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Joan Quinn - 2009-11-06
I have a Red Factor Canary and I thought he didn't really need toys, as is stated on a previous posting. However, I felt sorry for him and bought him some toys, bell, mirrors, dangly toys and of course a swing. He loves his toys! And he is always on his swing looking in the big mirror on the wall where his cage is, and he sings all of the time because he thinks he is singing to the bird in the mirror. So, it has been my experiences that canaries do like to play with toys and they also like mirrors and sing to their own reflection. His name is Mango and he is one very happy little boy!

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Anonymous - 2003-08-04
I also have aquired a wild caught Moluccan. I don't know his way back past, but he was in an animal training program here in Southern California for many years. I was assigned to his during one year there. During the teen years there he started mutilating his chest. I've had him for 9 years now. 6 of those years he wore a collar to prevent the mutilation.In the past 3 years I have been giving him Haloperidol, a human drug, 3 drops in the morning and that is it. He ceased mutilation and now lives beautifully collar free. I think of it as a miracle. He still plucks his chest a bit, but no mutilation. There is no change in his personality, it just removed the obsession he had with his chest. He is once again the pretty, fluffy, white bird I fell in love with....

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Sherry - 2012-07-07
Hello I just wanted to introduce myself. I have just adopted a Golden Capped Conure and a question is all of a sudden she is attacking my son (22 years old) everytime he trys to pet or have her go to him he was going to him - but now won't ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-07
    Most likely the Gold Cap has decided that you are his/her mate and is attacking the competition.  Rather than your son trying to pick up or pet the Gold cap, have your son just be around him, talking, possible little piece of toast as a treat.  Make friends.  Usually the conure will 'allow' other members into the family and maybe just re aquaint your son to the Gold cap.
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shari shovan - 2011-06-28
i have a male and female lovebird. She always has one to six eggs in her nesting box. I take her eggs so she won't have any babies. Am I doing wrong by taking her eggs and disposing of them? Please give me an answer. I am making myself sick not knowing.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    I understand why you are taking her eggs, unfortunately, there can be some serious consequences. You have a male and female lovebird and it is natural for them to want to mate. I don't know if the eggs are fertile but neither do they. Your female will keep laying eggs and very likely run a severe calcium shortage. She utilizes her calcium to produce the shell on the egg and therefore will deplete her own. The second problem is she is constantly laying additional eggs which is very hard on her. She lays an egg in an attempt to have a chick and the egg is removed so she lays another egg. She runs the risk of losing her health entirely. Leave the eggs and let nature take its course. She may not sit the eggs but at least she will stop laying eggs for awhile. I would also put a calcium supplement such as cuttle bone or those fruit flavored calcium blocks in the cage as soon as possible. Don't make yourself sick - or get upset. We all learn and no harm done.
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Tina - 2004-04-01
I have had my cockatoo since he was 5 months old. He is now not only a pet, but my best friend. He is so much fun to play with and even knows when you are having a bad day in which case he will snuggle more than usual. If you are thinking about getting a bird I would suggest an umbrella cockatoo if you want a bird that is sweet and kind.

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Animal-World info on Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
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laurie - 2008-11-30
We acquired a Greater Crested Cockatoo at our store as a lady had him, Val'dore
for a week and he bit her. This lady had gotten him off another couple who used brooms to chase him and apparently the people before that threw stuff at his cage to shut him up. They have put him on drugs etc. He is now drug free and I have brought Valdore home. He has sat with me and talked with me but knowing he is not going to be chased by brooms things thrown at him I think he has a chance. I have let him out on his playtop and his cage is open for him to feel he is not enclosed and welcome to come down and sit with me when he so feels like it. This day is my first day other than visiting him at my store. We will just see how sychotic they say he is. I would be if people treated me that way, the thing is everyone want one of these lovely parrots but do not do their homework as cockatoos need a lot of love and attention and are not very independent in comparison to an African Grey or Blue and Gold (which I also have). Feel free to visit our website @ www.parrotparadise.ca.

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Janet - 2003-11-13
I have a 1 1/2 year old Harlequin named Dolly. She is drop dead beautiful and has rich deep colors, she is very intelligent and has
a huge vocabulary. She knows many words and can say serveral small
sentences. I bought her when she was 3 months old. She is very bonded
to me and wont let anyone else touch her. She does like men but only
if they have a beard or mustache, otherwise they can forget it.
Harlequins are so hard to find.Only a handful of people breed them and they usually get deposits on the eggs before they even hatch. I recently brought mine to a huge bird show in Orlando to have her microchipped. I had a crowd around me the whole time. I could have sold her 6 times over. She gathered a crowd at every turn. Luckily I would never part with her for any amount of money

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George - 2008-09-04
This is george again. Over 2 years later and paco has come a long way. He is an outgoing lovable goober who adores my wife, and if she isn't around likes me. God forbid I get near her or him though, if they are together, he will rip me apart. But for the most part he is a great bird. Definitely not for the first time bird owner, like others have commented. It took us 2 years too get him handable and trustworthy, and yes he is very strong.

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Brenda Ann Braley - 2013-06-01
I have parakeets and I would like to know if any one knows if they like a bowl of water to take a bath in the cage?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-02
    Some will use a bowl, others like misting. I guess you'll have to try a bowl to see if yours will use it, then you'll know...:)
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Animal-World info on Golden-capped Conure
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Devin - 2003-08-12
I have a gold-capped conure. His name is chilly. He is very funny and loves to hang out with me. Chilly likes everyone but he doesnt care for them as much as me. Chilly likes to play with his toys and his mineral blocks. He tends to hate cudle bones though. chilly also likes to go under things such as blankets and my arm. I am glad to have him and I am hoping to get another conure. They are my favorit type of parrot.

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  • Dawn - 2010-09-16
    I have two gold-capped conures that i am selling. please contact me. asmith5192000@gmail.com
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