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Old 03-18-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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^Great pictures!

I'm on my second parakeet. His name is Lu. Original name was Lulu, thinking the sex was a female, but it turns out she is a he!
He's a beautiful color.
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:00 AM
 
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Only the wild and free ones. Will not comment on my thoughts of caged birds.
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:18 AM
 
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I had two parrots but my father insisted me on releasing them as he doesn't like birds to be caged. I was sad, but I listened to him. I opened the cage gate and waited till both parrots flew away.
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I had two parrots but my father insisted me on releasing them as he doesn't like birds to be caged. I was sad, but I listened to him. I opened the cage gate and waited till both parrots flew away.
That was the wrong thing to do on two levels.

First of all, the chance of it's very survival in the wild are slim unless it was originally wild caught. Most likely the bird was quickly killed be a local predator.

Secondly, introducing a non-indigenous species to your local environment can create issues with local species of animals. Just google "quaker parakeet" and you will see what I am referring to.
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I had two parrots but my father insisted me on releasing them as he doesn't like birds to be caged. I was sad, but I listened to him. I opened the cage gate and waited till both parrots flew away.
That's awful.

I wish I'd known about that; you could have sent them to me! Unbelievably cruel. I hope that you learned from this mistake and that you don't do something like this again.
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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That was the wrong thing to do on two levels.

First of all, the chance of it's very survival in the wild are slim unless it was originally wild caught. Most likely the bird was quickly killed be a local predator.

Secondly, introducing a non-indigenous species to your local environment can create issues with local species of animals. Just google "quaker parakeet" and you will see what I am referring to.
The first point that you made breaks my heart when I think about it, it really does.

I think I know what you are referring to in your second point, as well. The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill?
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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DH and I have had several birds over the years.

Here are a couple of old pics to get started. Our late little talking budgie, Newman, was in love with our late female kakariki, Sneak.

Despite his small size, he'd shriek "Sneak! Sneaky!" and his loud voice carried all over the apartment we lived in at the time.

Sneak could not stand Newman.

Sneak chewed her way through our blinds so she could rest comfortably by the window, keeping an eye on what was going on outside as well as being able to monitor the situation inside.



Of course, love-struck Newman had to sit with her.

Sneak didn't like her personal space being invaded.



Our late peach-face lovebird, truly the love of my life, Mott The Hoople, sitting with Kikkit, a disabled cedar waxwing who was brought to us. Like Newman, she was in love but was rejected.



And another! Notice Kikkit's display for Mott, who is disinterested, as usual...the little skank!



Here is a montage that I created featuring a few of our birds:



Our late Donald posing with a moulted tail feather by my computer station:



"The beer in this fridge is mine!"



Turkle looking as most lovebirds do, appealing and very cute...but most of us lovebird owners are onto their tricks!



I have tons more photos!
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have an african grey my dad gave to me 5 months ago,my dad was the one who raised him,and had him ever since he was born,his name is Dwight,he is a joy to have and he can be a crazy bird.
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:56 AM
 
Location: USA
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I have one, it's name Kuzya.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I have one, it's name Kuzya.
What type of bird is Kuzya?
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