Which birds are considered powdery?

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Which birds are considered powdery?

Post by Kevin C » Mon, 06 Dec 1993 19:48:01



We've started showering with our birds Ralph and Sidney.  Sidney seems
to have a good time, Ralph seems impartial but a little annoyed.  :)
Both of them seem to enjoy the blowdrying afterwards.  We always make
sure they see the other one being showered, so they know we're not
picking on them.  Well, except for that one time Sidney decided to hop
into my bowl of cereal, and the time he hopped onto my fried chicken
(wasn't hot) and kicked it all over the table, and the time he hopped
into the pastries (weren't hot)....

Did I mention Ralph started picking again?  Well he did, but he also
stopped again when Sidney moved in.  (Good sign?)

Anyways, it was mentioned to me that greys are considered to be
powdery, like***atoos.  Is this true?  Generally, water beads up and
rolls off Ralph, while Sidney gets sopping wet (Ralph is a Timneh and
Sidney is a severe macaw).  I know all birds are a little powdery, but
where are greys on the powderiness scale?

The same person told me that birds sweat.  I thought birds didn't have
sweat glands.  Do they?

Final question:  What's a normal head/neck pinfeather for a severe (or
other dwarf) macaw look like?  Sidney has these little black soft
puffy pinfeathers (at least they look like pinfeathers).  They're not
the hard "pins" that you see on Timnehs or budgies.
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Which birds are considered powdery?

Post by Elizabeth Vaugh » Wed, 08 Dec 1993 00:47:32


According to Harrison and Harrison's CLINICAL AVIAN MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
the powder birds are the following:Cockatoos(Umbrella,Moluccan,
Red-vented, Bare-eyed, Sulfur-crested, Rose-***ed),Cockatiels, African
Greys, and some macaws.

 Birds do not have sweat glands.

LIZ V

 
 
 

Which birds are considered powdery?

Post by Robert Wiega » Wed, 08 Dec 1993 02:05:56



Quote:
>Anyways, it was mentioned to me that greys are considered to be
>powdery, like***atoos.  Is this true?  Generally, water beads up and
>rolls off Ralph, while Sidney gets sopping wet (Ralph is a Timneh and
>Sidney is a severe macaw).  I know all birds are a little powdery, but
>where are greys on the powderiness scale?

I think Greys are high. I know mine is a little dust factory. :-)

Quote:
>The same person told me that birds sweat.  I thought birds didn't have
>sweat glands.  Do they?

I don't think this is true, but I'm not positive.

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Which birds are considered powdery?

Post by ECZ5.. » Wed, 08 Dec 1993 22:02:00


Sally and I have had Bogie (Budgie) for 6 years now and he always seems
to astonish us one more time.  He is completely aware of us and his
surroundings.  This past week end an old college friend and former
colleague of mine spent two days with us.  His name was Bruce.  Now
we didn't do anything special about our birds except an initial
introduction when Bruce walked in the door.  The birds went about their
bird work and a couple of other college/colleague friends from the same
era happened to be in town too for this informal reunion.  We took
Bruce to the airport Sunday morning after two days of remembering old
times.  Well yesterday, after getting up and getting ready to get on
with the tasks of the day Bogie was talking to his Budgie buddy, Ridley
This is a combination of English and birdie chirps.  He stopped us in
our tracks when he said, "Kiss bird, kiss good bird, kiss good Bruce!"
Sally and I looked at each other and she said, "Did he say Bruce?"
Well we both heard it.  He's done this on other occacsions.  I think he
does this to keep the humans on their toes.
He even pulled something like this on our vet.  Bogie had been staying
at the vets for treatment of his kidney problem and when I could pick
him up after his treatment of several days Dr. Max said, "Do you know
Bogie says, 'let me out, let me out'"?  I told him that we had never
taught him that.  Dr. Max got confirmation from one of the other clinic
people so I guess Bogie was their cheif entertainment for those few days
After one of his stays with the vet, Sally was getting ready to go to
work, I had already left.  She called me to tell me that when she was
leaving and said good by to Bogie he said, "Lights out birdies!"
in his sweet little voice.  So we know what the vet clinic people say
when they leave for the day.
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Dana         (Basil's words to the wise, "Merry Poop Snoot!"