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Thread: Raising a magpie chick - any tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by No.3 View Post
    Also if you can get past the chaos and drama while the bird is young it will be a crackup with it around. I can confirm one thing, the bird is much smarter than the dogs and will end up setting little 'traps' for the dogs - for example the bird will line them up to chase it but it will hop behind something new where the gap behind is completely blocked and fly straight up and sit at the top. Once the dogs sprint around the corner and end up stacked in a pile of turds on whatever is blocking the way behind the object you'll hear a magpie laughing it's tits off... Sneaky bastards.
    Er.... no chance. Two Staffordshire Bull Terriers with an extremely high prey drive vs. one "smart" magpie that's had it's wings clipped? Only one outcome there.

    The bird has gone to a far safer home. It's name is Decoy and it will have a role to fulfill in due course. It's being raised in an aviary so the conditions are far better than I can offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    they are a fantastic pest!
    There you go: fixed it for ya!

    Evil bastards if you are trying to reintroduce the more timid native birds. They are very territorial.
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    Southern Alps
    They reckn the magpie is the smartis bird on the planet.Dont feed it live worms.Worm will slide up its throat and chock yr pet magpie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR500 View Post
    There you go: fixed it for ya!

    Evil bastards if you are trying to reintroduce the more timid native birds. They are very territorial.
    Lots of people have "evil bastards" in a great variety of forms for pets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    When hand feeding it use tweezers,then they won't rely on you too feed them as they get older.The old man had a few pet magpies when we were young fellas.Lot of hard work when they young.
    @Dundee, tether them with string?😂😂😂
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    @Dundee, tether them with string?������
    shoot the fuckas
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

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    Jun 2023
    Make a suicide vest for it and send it off to a magpie party..
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