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  1. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    Was going through my old photo files and found this cute photo of my pet parrot Billie (who is a Severe Macaw). Anyone else have photos of their bird(s)?

    Enjoy the Drive,

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    She won't let me post any... :)
     
  3. enjoythemusic

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    You need permission? Ahhhh, she trained you well ;-)

    Enjoy the Drive,

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  4. JaguarXJ6

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    Does she dress you too? :)

    Send them to the two of us, we promise we won't post them to the showroom section.
     
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    Oh, man, you guys are abusive... :)

    She's not my girlfriend, she's my best friend; i only replied, 'cause her nickname is 'The Bird'...

    Sunny, if she dressed me, i might not look this bad... :)
     
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    You mean the Bird wouldn't recommend the Don Ho shirt, "Matrix" leather trench coat, and serial killer gloves? :)
     
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    i don't think so... i'll have to email this thread to her; hopefully, she'll respond...
     
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    The other female in my life. a Soloman Islands Ecclectus. When it gets dark out she turns into the evil red bird with nasty temper.
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  10. enjoythemusic

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    Spasso,

    Lovely! Those vibrant colors are awesome! Have not had Billie sexed yet. Hmmm...

    Enjoy the Drive,

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  11. Spasso

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    Eggs in the cage are a dead give away................................
     
  12. enjoythemusic

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    True, but Billie is only 5 right now. Have a few more years to go i guess.
     
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    One fine day check out Costa Rica and the Galapodos.
     
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    I thought about posting a picture of Jack (my bald Grey) but I don't want to dissuade anyone from getting one.

    Hmmmmm.

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  15. Spasso

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    I lucked out with my Grey. She seemed to think the red tail feathers didn't belong so she kept them plucked out for the first 4 years.
    Tailess bird looked kind of funny.

    Stressfull enviornment was removed when the girl friend split. The bird has tail again.

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  16. Spasso

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    Steve,
    They do DNA testing of claw clippings (feather shaft?) to determine sex now for about 30.00. Blood test was 25.00 for mine.

    I think you have a girl Billie by the look in her eye. Beautiful.
    DJ
     
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    This is my Blue Fronted Amazon before he suddenly died 2 years ago. He was the best bird I ever owned...and he was an excellent talker too! I miss him...
     
  18. Spasso

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    I had a Blue Front a few years ago that I aquired from a guy at work that got it from another guy at work. He only wanted 200.00 for him and I thought why not!
    He attacked women without provocation. He attacked me a couple of times too. Now I know why he changed hands so often.

    He died from a broken neck, flying through the house after my roomates Double Yellow Head. Whaaammm!.

    I would like to have another.

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  19. enjoythemusic

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    DJ,

    As an guy who worked at a pet store and have owned a few parrots... Research the general personality of various breeds FIRST. Each breed is different!!! Some require more interaction than others and some are more active than others.

    Then i would try to find a good breeder who will sell you the bird AS EARLY as you can handle. Since i work at home and am familiar with weaning, received Billie (Severe Macaw) at 10 weeks young. The first year or two are CRUCIAL and Billie is very polite, has good table manners (kid you not), and is a joy to be around.

    Parrots generally do become a "one person bird" and/or very protective within their domain. As an example, no matter how many different people i expose Billie to, within our home she really only has eyes for me, but OUTSIDE the home she is generally friendly to others. You may also notice things over time, such as Billie hates people with dark nail polish. Not sure why, but it just "is".

    Hope this helps and REMEMBER, parrots are a LIFETIME thing as they live to be 50+ years old.

    NEVER BUY A PARROT ON A WHIM AND BE CAREFUL WHO TAKES CARE OF THE BIRD WHILE YOU ARE AWAY!!!

    Billie has been raised to be polite and friendly and to socialize well. No bad words, no wolf whistles, etc.

    Just my humble 2 Yen.

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  20. Stickanddice

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    Damn. Wish I had a neighbor like you.

    Care of the bird was the reason I didn't get one, given my travel schedule. I fly my dogs wherever I go most of the time. Don't know how good this would be for birds. I think they are beautiful. Growing up in the Canary Islands I grew up around so many people with parrots! They're awesome. Have so much personality. A friend of mine had two that looked pretty much identical to me but I could always tell them apart by their mannerisms. Very very very cool.

    Beautiful birds! To all who posted.

    Cheers
     
  21. twinturbo

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    would you guy's recommend one of these birds in a house that has other animals ...

    130lb Rottweiller
    4lb Tea-cup Yorkie
    2 persian cats
     
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    I always wanted a Sun Conure. Do they make good pets?
     
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  24. JaguarXJ6

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    I think any of the birds in this thread would get along with a ~145lb Rottweiller (assmuing the Rott ate the others).

    j/k
     
  25. enjoythemusic

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    TwinTurbo and Mark,

    TT, Parrots can defend themselves quite well, yet a young parrot is very fragile and not as coordinated or developed. Perhaps a larger parrot after 2 years old would be a good with out of cage interaction with the other pets. Until 2 years old i'd suggest always observed care.

    Mark, the Sun Conure is an active, louder bird. They are less expensive than other types as Sun Conures only live to be about 15 or so as i recall. This breed is not my personal fave. While they are very active and "monkeys", their near constant volume levels are not to my liking. This is MY personal preference.

    Mark, what are you desiring in a parrot? Details please.

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     

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