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Re: meyers parrot

Posted by kathy to micheal L on 4/24/05
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    On 4/24/05, Michael L wrote:
    > On 4/24/05, kathy wrote:
    >> On 4/24/05, Michael L wrote:
    >>> On 4/24/05, kathy wrote:
    >>>> Thanks Micheal I read somewhere that across the breast the
    >>>> difference is the bars in the feathers Have you ever heard of
    >>>> that.They do seem to have the difference in the feathers
    >>>> wheather or not that means either-or- I dont know.
    >>> Honestly Kathy, I have never heard that one, but that doesn't
    >>> mean that it doesn't have some merit.
    >>> Michael L
    >> Micheal do you know a website I can get a care sheet for this
    >> meyers ? I want to take him /Her to my sister but only with a care
    >> sheet for info. So she can learn all about it. I was given this
    >> bird from my avian vet with the intent of a good home my sister
    >> has much more experience with birds than I. But she doesnt have
    >> access to a computer for the info I do. If any others on board can
    >> help with the info sheet I need please do.Thanks. Kathy
    > Kathy,
    > I breed the African species but not the Meyers. Mine inclued
    > Senegals, Red Bellied and Jardines.
    > As far as specific care for them, they would receive the care that
    > all birds should receive.
    > Their cage should be ample in size. A 24"x24" or larger would be
    > perfect. Provide them with toys and other interesting items that
    > they migh enjoy such as wood for chewing.
    > Many like to bathe, so regular bath bowls should be provided, or if
    > the bird is hand tame, showers.
    > Their diet should consist of fresh vegetables, dark leafy greens,
    > some fruits, pellets, seeds, nuts, sprouts and soaked seeds.
    > Not knowing the history of this bird, it may take a while for the
    > bird to learn to accept some new foods, but usually over time, they
    > do.
    > Place the cage in an active part of the home where the bird will
    > receive lots of attention. If natural sunlight isn't available,
    > some form of full spectrum artificial lighting to keep the bird
    > healthy should be used.
    > Of course veterinary care when necessary as well as yearly wellness
    > checks at an avian vet.
    > And lots of lots of love!
    > It's not a care sheet, but it's pretty much what you would need to
    > provide any bird with a great life.
    > And of course, a book that your sister may read at her leisure since
    > she doesn't have access to the internet.
    > Michael L
    Micheal, Thankyou so much , you are such a sweetheart --- kathy