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  1. #31
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    Another off day - tomorrow will get the pets up in the morning, so sorry everyone.

    I am so sorry. But the new birds here at the farm are now in their new habitat, and I promise pictures when the light is better - it's a grey, rainy (cold rain) day today, and pretty dark.

    They are shagga birds, and arrived more than a week ago, and were very sick when they arrived, so have spent all that time in their shipping boxes being medicated and tended to keep hem from dying.
    I've Been Frosted

  2. #32
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    Karen, I hope your birds are doing much better, with your excellent care. How many are there? We are sending loving good wishes, white light, and warm healing energies to them.

    Shagga birds? I looked them up, because I hadn't heard of them before.

    From Wikipedia:
    Also known as white eared pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon). The indigenous people of Himalaya call it shagga, meaning snow fowl. Found in China, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Tibet, where it tends to inhabit mixed forests and can be found around Buddhist monasteries.

    Are any (besides yours) to be found in North America? Were yours shipped all the way from Asia?

    Best wishes to them and you all!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

  3. #33
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    No, they are captive bred here in the US, but are an endangered species, and we need a permit to keep them. They are one of the birds Kermit studies. But because of where their native habitat is, they are well-adapted to winter in Vermont.
    I've Been Frosted

  4. #34
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    How interesting! Is Kermit an ornithologist?

    I wish you and Kermit and the birds all the best. Looking forward to seeing photos!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

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