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New Keet - Georgie! #105406 07/11/06 12:11 AM
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Yay! I'm so happy I have another bird. Just a million yay!

We got Georgie Friday afternoon from a shop in Saline, MI, where we got my grandmother's bird. He's approximately 3-4 months old, and he's very chirpy and vocal even though he's still settling down.

The cat hasn't been too much of an issue, either. When we first got Georgie into his cage (he jumped right in, no hesitation), Merlin heard his chirping and he came running - the fat was bobbing on this cat he was running so fast. I got him square between the eyes with the squirt gun laugh . After a few more hits on various parts of his body, he was content to stay out of the sitting area.

I've caught him sitting and fixating on the bird a few times, and have firmly persuaded him to leave. I also caught him on the the ice box that the cage is on looking at the bird, but I hauled him out of there by the scruff of the neck and threw him 20ft across the kitchen. Right now he needs is a "Merlin..." for him to ignore the bird on his way to the potty.

We're taking precautions with this bird - if I have to leave the house and no one's home to watch the bird, I take him upstairs to my room, close my door and my sister's door, and turn on Animal Planet until I get back. That damn cat is always outside my door when I get back, though, and he sticks his paws underneath the door when I have Georgie out in my room. I thwaped him on his paw with a heavy book the first time, and it seems to have gotten the message across for now.

Okay, no more babbling. Keetie pictures!
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Re: New Keet - Georgie! #105407 07/11/06 12:20 AM
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So cute smile


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Re: New Keet - Georgie! #105408 07/11/06 12:32 AM
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adorable :]. Love the name

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Don't hurt the cat, it's only his nature. Just close the door. But Georgie is cute. ^^*

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very cute litter bird good luck!


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As adorable as your bird is...I am VERY bothered by your hurling the cat across the kitchen, thumping its paw with a heavy book etc. You CANNOT teach a cat not to act like a cat. Whenever your cat has opportunity, he will want to get to the bird, no matter how much you beat him up. The poor thing will always do what comes to him naturally and you cannot change that. Your job is to make sure he doesn't get the opportunity. That's all you can do.

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As adorable as your bird is...I am VERY bothered by your hurling the cat across the kitchen, thumping its paw with a heavy book etc. You CANNOT teach a cat not to act like a cat. Whenever your cat has opportunity, he will want to get to the bird, no matter how much you beat him up. The poor thing will always do what comes to him naturally and you cannot change that. Your job is to make sure he doesn't get the opportunity. That's all you can do.
Yeah, that did sound kind of bad, huh?

Just let me assure you, I do not abuse my cat wink . In fact, the only type of abuse we subject this feline to in my family is molestation - we're known to grab him and kiss him smack on the face for endless hours (much to his obvious displeasure).

I guess I'm just pretty overzealous about this bird. The father finds it very entertaining to yell "Lisa, the cat's near the cage!" and watch me stampede into the kitchen with the squirt gun.

The 20ft is more of a 5ft distance from the sitting area to the actual kitchen, and the book was also only a 400 page paperback by Julia London.

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Cute Bird smile I too love the name. He looks like my Charlie!


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what a cute bird and i know how it is keeping your cat away from the birds and sometimes i need to kick him out the dor if he starts thinking about my birds and supper at the same time lol.


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I use a squirt bottle and a very loud firm NO! to my cats, they know, but they can't help themselves. You knew you had a cat when you got the bird.
George is very pretty, I love greenies. Please go easy on your kitty. Don't make him jealous of the bird.

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