General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

17 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  March 28, 2018

    Sweetie … so demure

    • Gezza

       /  March 28, 2018

      Pickles, thinking (“What’s he talking baby talk to me for? Ok, got the flying thing basically worked out. Now for some tightrope walking practice for me aunties. How hard could it be?”)

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 28, 2018

        I can’t believe that that handsome big bird was a chick such a short time ago.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 28, 2018

    I occasionally lapse into baby talk with the dog, especially at meal and bed times, but nothing would induce me to repeat this.It’s too soppy. 😀

    • Gezza

       /  March 28, 2018

      Bluey’s just brought the new baby round to show off!! 😊
      Hang on, I’m seeing if I can show yous.
      I’ll have to name it. Gotta be something unisex.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 28, 2018

        Panama ?

        Does it look like two black powderpuffs ? Someone would have to be very hardhearted not to love baby pookies. The usual response, when they are mentioned, is something along the lines of ‘Aren’t they sweeeeeeet ???’

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 28, 2018

          ‘Vette’ would be a nice compliment to Mark Vette, animal genius,

          • Gezza

             /  March 28, 2018

            Ever so cute. I just looked over the fence again & Sweetie & Pickles were with it. The big boys had gone off to rustle up some grubs or shrubs. Tiny, like Pickles was on 4 January. Got two good videos, a long & a short one. Just trying to stabilize the short one with the smartphone feature – the first try has got an annoying shimmer. If I can get a better result I’ll upload the clip.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 28, 2018

              How many mokos does that make ?

            • Gezza

               /  March 28, 2018

              That’s two. Only one each time. I’m assuming Sweetie’s the mum. (I also think Pickles is Aspen’s boy, btw – not telling Bluey.)

          • Gezza

             /  March 28, 2018

            Has to be two syllables & sound clearly different to Bluey, Aspen, Sweetie & Pickles. Pickles has only learnt his name very recently. I have to feed them in different spots & use their names all the time when feeding them or looking at them to teach them their names. It takes weeks. Once they learn them they tend to wait for their serving & not raid the others’. Unless I chuck a lot of grain down in a general area & walk away, which I’ll do now there’s a pooklet for them to feed.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 29, 2018

              Letty ?

              Clever birds learning their own names. I tried to teach a cockatiel his (actually her) name as a surprise for my old man, also ‘Hello( something I can’t remember)’ but what a waste of time that was.

      • Gezza

         /  March 28, 2018

        Name pending

        • Gezza

           /  March 28, 2018

          I’ve given them all some wet bread chunks & watched what happened. They all then took them & fed them to the pooklet – even Pickles. I’m guessing it must be a very strong instinct, triggered by one of them watching another do it.

          I figured Bluey would take pooklet back to the nest downstream, but he’s building & hiding a new one right now (since 6pm) just below. Actually he’s building it too low for this time of year – it’s in an area that gets flooded if we have a few hours of heavy rain.

          I’ll post some smaller lower res clips to one of my vimeo or daily motion channels later.

          • Pickled Possum

             /  March 28, 2018

            ABsoLutely Fabulous!!! Breeding programme under control then.
            You’ve got “daily motion channels” What Where?

            • Gezza

               /  March 28, 2018

              I’m experimenting to see which channel’s the best to post videos to Possum. Daily Motion’s a pain in the bum to upload to. When I’ve figured out how to give you access to my channel I’ll let you know. Vimeo I think possibly lets you access anything I post there.

            • Pickled Possum

               /  March 28, 2018

              Great! Let me know the Dan Brown to get me thru the gate.😎