can you use dog clippers to cut chicken beaks?

I have little bamons chicks,can you use dog clippers to cut thier beaks and how whould i do it?

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my cockatiel's beak is over grown. i need help?

It's in the title

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artificial bird....someone can help me?

Hi guys! I would like to build a decorative fake  bird with head, beak, feathers and feet. can  you suggest  tutorials? Thanks!

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help me.I cant used my flash drive in school .it was disabled by the network administrator? Answered

I have a problem using my flashdrive in school because the network admin disable the usb port.plz help me guys how to inabled it.

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Need an 8 foot super rigid tube that needs to beak down into 2 foot sections

Hi -- I need to create a tube that is as small diameter as reasonable, relatively lightweight, and very stiff. It will be supported only on the extreme ends (thus the need for stiffness). There will be a comparatively light load, equally distributed over the entire length of the tube when in use.  The thing needs to build up to 8' overall, HOWEVER, no single section can be longer than ~2' when broken down. My first thought was 1" PVC - it's NEARLY stiff enough, but a trifle bulky, and it does droop in the center by about 1.5". 3/4 EMT tube is great, and stiff over a 10' span (when in one piece). Problem is how to connect the sections together. Typical off-the-shelf EMT junctions tend sag just trying to support the tube with no load. I have a number of ideas that are likely overly complex and stupid, but was wondering if y'all might have a something that I have not thought about. Thanks! Ted

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Help make a quacking noise in a wooden toy duck (mechanically, not electronically)

I'm in the process of recreating the LEGO wooden duck toy. I'm only working from a few images I've found online, however; I don't have an actual one to examine. On the originals, the axles operated a couple of mechanisms: the duck head pivots to open and close the beak, and there's a mechanism under the base (I'm assuming) that makes a quacking noise. I've got a pretty good idea how to create a simple cam for the head/beak movement, but I'm not sure how to generate a quacking noise mechanically. My online searches have proved fruitless. Does anyone happen to have one of these vintage LEGO ducks and is willing to snap and share some photos of the mechanisms? Or, does anyone have any good ideas how to make a quacking noise mechanically? My thoughts are a push/pull rod-type crank attached to an axle, but on the other end of the rod . . . not sure.

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How to get spraypaint smell out of a mask??

I am making a plague doctor mask for a halloween costume.  In a perfect world, I would have used leather or something similar, but that was not an option. SO, I made one out of fabric and heat 'n' bond.   After that, I painted it with spray paint, and now i can't wear it due to the smell! does anyone know how to fix this???? My nose goes in the beak, so it is unbearable.

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Birds use cigs to kill bugs - Crow week!

ODDBALL birds are surprising British experts by using smouldering cigarette to kill parasites on their wings.The rooks are swooping on to the tracks at a Devon railway station and placing their wings over the smoke to fumigate them.Commuter Jeff Jones said told Britain's The Telegraph: "I noticed the rooks because they are not usually found in towns. They were generally flapping about when a chap flicked a cigarette butt on to the track."It was still all right and one of the rooks swooped down and picked up the butt with its beak. It then flew around and landed on the platform, dancing around with this smoking cigarette in its beak."It looked quite comical. But then it dropped the butt on the platform and pulled its wings over it, collecting the smoke. It seemed as if it were using the smoke to rid itself of perhaps ants or something similar."Five minutes later another rook, or perhaps the same one, swooped in when another cigarette was flicked away and repeated the whole thing."Royal Society for the Protection of Birds spokesman Richard Archer said the birds must have learned cigarettes can be used to kill parasites."You have to be careful attributing behaviour but it would seem fumigation is the most likely conclusion. Rooks are very intelligent," he said.It's crow week on Instructables! Post as many forum topics about crows as you can! Main image from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rook_(bird) Wikipedia].

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Musical Parrot Toy

Serious request... my Parrot (African Grey) loves music. I would like to buy/build 'Parrot-proof' musical 'instrument/s' device/s that he can play, perhaps triggered by either percussive impulses from his beak and/or his vocal range. This would help him remain stimulated when I am out. All genuine replies welcome... :) The closest thing available is this, but it isn't very versatile (only pre set sounds) + not very musical  http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/bird-toys/jm-bird-babble-ball?pageSize=45&orderBy=1#

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Birds and sticky flytraps HELP!!! NOW!!!

Just now, my bird flew into a flytrap, i got him out of it, got bit numerous times by a stressed bird, HURT LIKE HELL! and now he's sticky, i need to know how to get the stickiness off of him, i used olive oil on his beak to get the stickiness off of that, his head feathers didn't get trapped (thank goodness) but i need to know how to clean him without having to touch under his wings, he doesn't like that. i don't think it got past his down to his skin. He is also sneezing more than usual are sticky flytraps poisonous? there isn't any facts on the package, google wasn't much help either. I AM NOT SPRAYING WD-40 ON MY BIRD. Please help.

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Rock Chicks!

The Barbican's Curve Gallery has an exhibit that makes me smile, even though I haven't seen it in the flesh.  Or feathers; You walk in to a narrow, high-ceilinged white room filled with exotic Zebra Finches. They have lovely little cherry-red beaks and speckled feathers in all sorts of designs. Instead of bird tables, the room is furnished with electric guitars, basses and cymbals. Which the birds play. Yes, that’s right. They bounce around from one instrument to the next, in search of seed or fun. Birds playing a rock gig. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. The zebra finch giving Slash a run for his money Photo: PA Everyone in there is smiling like they’ve just smoked a bucket of marijuana. You can’t not. Standing inches away from these birds playing Les Paul guitars by Gibson is so completely surreal – well, I’m going back this weekend. Anybody fancy recreating it in their own aviary?  

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How to make a mini crochet goose? Or knitted? It's made of string thats all i know!! :) I'd even appreciate a pattern.

When I was a youngster I had a mini farm play set. It had a cow, pig, ,chicken, goose, etc..... All were made of string like cotton, not furry string. The animals were not more than 2 inches high, and were life like, not animated like amigurumi. The goose was my fav, and I would like to make one of  my own, I can't find mine but I can describe him. He was: About 2 inches high, he had orange feet with wire to form them and an orange beak which was used to put the stuffing down into his body. I don't remember him having wings, but he had a long neck with a little red piece of string around it for a bow.. I absolutely love this toy and if anyone has a pattern to email to me that I could scale down even would be very much appreciated.. I want to make a mini farm set for my new baby neice!! :) I am going to learn to crochet, and try to have it done before she turns 4!!! LOL Someone once told me it may have been an Annies Attic pattern but I haven't found the book yet.. Thank you so much.

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Crows and Ravens in Mythology.

Crows n RavensFor centuries the corvids, ravens and crows in particular (corvus corax is the Latin name for the common raven and corvus corone for the carrion and hooded crows), have had a special place in the mythology of various cultures. In modern times this fascination has barely diminished. From Edgar Allen Poe's literary classic to the film of James O'Barr's cult graphic novel "The Crow", these birds still exert a powerful hold over the psyche of a significant fraction of the population. The Goths who paint their faces with white make-up and the weekend warriors who expect Raven to take them to the Otherworld to meet the dead do not see the same animal as the farmers who set up decoys in order to shoot large numbers of them every year in late spring. This is, however, typical of a creature that presents a paradox wherever one looks.Corvids are sociable birds. They tend to form social groups, and this can be seen particularly in the case of rooks, which stay in their flocks all year round. Ravens, the largest of the family, reaching as much as 3 feet from beak to tail, form groups as juveniles, pairing off into lifelong monogamous and extremely territorial relationships at around the age of three. The courtship can involve such fun and games as synchronised snow sliding, and, of course, the synchronised flight test. The corvids can be found all over the world, and are the largest of the passeriformae, or songbirds. The common raven is widely distributed throughout the Northern hemisphere, and the adaptability and intelligence of this family have made it extremely successful.As far as the mythology goes, the first confusion arises over the distinction between Crow and Raven, at least on the European side of the Atlantic. The two appear, in many instances, to be interchangeable, and the appearance of one or the other in a story depends as much on which author is transcribing it as it does on story itself. Whereas John Matthews 1 gives Bran the raven almost exclusively, Miranda Jane Green 2 ascribes to the God's companion animal either the crow or the raven, much as both authors do for the Morrigan. The confusion on the American side of the Atlantic is not so profound. There is a distinct geographical trend in the likelihood of Raven appearing in a story, and so we will start our examination there.

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How can I create a PPM-generating device whose output can be recorded as audio?

Dear Community,          In the late 80s and early 90s, the whole Teddy Ruxpin craze took off, and there were many spin-offs on this.  The basic idea was that the toy had a cassette player where one channel was directed to an audio circuit in the usual way, and the other channel had animation synchronization code directed to some sort of receiving circuit which controlled motors to make the mouth and eyes move so it would appear to be telling a story or singing a song.  My favorite instance of this (which I had as a child), is the Ideal Big Bird Storymagic based on the famous Sesame Street character.  There were so-called "satellite toys", Cookie Monster and Oscar which connected to Big Bird via a special patch cord, and they talked along and helped Big Bird tell the story.  I never had those though.  Different fans tell me that the animation sync code is Pulse-position modulation, the same code used over radio waves to guide remote controlled cars and helicopters.  I'm not sure if this is true or not.  I've looked at it in a waveform editor, and there appears to be some amplitude modulation going on here too.  (Please see below).  The highlighted (white) section is the span of two words.  The right (lower) channel shows the voice speaking these two words, and the left (upper) channel shows what happens to the code (which really sounds like a fax machine) as he moves his jaw down, up, and down again in time with the words.  Is this PPM, and if not, what is it? Now that I'm in my mid 20s, and I work with young children, I found one of these Ideal Big Birds on Ebay in great working order.   I'm wondering if it's possible to try to re-create what the manufacturers used to create this sync code in the first place.  Sesame Street created many nice "regular" story / music tapes with Big Bird as the central character.  I thought it might be cool to take some of these (especially the Follow That Bird soundtrack) and add the sync to make my own sort of unofficial storymagic tape (just for fun, and for my students, not to sel or share, as this would be a copyright issue).      I'm wondering if some sort of 1KHz oscillator-like device could be built that has levers of some kind, which could be routed through a DAW or a mixer, which would allow one to perform along with a program, and place the appropriate modulation envelopes into the stream of PPM to place the movements?  I think there are at least two kinds of modulation in the code; that for the beak, and for the eyes.  There must be other kinds of modulation for Cookie Monster and for Oscar.  If something like this seems practical and feasible, I'd enjoy learning about it, just for the fun of it.  If it is possible, I am also wondering how or where I could have it built, and for what sort of budget, as I am far better with my ears than with the soldering iron.  I have tried and tried, to no avail, to find someone in the “talking toys” community who knows how this was originally created.  Let me know if you'd like me to send you a clip of the audio file.  Here's a link to someone else's on Youtube so that you can see what I'm talking about.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this senseless ramble!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxCnmao8FAs Thanks a ton for any insights that you have!!!  I apologize in advance for the inherent nutty-ness of this post! ;)  Sincerely, Jessica

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Elder trades

Monster Hunter Monster Forest Elder Trade List FAQ FAQ written by S-Hiryu, WorldZero.com Created on October 3, 2004 Version: 1.04 Contents 1) How to Use this Guide 2) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Alphabetical Order 3) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Order of Priority 4) Jungle (Area 5) Alphabetical Order 5) Jungle (Area 5) Order of Priority 6) Swamp (Area 1) Alphabetical Order 7) Swamp (Area 1) Order of Priority 8) Free Items 9) Contact and Copyright 1) How to Use this Guide The Forest Elder is an NPC who may be spoken with, and depending on the items in your possession, he may offer you a trade. Below is a list of each trade depending on what map you visit the Elder in. The Elder will only be in one specific area on each map. This is located in the parenthesis after the name of each map. For example, "Forest and Hills (Area 7)" means that the Elder may be found in Area 7 of the Forest and Hills map. Each map has two lists, an alphabetized list and an order of priority list. The alphabetized list is simply a list of the items given and received in alphabetical order. The item given is on the left, the item received is on the right. For example, "Gravios Carapace -> Diablos Spine" means if you have a Gravios Carapace in your possession and speak to the Elder, he will offer you a Diablos Spine in return. If you possess no items the Elder wants, he will instead offer you advice. The list is alphabetized by order of the item received (item on the right). The second list for each map is the order of priority list. The Elder will always look to trade the items highest on this list first and foremost. This means if you have an Insect Husk (the item with the highest priority) he will trade you for that before he will offer to trade for the item next on the priority list. If the item next on the list is not in your possession, he will move on to the one after that, and so on. The Elder will only trade with you four times on a single quest. The Elder will always base his trades on the priority lists. The list is prioritized by order of the item given (item on the left). During certain quests, Special Mushroom trades are not available. In such situations, the Elder will instead look for Iron Ore and offer a Small Monster Bone in its place. 2) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Alphabetical Order Gravios Carapace -> Diablos Spine Garbage -> Fire Heb Pawprint Stamp -> Firefly Diablos Spine -> Gravios Carapace Fatalis' Eye -> Kirin Hide Rathian Plate -> Lao-Shan's Scale Rathalos Plate -> Lao-Shan's Shell Blos Fang -> Large Monster Bone Dragonite Ore -> Large Monster Bone Machalite Ore -> Medium Monster Bone Piscine Jaw -> Medium Monster Bone Pale Lips -> Pale Bone Kut-Ku Ear -> Plesioth Fin Kut-Ku Shell -> Plesioth Scale Cephalos Fin -> Rathalos Webbing Firestone -> Rathalos Wing Majestic Horn -> Rathalos Wing Lightcrystal -> Rathian Spike Iron Ore -> Small Monster Bone Cactus Flower -> Special Mushroom Felvine -> Special Mushroom Fire Heb -> Special Mushroom Insect Husk -> Special Mushroom Mystery Bone -> Stunshroom Gravios Head -> Vespoid Abdomen Gravios Wing -> Vespoid Abdomen Crimson Horn -> Wyvern Marrow Monoblos Spine -> Wyvern Marrow 3) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Order of Priority Insect Husk -> Special Mushroom Cactus Flower -> Special Mushroom Felvine -> Special Mushroom Fire Heb -> Special Mushroom Iron Ore -> Small Monster Bone Machalite Ore -> Medium Monster Bone Dragonite Ore -> Large Monster Bone Crimson Horn -> Wyvern Marrow Majestic Horn -> Rathalos Wing Lightcrystal -> Rathian Spike Kut-Ku Shell -> Plesioth Scale Kut-Ku Ear -> Plesioth Fin Cephalos Fin -> Rathalos Webbing Blos Fang -> Large Monster Bone Piscine Jaw -> Medium Monster Bone Diablos Spine -> Gravios Carapace Gravios Carapace -> Diablos Spine Gravios Head -> Vespoid Abdomen Gravios Wing -> Vespoid Abdomen Monoblos Spine -> Wyvern Marrow Rathian Plate -> Lao-Shan's Scale Rathalos Plate -> Lao-Shan's Shell Fatalis' Eye -> Kirin Hide Firestone -> Rathalos Wing Pale Lips -> Pale Bone Mystery Bone -> Stunshroom Garbage -> Fire Heb Pawprint Stamp -> Firefly 4) Jungle (Area 5) Alphabetical Order Wyvern Marrow -> Ancient PotionRathian Claw -> ArmorskinSleep Sac -> ArmorskinRathalos Scale -> CatalystRathian Scale -> CatalystStun Sac -> CatalystFlame Sac -> DemondrugRathalos Claw -> DemondrugRathalos Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolRathian Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolElectro Sac -> ImmunizerPoison Sac -> LifecrystalsBullfango Head -> Max PotionMosswine Head -> Max PotionMosswine Hide -> Max PotionSmall Lobstershell -> Mega ArmorskinPawprint Stamp -> Mega BugnetLarge Lobstershell -> Mega DemondrugBlos Fang -> Mega JuiceBlos Jaw -> Pale ExtractPiscine Fang -> Power ExtractGarbage -> ScreamerInsect Husk -> Special MushroomCactus Flower -> Special MushroomSushfish -> Special MushroomFire Herb -> Special MushroomMystery Bone -> ToadstoolCephalos Fin -> Twisted HornPlesioth Fin -> Twisted Horn 5) Jungle (Area 5) Order of Priority Insect Husk -> Special MushroomCactus Flower -> Special MushroomSushfish -> Special MushroomFire Herb -> Special MushroomRathalos Claw -> DemondrugRathian Claw -> ArmorskinRathalos Scale -> CatalystRathian Scale -> CatalystRathalos Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolRathian Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolPiscine Fang -> Power ExtractBlos Fang -> Mega JuiceBlos Jaw -> Pale ExtractMosswine Head -> Max PotionMosswine Hide -> Max PotionBullfango Head -> Max PotionFlame Sac -> DemondrugElectro Sac -> ImmunizerPoison Sac -> LifecrystalsStun Sac -> CatalystSleep Sac -> ArmorskinWyvern Marrow -> Ancient PotionSmall Lobstershell -> Mega ArmorskinLarge Lobstershell -> Mega DemondrugMystery Bone -> ToadstoolGarbage -> ScreamerCephalos Fin -> Twisted HornPlesioth Fin -> Twisted HornPawprint Stamp -> Mega Bugnet 6) Swamp (Area 1) Alphabetical Order Gravios Carapace -> Dragonite OreGravios Head -> FirestoneLao-Shan's Spine -> FirestoneSmall Monster Bone -> Iron OreGravios Wing -> Large LobstershellGiant Beak -> LightcrystalKirin Mane -> LightcrystalRathalos Wing -> LightcrystalWyvern Marrow -> LightcrystalBasarios Shell -> Machalite OreKut-Ku Ear -> Machalite OreMedium Monster Bone -> Machalite OreRathalos Claw -> Machalite OreRathalos Tail -> Machalite OreRathian Claw -> Machalite OreRathian Spike -> Machalite OrePawprint Stamp -> Mega PickaxeGarbage -> Sap PlantMystery Bone -> Sleep HerbBasaios Wing -> Small LobstershellInsect Husk -> Special MushroomIvy -> Special MushroomBlue Mushroom -> Special MushroomHoney -> Special MushroomHornet Bladefin -> Union OrePale Bone -> Union OreVespoid Bladefin -> Union OreVespoid Abdomen -> Novacrystal 7) Swamp (Area 1) Order of Priority Insect Husk -> Special MushroomIvy -> Special MushroomBlue Mushroom -> Special MushroomHoney -> Special MushroomSmall Monster Bone -> Iron OreMedium Monster Bone -> Machalite OreBasarios Shell -> Machalite OreGravios Carapace -> Dragonite OreRathalos Wing -> LightcrystalRathalos Claw -> Machalite OreRathian Claw -> Machalite OrePale Bone -> Union OreGravios Head -> FirestoneGravios Wing -> Large LobstershellBasaios Wing -> Small LobstershellLao-Shan's Spine -> FirestoneKirin Mane -> LightcrystalRathalos Tail -> Machalite OreWyvern Marrow -> LightcrystalHornet Bladefin -> Union OreVespoid Bladefin -> Union OreKut-Ku Ear -> Machalite OreGiant Beak -> LightcrystalRathian Spike -> Machalite OreMystery Bone -> Sleep HerbGarbage -> Sap PlantPawprint Stamp -> Mega PickaxeVespoid Abdomen -> Novacrystal 8) Free Items If you trade with the Elder two or more times with at least one other opportunity to trade with him (based on the fact that the Elder will trade with you four times before getting angry and shooing you away) he may give you a free item for nothing in return. This list is the same as the order of priority list, in which the game checks the item on the top of the list first, only this time you have a random chance of getting that item. If the top item was not "won", the game moves onto the next, and checks to see if you "win" that, and so on, until an item is finally obtained or you fail to win every item. The percentage after the item is the chance you have of obtaining said item before moving on to the next opportunity (only if the previous item was not won). Sap Plant -> 10%Small Bone Husk -> 10%Potion -> 10%Blue Mushroom -> 10%Special Mushroom -> 10%Cricket -> 8%Insect Husk -> 8%Knife Mackerel -> 8%Kut-Ku Scale -> 8%Small Monster Bone -> 6%Old Pickaxe -> 6%Scatterfish -> 1%Max Potion -> 1%Machalite Ore -> 1%Power Seed -> 1%Armor Seed -> 1%Godbug -> 1% 9) Contact and CopyrightCopyright - 2004 S-Hiryu, WorldZero.com This FAQ may not be reproduced under any circumstance except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site other than WorldZero.com or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. Submitted by S-Hiryu - Created 5/1/07 (Last Modified 5/2/07)See All Monster Hunter Walkthroughs and FAQs

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