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  • ITW2 (64 posts)
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    When was the last time you shared Ice Cream with your pet?

    My Blue and Gold Macaw loves ice cream. 

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    • NVBirdlady (3312 posts)
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      1. I have a Quaker and Green Cheek Conure.

      Both seem to have a sweet tooth. I will occasionally give them a taste of vanilla ice cream. It is a rarity though especially with the Quaker.

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      • ITW2 (64 posts)
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        2. Miss Frodo is a beggar. She loves to share my food.

        If it isn’t bird friendly ( like avocado )  either I eat it while I’m away from home or not at all.

        Miss Frodo was born in 2001. She started laying eggs during summer of 2015 and hasn’t stopped. All she wants to do is brood  and lay 3 new eggs every 6 weeks. I miss her old playful ways. :cry:

         

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        • NVBirdlady (3312 posts)
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          6. Yes bird friendly food. Mine are crazy for spaghetti.

          I can’t imagine having a female laying eggs. All of my birds have been males. My Quaker is 14 and my GCC is 5. Both males. They hump their toys.

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        • Abakan (2001 posts)
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          7. Does she have a box?

          Or is she laying on the floor of her cage? If she is broody you can get somethings

          like marbles that are roughly the same size, shape and color of her eggs. Exchange

          them with her eggs.

          If she is a chronic layer she needs additional calcium supplements.

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          • ITW2 (64 posts)
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            9. She is laying eggs inside her cage. 30 eggs between 10/17/16 and 6/1/15.

            I’ve tried leaving the 3 to 6 eggs in with her because they are clean and unbroken. I almost took her last clutch away but didn’t have the heart to upset her.

            Last month I offered her a way to walk from her cage onto my bed in hopes of distracting her. We played and cuddled a bit. She rolls over on her back to play with her feet up in the air like a cat. Sigh. :facepalm: We stopped that after she pooed on my bed several times. She never did that before becoming a mom.

            Her main diet is Higgins InTune for Macaws. I was giving her vitamin supplements mixed with juice or warm grits until I read that could become toxic.

            I think the only thing that may stop her laying behavior is to move her cage out of my bedroom during the daylight hours. She may not feel safe enough to continue laying.

            • Magical Thyme (2593 posts)
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              17. shortening her daylight hours may help stop the broodiness

              Iirc, they need a minimum of some number of hours to start them laying. One solution to broodiness is to shorten their exposure to daylight/awake time by leaving them in the dark longer.

              You can buy fake eggs for her to sit on…that can stop the cycling as well.

              • ITW2 (64 posts)
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                18. I'll stop by Agway tomorrow. They should carry fake eggs.

                I’ll bring one of Frodo’s eggs with me to get the correct size.

                Since I don’t cover her cage at night keeping out natural seasonal sunlight it gonna be difficult.

                At this point, anything safe is worth a try.

                • Magical Thyme (2593 posts)
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                  19. if the eggs don't work,

                  I would try covering her cage at night, or putting her into a dark room at night.

                  FWIW, Domingo my sun conure was very broody. I would just let her sit on eggs until they dried out and broke into pieces. She lived to a healthy 20-21, which I believe is pretty average/normal for suns.

                  • ITW2 (64 posts)
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                    20. Frodo has been sitting on her real eggs continuously for 17 months.

                    She has the freedom to come out of her cage anytime as long as I’m at home.

                    When she was younger and lived in a larger cage I covered 3 1/2 sided of her cage so she could see me.

                    She came to live with me before she was fully weaned off formula. We have an incredible bond. Back in the day, when I traveled I took her everywhere with me. Sneaking a large bird into motels for a 1 night stay wasn’t easy. :rofl: I did check-in with her except for the few times when I was traveling over long stretches of road with motels that didn’t allow pets.

                    She has always lived in my bedroom. That isn’t going to change. The only thing I can do is hang curtains to block out light and close my bedroom door (which will upset the dog).

                    Even with all these things … living with animals is way more enjoyable than living with most humans.  :lol:

                    Thanks for sharing info about Domingo. That made me feel better.

    • Totally Liberal Dem (1367 posts)
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      3. Last evening, my Scottie, Maggie…

      …had most of my Teriyaki steak and all of my ice cream!  She declined the salad and dry baked potato!

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      • ITW2 (64 posts)
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        10. Maggie has it made.

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          13. Tell me about it!

          Today, in my Ninja cooking system, I am making her boneless, skinless chicken breasts with fresh carrots and spinach.  Me?  I am having store-bought soup for lunch!  It’s a tough job being a Mom Dog!  But……Mags is mega worth it!

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    • faultindicator (479 posts)
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      4. Never ice cream,

      but six days a week I cook lunch for the shop’s dog, it is her lunch, not mine. She gets three eggs over easy in butter with hamburger, pepperoni, or chicken. I don’t eat eggs myself. It’s a riot watching her charge out of Fred’s house at one o’clock – she runs like a rhinoceros, snorting as she barrels around any motorcycle or parts in the way. Once in a while a smear of jelly on the plate makes for a very happy dog.

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      • ITW2 (64 posts)
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        12. She sounds like a happy dog even without the added jelly.

        That’s cool.

      • Totally Liberal Dem (1367 posts)
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        14. I love it! n/t

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    • hippiechick (1175 posts)
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      5. Yesterday.

      My dogs have always been my “dishwasher pre-rinse cycle”  – not just for ice cream, but pretty much everything.

      • StupidRedhead (2020 posts)
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        16. Mine too. She can scrub a pot like no SOS pad can.

        And she’s the only one in the house that’ll help me do the dishes.

    • Abakan (2001 posts)
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      8. Because birds are lactose intolerant I never have shared ice cream with them.

      I have given them some cheese once in a while. I know it is not good for them

      but a small amount every six months, I don’t think will hurt them.

      I had to quit feeding cauliflower because birds don’t fart and can’t expel the gas it causes.

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    • Cleita (1689 posts)
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      11. Not ice cream but an occasional dab of whipped cream as a treat.

      I don’t like to do it too often cuz I don’t think the sugar is good for them.

    • StupidRedhead (2020 posts)
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      15. Last time I gave her ice cream she threw up

      Appears my Hopey dopey doofus ghetto goat dog has a sensitive stomach. She’ll eat about anything though, especially grass.

    • Magical Thyme (2593 posts)
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      21. I got my boys their own ice cream this past summer…

      Jakey threw his up. Guess I should have stuck with hooman vanilla.

    • Average Gazoo (306 posts)
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      22. 3 hours ago, just a bit for each

      but I love the way their eyes narrow when they take it off the spoon.