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Old 05-21-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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I guess parrots really do have alot of smarts.....Lost parrot tells veterinarian his address - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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This is great!
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Cool story!

When we adopted our grey, we went to see her and ended up taking her on the spot (we had to get her out of there ). While we were in transit, she very quietly but very clearly said "Hi Baby", which was her name .

Now she talks up a storm, of course, but I always remember how sweet it was that she told us her name like that.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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That's so cool. I once had an African Grey named Maggie, and she was always saying her name... when she got really loud, she'd yell at herself "QUIET MAGGIE" - LOL. I unfortunately had to re-home her due to a severe allergy (who'd guess I was deathly allergic to parrots?), but she had already learned about 20 words in the 6 months I had her. She's in a wonderful new home now, with my old veterinarian & lots of other animals in Lake Tahoe... wonder if they've taught her their address?
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Jax
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That's so cool. I once had an African Grey named Maggie, and she was always saying her name... when she got really loud, she'd yell at herself "QUIET MAGGIE" - LOL. I unfortunately had to re-home her due to a severe allergy (who'd guess I was deathly allergic to parrots?), but she had already learned about 20 words in the 6 months I had her. She's in a wonderful new home now, with my old veterinarian & lots of other animals in Lake Tahoe... wonder if they've taught her their address?
If you're going to be allergic to a bird, a Grey can do it . Even though most people are not allergic to birds, Greys and Cockatoos have a different type of dander than the other birds and it can cause allergies, for sure.

It's important that people know that if they're thinking of adopting a Grey, thanks for bringing up that point Gizmo .
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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If you're going to be allergic to a bird, a Grey can do it . Even though most people are not allergic to birds, Greys and Cockatoos have a different type of dander than the other birds and it can cause allergies, for sure.

It's important that people know that if they're thinking of adopting a Grey, thanks for bringing up that point Gizmo .
Yeah, that really caught me by surprise! I'd been around birds before, and even owned a pair of Cockatiels once. Then I got Maggie, and "coincidentally" became very ill for about 6 months - we're talking high fever, chills, sinus infections, asthma, the works. I finally asked my nurse friend for advice, and she guessed that my bird was the culprit... so I went to the doctor for a scratch test, and almost went into anaphylactic shock from the injection. Luckily my vet offered to help, and ended up adopting Maggie herself (the vet's husband bonded with her immediately). Moral of the story? Make sure you're not allergic to any pets you plan to adopt!
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:14 AM
 
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Cool story!

When we adopted our grey, we went to see her and ended up taking her on the spot (we had to get her out of there ). While we were in transit, she very quietly but very clearly said "Hi Baby", which was her name .

Now she talks up a storm, of course, but I always remember how sweet it was that she told us her name like that.
How do you know she wasn't flirting
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Jax
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How do you know she wasn't flirting
Yeah, really! She was in love with my husband at first sight (I'm simply her chef ).
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