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Bird damage

Post by Steve Hoffm » Tue, 03 Feb 1998 04:00:00



For those of you who think your***atoos, etc, are good at damaging
stuff, a friend of mine says they're nothing compared to the kea birds
in New Zealand   :)   -

Hikers would leave their rental cars at trail heads for a few days
and return to find them vandalized by the birds which were able to
pull the *** seals off the windshields, causing the windshields to
drop into the cars and allowing the birds to enter and rip the cars to
shreds.

 
 
 

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Post by TOBY » Tue, 03 Feb 1998 04:00:00


They showed  the birds on the TV  a while back --yes they were Kea
------nova??? --discover ??? it was very amusing  these sports people had
driven up into the hills or mountains  the birds did a number on several cars
------Toby.

 
 
 

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Post by Kelli » Tue, 03 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> For those of you who think your***atoos, etc, are good at damaging
> stuff, a friend of mine says they're nothing compared to the kea birds
> in New Zealand   :)   -

> Hikers would leave their rental cars at trail heads for a few days
> and return to find them vandalized by the birds which were able to
> pull the *** seals off the windshields, causing the windshields to
> drop into the cars and allowing the birds to enter and rip the cars to
> shreds.

They showed pictures of them in the act on that show Parrots:  Who's
Talking Now? (I think that was the name of it.)  The people went off
saying how they loved the birds, and how wonderful they were-  and came
back  to see them ripping the vinyl off the roof, the chrome off, etc.
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Post by Tina Hepple » Tue, 03 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>For those of you who think your***atoos, etc, are good at damaging
>stuff, a friend of mine says they're nothing compared to the kea birds
>in New Zealand   :)   -

I have seen a video on this.  Those birds do not compare to the toos at all.
The kea birds can take apart a car in no time.
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Post by Charlen » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00


That video (which I taped for my birds' sake) was one of the best I'd ever seen
-- a car stripped down to nothing in a matter of hours.  I wonder if insurance
covers this?

- C

 
 
 

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Post by Kelli » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> That video (which I taped for my birds' sake) was one of the best I'd ever seen
> -- a car stripped down to nothing in a matter of hours.  I wonder if insurance
> covers this?

Are you refering to the Who's Talking show?  I also recorded it for my birds-
well, for me, too, but I have on occassion turned it on for the birds before
leaving the house-  I do worry about them during that part about the Galah's being
shot.

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My Karma Ran Over My Dogma.  It was a Catastrophe.
Now my Dogma's Dead and my Karma's out of alignment.
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Post by CricketR » Thu, 05 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>That video (which I taped for my birds' sake) was one of the best I'd ever
>seen
>-- a car stripped down to nothing in a matter of hours.  I wonder if
>insurance
>covers this?

Ha! We have an auto body yard nearby work and they are *always* looking for
help in stripping down cars. Sounds like a perfect match... don't know what
worker's comp would say about this....

I would imagine ins. would pay for this. At least mine would.

 
 
 

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Post by Ka » Thu, 05 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:


> >That video (which I taped for my birds' sake) was one of the best I'd ever
> >seen
> >-- a car stripped down to nothing in a matter of hours.  I wonder if
> >insurance
> >covers this?

> Ha! We have an auto body yard nearby work and they are *always* looking for
> help in stripping down cars. Sounds like a perfect match... don't know what
> worker's comp would say about this....

> I would imagine ins. would pay for this. At least mine would.

My 'too is right at two years old and acts just like a two year old child
when it comes to being delibarately destructive.  Just don't leave anything
laying on the floor that you don't want destroyed! She especially likes to
chew up shoes and purses. Brat! :) :) :)  We love her anyway...  

She has been much better since we try to provide her with scraps of stuff
that we know she likes to chew up (like woven nylon straps and large pieces
of paper) and that has helped a lot.  Don't leave them on the cage. She
likes to get away with things so we leave them near the cage on the floor.
That way she thinks they are not for her.  I swear she has a sense of
humor!  I've seen her drag an entire large sheep of newspaper up to her
high perch and proceed to shred it.  I bought a small hand-vac. to keep up
with the mess.

Giving her large nuts such as walnuts helps also.  Gives her something to
play with.

Kat
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Post by Could be anybo » Thu, 05 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I have read several replies and have a few questions for Steve or others.
1.  Are kea bird also a type of parrot?

2.  How big are they?  The size of a U2 or MolToo?

3.  Was this one bird?  Pair?  Flock of 2000?

TIA,
Martin and Quetzalli
(who would never attack a car)


=>For those of you who think your***atoos, etc, are good at damaging
=>stuff, a friend of mine says they're nothing compared to the kea birds
=>in New Zealand   :)   -
=>
=>Hikers would leave their rental cars at trail heads for a few days
=>and return to find them vandalized by the birds which were able to
=>pull the *** seals off the windshields, causing the windshields to
=>drop into the cars and allowing the birds to enter and rip the cars to
=>shreds.

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Post by CricketR » Fri, 06 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Giving her large nuts such as walnuts helps also.  Gives her something to
>play with.

>Kat

We used to give the YHA and 'Toos "monkey biscuits" too to chew on. Ever try
those?
 
 
 

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Post by Charlen » Fri, 06 Feb 1998 04:00:00


PS...it was quite a few birds (10-20)

Courtesy of Microsoft Encarta:

Kea, large parrot that inhabits the mountainous sections of South Island, New
Zealand. The bird, named after the call that it delivers in flight, has a
hooked bill that crosses at the tip. The plumage is grayish-green, with bright
red on the underwings and rump. The body is up to 55 cm (22 in) long. The kea
eats insects, fruit, and seeds and, more recently, carrion. Thus, keas swarm
about sheep slaughterhouses, where they pick up refuse; occasionally they even
attack live sheep, burying their beaks in the back to get at the fat of the
kidneys. Because of their bad reputation, whatever their merits, the birds have
been killed in great numbers by sheep ranchers for many years.
Scientific classification: The kea belongs to the family Psittacidae of the
order Psittaciformes. It is classified as Nestor notabilis.
"Kea," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 97 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft
Corporation. All rights reserved.

 
 
 

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Post by Ka » Fri, 06 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Quote:


> >Giving her large nuts such as walnuts helps also.  Gives her something to
> >play with.

> >Kat

> We used to give the YHA and 'Toos "monkey biscuits" too to chew on. Ever try
> those?

No! I have seen them available at the feed store and they are often added
to "large bird" seed mixes. My conure was never interested in them so I
never thought to try them on Freya!  I will pick some up next time I go to
the feed store.  If she does not like them, I can always feed them to the
emus... %-)
I understand that monkey biscuits are very good for large birds. She does
like to destroy cuttle bones and Tomlinsons sells them cheap in bulk.

Thanks for the reminder!
Kat
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Post by Could be anybo » Sat, 07 Feb 1998 04:00:00


I had asked these questions after reading about the Keas.  As fate would
have it, the next day after my post, I got a postcard from a friend
travelling New Zealand.  And what was on the front?? Why a Kea on a snow
bank.  Yup, that is a parrot.  Sure seemed funny to see a parrot on snow.
The beak is longer and more pointed, but the rest of the body shape is very
much like an Amazon -- only from your post, bigger.

I will keep my sheep safely inside my tank if I ever visit the South
Island.  ;-)

Martin


=>PS...it was quite a few birds (10-20)
=>
=>Courtesy of Microsoft Encarta:
=>
=>Kea, large parrot that inhabits the mountainous sections of South Island, New
=>Zealand. The bird, named after the call that it delivers in flight, has a
=>hooked bill that crosses at the tip. The plumage is grayish-green, with bright
=>red on the underwings and rump. The body is up to 55 cm (22 in) long. The kea
=>eats insects, fruit, and seeds and, more recently, carrion. Thus, keas swarm
=>about sheep slaughterhouses, where they pick up refuse; occasionally they even
=>attack live sheep, burying their beaks in the back to get at the fat of the
=>kidneys. Because of their bad reputation, whatever their merits, the
birds have
=>been killed in great numbers by sheep ranchers for many years.
=>Scientific classification: The kea belongs to the family Psittacidae of the
=>order Psittaciformes. It is classified as Nestor notabilis.
=>"Kea," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 97 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1996 Microsoft
=>Corporation. All rights reserved.

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