MOUSTACHE PARAKEET: Domestic 6-month old pet hen. Her name is Dharma-Xena. DESCRIPTION=Her breath has a strong, sweet, honey-like scent that was noticable the first time I handled her. It can be masked by some human foods but is consistent otherwise. DIET=Mix of pellets including Kaytee,Roudybush and Zupreem with a daily "garnish" of dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Fresh fruits, vegetables or sprouts most days – favorite is jalapenos. And of course – whatever I’m eating that’s reasonably bird friendly – especially rice chex and mexican food. Drinks Evian exclusively. – Submitted by Randal Melton.
COCKATIEL: PET=yes DOMESTIC=yes AGE=Under 1 year. FEMALE. DESCRIPTION=Slight, musky, spicy and fruity. Delicately unpleasant. DIET=Pellets with 20% Hartz seeds. Fresh fruit and veggies. Green beans and pears are her favorites. Occasional honey stick treat and daily millet. She would sell her mother for a stick of millet. COMMENTS=She smells all her foods before eating them. Cockatiels have a keen sense of smell. – Submitted by Scott Abrams.
05-14-16: GREENCHEEK CONURE "OLIVER": PET=yes AGE=5 years. DESCRIPTION=The bird smells of feces. The smell is not always present; I can smell him about once a day very strongly. I’ve not noticed it occurring at a specific time. After he bathed tonight, he smelled especially strong. DIET=Lafeber Classical Nutri-berries for conures, fresh offered but rarely eaten – Submitted by Dara.
*Editor’s Note: The lack of a varied diet could be a factor.
RED LORED AMAZON: PET=yes IMPORT=yes AGE=
07-03-16: QUAKER PARAKEET "GUAVA": PET=yes AGE=2 years. DOMESTIC=yes FEMALE. DESCRIPTION=My two-year old smells like grass and burnt honey, however I have noticed that during spring she will smell faintly of garlic, which is odd because she doesn’t ever have a chance to eat garlic. DIET=occasional Nutriberries, occasional fresh fish, occasional meat, pellets at all times, fresh fruit and a small amount of mixed nuts at breakfast time, carrots and beets at lunch time, boiled plain pasta at dinner time. all that whatever I’m eating (so long as its safe!) – Submitted by Mary Angela.
17 years old. DESCRIPTION=musky sweet odor more prevelent in the Spring. Sometimes "her" breath smells like dried fish food. DIET=Kaytee Bird pellets. Vitamin drops in water. Seed mixture for breakfast 1tsp. Almonds in the shell 5-10 per day "she" really likes them. 15% people food i.e. pizza, spaghetti, potatoes, and other such items. "she" really doesn’t like fresh fruit or vegetables. They get thrown out of her cage. – Submitted by Sherri.
QUAKERS: PET=yes DOMESTIC=yes AGE=7 months, over 1 year, and one unknown. DESCRIPTION=My three quakers all have this smell. Its kind of musky? It doesn’t smell good but I wouldn’t say it stinks either. Oh! I got it! They smell like a attic! An old attic! DIET=Roudybush. No supplements since Roudybush is already loaded with vitamins and minerals. They also get fresh fruit and veggies daily and the occasional peanut or millet spray. – Submitted by Tammy of NC.
Dear Ned: Just take a look at the names of popular strains like Blueberry, Strawberry Cough, Lemon Skunk and Lavender. Sure, blueberries, strawberries, lemons and lavender don’t have the same skunky smells that cannabis does, but they still carry very similar scents — and isn’t that technically smelling like cannabis? Even science agrees with my overzealous answer, as terpenes responsible for these fruity and floral smells are found in those aforementioned cannabis strains as well as the fruit that inspires their names.
Or maybe it just depends on where your head is.
Dear Stoner: Everyone talks about the other stuff weed smells like — like fruit and flowers or whatever. But what things smell like weed. but aren’t weed?
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Terpenes are also responsible for the usual smells that we associate with cannabis, like those whiffs of new rubber tires, a skunk in open air, resinous pine needles or even your grandpa’s closet. (Smell some of the OG strains out there before you tell me I’m wrong.) Even fresh lawn trimmings can carry dank whiffs reminiscent of pot.
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