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It's A Girl!

weather: drizzling
outside: 6.9°C
mood: amused
Dr. MacDonald had confirmed that userinfoSkippy is, in fact, a girl while doing her checkup yesterday.

She's a very loud, very brightly coloured Lutino girl that acts like a total monkey boy and stands in her cage with one leg up on her side bars in sort of a Captain Morgan pose... TERRIBLY unladylike.

She must get it from me XD

We'll need to move her to a pellet diet, or a mostly pellet diet. When she starts laying eggs, the seeds won't provide enough nutrients for her. I really want to get her a new cuttlebone, but the ones I've found have smelled ... off, to me. We'll ask Dr. MacDonald if she has fresh cuttlebone next week when we bring userinfoSid in for his appointment.

So, get this: we have to bake her birdie cookies. =)

Take the pellets, mix with hot water and mash it with a spoon until it becomes kinda gooey, but still kinda lumpy. Add some seeds. Mix. Spread on a small sheet of aluminum foil, sprinkle some seeds on top and bake.

They end up looking like itty-bitty M&M cookies with multi-coloured bird seed =) We gave Sid some too.

The things we do for these little squeakers... At least they're eating it. =D

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incognita
Jan. 22nd, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
You guys are so good to those birds :) :) Each time you post about them it warms my heart :) :)
bride
Jan. 22nd, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
=) Thanks =)
hoosier_red
Jan. 22nd, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Heh -- I understand completely.

By the way, how do you get an icon with your tag? I want to do something like that for Da Boyz.
bride
Jan. 22nd, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
I did an Image Google for birdie icons until I found this page that had little icons that would shrink well to 17x17 pixels and still show enough detail.

I did a View->Source on a page that has the <lj user="..."> to copy the HTML that it expands to and replaced the user image with my birdie image.

I used to keep those strings in a text file so I could copy and paste them into the post whenever I wrote, but Semagic has a Macro option that lets you bind strings to certain keystrokes =)

There's also Rose Quoll's LJ icon replacement thingie for various animals. It gives you the HTML strings for it too. You can directly hotlink to her site, but I'd save it to my own space in case it ever goes away =)
qmrq
Jan. 22nd, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
So... have you tried the cookies yet?
bride
Jan. 22nd, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
I tried one pellet a while back... it was bland and powdery, so I imagine that's what the cookies would taste like too. =)
qmrq
Jan. 24th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
You are putting all this effort into making the damn things, you at least should try one for yourself.
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