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!!!!! Help her find these babies !!!!!

[ Hey everyone. It’s been a while since I posted about these 2 beauties. I have been trying to find where they are because my mom sold them and their cages for $200 when I was in the hospital. It happened July/August of 2011. I had them for 10 years. The cherry headed conure is a female about 16 years old. Her name is Oscar. The blue and gold macaw is a female about 15 years old. Her name is Cosmo, but responds to Hurrudaba because she decided that was her name. My mom sold them to a woman that lived in Rhode Island. I miss them dearly and just would like to at least seem them again. If you all could share this for me so I can see my babies again I would be forever grateful. ]

Oscar and Cosmo were her PETS and it seems that there was some kind of miscommunication and now she no longer has them and would just like to seem them again.

The new owner was sold so a woman somewhere in Rhode Island.

My RI / New England followers, Can we please boost this? T_T Let her see her babies one more time!

hyliasdemon  asked:

Hi! I currently own chickens and am interested in owning a Ringneck Dove hen within the next few years. Anything you can tell me about them? Life span? Space required? One bird or two birds? Thank you!

Ringneck Doves are the SIMPLEST bird on the planet to care for with a satisfying lifespan that averages 15-20 years in good conditions.

Here is the basic set up for my breeding pairs.

Fully grown Ringneck Doves are about 10-12 inches long from beak tip to tailfeather tip. A cage 16in on all sides is the BARE MINIMUM for one.

Bigger is always better, but most bird cages bigger than those finch flights my breeding pairs live in (24in wide, 18in high and deep.) are built for displaying parrots. (not housing them, mind, but I’ll let the psitticine people explain in more detail what makes a good Parrot enclosure) 

Ringneck doves are ground forragers that stand pretty horizontally, so floor space is WAY more important than height!

Here is Mr. Dove, a hen whose family had to give her up. (She was adopted by a new family a few years ago.) 

This photo was taken just after she was dropped off.

This is one of those shitty bunny cages WAY too small for a bunny or guinea pig to live comfortably in, but PERFECT for a single pet Ringneck.

All they had to do was give her a perch and carpet the floor with paper.

I added a tupperware nest like the one in the first pic and some little plastic hamster dishes from walmart, made her some toys, and paid her BUCKETS of attention!

Ringnecks are strict seed eaters that do best on a wild bird mix with at least 5 different seeds in it, no larger than Black Oil Sunflower seeds. Wild Wing brand’s Classic Mix is my personal favorite, and each dove will eat about 1/8th of a cup of seed mix in a 24 hour period, on average.

If you only have one or two doves, that walmart parakeet seed in the plastic can that’s absolute Garbage for parakeets is actually GREAT for Ringneck doves!

Just remember that egg laying is the bird version of human menstruation. The cock *fertilizes* the eggs. But hens will still lay then, cock or no cock, and they need to be supported with calcium suppliments and extra protein.

You already have Chickens, so I imagine Oyster shell and Layer Crumble are things you have on hand. Your dove ladies will appreciate some of both either sprinkled on their food or offered in another dish on the side.

Toys are as simple as the rest of their care. All their play revolves around nest building, and they like shiny things that jingle.

Snip the cotton ends off of the paper (not plastic) Q-tips, and you have made Dove Leggos. Hens LOVE being handed these to arrange under themselves and make a play nest. When out time is over, just gather and put them away. ^v^

Bread ties with a jingle bell on either end are the BEST THING EVER!!! for most of them. They like to carry them around, shake them, and throw them and make them make the noise!

They will also play like this with hair ties, key rings, milk jug rings, anything that size and shape that’s thin and light enough to pick up.

How many depends on how much time you have, as human bonded Ringneck Dove hens are INCREDIBLY clingy, and not bright enough to go occupy themselves while you are busy.

A pair of human social hens will be much less intensely bonded to you, but they will occupy each other and still enjoy your company. ^v^