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    got a NEW BIRD.

    is there anyone in korat or near where i can get a large bird cage? must be around 3ft.square,we have just acquired a hill mynah bird so I am looking for a new home for her.i told the wife months ago I fancy getting a nice bird but she told me you already got one
    so if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.HH.

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    HH, I hate seeing birds in cages but if you gotta have one and you have loom why not knock one up where it can fly a little. Get some somechai to do it out of chicken wire and wood or steel and it won't cost much. I'd get another bird too as it'll hate being on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    HH, I hate seeing birds in cages but if you gotta have one and you have loom why not knock one up where it can fly a little. Get some somechai to do it out of chicken wire and wood or steel and it won't cost much. I'd get another bird too as it'll hate being on its own.
    thanks NPT. the owners wanted someone who would take care of him as the wife is seriously ill.they know how much we loved our beloved dog,so it will give me great pleasure to take care of her/him.a great talker and I got to teach him English.it can only talk thai,sing the national anthem and say sawadee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    I'd get another bird too as it'll hate being on its own.
    They prefer being alone and will attack birds smaller than themselves...
    They make an annoying piercing whistling sound too

    Regal pet


    Quick Facts
    - Best for experienced owners
    - Best solo
    - Medium size
    - Medium activity level
    - Medium Trainability
    - Medium sociability with people

    Mynah birds are native to India, Indonesia and Ceylon. They are beautiful medium sized birds that look somewhat similar in appearance to the crow. They are part of the Starling family. Mynah birds have been kept as pets for several thousand years. They were kept by the rich and affluent in Ancient Greece and in India they were considered sacred birds and thus were honoured and treated with great respect.

    There are eleven sub-species of Mynah bird, only two of these sub-species are commonly seen as pets- the Greater Indian Hill Mynah and the Java Hill Mynah. At one time almost all pet stores sold Mynah birds, but due to severe exploitation of the species, many countries have banned the importing of them. However, Mynah birds are now domestically bred and available from reputable breeders.

    Temperament:
    Mynah birds are extremely intelligent and trainable. They can learn tricks, but are not as capable as most parrots are at it. They are capable of learning to mimic human speech and can easily learn to say around 100 words. Not only do they mimic words, they also mimic tone and clarity. They are far better talkers than even the African Grey Parrot. Males and females talk equally well. However, Mynah birds seem to stop learning new words once they reach two years of age. They usually do not screech and scream like parrots, but they can be just as noisy; they have a rather shrill whistle that can irritate some people. Those wanting to be able to tame their Mynah bird and teach it to talk and do tricks should buy a hand-fed baby that is 6-8 weeks old.

    Mynah birds are usually best kept solo. However, when raised together they can sometimes happily cohabitate with another of their kind. Mynah birds will attack birds smaller than themselves and should never be housed with other types of birds. They are moderately independent birds, but do enjoy a little human interaction. Some are easy to tame and enjoy being handled, while others never become completely tame. They tend to bond closest with the person who cleans and feeds them most often. They have excellent memories and will remember any mistreatment; they hold grudges and will dislike anyone similar looking to the person who mistreated them.

    Mynah birds do not chew they way parrots do so are not as destructive, but they are just as messy, often throwing their food all over the place. They require a cage that is large enough for them to hop around in. The recommended cage size for one Mynah bird is about 4 feet wide, 2 feet high and about 2 feet deep. The cage should have several perches of different sizes and textures for the bird to hop around on. Many Mynah birds also enjoy a nest box to sleep in. Mynah birds enjoy having some toys to play with, however, they can be difficult to find; most bird toys are made for parrots and cockatiels. Toys made of string or rope should be avoided. Mynah birds need exercise and if possible should be allowed out of their cage to fly around each day. Before letting any bird out of their cage, owners should ensure all doors and windows are securely shut, water is covered, ceiling fans are turned off and any cats or other predatory animals are safely in a different room. Their cage should be put in a draft free area.

    Appearance and Care:
    Mynah Birds are gorgeous medium sized birds with glossy black feathers that shimmer in the light with purples, blues and greens. The Java Hill Mynah Bird measures around 12 inches long, while the Greater Indian Hill Mynah bird is slightly smaller. Mynah birds are monomorphic, which means males and females look identical and are basically impossible to tell apart other than through DNA testing or observing one lay eggs.

    Like all birds, Mynahs need regular baths to help keep them clean. Most Mynah birds really enjoy bathing and will have two baths a day. They should be supplied with a large swallow dish of about 2 inches of warm water for them to splash around in. After a bath they will shake themselves dry.

    Health and Diet:*
    Mynah birds are fairly hardy birds with an average life span of 10-12 years. They are susceptible to iron storage disease and hemosiderosis. Iron storage disease is a metabolic problem that causes the malabsorption of iron. To help prevent this problem Mynahs should be fed a diet low in both iron and acid. Mynah birds should be taken to the veterinarian at the first signs of illness and for a yearly check up.

    Mynah birds are soft-billed which means they eat soft foods. Their diet should be made up of about 50-60% pellets made especially for soft-billed birds or Mynah birds, and the rest should be ripe fruit. Most Mynah birds enjoy figs, berries, grapes, pears, bananas, melons, plums, papayas, peaches, apples and guavas. Citrus fruits should be avoided. All fruit should be carefully deseeded as many fruit seeds contain cyanide that is dangerous to birds. Mynah birds will also eat insects and some enjoy a few vegetables like lettuce, cooked sweet potatoes, peas and corn. However, vegetables should only be given as an occasional treat. Mynah birds require fresh water daily and should not be given tap water; distilled water is best.






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    I had a myna for years. I never could find a suitable cage, so had the guys make one - really big and roomy. I doubt you will find one to meet your specifications...better, and probably cheaper, to build what you want.

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    HH, given he's already had a life in captivity that kinda makes it OK but i'd still try to sort out a large home for him so he can stretch his wings, they're shite flyers so just big enough for a flap. Not sure now about another bird tho, may upset him but they do like to move around in groups in the wild. If you do get another you'll just have to be careful and slowly introduce the other bird, sit a cage alongside etc. Must be stuff on the net on it but good luck anyways and christ you'll have fun teaching it funny phrases and swear words.

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    Sorry didn't see Dill's response. Another Mynah might be OK is what i meant.

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    There is a guy up the street from the office here in BKK who builds similar for dogs. At least i think they are for dogs.

    I could go for a walk?

    I think what you require is an aviary? Some plastic tubing and chicken wire?

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    The wild Thai "Mynah" bird is very common in most parts of Thailand. Got loads of the noisy critters where we live. "Nok E-ang" phonetic pronunciation in Thai.

    One of our staff at work tended a wild Mynah after it hit her car whilst driving. She got it healthy and flying again, but it kept coming back to her.
    They are great talkers and mimics, vocab of over >100 words, and drove her nuts imitating her mobile ringtone for a laff..

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    I taught the ex MILs to say fvck off.
    Trouble was it said it with my accent and I got caught banged to rights.
    Was funny as we hated each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post

    got a NEW BIRD.-birds-thailand-myna-dilemma-jpg
    Pretty birds but loud and annoy the hell of my Lab. She has actually caught about 4 and loves parading around the yard with them in her mouth. My wife hates them because they build nests of garbage every where around the house.

    They are like Crows, they are highly intelligent.

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    ^Yep. My dog killed one in our garden a couple of years ago, and it's mate would dive-bomb the dog and tease it mercilessly afterwards. Never forgot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    I taught the ex MILs to say fvck off.
    Trouble was it said it with my accent and I got caught banged to rights.
    Was funny as we hated each other.

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    Where are you keeping this bird whilst you wait for a cage?

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    got a NEW BIRD.-7f60b92a-5efb-497d-9979-00a4b6d12869-jpg
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    They are flying rats. Got a pair of the annoying kunts inhabiting vwrious nooks and crannies around the gaff. Pretty sure its those kunts get started about 4.oo am with there high pitched repetive noise. Does my fucking head in.im a light sleeper i guess .keep a set of earplugs next to the fartsack now. Amazing how high pitched that dee dee dee. DEEE. DEEE. Then it rises in volume. Fuckers

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    where i can get a large bird cage?
    Sold everywhere for fighting chickens. I bought one of these for my dogs when I first got them. I'd imagine Somchai could easily alter it to make a large bird cage?



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    Failing to find that try Lazada TH https://www.lazada.co.th/products/vi...jCr46&search=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    iwe have just acquired a hill mynah bird so I am looking for a new home for her.
    Your bird will be a sad lonely bird. Hill myna birds like forests and coastal groves, they like to sit high in tree tops and they are always found in pairs or groups, so I hope you've got a mate for it and some very high trees in your garden. And they have a loud call so don't forget to tak your hearing aid out if you want a peaceful lie in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Where are you keeping this bird whilst you wait for a cage?
    we had a big cage with the bird,but as they have had him for over 12yrs,the cage needs a new roof and tray,its about 80cms.x80 x 100h.and its on a solid stand.we have been intouch with a welder who has done work for us before,although he has retirered he will make a new roof and powder coat the whole cage and make a new tray.by jesus they can,eat,drink and shit at the same time.oh and another thing he can mimic those noisy keol birds.happy days are back

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    they have had him for over 12yrs
    I wouldn't spend too much on a new cage
    10-12 years
    Mynah birds are fairly hardy birds with an average life span of 10-12 years.

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    thanks dill for your reply,we have searched the web looking to find out what are the average age.he does seem very livery for such an old bird,well we will take good care of him and hope he lives to a ripe old age.

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    Most Pet Shops stock the blue ones, just make sure it has a little "house" in the top for him to sleep.
    I bought a timber cage from our local pet shop that was designed for mynah's and it has an enclosed space under the wooden roof.

    Thet like to sleep inside something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    well we will take good care of him and hope he lives to a ripe old age.
    HH, given the angst you had with your beloved dog and that this bird is already quite old but you seem to have committed to taking on another pet, what about getting another bird as previously mentioned?. This new can learn off the older one, you'd be able to teach it from scratch and make sure it gets the hang of Welsh and then when the inevitable happens with the older one you'll not be so bereft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    HH, given the angst you had with your beloved dog and that this bird is already quite old but you seem to have committed to taking on another pet, what about getting another bird as previously mentioned?. This new can learn off the older one, you'd be able to teach it from scratch and make sure it gets the hang of Welsh and then when the inevitable happens with the older one you'll not be so bereft.
    thanks guys,this old bird will do for me right now,i already feed one homeless dog in the morning,plus cleaning the birds cage out at 6am.then cook the meat ect.for 4 dogs in the evening,this old bird is getting attached to me already,i have taught him a few words,but he keeps saying me hue?he has a nice box under the roof and sleepes in there 7pm.-5.30am.someone on facebook said they like the big mild chillies,i did read about its illegal to buy one,but haven't had it yet but the owners who gave it to us have legal papers of import and registration yr.2549.
    I have called him a [DIRTY MOCHYN]

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    i did read about its illegal to buy one,but haven't had it yet but the owners who gave it to us have legal papers of import and registration yr.2549.
    Where was it imported from, HH?

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