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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Freyja, May 6, 2017.


  1. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    This morning we went to a bird auction and came home with this young man. At the moment he doesn't have a name.

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    Beautiful :)
     
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    He's a beautiful bird but, how I hate to see them trapped inside small cages, never able to fly or express their natural behaviours.

    I really wish the keeping of birds in cages would be banned.
     
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    We have keeped birds, a budgie and a cockatiel, both were free in the house only shut up at night or when we were out. I hate to see them shut up all the time.
     
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    He is in a very big cage and once he has been tamed properly and is used to being handled he will be allowed out. He only arrived here at 2.30 this afternoon we need to get him used to being handled and being around the dogs before we can allow him to fly in the house as you could imagine he could give my chihuahuas quite a nasty bite. My dogs are used to being with the birds and although they will go to the cage and look at them they will not chase them. We got him in an auction and he has been in a tiny cage the photo was taken when we first got him home and before he had any toys put in to play with. He loves his swing and bells and raggy toys
     
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  6. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    ringnecks are lovely to look at and keep, very intelligent but not great talkers, they can hold a tune tho
    they are very much split personality birds and ours, despite being handreared by me, could, once into his teenage years [5+ in reality] could be cuddling one second and hanging off your hand/nose/mouth the next and youre right a chi would get a really nasty bite off that beak
    when they are cross they do sound rather like manic seagulls
    Mine was called Bebe, french for baby, because he came as a baby, from rescue, to be hand reared, but the biys and my late husband said there was no way they were going to call a bird Baby for the rest of its life, so I compromised
    they do thrive very well as an indoor bird, as like most parrots, they prefer climbing everywhere than flying, keeping them amused and out of mischief is the main thing
    and a great diet of course

    We used to take ours up the school on a bird harness to give him some safe outside brain enrichment and the kids loved meeting him


    btw I wouldnt be surprised if he is a she, unless the owner sexed it for you

    edit to add, I think India would be a great name, and good for boy or girl
     
  7. Happy Paws2

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    Our Cockatiel Fred, was easy to train and was a loveing bird. he followed us around like a small dog or sit on our shoulder, he would sit on top of the kitchen door when I was peeling carrots waiting for his treat.
     
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    He isn't a ringneck he is an alexandrian parrot I think he is going to be called Harold as we have a moustache parrot called Albert. We do have ringnecks but they are going to go in a aviary we have 3 indian males and an african hen. The person that does the auction said he was 100% certain he was a male. One of my indians Squeak came to us as a definite hen but we have descovered she was actually a baby he this year he has developed a definite black ring
     
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    I had an Alexandrian until last year he lived to be 35years old he wrecked the house but still miss him.x
     
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    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    well I do beg your pardon :Playful difficult to tell from a picture, I presumed [and of course one shouldnt] it was a young ringneck
     
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    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    Years ago we had a cockateil who talked and sang we also had a hen that a hand reared that followed me everywere she couldn't fly properly so hop onto the floor and run across the floor to me when I came in from work Her name was Lucky as she was lucky to survive
     
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    They are the same family a bigger cousin but he is twice the size of my ringnecks and is only a baby he is rung and is a 2016 chick you can see when you are close to him he still has a few downy feathers were his adult pumage hasn't quite finished coming through
     
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    His smaller cousins 2 of my male ringnecks this was taken last year when we thought Squeak was a hen yes the other one is Bubble



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    I think you should call him Rover.
     
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  15. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

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    I miss my parrots :(
    and my aviaries :(:(
    dont miss the hard work that goes with two large aviaries and 5 indoor parrots
    you have my admiration
     
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    Its sad if birds are kept shut in cages all the time and their wings clipped,
    but cages become their home , where they go to eat and sleep and a place of safety etc.

    I hate to see rabbits and guinea pigs in hutches at the bottom of the garden and rarely let out or and people keep dogs crated while they are at work for 10 hours or more so it really does depend on the owner of a pet whether they use or abuse cages etc .
     
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    As I have already said my ringnecks are going into an aviary outside when the weather at night is a little warmer and we can get one built and once Harold is tame and handleable and used to my little dogs he will be able to come out of his cage but the fight he put up when they took him out of his small cage and put him into his big cage I don't fancy having to try to catch him he has a very powerful beak not far off the size of an african grey parrot and I for one don't fancy being bitten by him. tonight he has let me stroke him on his chest while he has eaten a little banan from my other hand which isn't bad considering he has been here for less than 12 hours and has come through the stress of a bird auction.
     
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    @freya That's sounds lovely . You've made good progress with Harold .:)

    I hope it didn't come over that i thought you never let your birds out .

    I have had budgies and a pair of cockatiels indoors and they spent many hours loose too. They loved their cages and would fly in and out as they chose.
     
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    I miss my peeps cockatiel , she was about 25 when she died last year. .

    yeah, the poop down the back of the sofa ! :D
     
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    I don't like birds clipped, i understand the reasons but a bird is made to fly so i'm against it. My Cockatiel doesn't really like coming out of his cage, he will occasionally but not for long.
     
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