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CJB - 2008-12-05
I received a displaced OW Amazon when his owners had to move out of the country. He had been raised beautifully and is a happy boy. It took about 3-4 weeks for him to feel comfortable in the new environment, but once he was he just jumped in. The most interesting thing about him is that he has a specific scent that doesn't seem to be connected to anything outside or in his environment. He smells like flowers, and if he gets excited the smell gets stronger. I haven't found any reason for it, but it sure is nice, the dogs should learn something from him.
The sounds and words he knows are many and varied, its been 5 months and he still comes up with new phrases and sounds every week and he has me laughing at something he does at least once a day.

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Samantha - 2008-12-04
i juss recently received 2 love birds from a friend, a black masked lovebird (roughly 6 yrs) and a pastel one (roughly 3yrs).
My male, the pastel one, has apparently made my female mean in the past. I was trying to change the food earlier and my female bit me so she could get out.

I'm new with lovebirds and am practically clueless. PLEASE give some advice on how I can start to handle them without losing a finger or two. I have a myspace as well..
myspace.com/evilpiggies2006
PLEASE HELP!!!

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paul - 2008-12-03
I would love to know if any of these birds are still being breed?

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Dimitri - 2008-12-02
I love yorkshires, but I don't have the experience to take care of them.

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cala - 2008-12-02
I got two birds and my the female is biting me and the male. She is in mating season but the male isn't. She's been like this since I got her. What do I do? Names are Jenny and Dingo.

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Kara - 2008-12-02
I have a Blue and Gold Macaw named Frenchy. I've had her about 4 months now and love her. She's 2 years old and I bought her from a lady that didn't have much time for her anymore. I started out with a cockatiel, conure, and quaker parrot. So a blue and gold was different at first, but we fell in love with her. I've always wanted a blue and gold and I'm so thrilled to have one now. Some of the things she can say are Frenchy dancin, hello, step up, shut up, hush, and she hums good girl.

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Animal-World info on Eastern Rosella
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Luz Grullon - 2008-12-01
My name is Luz and I have 2 Rosella's and their names are rosey and lucky. I want 2 know what is the care I have 2 give 2 them because THEY ARE GONNA HAVE AN EGG. If you have an idea you can send a message, or share some info with me. I would appreciate. thank you


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Mark Anderson - 2008-11-27
I have recently acquired my second senegal, Dylan, a 12 week old male. My previous bird was lost when a door was left open around 6 months ago and I've pined for him ever since. They are fantastic birds and complex in nature and should be treated so, my previous parrot harry was without doubt the best thing I have ever spent my money on. I didn't realise another creature could be quite so intelligent. But as such they can be unpredictable, and I always found a change in scenery helped with negative behaviour. Removing a toy from the cage, moving cage or covering three sides may help in stimulating problem birds to think of something else. I have heard that owners with other birds should experiment with cage heights and positions and although I can't speak from experience on this I think it is worth a mention. I also allow my bird to be handled by as many people as possible and constantly push the boundaries of what he is comfortable with me doing with him (laying him on his back and opening his wings etc). They have a very strong impulse on where they are within the flock, and I cannot stress enough that you need to be firm with them. If my bird bites my ear for instance, I'll drop the shoulder it's on and tell him off. I'm the boss in our relationship and that's the end of the story, and as long as the bird knows that we'll always be fine. If you have other birds in the house I would urge you to try and move the birds around, but I hope you get around it all and bring your parrot back to the bird it was.

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  • Jessica - 2010-03-30
    These are great tips. My senegal is about the sweetest bird you can ever ask for and I know a large part of that is the socialization. From the time I first got him I made sure to have him practice "stepping up" with as many people as possible which I think is very important and prevents them from becoming one person birds. Now he will step up for just about anyone and perch on just about anyone's shoulder, and he also lets my brother and mom pet him. When he is being naughty (tries to bite at my skin or clothes when he's perched on my hand or shoulder), I drop my hand or shoulder like you said and he immediately quits what he's doing. He is as sweet/good as can be I feel because of these things. People need to understand that in order to have a well-behaved bird you need to spend lots of time with it and give the proper training!
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cindy - 2008-11-27
Rosellas are like all birds in that individuals have different personalities, but my male Golden Mantled Rosella is very aggressive towards my smaller birds, a pair of Pacific Parrotlets. When he is out of cage time, he will try to get over to their cage and threaten them, although he never actually attacks them. (Keeping his wings trimmed helps to keep him on his own playstand.)

So I would be very careful -- you might want to have your rosella DNA sexed since the males are more likely to be aggressive.

I am looking for an older female Golden Mantled Rosella to be a companion to my male. I don't intend to breed them, but I'm hoping that he will be happier and less jealous of the parrotlets if he has his own special friend. If you know of a rescue where I could find an older female, please let me know -- thanks!!

Best of luck with your new rosella,
Cindy

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Tyler - 2008-11-26
I have a grey and her name is Ruffles. She is 1 1/2 years old and not the biggest talker, although she is the best noise recorder. Recently she has started copying the dogs squeaky toy, and she'll start squeaking away and the dogs will start running around the house trying in vain to find their toy. It's so funny the way she copy's the dogs barks too because it's a higher version of it. So if you want a lovable friend and family member I recommend an African Grey, but be warned they can have a temper.

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