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Old 07-07-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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My little green cheeked conure looks at me from across the room and says "Ricky", and I answer "Peekaboo", and she replies "I love you" ! She puts up a big fuss if I don't take her with me on my motorcycle. I don't go to fast for her and she holds on to the back of my collar and fools with the hair on the back of my neck while we explore the old logging roads behind our town.
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I once owned an African Grey (had to re-home her due to serious allergies), and she was FREAKY smart! At less than a year old, she could say around 20 different words & short phrases, and imitated tons of sounds. She could also associate words, as opposed to just mimicking... for instance, she'd say "Hello" when the phone rang, "Quiet!" when she was being loud, and even "Go poopie" when she did her business. She had such a personality too, it really was a shame I had to let her go... but it was either that or weekly allergy shots, and considering parrots can live 80+ years, I had no choice! At least she went to a wonderful home (with my veterinarian, no less), so I feel good about the decision.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:18 AM
 
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Default Birds really are smart.

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Other than Lilo the quaker I have 6 other birds. 3 male tiels, a lovie and a pair of keets. Also handfeeding 17 babys (quakers and tiels) for my daughter since I turned the aviary over to her 2 years ago.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:02 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I have a blue ringneck that we rescued out of a pet shop. He had been returned way to many times and he's only 1 year old. He's freeking scared of everything. we just let him be him and try to be as nice as we can. Ringnecks don't always make the best pet birds. I just love my little greencheek though. She thinks she has to protect me from my dog !
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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I have a blue ringneck that we rescued out of a pet shop. He had been returned way to many times and he's only 1 year old. He's freeking scared of everything. we just let him be him and try to be as nice as we can. Ringnecks don't always make the best pet birds. I just love my little greencheek though. She thinks she has to protect me from my dog !
She's your protector. That's cute.

We have 2 crazy and I mean crazy Caiques (white bellied). We love them to pieces but boy do they love to scream. They are not known for their talking ability but they love to whistle and did I mention SCREAM!!!! They are very very "loud" birds. They are known as the clown bird. They love to play and chew on everything. They loooooove water and takes bathes all the time and they love to dunk their food or toys in the water.

They are our little crazy babies.
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:31 PM
 
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To all of these wonderful birds (have a African Grey, love bird) please don't feed us sunflower seeds! I love my birds my grey is about 20 years old and he's a riot and my joy I wouldn't give him up for the world. I'm not his first owner but his third I've had him for 7 years. IF your bird Seems to be aggressive and bites you just out of the blue see if there's sunflower seeds in there diet. Sunflower seeds are high in fat, can damage there liver and also there are addictive to your birds.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Most seeds are very high in fat and that's why a diet of seeds only will shorten the life of the bird. Fruits and veggies should make up a large part of the diet for most birds. Of coarse each type of parrot has their own dietary requirements. As for sunflower seeds being a cause for biting, I have my doubts unless the bite is the birds way of asking for a fatty treat.
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