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« on: 19/07/2007 20:40:18 »
Oh for heavens sake !!

Wifey has agreed to look after a 13 year old budgerigar !!..apparently they only live for about six years !!

With my lot....it's going to be well deceased by the time the owner comes back in ten days !!

Oh great !!..it's here already !!!

Any tips for making sure the thing  stays alive for the next ten days ?

Any tips (humorous preferred) for how to convince the owner that is it still alive should it decide to do the back crawl on the cage floor ?
« Last Edit: 19/07/2007 22:31:16 by neilep »
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« Reply #1 on: 19/07/2007 20:41:42 »
Oh for heavens sake !!

Wifey has agreed to look after a 13 year old budgerigar !!..apparently they only live for about six years !!

With my lot....it's going to be well deceased by the time the owner comes back in ten days !!

Oh great !!..it's here already !!!

Any tips for making sure the thing is stays alive for the next ten days ?

Any tips (humorous preferred) for how to convince the owner that is it still alive should it decide to do the back crawl on the cage floor ?

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« Reply #2 on: 19/07/2007 20:48:15 »
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« Reply #3 on: 19/07/2007 20:48:44 »
I'd take a photo of it if I didn't think the flash would kill it !!
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« Reply #5 on: 19/07/2007 20:55:08 »
LOL..Make sure to cover it if you need sleep.. LOL if they are anything like parrots and cockatiels they are noisy in the late hours!

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« Reply #6 on: 19/07/2007 21:06:53 »
LOL..Make sure to cover it if you need sleep.. LOL if they are anything like parrots and cockatiels they are noisy in the late hours!

She said to not cover it.....

..but I suspect it may end up covered in a death mask anyway !!


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« Reply #7 on: 19/07/2007 21:11:27 »
LOL LOL I loved the skit! I have never seen that one! LOL!

" the plumage don't inter into it, it's stone dead!" LOL LOL

"I took the liberty of examining that parrot and I discovered that the only reason it had been was sitting on it's perch in the 1rst place was because it had been nailed there!" LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!

Oh man they don't cover them at night eh! Well I thought they may be like other pet birds! LOL Good luck! LOL

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« Reply #8 on: 19/07/2007 21:12:14 »
HEE HEE HEE! LOL

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« Reply #9 on: 19/07/2007 21:26:08 »
Great !!..does anyone know Budgie CPR ?
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« Reply #10 on: 19/07/2007 21:31:59 »
Take Marylnn's advice and put your lips out and blow!

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« Reply #11 on: 19/07/2007 21:32:41 »
Take Marylnn's advice and put your lips out and blow!

Just no tonsil Hocky as you might loose your tongue! LOL

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« Reply #12 on: 19/07/2007 21:35:04 »
Do not feed it large amounts of bread or cabbage! LOL

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« Reply #13 on: 19/07/2007 22:07:23 »
I'd take a photo of it if I didn't think the flash would kill it !!
Good idea , that way when it dies you can take the pic along to the pet shop with you. Just like the previous two people who were asked to look after it did . [;D]

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« Reply #14 on: 19/07/2007 22:25:03 »
When his budgie died , Mr Baker was very distressed. He went to the parish priest and said, "Father, will you do a funeral for my budgie?"
"No way" said the priest. "It's a daft idea. Why don't you try the church down the road?"
"All right ," said Baker. "By the way, do think a 1,000 for his church fund would be a suitable gesture of gratitude?"
"Wait a minute" said the priest. "Why didn't you mention that the budgie was a Catholic?"

Q: What do you give a sick budgie?
A: Tweetment

Q: What do you get when you cross a Budgie with a Piranha?
A: A bird that talks your ear off!!

A mummy budgie, daddy budgie and their baby were getting ready to
migrate. The mother budgie said, "My instincts tell me to go north."
The daddy budgie said, "My instincts tell me to go south."
The baby budgie said,"My end stinks too, but it doesn't tell me where to go!"

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« Reply #15 on: 19/07/2007 22:28:33 »
I'd take a photo of it if I didn't think the flash would kill it !!
Good idea , that way when it dies you can take the pic along to the pet shop with you. Just like the previous two people who were asked to look after it did . [;D]









Oy !!..aren't ewe supposed to be in the Caribbean !!...?..bring us back a budgie will ya ?
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« Reply #16 on: 19/07/2007 22:29:24 »
When his budgie died , Mr Baker was very distressed. He went to the parish priest and said, "Father, will you do a funeral for my budgie?"
"No way" said the priest. "It's a daft idea. Why don't you try the church down the road?"
"All right ," said Baker. "By the way, do think a 1,000 for his church fund would be a suitable gesture of gratitude?"
"Wait a minute" said the priest. "Why didn't you mention that the budgie was a Catholic?"

Q: What do you give a sick budgie?
A: Tweetment

Q: What do you get when you cross a Budgie with a Piranha?
A: A bird that talks your ear off!!

A mummy budgie, daddy budgie and their baby were getting ready to
migrate. The mother budgie said, "My instincts tell me to go north."
The daddy budgie said, "My instincts tell me to go south."
The baby budgie said,"My end stinks too, but it doesn't tell me where to go!"



Oh joy !!...I suppose we'll have to buy it's food at Budgens!!
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« Reply #17 on: 19/07/2007 22:32:27 »
Yes, and you'll have to budgie-et your money.
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« Reply #18 on: 19/07/2007 22:38:47 »
I'd take a photo of it if I didn't think the flash would kill it !!
Good idea , that way when it dies you can take the pic along to the pet shop with you. Just like the previous two people who were asked to look after it did . [;D]









Oy !!..aren't ewe supposed to be in the Caribbean !!...?..bring us back a budgie will ya ?
don't think they have budgies in the Dominican republic ,i think they have tarantulas if thats any good

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« Reply #19 on: 19/07/2007 22:46:16 »
Yes, and you'll have to budgie-et your money.

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« Reply #20 on: 19/07/2007 22:47:10 »
I'd take a photo of it if I didn't think the flash would kill it !!
Good idea , that way when it dies you can take the pic along to the pet shop with you. Just like the previous two people who were asked to look after it did . [;D]









Oy !!..aren't ewe supposed to be in the Caribbean !!...?..bring us back a budgie will ya ?
don't think they have budgies in the Dominican republic ,i think they have tarantulas if thats any good


If I buy a budgie outfit from a Tarntulas fancy dress shop then I might just get away with it !!
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« Reply #21 on: 19/07/2007 23:17:24 »
Tarntulas?  [???]
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« Reply #22 on: 19/07/2007 23:36:55 »
Tarntulas?  [???]

Hey !!..t's not fair...I've been awake some 43 hours....I'm bound tewe get some speeeling rong !!....
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« Reply #23 on: 19/07/2007 23:38:08 »
HAHA have fun!! I don't know what to tell you I've never had a birdy..

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« Reply #24 on: 20/07/2007 04:11:50 »
when the owner gets back and it's dead, just deny having watched it. make the whole family play along... it'll be fun

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« Reply #25 on: 20/07/2007 10:33:43 »
HAHA have fun!! I don't know what to tell you I've never had a birdy..

Don't worry, you'll get a girlfriend 1 day  [;D]
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« Reply #26 on: 20/07/2007 12:42:07 »
HAHA have fun!! I don't know what to tell you I've never had a birdy..

Don't worry, you'll get a girlfriend 1 day  [;D]

...but don't expect favourable responses if you put her in a cage with some bird toys and a bird seed to eat....though....the mirror will probably be most welcome.
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« Reply #27 on: 20/07/2007 12:43:10 »
when the owner gets back and it's dead, just deny having watched it. make the whole family play along... it'll be fun


Fortunately, it's easy for me to plead ignorance !!....it's the truth !
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« Reply #28 on: 20/07/2007 14:10:13 »
when the owner gets back and it's dead, just deny having watched it. make the whole family play along... it'll be fun
 

LoL Your so nice Kadie. LoL.

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« Reply #29 on: 20/07/2007 14:11:18 »
HAHA have fun!! I don't know what to tell you I've never had a birdy..

Don't worry, you'll get a girlfriend 1 day  [;D]

How is that to me Doc? LoL. I must be missing something.

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« Reply #30 on: 20/07/2007 15:22:25 »
How was night with the budgie?? Were they quiet? Here I hope this  works, I had never seen a budgie must be related to parakeets and parrots! These are English Budgies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGiUTNzoWlI

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« Reply #31 on: 20/07/2007 16:58:56 »
HAHA have fun!! I don't know what to tell you I've never had a birdy..

Don't worry, you'll get a girlfriend 1 day  [;D]

How is that to me Doc? LoL. I must be missing something.

In The UK we call babes/girlfriends ' birds' and ' chicks' !
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« Reply #32 on: 20/07/2007 17:03:48 »
How was night with the budgie?? Were they quiet? Here I hope this  works, I had never seen a budgie must be related to parakeets and parrots! These are English Budgies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGiUTNzoWlI




This is TOM....he is like ............."Well Old" !!


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« Reply #33 on: 20/07/2007 17:17:37 »
How was night with the budgie?? Were they quiet? Here I hope this  works, I had never seen a budgie must be related to parakeets and parrots! These are English Budgies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGiUTNzoWlI




This is TOM....he is like ............."Well Old" !!


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Well Tom is a handsome rascal.. LOL I love his pretty green plumage! He looks like a normal parakeet! I have had several Parakeets as well as love birds.. know people who raise parrots and cockateils..

 Tom does look OLd for sure.. He must be well taken care of.. did he sleep well Or not at all? LOL

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« Reply #34 on: 20/07/2007 17:29:54 »
I don't know if he slept well !!

I'll go ask him !

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"Tom...Tom"
"chirp chirp plip plop"
"How did you sleep last night ?"
"chirp chirp whistle chirp"
"cool.....well if you need anything just ask ok ?"
"Chirpy chirp whistle growl"



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« Reply #35 on: 20/07/2007 17:39:09 »
HAHA have fun!! I don't know what to tell you I've never had a birdy..

Don't worry, you'll get a girlfriend 1 day  [;D]

How is that to me Doc? LoL. I must be missing something.

In The UK we call babes/girlfriends ' birds' and ' chicks' !

Oh I see now! LoL. I already have one that way, but not this way. HAHA.

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« Reply #36 on: 20/07/2007 17:42:37 »
HAHA have fun!! I don't know what to tell you I've never had a birdy..

Don't worry, you'll get a girlfriend 1 day  [;D]

How is that to me Doc? LoL. I must be missing something.

In The UK we call babes/girlfriends ' birds' and ' chicks' !

Oh I see now! LoL. I already have one that way, but not this way. HAHA.

I don't mind which way I have them!  [:D]
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« Reply #37 on: 20/07/2007 17:45:29 »
HAHA...

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« Reply #38 on: 20/07/2007 22:06:04 »
DAY TWO:

TOM is still alive !!

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« Reply #39 on: 20/07/2007 22:08:54 »
You could always say that the ALF raided your home and freed the bird, should the "worst" happen.

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« Reply #40 on: 20/07/2007 22:11:10 »
Cool !!...I'll write that done...it's very plausible !!...
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« Reply #41 on: 20/07/2007 22:23:47 »
TOM is still alive!!

Good Job. HAHA

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« Reply #42 on: 20/07/2007 22:39:55 »
TOM is still alive!!

Good Job. HAHA

He's chirping a lot today !!..I think he likes us !!
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« Reply #43 on: 20/07/2007 22:41:53 »
YAYAYAYA!! LoL. Keep CHRIPPING BIRD! Annoy the heck out of Neil! LoL. Just Messing again.

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« Reply #44 on: 20/07/2007 22:59:31 »
I hope it doesn't get bird flEWE
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« Reply #45 on: 20/07/2007 23:01:44 »
Oh man if it gets bird FlEWE it will not be a good sight.

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« Reply #46 on: 22/07/2007 16:05:37 »
How was night with the budgie?? Were they quiet? Here I hope this  works, I had never seen a budgie must be related to parakeets and parrots! These are English Budgies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGiUTNzoWlI




This is TOM....he is like ............."Well Old" !!


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I can't see any nails holding him on the perch, did you use superglue instead Neil? [;)]
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« Reply #47 on: 23/07/2007 01:42:40 »
LOL LOL!

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« Reply #48 on: 23/07/2007 03:01:37 »
I could never keep a bird in a cage like this !

He seems happy...his present owners do let him out the cage but it's not prudent for us to do this.

He has a mirror and a couple of toys, the same old food and the water.............and though I try to not anthropomorphise the little fella I just can't see how he can be content in what appears to be a pityful existence !!

just to sit there on a perch...day in day out...for 13 years !!!...and yet...the fact that he is that vast age and chirps does seem to indicate that he's a happy bird !!........and has been wonderfully cared for !


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« Reply #49 on: 23/07/2007 03:04:02 »
LOL...

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