Hi! Awhile ago you'd made posts on a felt-tip inking/sketch pen you really liked. I'm a little fed up with Faber Castells losing their shape so easily, and cannot for the life of me remember the name of the one you recommended. Could you tell me what it was, please?
Zebra, Kuretake, and tombow disposable brush pens are all good! You can get them on Jetpens.com. They’re fairly inexpensive so you can get a bunch of brands and figure out your favourites.
Oh wow we didn’t realize it at the time because he was in the carrier, but they gave Belzy a bath when they rinsed his eyes and got almost all of the yellow stains from the vitamin concentrate out of his feathers. They didn’t even bill us extra for it!
Belzy got some vitamin concentrate on him when I accidentally knocked over the pigeon vitamins without realizing there was a crack in the cap but on the plus side now we know a really nice avian vet who’s only a 20 minute drive away.
Belzy’s fine but his eyes were a little irritated so they rinsed them and gave us some eyedrops. We asked about the sneezing too, the vet told us they were perfectly healthy, their breed just sneezes more than normal pigeons because they have very tiny nostrils that get blocked by dust easier.
So, I've never really had a chance to work with any types of pigeons before, only a couple of types of doves (ringneck and diamond doves), and I know that with many types of doves only the males really coo. However I've noticed both of your pigeons seem to make cooing sounds, and it also looked like they both do the puffy-neck thing, and I see you call them him/her respectively. Is it common for both genders to do this with pigeons? And if so, how do you tell the genders apart? :)
The breeder had them DNA sexed, so we know they’re a male and female pair, we just don’t know for sure which is which. I just assume Belzy is the male because Coocy does the puffy head strut when she tries to chase him away and he does the puffy head strut when he tries to jump on her back.
kirgirlin said:Okay, this made me cry a little. :( Even if I suspect that Axi was a girl (on the photos above a see him making ‘paper-skirt’ which is usually a girl thing, okay I’m sorry)… By your words - he was great, beautiful and very smart. And it’s great.
Male lovebirds do it too, they’re just not very good at it. He would frill dozens of little paper ribbons, stuff them in his tail, and every one of them would fall out as soon as he moved. I mean, he was never officially tested but the pet shop we got him from said he was more than likely male, he had a lot of male lovebird behavioral traits, and he never laid eggs. I mean it doesn’t really matter in the long run but it’s kind of unnecessary to go on heartfelt memorials of people’s dead pets and pull a “well actually”…
You’ve had a lovebird too, right? How smart are they?
Axi reminded me a lot of how smart rats are. Like, we never made an active effort to train him to do any tricks, but he learned on his own what he could get away with and where he wasn’t supposed to be and which people in the family would let him get away with things. He knew that if he wanted me to wake up he could grab a strand of beaded curtain, walk back with it, and let it go so it would hit the door, and do that over and over again until I came out to make him stop. He knew that my mom couldn’t reach him in high places but me and my dad could, and would put him back in his cage when we caught him, he knew most people didn’t want to play with him if he pooped on them, so he would run off to poop somewhere else and then come back, he knew that when his wings were clipped he had to be extra friendly so people would pick him up and carry him where he wanted to be. If he wanted to go outside, he would climb up and sit in the little travel cage in the basket on my mom’s scooter and wait for her, he knew my brother was afraid of being bitten and wouldn’t touch him, he knew which rooms he could usually find different people in the house and when I moved out he kept running back to the computer to see if I was back yet and he recognized voics because when I called my parents on the phone he would crawl around the receiver looking for me and it was the saddest thing.
Hi, long time fan, first time asker. I was wondering... when you let your pigeons roam loose, how to you ensure that they don't just... well.. poop everywhere? I don't really know anything about keeping birds and this is the question that has been bothering me since you first obtained those incredibly fancy flutterers.
They do poop everywhere, we just need to clean it up after. I want to get them pigeon pants, though.
I feel like every time I try to verbalize something related to character acting in comics or dialogue or pacing I turn to TJ and Amal as an example because EK puts to much thought into everything it all just works exactly the way it’s supposed to.
jack frost ain’t nipping at shit he is shanking the hell out of us
19F is around -7C right? That’s pretty average for Winter. You could go for a walk or grocery shopping if you just put on a hat and coat. Is your house having heating problems?
Well, in Katie’s neck of the woods they’re used to that kind of cold. Where I’m at, in California, we’re not really accustomed or prepared for it. I live in the “Salad Bowl” where a lot of the country’s vegetables are grown, as well as some really famous vineyards so these kinds of temperatures just ain’t the norm.
They’re getting lows of -37C before wind chill in my town this week, that’s what I’m going back to for Christmas.
I dunno if you’re trying to facetiously sound like a jerk or don’t realize that I posted that as a reaction image in relation to the images and conversation about Kars that preceded it, and just think it’s socially acceptable to talk to strangers like that.