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Old 12-05-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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lmao @ the tub story!!!

I have shared custody (so to speak) of a double yellow headed amazon. He is 12 or so years old, male. He is my baby boy, I love him so much. He has a very nervous temperment and is not good with people yet, although he will let me hold him and pet him quite a bit. He only speaks if it's very quiet and there is no one around, which makes me nuts! This is my first bird experience and I am really enjoying it.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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Once he fell asleep on the couch with him. Pepper crawled under the blanket and settled down. When he woke up, he got up and his pants fell down - Pepper had slowly removed the snap, and all the stiching from around his the front and sides of his pant waist! LOL Okay, maybe at the time it wasn't so funny to him ... but I laughed pretty hard!
That is too funny! Thanks for my laugh for the day.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:42 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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That is too funny! Thanks for my laugh for the day.
Happy to oblige!

Pets can be very comical ... destructive! .... but funny.
They add a lot to one's life.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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I've had birds all my life and use to breed them for years. Now I'm down to a Senegal, Lovebird and a couple Parakeets. They're alot of work! The Senegal is definitely worth it and is such a little comic. I love how he yells out our pet's names.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:33 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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we used to have a Senegal.....I actually rescued him from a horrid horrid home. It was like one of those "Worst Cases" they show on Animal Planet. We kept him for about a year, he never would say anything, but would ALL the time mimic the smoke detector!!! Talk about a JOLT and BOLT! out of bed when he did that!!!!! It was really really sad, we got him healthy again, but had a brand new baby in the house, and also, Aries (our peach crested) took exception to him and would scream at him all the time, so we just couldnt do it anymore....we re-homed him w/some of our dear friends who had older kids and no other pets and he was so much happier! Within a year, he was okay w/being held (and LOVED being held by the adult female in the family) and had a small vocabulary. Its been about 7yrs now and you'd never know he was such a sad case. He's a happy, well adjusted, very talkative sweet boy. Except the occasional fire detector scream when he gets surprised or overstressed.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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we used to have a Senegal.....I actually rescued him from a horrid horrid home. It was like one of those "Worst Cases" they show on Animal Planet. We kept him for about a year, he never would say anything, but would ALL the time mimic the smoke detector!!! Talk about a JOLT and BOLT! out of bed when he did that!!!!! It was really really sad, we got him healthy again, but had a brand new baby in the house, and also, Aries (our peach crested) took exception to him and would scream at him all the time, so we just couldnt do it anymore....we re-homed him w/some of our dear friends who had older kids and no other pets and he was so much happier! Within a year, he was okay w/being held (and LOVED being held by the adult female in the family) and had a small vocabulary. Its been about 7yrs now and you'd never know he was such a sad case. He's a happy, well adjusted, very talkative sweet boy. Except the occasional fire detector scream when he gets surprised or overstressed.
Whoa! the JOLT and BOLT would shock anyone! LOL

Glad to hear about his adjustment! I cannot abide cruelty of any kind. It makes me nuts!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I've had birds all my life and use to breed them for years. Now I'm down to a Senegal, Lovebird and a couple Parakeets. They're alot of work! The Senegal is definitely worth it and is such a little comic. I love how he yells out our pet's names.
True enough! The work is nothing to sneeze at. Phew! Worth it though. We've worked out a good routine, just have to keep up with it daily and then it is not so bad.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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We have an African Grey, he is 7 years old, we have had him for 6 years. Its the first bird I have ever owned, and its a full time job..lol When we first got him he bonded with my husband right away and only put up with me. He use to bite me so bad it would draw blood. He has taught me to have patience. In the last 2 1/2 years our relationship has gotten much better. He now plays with me, kisses me, rubes his beak on me and I feel so loved...lol

They truly are amazing animals. I didn't realize how smart they are. He surprises me everyday with what he says and learns.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have a Cockatiel. Her name is Kia and she is completely yellow with an orange spot on her cheeks. My girlfriend has had her for about 8 years now. I really like her. She wants only to be petted behind the neck all the time.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: West Central Florida
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I have 2 cockatiels, Spiderman and "G". They are actual brothers and they could not be more opposite. Spider is quiet, cuddly, wants his head scratched all the time, and "G" is loud, aggressive, but a great singer. I taught him how to wolf whistle and now he whistles at everyone, lol. Makes people smile alot! They are some of the coolest pets I ever owned.
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