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>be me
>go to exotic bird shop for shits and giggles
>all the birds are either sleeping or being assholes
>some bite me and scream
>see one blue and red parrot in the back (pic related)
>go to see it
>it starts nibbling my finger and hops onto my arm
>it lets me pet it
>I feed it some pumpkin seeds and other seeds from a food bowl
>put it back after like 20 minutes
>mfw it want it
>mfw I know I can’t give it a good life
>Well boys at least I made the right choice by not getting it
Post your parrots to make me feel better. Bonus points for eclectus parrots.
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>>2746017
You should ask the shop keeper how old it is. If it's already halfway through it's life span, maybe you can give it a happy last couple of years.
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>>2746024
I thought of that but I honestly can’t handle a parrot at least for now. Maybe in the future.
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>>2746040

Where is the shop located, anon? I'm looking for a one. Maybe one in a million shot I can get your parrot.
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>>2746017
this is my ekkie rocky taking a shower
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he turns 1 in a month
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>>2746302
23507 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630

It's Omar's Exotic Birds in Southern California. Just to specify, it was a female like in pic related.
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>>2746309
Thank for pics, I might get one in the future when I am ready.
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>>2746333
>Omar's Exotic Birds

It has 3 locations in SoCal anon, which one was it? Brea, Lake Forest, or Monica?
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>>2746333
>>2746369

Nevermind I didn't read. Will investigate birdo.
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>>2746373
Wow might you seriously able to go there?
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>>2746396

Yeah, it's about an hour's drive, by chance. And it seems kinda kismet, hearing about a charming female Eclectus on /an/ right in the middle of my search for the perfect bird companion. I stay home almost all of the day and I'm settled so this situation isn't likely to change so a bird like an Eclectus wouldn't be a bad choice. Obviously there is more to look into if this is the bird for me when I get there but she sounds like a gem and I'm off for two weeks so yeah I think I'll go see her. Bonus points, I'm pretty sure I have a friend who might also be interested but I want to meet her first.
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>>2746336
Thanks for being responsible. Most people rush it. No good.

this is a good article for anyone wanting to get a parrot.
http://viemagazine.com/article/ten-reasons-you-shouldnt-get-a-parrot/
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>>2746024
>halfway through its lifespan
Ah yes, only a 30 year commitment, much easier
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>>2746417
Ok thanks a lot, it makes me happy to know that I possibly helped such a great bird find a home. Also, if you do get her, post pics. (and she seems to like pumpkin seeds a lot) What are the odds that you live close enough to get her?
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>>2746438
muxh easier than 60, yes
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>>2746472

An hour's drive for a healthy female Eclectus friendly in that kind of setting is pretty fucking dope, bro. Although I don't know her age, fecundity, past, etcetera. If I get her you can expect a post about her in the next 2 weeks. She will be a main companion bird although finding her a mate if she is in the appropriate age and health is not out of the question. No problem, I have been looking for a true companion bird.
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>>2746484
Yes, but that sure as fuck isn't "giving it a good few last years".
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>>2746495
Actually there was a make electus on a nearby branch, but he was too far to interact with.
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>>2746515
I meant male, autocorrect is weird.
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>>2746515
>>2746516

Interesting. I would presume those two are most likely siblings or closely related or they would not be sold like that however in any case that indicates that the shop may have a breeding pair or certainly know a good deal about the birds or have contacts that do. That would be great.
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>>2746017
Not eclectus, but similar colours.
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>>2746814
Great bird, what kind is it?
>>2746815
I don’t know what this has to do with anything but still good.
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>>2746540
Okay, I will be looking for a thread in the next couple of weeks.
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Sadly, i dont have a parrot too, still want to cheer you up tho so heres a picture of my favorite species of parrot - the Kakapo!
Look how cute his face is OP
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>>2747009
Thanks for birds!
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>>2747014
Any time. That's my baby Caique, he'll be ready to come home in a few weeks. It took me a year of research and deliberating before I settled on a breed and decided I was ready to accept a parrot into my home.
Respect for being able to realize that you can't care for one. Too many people just watch cute videos on shit like Instagram and because that's all they see, think it's a cakewalk.
That said, parrots are a riot if you're prepared to care for one and I hope you end up in a situation one day than allow you to have one if that's what you want.
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>>2747200
Maybe one day I can have one. Actual question, do I need to feed fresh veggies to a parrot or can I just warm up some frozen vegetables from a bag?
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My local bird shop is moving from a 30-40 minute drive away to like 10 minutes away.

>tfw you desperately want to work with birds but have no experience or training
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>>2747009
New Zealand's parrots are cool. Keas are some smart and wicked fuckers.
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>>2747229
No thanks, do not like that pic.
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>>2747230
B-But it's a cool example of how island evolution allows for unique niche fulfillment! It's cool anon!
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>>2746333
Holy shit that is the bird store I got my handfed parakeet at. This little cutie. They have a nice set up there, if a little expensive.
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>>2747238
Also, on a side note that if you do purchase from there they give you life time free wing clippings, nail trimmings and beak buffing- I think on the last one. I also recieved a free toy, some food, a few strings of millet as well as a clip for it, and they send you off with a nice care package. They also will pay (mostly, you have to pay processing) for a free wellness check on the bird at a few local avian vets. If something wrong is found then you get a full refund.
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>>2747238
>>2747250
Thanks for the info, maybe I will have a future friend from there.
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>>2747227
Depends, it's a debated topic. Some people prefer fresh due to texture and the fact that it's fresh, some people claim that frozen is better because they're mostly frozen within a short time of being. picked (thus better preserving nutrients and whatnot). We already have a Senegal and she gets some of both, along with high quality pellets and whatever fruit is in season that's safe to give her. We plan on doing the same with the Caique.
Honestly, depending on how the bird was raised/weaned, the real difficulty might come in getting them to eat anything other than seed or whatever they're used to.
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>>2747272
Thanks. So they really are like 2 year olds, they don't like to try new things.
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>>2747275
It can be difficult, but like I said, it depends on how they're raised.
Works like that with toys, too, and species plays a part there. My girlfriend's Senegal might need a new toy put near the cage for a few days before she isn't terrified of it... Alternately, she might take to it immediately. My Caique is fearless, on the other hand. If he can get his beak on it, then he'll chew it, climb on it, or swing upside down from it. Both of them take well to new food, but my girl has always introduced the Sennie to new foods (has had her for 17 years) add the place that's hand feeding/weaning my Caique is really good about introducing all sorts of exciting stuff to the babies. We also bring fruit when we go visit.
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One of my budgies, he doesn't know how to fly, just glides in a straight line.
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>>2747275
My little parakeet hates vegis and fruits and their pellets, wont even go on that side of the cage and will starve himself instead of eat them.
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Here's mine, i've had him for 2 months.
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>>2747330
This is what he looked like in May.
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>>2747335
you can buy fledglings?
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>>2746504
dont most people provide not great care for their birds so they dont typically live that ling
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>>2747238

Marshmellow!
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>>2746309
on your deathbed you might be able to say goodbye to him as he goes to a new owner
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>>2747358
Heh, his name is actually Tiramisu, but I do call him my Marshmellow when he squats down and makes himself look fat.
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>>2747340

With some birds it's better that way but others are more challenging to handfeed and are best left with it's parents or professionals until it is fully fledged.
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>>2747362

Maybe he wants to go the way of a traditional indian wife or a pharoah and have it tossed into his sarcophagus
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>>2747367
I actually had no problems handfeeding him. here's another picture of him trying to catch my stylus.
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>>2747371
cute little peeper
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>>2747371
Cute!
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>>2747371
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>>2747371

Some people are simply more competent than others, anon. Or fledglings developed enough to adapt. Good job.
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>>2747388
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>>2747397
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>>2747381
Very cute. Is he very cuddly or affectionate towards you?
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>>2747401
He often flies to my shoulder and hair. also cries loudly if put on the cage and can't see me.
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>>2747330
>>2747335
>>2747364
>>2747371
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>>2747388
>>2747397
All 10/10 birds.
>>2747321
I think there is a problem.
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>>2747449
He is only a few months old, I am working on it with trying to get him to try grapes. I cut them in half then sprinkle seeds on them and he has been ok about eating the seeds on them, just not the grapes. I have been mixing pellets, changed brands twice now to get something he likes, into his seeds and cutting it down as recommended and he still refuses to eat them. He is very stubborn and weird.
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>>2746963
Crimson Rosella
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>>2747516
Maybe you should give him some banana. It doesn't have the traditional texture of fruit and kind of tastes similar to seeds/nuts.
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>>2747576
I will try that, pick one up from the store this weekend for him or something. Thanks for the advice. This is a stubborn boy who refuses to bathe himself as well.
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>>2747667
Give me an update, I want to know if it works.
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>>2747670
Will do. Will try to take a picture of him as well.




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