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Old 06-03-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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When I was a child and teen, a long time ago, you would often see Mynah birds in pet shops and hear of people owning them. I haven't even seen a Mynah bird in many years. They are really messy bird, good talkers, but can be loud, so maybe that is why.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Part of the issue is they are no longer imported and that not a lot of breeders actively raise them.

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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They're like the darker version of parrots.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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When they were readily available as imports, they were so cheap (compared to many parrots) most folks didn't bother setting them up for breeding because they thought they would always be available cheap.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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Except that they eat pretty much everything from cooked rice, to fruits, to worms, to raw meat, to potatoes, to bread, to fish, etc.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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Except that they eat pretty much everything from cooked rice, to fruits, to worms, to raw meat, to potatoes, to bread, to fish, etc.
Huhh ?????

Not sure what you are getting at. Care to elaborate ??
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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They are like parrots, they talk, smart, etc., except that they eat alot more different type of food than parrots.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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Don't get me wrong. I do like Mynah birds as they are very unique and fascinating. Haven't seen one up close in over 15 years. Not a very common bird in the pet/aviculture community.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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They always reminded me of crows and ravens, rather than parrots. They do have talking ability, no? I think crows do as well, although not nearly as much as any of the parrots.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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They are not parrots. They are distant cousins to crows and ravens. The reason people associate them with parrots is because they can talk, but so can crows and ravens.
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