winged rodent
Last time I did a bird post, I actually got somebody that knew something about birds. All he did was lecture me, but hey, at least it was a response.

So here's a question: Anybody know how to keep a bird, specifically a cockatiel, from chewing on your shit? Especially housplants. He finds the bamboo plant on my desk very tasty, as well as the tiny little potted herb garden I've been trying to grow.

I've tried the sour-apple stuff used to keep dogs off of furniture; Syd seems to find it tasty. He licks it off before he chews the plant to shit. And these are teeny tiny little houseplants; once he gets ahold of them, they're done.

Is there a taste birds don't like? They don't have much in the way of taste buds, I know, but there has to be a smell or something that freaks them out. This little fucker will eat everything from fresh basil to his own dried poop. In fact, I'm yet to find anything he won't eat; I'm surprised cockatiels ever survive past infancy, mine would probably eat his own young just for shits and giggles. He's certianly not underfed, probably overfed, but I still can't wean him off houseplants.

I think I've finally taught him to stop trying to eat the beard stubble off my face, enough good shoves off my shoulder fixed that one. Is there something that works for defenseless bamboo plants? Do they make venus fly traps in cockatiel size?

A plant that bites back, that's what I need.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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