Hello, I just thought i'd introduce everyone to my pet Cockatiel Louis, I was trying to get him down from the curtain rail and he decided to hop onto my head. He is only about 9 months old so we are in the process of getting him used to us, he has made huge steps recently and will now sit happily on our hands. His cage is always open to come and go as he pleases.
Welcome to the forum! I'm Jessica. I own a 7 year old Westie called Charlie Boy, a 7 year old Cocker Spaniel called Roman, 2 moggy (non-pedigree) cats called Kitty-Aslan and Snarfy, 4 ferrets called Lucy, Oxo, Polo and Snowy and 10 horses called Ziggy, Jasper, Rosie, Tango, Henry, Echo, Marney, Maddie, Dali, and Casper!
Somewhere around the forum I think there is a thread (I can't remember which one) but has a few photos of birds on and things!
You will find it somewhere, also there is a pet photo competition at the top of the page you will find it! - Good luck!
Thanks everyone, nice to meet you all too, I had him sitting on my shoulder for the first time last night. He's getting so much tamer. I also have a house bunny called Tilly, a little Caviler King Charles Spaniel Puppy named Harriet and a tropical fish tank.
Oh he's lovely! Keep up with the handling- it will pay off!
My little man sadly passed away almost 2 years ago at the age of 20 and a half. I miss him so much. My parents got him when I was very young and then they never handled him so he was always a grumpy bum! He did love a head scratch though and became quite tame when I became old enough to look after him. He would have given his right wing for a quaver or a cheese wotsit! Never give them salted crisps though- they cannot process the salt. Spike used to wolf whistle and dance along to some music.
tonib: Sounds like it was a good job we didn't have Roman as a kitten then. He's never misbehaved like that, only his first Xmas with us when he half-inched the stuffing! - I hope that's not famous last words!
Jul 20, 2018 12:47:00 GMT
tonib: Lexie is another matter but usually not breakables - except potentially of herself when she fell behind the large display cabinet/sideboard on being left alone for the 1st time in our dining room aged 2.5 years!!!
Jul 20, 2018 13:27:50 GMT
tonib: She jumped on top (via the table I believe) & managed to fall between it & the wall & appeared to be suspended by her head part way down (the gap narrowed!) I had to get a burly neighbour in to help move it, quickly moving weight/breakables as pos. 1st
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:33 GMT
tonib: She was fine but got checked by vet just in case! That was a heart stopping time, especially her cries!
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:59 GMT
lotsofcats: I can remember when that happened with Lexi.
Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
tonib: You've got a good memory, that was in 2012 I posted on the old YC forum
Jul 20, 2018 21:51:09 GMT
Gillykat: Wooohoooo updated piccies of the two new girls been sent.....they look adorable....and as tthough they'll boss Monty around summik rotten! My poor wee man
Jul 25, 2018 19:23:44 GMT
Gillykat: Listen! Can you hear that? SILENCE!!! The three ninjas are all asleep I shall enjoy it whilst it lasts
Aug 3, 2018 8:37:19 GMT
lotsofcats: It won't be for long. When I had kittens I just used to sit and watch them for ages - are you doing that yet?
Aug 3, 2018 11:09:00 GMT
Gillykat: Oh yes......just drinking their adorable cuteness Been picking up and cuddling new boys too and they're starting to realise I'm a harmless idiot who gives them a treat every time I do so.
Aug 3, 2018 15:37:15 GMT
scallywag: Thought they were GIrls ?
Aug 3, 2018 17:23:20 GMT
Gillykat: So did we scallywag Turns out, once I got them home, I checked and both are boys I'm VERY pleased about this cos I adore boy cats....always had absolute sweethearts of that sex in the past
Aug 4, 2018 10:07:36 GMT