is doing great about stepping up politely.

Sorry, I tend to post over at BB about Aggie...since they have a macaw forum. Must remember to post it here too...

No camera yet...I think I have to just buy a new one

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Post by xo Missi » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:02 am

What's BB??

YES! Please DO remember to keep us updated! I look forward to hearing about her!!

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Post by Dani03 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:24 am

Missi...BB is short for http://www.birdboard.com/forum They have different forums for the different species of birds. It's a pretty big site...

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Post by xo Missi » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:31 pm

OMG I can't believe I've never seen that site! Thanks for the linkie :)

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Post by kimtoo » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:39 pm

hey duck-butt *ummm* I mean Dani :D

I guess sticking feathers in your butt doesn't make you a b&g either :lol:

Seriously, I never knew they could be scared tail-less, makes sense, guess I hadn't though about it :)

Mila let me put a flight suit on her today* jumping up and down excitedly*
Anybody else tried the flight suit???


I want, I want, I want PICS!!!!!

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Post by Dani03 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:31 pm

And I want pics of Mila in her FS...think you can get those?

I have an excuse, you don't :P :lol:

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Post by Melika » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:42 pm

Well, what do you think a predator could grab hold of easily? The tail. Our late pointer mix got a mouth full of tail feathers from a dove outside. Bird kept going and left the feathers behind. ^^

At least losing feathers in better than breaking them. Loss of a feather stimulates new growth, while a broken feather will be there until the next moult. :?

Tsume grabbed Hane's tail and made it curly! I'm so happy he finally moulted those!
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