I am surrounded by nuts... - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Off Topic > Lighthearted and Upbeat Chit Chat Only


Lighthearted and Upbeat Chit Chat Only Lighthearted Topics ONLY are to be adddressed here. Topics such as religion, politics and any personal problems or issues should be discussed privately, or on other Social Media, NOT on the Talk Budgies forums.

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-14-2016, 11:51 PM
Hollen's Avatar
Hollen (Leslie)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Hollen is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 165
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 248
Rep Power: 5
Hollen has a spectacular auraHollen has a spectacular auraHollen has a spectacular aura
Talking I am surrounded by nuts...

Hi all- this is one of those silly little stories that doesn't quite fit anywhere else, but I wanted to share.

Today Alex was working on an outline for a story about King Arthur. The workbook with the original article was lying open in front of him, and Bubbles was "helping" by perching on his shoulder. After a bit he set his pencil down on the book and let Bubbles perch on it to stretch his legs. Bubbles immediately jumped down and began running his tongue all over the page like he was licking the words. Alex squealed and said, "Mom, look!" I walked over, saw the bird licking the book, and asked Alex what he was doing. His answer, in the most excited voice ever: "He's reading!!!"

So, did ya'll know budgies read with their tongues? I learn something new every day

__________________

Thank you for our signature, Deb.....
Ki-yah!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-15-2016, 01:53 AM
Sassy's Avatar
Hatchling
State:
 
Profile:Sassy is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 118
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 20
Rep Power: 6
Sassy is on a distinguished road
Default

That's hilarious! I love the way kids think
  #3  
Old 09-15-2016, 09:48 AM
Niamhf's Avatar
Niamhf (Niamh)
Member of the Month June 2015
State:
 
Profile:Niamhf is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,510
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4491
Rep Power: 15
Niamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

That is a very cute story
However (and I'm sorry to dampen the mood a bit) on a serious note, the lead from the pencil (or lead in general) is highly toxic to birds and can cause them to become gravely unwell with lead poisoning. the fact that he has licked over the words would be concern enough for me to take him to the vet if it was my bird.
__________________
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 09-15-2016, 10:21 AM
Hollen's Avatar
Hollen (Leslie)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Hollen is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Georgia, USA
Posts: 165
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 248
Rep Power: 5
Hollen has a spectacular auraHollen has a spectacular auraHollen has a spectacular aura
Default

I'm sorry, Niamh! Let me clarify- he was licking a printed book, not pencil written words. It was a paper workbook with printed words- not as glossy as a magazine, bu Not like smeary newsprint. We removed him from the book pretty quickly, worried that he might poop on it. Thank you for caring and posting- it is important to remember all the dangers our little friends can face and how to protect them!

Edited to add: Now that you say that, though, Niamhf, it's made me think- we have lots of pencils around in that room. Although we are in there with him, and know not to let him chew them, he is a busy budgie. I can imagine a scenario where we are distracted and he becomes curious about a pencil. The thought makes me feel sick- we adore this baby. I'm going to be relocating all our pencils to a drawer today, and we'll only take one out when we are using it. I thought we had budgie proofed that room pretty well, too! Thanks for putting that thought into my head!
__________________

Thank you for our signature, Deb.....
Ki-yah!

Last edited by Hollen; 09-15-2016 at 10:39 AM.
  #5  
Old 09-15-2016, 12:15 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,918
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Very cute story, Leslie!

I'm glad Niamh has reminded everyone about the dangers of pencil lead with regard to budgies and that all your pencils will now be living in a drawer.
__________________

  #6  
Old 09-15-2016, 03:25 PM
Sassy's Avatar
Hatchling
State:
 
Profile:Sassy is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Alaska
Posts: 118
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 20
Rep Power: 6
Sassy is on a distinguished road
Default

Pencils don't contain lead anymore, at least here in the US. The "lead" (it's still called that despite not having lead in it) is graphite mixed with clay, which I was told is supposed to be non-toxic? Granted I still don't let mine chew on them because I don't know what's in the paint or what type of wood.

I'm still giggling at the thought of a little budgie licking the words on a book. They totally crack me up! Never a dull moment with our little feathered friends!
  #7  
Old 09-15-2016, 05:51 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,918
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

While Sassy is correct that pencil "lead" is now actually graphite, according to the Poison Control Center "Graphite and other components of a pencil are considered to be minimally toxic". And in "minimally toxic" they are referring to if the components are ingested by children - not budgies.

Therefore, it is best that budgies not be allowed to chew on pencils or ingest particles from them.
__________________

  #8  
Old 09-15-2016, 07:01 PM
Niamhf's Avatar
Niamhf (Niamh)
Member of the Month June 2015
State:
 
Profile:Niamhf is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,510
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4491
Rep Power: 15
Niamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond reputeNiamhf has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Thanks for clarifying Hollen I'm glad it was printed words rather than pencil he was licking and it's good to know the pencils have now all been moved to the drawer
__________________
  #9  
Old 09-15-2016, 11:10 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,608
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Leslie, that sounds adorable! Bubbles is such a cutie
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #10  
Old 09-16-2016, 11:51 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:ilovetandc is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
ilovetandc is on a distinguished road
Default

i think my budgie charlie wants schooling in manners! he,s nuts,lol
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.