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11th-Apr-2016 10:06 pm - Papercut Cockatiel
Muffin Buffin
I make a lot of papercut pictures, or scherenschnitte. It's fun, easy and relaxing. Here's one of Muffin sitting in his favourite place...on my chair :-)


Cockatiel Papercut
4th-Mar-2016 07:01 am - Spring is here!
birds, peaceful
Muffin is in major nesting mode and Feisty is singing sparrow songs...it's spring!

Lately Muffin has been so funny. He's been climbing around the budgie cage and screaming at Feisty. Or else he whistles and makes heart shaped wings at Feisty. What? Feisty, always the friendly budgie, immediately tried to make friends with Muffin by barfing in his mouth. Muffin was so grossed out, but that's what you get when you leave your beak wide open ;-) Feisty has tried this a few more times and it always makes Muffin angry...but I don't know why Muffin is climbing around the budgie cage in the first place...or keeps doing it. Birds, man!

Here's a gratuitous photo of my big fluff:


He's cute but...
17th-Jan-2016 12:52 pm - Tee Hee
Muffin Buffin
28th-Jun-2015 04:48 pm - Infertile eggs - how long to leave
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Hi everyone, I hope you and your birdies are well!

Despite my best efforts to prevent it, Loki has started to lay a clutch of infertile eggs. This will be her second clutch of eggs, but the first (and hopefully only) clutch for this year. The last clutch she laid was well over 8 months ago and she didn't have any issues. Her diet is good and I've added a vitamin supplement to her food to help keep her healthy while she's laying. My question is - how long should I leave the infertile eggs in her cage? As with her first clutch, she isn't showing any particular interest in them. She lays them, rolls them into a corner and that's that. At night she still prefers to sleep on her usual roosting perch. Should I leave the eggs in there for the recommended 21-30 days anyway? I don't want her to lay 'replacement' eggs if I remove the ones that are there.

Thanks! Here's a photo of Loki being cute. <3

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6th-Jun-2015 11:46 am - Cockatiel Art
birds, peaceful
Forgot to share this here :-) It's a 5x7" papercut that I made for an online friend. I think it's my best to date...and definitely one of my favourites too! I draw the picture on the back in reverse and cut out a silhouette.


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14th-Mar-2015 07:01 am - Old drawing of Muffin
birds, peaceful
This is from 2011...I spent ten years part time at art college :-D




The Two Muffins by calzephyr on DeviantArt
8th-Feb-2015 07:05 pm - My male cockatiel came back :)))))
Hi, i'm new here,

Just wanted to share my story.

My male cockatiel flewn away 5 days ago. I saw him the second day around the building, he slept on the 3rd floor in an unreachable place.

After that i didn't see him anymore, waited & waited. Today he was flying all day around the house, & was flying low, before he used to stay high. He slept on a tree facing our house & his female partner.

I took a ladder, climbed on it & brought him back.
He looks drained of energy, his eyes are smaller hehee. He already ate a lot of his favorite sunflower seeds.

I felt like a won the lottery. I'm extremly happy. He is now sleeping safely in my house again
28th-Dec-2014 08:48 pm - Travelling with a 'tiel.
cockatiel, Loki
Hi everyone! I'm new to this community, I think I used to be a member under a different LJ username in the past. I have a 3 year old female cockatiel called Loki (she does answer to other names like Lolo and Poopy, haha) and stars in my user pic. :3

I'm looking for advice regarding travelling with cockatiels. In a few weeks, I'll be relocating to the capitol city of my state in Aust., about a 3-4 hour drive away from my current location. I'll be driving and Loki will be coming along. It's summer here so I'm expecting the weather to be around 30-38C (about 86-100F) but my car does have aircon so that's a plus. Any tips on transporting my precious cargo? Should she stay in her cage with any loose objects removed or be moved to a smaller cage? Should I cover the cage with a light blanket or leave it uncovered/partially uncovered?

Thanks in advance for any advice! :)
9th-Dec-2014 06:58 pm - Your 18" doll needs one!
Muffin Buffin
Just sharing this because I thought it was super cute. There's a Canadian version of American Girls (not affiliated with that series) and they gave one of the girls a cockatiel named Piccolo. I might have been more interested in Barbie when I was a kid if she came with a big cage of budgies, LOL!


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