Parrot Pampering Day at Paradise Park
Posted: 02 July 2007 11:00 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello All,

I thought you might like to see a few photos from our ‘Parrot Pampering Day’ at Paradise Park.  It was on 1st July - celebrating the day that the EU ban on the import of wild-caught parrots was made permanent!

2 pics here of making toys and treats, and of the group taking them out to the parrots, 3 more pics on my next post of some birds enjoying them (as only 3 attachments allowed per post)

Best wishes,
Alison

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Posted: 02 July 2007 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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A few more photos from our pampering day.
Alison

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Posted: 02 July 2007 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Just a few more photos showing fruit kebabs, making paper mache treat holders and Louise putting together wood/pine cone/rope toys.
Alison

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Posted: 15 July 2007 10:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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BirdTrouble - 14 July 2007 04:05 PM

That looks great! My amazon would love that.
Tell me in the picture of the fruit in the blue box, what are the wire containers you are using to put fruit in?

Same question here… haven’t seen anything quite like that before.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The wire containers are ‘spiral feeders’.  You can buy them for wild bird food and also to put nesting material in around spring time.  Here are a couple of links.

http://birds.thompson-morgan.com/product/xww6049/1
http://www.wildforms.co.uk/html/bird_feeders.html

They are great for the smaller parrots, such as lorikeets which spent a lot of time chewing on the fruit and corn on the cob - a macaw would destroy them really quickly.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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THANKS! Looks like someone needs to become a distributor/seller of these in the US all searches so far lead to UK sellers.

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Posted: 16 July 2007 03:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hello again,

I found this corn cob holder on a US site.  It looks similar and could easily have fruit put in it.  It’s for squirrels - so should be pretty robust!

http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-8509-67d03c8b19d2df7c1e885d7ee2ebccf8&ps_session=0c4bf3f5621e608d6698aea0ba0fe133

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