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Tinkerbell Legacy - Living with a flying parrot

Events that happened // LiBai flights in apartment
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Events that happened

There was quite an interval between this report and my last report. I accept only partial blame from bouts of procrastination. Other events occured that riveted my interest and delayed this report.

One such event was the Royal marriage of the 2nd in line of the British Crown. I was surprised on that day when Prince William married Kate, no other news marred that day. No suicide bombs, no tsunamis, ebola virus, no volcanoes erupting spewing pyroclastic flows on the land. As if Royal Wedding disrupt any other malevolent events on the world. For the peace of the world, there should be a lot more Royal Weddings. Since there are not many Princes, I advocate Princes be allowed to marry many times. I am sure that would please many more girls as well.

Then we all saw Obama got his Osama. I am not sure if the genii could be put back into the bottle.

Singapore hold elections. After which the ruling party was returned to rule for another 5 years.

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LiBai flights in apartment

In the last few weeks, Libai weight was maintained within what I felt would be a healthier range of 36-38 grams.

It was not easy to do so. The crickets were multiplying away and the mealworms getting fatter with the new diet of chicken feed. It was too gratifying to give treats of crickets and meal worms to Libai every time he flew to me. I probably think I was rewarding myself more than Libai. He curried shameless the affection of my wife. Who responded by even buying durian for him when she never thought of buying that for me. Many a times my wife wailed that Libai snatched the grape/durian/piece of mango from her fingers.

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I had my suspicions as her wails did not have the slightest bit of sincerity. And can I complain that much as I kept giving him crickets and meal worms on the excuse his flights to me should be rewarded.

But I have the weighing scale. While I did not record his weight the way I did before, I can say LiBai is the most weighed greenleaf bird in the world. He is weighed at least 3-4 times a day even now.

I prepared his mash mix lovingly in the morning. But he would be weighed, and from his weight in that morning, I would decide if that day would be a cucumber day. In a later video on weighing of Libai, you can hear the racket made by the nultitude of crickets chirping away begging to be fed to Libai.

So if his earlier morning weight hit above 38 grams, I regretfully have to discard the mash and cut him a piece of cucumber for the day. Or let him eat some mash, discarding the rest of the mash mix to the crickets and meal worms. He seemed to enjoy the cucumber, more than I enjoyed giving that cucumber to him. Sometimes two days in a row might be cucumber day for him.

He flew into the apartment but he did not seem to like to stay within the apartment. Lucky me! I could procrastinate away the making and installing of perches in the apartment.

He would fly inside to me and take his treats. Then he would fly back to his cage door perch to chew and bang away the treat to soften them to eat. Look at the photos. How can one resist calling him in? and resist giving him treats when he is such a lovely birdie?

More photos in Flickr folder
LiBai flights in apartment
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157626590939217/

Here are some shots of him. Many more shots were taken, of emtpy air or partial shots. He was so fast in the air.

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More photos in Flickr folder
LiBai flights in apartment
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/72157626590939217/

There are videos of LiBai flying into the apartment to me.
He was so fast that we had to set up a system for videoing that. Which is why you hear me saying "1 2 3" in the video to prewarn my wife. I procrastinate in finding out suitable free software to edit the videos to take that away.









Here is a slow mo video of Libai recalling to me in apartment.
WARNING Slow mo flicker view like strobe lighting from overhead lights.










This is the video of Libai getting weighed. Just listen to sounds of all those well fed crickets calling away "Feed me to Libai, feed me to Libai" .







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LiBai mash making.
About 300 grams of beef mince, with 200 grams of chicken mince and 150 grams of dried anchovies(for the calcium). That was all done up to the kitty mash formula I wrote about in
Pakistan//Tinkerbell Kitty Mash//Dommie at the beach Ramadhan 2010 //Villa walkabout 2
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/119237.html
Instead of the almond and brazil nuts, about 100 grams of human grade groundnuts(peanuts) were used.

Making of Tinkerbell Mash
Morning with Harry & the decision// Sultan of Oman Palace// Tinkerbell Mash Batch 7
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/109957.html

suri - Read "Conditioning clicker day 3 - and some tips on suris"
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/30810.html

milli - read "Found the perfect treat and Yingshiong first "step up""
http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/34432.html
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if you forgotten about clicker training

Tinkerbell Legacy - VH parrot and Clicker Training Rant 06
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/3419.html

Some thoughts on clicker - The initial experience with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-somethoughtsonclickera.html

Clicker training and bonding with Tinkerbell
http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9/clicker-L-ctbondinga.html

To Shanlung-Charlie and clicker training
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126461.html

Charlie and clicker training - beyond touch target //LiBai on finger and in slow motion videos —
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/126488.html



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FREE FLIGHT IS LIFE AND DEATH PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF UNLESS YOU DO KNOW.
NEVER EVER FREE FLY WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE AS THIS CAN LEAD TO LOSS AND DEATH OF YOUR BIRD.

Read Riamfada free flights in villa // And around neighbourhood for explicit details
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/121070.html



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