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    #16
    Pete, we have four parrots - two small conures, a Hawkheaded parrot, and an African Grey. The grey loves to play with new toys, and I've been thinking of building a small computer for her with some simple games she can play by pressing buttons with her beak. There is a DS10a on her cage door to alert us if she pulls a Houdini act and escapes. That's happened a few times.

    With the speaker setup I'm going to do whole house audio. I have a 12 channel amp (6 stereo channels) I bought off eBay, and an Autopatch 4YMP matrix switcher on its way. 6 sets of in-ceiling speakers covering the back patio, master bath, master bedroom, living room / dining room, family room, and kitchen. For control I'm planning on using J River Media Center, and I'm rewriting the HS plugin for it. I'll probably end up writing a plugin for the Autopatch also.
    HS Pro 3.0 | Linux Ubuntu 16.04 x64 virtualized under Proxmox (KVM)
    Hardware: Z-NET - W800 Serial - Digi PortServer TS/8 and TS/16 serial to Ethernet - Insteon PLM - RFXCOM - X10 Wireless
    Plugins: HSTouch iOS and Android, RFXCOM, BlueIris, BLLock, BLDSC, BLRF, Insteon PLM (MNSandler), Device History, Ecobee, BLRing, Kodi, UltraWeatherWU3
    Second home: Zee S2 with Z-Wave, CT101 Z-Wave Thermostat, Aeotec Z-Wave microswitches, HSM200 occupancy sensor, Ecolink Z-Wave door sensors, STI Driveway Monitor interfaced to Zee S2 GPIO pins.

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      #17
      Thank you Reid.

      Thinking initially of starting with very slow; baby steps. I am old now and I have very little patience teaching.

      My bird now has become very insolent in the last few years or it might be that she doesn't like my wife; but that also that might be her age these days.

      I do remember though feeding her with a nosedropper and making breakfast (she liked eggs mixed with cereal) for her as she was smaller than my hand when I got her; don't think she was weaned at the time.
      Last edited by Pete; July 21, 2012, 03:08 PM.
      - Pete

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        #18
        We hand fed two of our birds until they were weaned. One of them (the Hawkhead) has decided in the last few years that I am evil and must be destroyed. lol. He only likes my partner. On the other hand, the bird my partner had for several years before I came around is now my best bud. She's 23 years old now and only uses my partner as a means of transportation to get to me.
        HS Pro 3.0 | Linux Ubuntu 16.04 x64 virtualized under Proxmox (KVM)
        Hardware: Z-NET - W800 Serial - Digi PortServer TS/8 and TS/16 serial to Ethernet - Insteon PLM - RFXCOM - X10 Wireless
        Plugins: HSTouch iOS and Android, RFXCOM, BlueIris, BLLock, BLDSC, BLRF, Insteon PLM (MNSandler), Device History, Ecobee, BLRing, Kodi, UltraWeatherWU3
        Second home: Zee S2 with Z-Wave, CT101 Z-Wave Thermostat, Aeotec Z-Wave microswitches, HSM200 occupancy sensor, Ecolink Z-Wave door sensors, STI Driveway Monitor interfaced to Zee S2 GPIO pins.

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          #19
          Funny; while reading your post my bird had a mini war with one feather that she dropped a few minutes ago.

          It happens whenever she is molting. She attacked it as if it were another bird with much veracity until I removed it from the cage.
          - Pete

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          Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb- Mono 6.12.X - HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets
          Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.12.X
          HS4 Pro - V4.1.18.1 - Ubuntu 20.04/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb - Mono
          6.12.0.122
          HS4 Lite -

          X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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            #20
            Originally posted by Pete View Post
            Funny; while reading your post my bird had a mini war with one feather that she dropped a few minutes ago.

            It happens whenever she is molting. She attacked it as if it were another bird with much veracity until I removed it from the cage.
            Our little conure (my buddy) makes sure nobody touches her feathers once she's dropped them. If she loses a tail feather and I pick it up she will rush over and grab it from me, then throw it on the ground.
            HS Pro 3.0 | Linux Ubuntu 16.04 x64 virtualized under Proxmox (KVM)
            Hardware: Z-NET - W800 Serial - Digi PortServer TS/8 and TS/16 serial to Ethernet - Insteon PLM - RFXCOM - X10 Wireless
            Plugins: HSTouch iOS and Android, RFXCOM, BlueIris, BLLock, BLDSC, BLRF, Insteon PLM (MNSandler), Device History, Ecobee, BLRing, Kodi, UltraWeatherWU3
            Second home: Zee S2 with Z-Wave, CT101 Z-Wave Thermostat, Aeotec Z-Wave microswitches, HSM200 occupancy sensor, Ecolink Z-Wave door sensors, STI Driveway Monitor interfaced to Zee S2 GPIO pins.

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