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Parrot Bloggers
Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Sam Williams, PhD

July 15

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jul 15, 2006

Some of the older chicks now look almost like real parrots and they have real characters. I think in the next week a few will be leaving their nests. Getting them out of the cavities now typically involves a few bites but they are not yet so strong. They have become a hand full to measure and check...

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Sam Williams, PhD

July 9

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jul 09, 2006

I had thought that when the chicks got bigger it would be easier to remove them from the nest. My thinking being that they would be a bit more robust and I could hook them with the ladle without needing the extreme caution I was using for the tiny chicks. In that respect they are easier to deal...

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Sam Williams, PhD

July 1

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jul 01, 2006

This week has been another week with mixed news. On Monday night we heard that someone had shot 8 adult parrots and that they had been hung on a gate. So first thing on Tuesday morning I visited the place where they were said to be and sure enough there were dead birds, three parrots and a...

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Sam Williams, PhD

June 24

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jun 24, 2006

In an earlier post I said I was going to get a ladle to help extract chicks from the nest. Well I now have an array of plastic kitchenware available for this task and they have been invaluable. I have three that I tend use and my favourite is the “magic ladle”. For some nests the magic ladle is a...

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