Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

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Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:47 am

Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan


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Tinkerbell - Reunion

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Tinkerbell at Green Island Taiwan


Hi,

I am happy to be here.

If you folks do not know of Tinkerbell, above are a couple of photos, and the Flickr folders where even more can be seen

Other interesting photos can be seen in

Tinkerbell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanlung/sets/706103/


This is a love story of me and my Tinkerbell, a free flying Congo African Grey parrot CAG , as we roamed about the mountains and forests and cities of Taiwan. She loves to go riding with me on the motorbike as she sit on a perch on the handle bar.

Full details of that and more are in that webpage, together with URLs to the relevant Webshots folders of hundreds of photos. Without those photos, what I wrote will never be believed

As with all love story, it is happy and sad.

Tinkerbell's webpage http://www.geocities.com/shanlung9 serves as a record of those immensely happy times as well as pointers to the training and her diet and life with us.

Tinkerbell Legacy was then written during my travelling around Laos and Thailand. In it, I try to lay out the principles how you can keep a flying parrot as well as other stuff that I had not touched on in detail earlier.

The legacy is on-going, and that can be followed from the blog. There is also a pointer in Tinkerbell webpage that lead to that blog

http://www.livejournal.com/users/shanlung/2005/02/



Both should be read. Hopefully, that will lead you to an entirely new relationship with your parrot making both of you happier.

That is the legacy that Tinkerbell will like you to have. That you can also keep a flying parrot.



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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:06 am

I like to introduce you to another of my companion. He is a white rumped shama called Yingshiong, chinese
for heroic warrior. He is a gift from Tinkerbell.

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Shamas are classified as 'aviary birds'. They are among the most timid of birds but
they are also the best song birds in the world.

Yingshiong was borned wild, captured at 3 years old, coming to me when he was 5.
You can see from the daily blog I kept that he flew to me on recall within a month.
Breeders of 4 decades of experience with shamas told me my photos are the first
ever of a male shama landing on a human. You can see how I adapted what I wrote in Tinkerbell
Legacy to work with a shama instead. Why a shama? I just could not get another parrot into
my life even then.
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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:09 pm

A rescued CAG was recently placed into my care recently around 22 Oct 2008.

I called her Riamfada.

Her story starts here.

"Catching up in Muscat and Riamfada might fly with me."
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/79690.html
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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:55 pm

You might like the photos here


Karmic retribution on Katie and Riamfada trust
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/84195.html
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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:38 pm

There are two recent journal entries that you might find interesting and with photos embedded in it

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Riam at Siefa beach flying up to me on sand dune against stiff cross wind

shanlung: Oman won 19th Gulf Cup//Riamfada outing to Yiti/Seifa beaches // Katie's first 'present' to us



shanlung: Wadi walk: Al Wadi Al Saghir with Riamfada



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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Mon May 18, 2009 10:04 am

5Mar onward - and 2 kitties at Wadi Fanja again
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/96849.html


12 March Nakhal Fort/hotsprings
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97041.html


Tinkerbell - Rhapsody in Spring 2009
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/97545.html
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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:40 am

Understanding the mind of your grey and other parrots


2600 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote his Ping Fa better known perhaps to you as 'The Art of War'

One fundamental underlie his thoughts in his PingFa.

知 己 知 彼
zhi ji zhi bi

百 战 百 胜
bai zhan bai sheng

or

Know yourself, Know your opponent
A hundred battles, a hundred victory.

I am not saying we treat our grey as an enemy to do battle with.

But if we understand them, it may make it that much easier to live with them and to train with them.

Whether you want to train with them as friends, or to train them as you the "Alpha', understanding their mind must help.

And perhaps those that thought they must dominate them and be the Alpha might even change their mind instead.

And perhaps those that have been bitten and otherwise terrorised by their grey might be bitten a lot less and enjoy their parrot a lot more, and find training with them a lot easier. And in bonding with them.

If you understand the mentality of your parrot, that might go a long way to becoming friends together. And save you lot of pain and heartaches in the process.


Notwithstanding that was written in early 2005, I cannot add further to that.

I think this is one of the most important of the many entries I have written over the last ten years.

I find what I wrote to be applicable to my currently living with Riamfada, and to Yingshiong even if YS was not a grey.


My 2 cents and for all it is worth.

An extract from Tinkerbell Legacy

Tinkerbell Legacy - Living with a flying parrot - Rant 03 (a flighted parrot mentality)

http://shanlung.livejournal.com/2187.html



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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:56 am

To Shanlung - How to do Free Flight Outside
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/129976.html
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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by shanlung » Fri May 16, 2014 9:34 am

Tinkerbell2013
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/142489.html

End of Dubai chapter// Colugo again // Yingshiong Reunion & Tinkerbell // Taijichuan at Koh Phagnan
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/145170.html


Tinkerbell2014
http://shanlung.livejournal.com/145458.html
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Re: Tinkerbell - Legacy of a flighted CAG parrot in Taiwan

Post by jgrey » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:35 pm

hello stranger, shanlung. good to hear you are still around and travelling. how are you, your wife and your bird companions? you may have noticed two of the forums have closed in the last few years. i hope to catch up on your posts again soon :)

i am jules from our 'original forum' and still have the honour of living with jasper x

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