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Libis Libis is offline
Posted 30th January 2011, 02:09 PM
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Mousebirds: dust-free and cuddly :)

I was surfing the web and learned about this cute little type of bird called a mousebird. I hadn't ever heard of them before, but was instantly intrigued by their behaviors and general quirkiness.

Just thought I'd share some info on these interesting little guys.

They don't have dander like most other birds, so there is less of an allergy problem. They tend to be cuddly and climb more than fly much because of their feather type. (Their feathers are almost like fur and more for hopping than flying.) The crest on the head can be raised like a cockatiel's to indicate mood.
To aid in climbing, their back toes are jointed to move to the front or back as needed. They sleep hanging from the top of the cage clustered together to share heat. Mousebirds mostly eat fruit, greens, and insects or other forms of protien. They can open up their jaw like a snake to eat big pieces of fruit.
I can't afford one right now, but some day I've gotta look into getting one.


"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien

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