Any bird lovers out there? Pets

  • View author's info Author Posted on Oct 26, 2005 at 06:56 AM


    Living in an apartment, I'm not allowed to have either cat or dog, so bought some birds. I have 2 Cockatiels and a quaker parrot. I plan on breeding the 'tiels when they are mature enough. The quaker is my baby. Sammy is soo sweet!
    Living in an apartment, I'm not allowed to have either cat or dog, so bought some birds. I have 2 Cockatiels and a quaker parrot. I plan on breeding the 'tiels when they are mature enough. The quaker is my baby. Sammy is soo sweet!

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  • View author's info Posted on Sep 19, 2010 at 01:14 AM


    #4. Tweetie ... Lutino. He was with three others (White based with Gray) at the shelter. All of them had an issue. He is quiet, and oldest baby in my family and sort of blind.
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 18, 2010 at 02:44 PM


    #3. Chirpy ... Gray. He was found in towed abandoned vehicle. He loves to whistle.

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  • View author's info Posted on Sep 18, 2010 at 02:43 PM


    #2. Sakura ... Gray with white circle around her eyes. She was abused and has been to three or four different home within her first year. She is from San Diego Humane Society & SPCA next door of local shelter. A year and half later, she began to lay the eggs and she laid total of 15 eggs and past away.

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  • View author's info Posted on Sep 18, 2010 at 02:41 PM


    Quoting bluebirdhaven:

    I have 7 parrots.....yikes! 1 cockatoo, 2 yellow napes, 1 lavender headed amazon, 1 african grey and 2 parrotlets. What can I say, I just can't say no to someone who needs a good home for one of their friends. Parrots are very intelligent and they know when they are loved. I guess that you can say that in a way they are just like a woman.

    I can here it ... they are talking loud ... lolll

    My three (total of four) tiels are adopted from local shelter.

    #1. Kyle ... Gray & Cinnamon. He was abused and very offensive, and took time to earn his trust. Now, he is mommy's boy.


    I wish I can adopt some more from local shelter, but due to my living place (apartment) and limited space, no more for now. I have a guinea pig cage next to their cage, and their bedroom cage is on top of it.

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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 18, 2009 at 07:14 PM


    I have 7 parrots.....yikes! 1 cockatoo, 2 yellow napes, 1 lavender headed amazon, 1 african grey and 2 parrotlets. What can I say, I just can't say no to someone who needs a good home for one of their friends. Parrots are very intelligent and they know when they are loved. I guess that you can say that in a way they are just like a woman.
  • View author's info Posted on Mar 24, 2009 at 09:53 PM


    I've got a cockatiel named Mojo, who I rescued from a local animal shelter. I have no idea how old he is, but he is a real character and a sweetie.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 17, 2008 at 02:40 PM


    I have a Greenwing Macaw named Yukko which I love to death. He is my second child. I am also starting a bird aviary/adoption/sanctuary. So Hyacinths and Black Palm Cockatoos are the next to own. I am really big on birds of Paradise like macaws and parrots, but I am also in the process of getting my falcon license so I may own eagles, falcons, and hawks. When I get started, You are all invited to come and see the Aviary. <3 Good to know there are other bird lovers even if we are few.

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  • View author's info Posted on May 22, 2008 at 01:51 PM


    This is my Blue & Gold Macaw. She came with the name "Cuddles", but I call her my chicken!

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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 21, 2006 at 04:20 PM


    WOW your from Plover..not far from me!
    I have 2 tiels and 2 keets..They are so much fun..Good luck with breeding them..there is a secret if your interested I talked to an old gentleman that raised birds today..But my problem is my female tiel wont quit laying eggs..LOL
  • View author's info Posted on Jun 12, 2006 at 08:42 PM


    And this is little Rascal, a sharp-tailed conure.

    Like the macaws, conures are from South America, and they are "oil parrots". Their skin produces an oil that they use to preen with. Which is why they are somewhat shiny, rather than the lusterless matte of powder parrots.

    It took me a while to figure out what type of conure this is. Many sources indicated "blue-crowned" conure (like the birds in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill movie). But I think not. Blue-crowneds have blue heads AND cheeks, and both top and bottom mandible are horn-colored (kinda tan). Sharp-taileds have just a bit of blue, and only the top mandible is horn-colored, the lower is black.

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  • View author's info Posted on Jun 12, 2006 at 08:23 PM


    And here is Houdini, so named because he can escape from a closed and sealed cardboard box with the speed of a master magician... if not the finesse.

    Houdini is an umbrella cockatoo, a species native to Indonesia. Cockatoos are categorized as "powder" parrots, because they produce a dander that is almost exactly like talcum powder. And good Lord! the quantities of it that they shed! Like being in a talc factory!

    Houdini is very quiet most of the time. He jingles his bell a bit, nibbles on sisal and leather, and preens. As the daylight fades, he "calls the flock to roost" before nightfall. That is my signal to shut the light in his room, and close the door. He likes to sleep undisturbed.

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  • View author's info Posted on Jun 12, 2006 at 08:05 PM


    I inherited 3 parrots in 2003. Big lifestyle change for me, pet-free since high school.

    Three years ago I knew nothing of birds, but suddenly was responsible for the care and feeding of a flock. Thank goodness for the internet! because I was able to get knowledgeable FAST! and get supplies quickly too. The previous owner had kept them in a bird-room, uncaged. That was not an option if they were going to live with me, so... cages. And choosing the right food. And toys. And finding an avian vet so I'll be prepared if they get sick.

    Got connected with my local parrot club, Long Island Parrot Society. Their acronym is LIPS -- really ironic, since parrots have none. Have met some wonderful people through the club, all a bit dotty about their feathered friends. As I am now too.

    Here is Happy, a blue-and-gold macaw.

    (Sheesh! Ya really have to step-down the resolution to get photos under the 200Kb limit!)

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  • View author's info Posted on May 16, 2006 at 05:17 PM


    I have two: one is a male Senegal parrot named Nigel and the other is a female Double Yellow Head Amazon named Ayla. Think twice before you purchase that parrot, some of them (like Amazons, Macaws and Cockatoos) are a life time commitment since they can live to 60+ years!
  • View author's info Posted on May 13, 2006 at 09:53 AM


    Introducing Enya

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  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2006 at 08:49 AM


    I like to look at birds, but they always bite me! I dont think ive ever touched a bird that didnt bite me. So i stick to dogs and cats.
  • View author's info Posted on Mar 31, 2006 at 10:03 AM


    I wish to have these:
    "Loras" or "Pericos" in spanish, these are exotic animals mainly from South America, I LOVE THEM> they have the ability to repeat words after you and understand and recognize people, my family backhome have a set of them, but I'm dying for them
    {they range from $1800+) worth the beauty.

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  • View author's info Posted on Dec 01, 2005 at 07:57 PM


    Yes i have six parrots.....So i guess one could say my house is somewhat of a managery but i would not have it any other way.....My Largest is a green winged Macaw her name is Autumn because she has Autumn colours and is beautifull.....I am also owned by a U-2.A Bare eyed cockatoo...,green cheeked conure, quaker teil and did have a mollucan but sadley lost him a yr ago xmas this xmas eve.....My quaker has more attitude than all the rest put togeather.....I am curious how old is sammy?.....I have kept birds since i was 11 yrs of age so many many yrs now....They have allways fascinated me...But you really got to love the big ones to be able to put up with them because not only can they be noisey they are very demanding.....I guess there alot like men in a way huh!

    Teasing......*smiles*

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  • View author's info Posted on Oct 27, 2005 at 09:45 AM


    Awww!!! Your bird is the cutest!!! I love birds myself, but I currently dont have any. =( ..
    Awww!!! Your bird is the cutest!!! I love birds myself, but I currently dont have any. =( ..
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