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Jennifer - 2013-02-21
Recently I had bought a beautiful parakeet at Petsmart. He had a pretty blue body a yellow head and a beautiful teal green tail feathers. He was about 4-5months old. He died four days later!!! It's a disgrace to pet stores the way they keep their animals. Please reply I agree if you would like to change the way pet stores keep their animals.

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  • Charlie - 2013-02-21
    That is terrible. I am sure it wasn't your fault. You couldn't have done anything wrong in four days. When I was younger I had bird that was a beautiful macaw. I too love birds and I agree.
  • KNinVA - 2013-03-13
    Jennifer, I hope you went back to Petsmart with your receipt and got your money back. They have a 15 day policy. I'm sorry for your loss!
  • Louise Callcut - 2013-08-21
    I'm sorry for your loss, I refuse to buy any pet from there as I got my little boy a baby guinea pig and it died after 3 months, he was devastated. I went to the store they weren't interested. I said I took it to the vet and it had something that an adult pig would get. I went to the head office and got no joy I think something should be done about these pet stores.
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Edward Canny - 2013-06-20
Hello,

I'm looking for a female Golden Mantled Rosella in or close to Texas. I live just north of Houston. My male lost his mate!



Thanks,

Edward

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-21
    I'm so sorry to hear about your lost female! Good luck Edward... there have GOT to be good mate selections out there for you!
  • Kitty Stone - 2013-08-21
    Edward, Have you located a female? I have one that I may be willing to offer. Kitty
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karen todd - 2013-08-19
My severe, I adopted after she was being abused for screaming etc. I've had her for 5 years or so, you would say I love her, but many days she makes me crazy. She's demanding and doesn't want anyone to talk to me let alone come near me if she's around. She even screams if I'm in another part of house and she can hear me interact with someone. She's messy and has bitten almost everyone I know. I still love her and she loves me but not a bird for anyone without patience and love for any animal I take in. I could never get rid of her even though my family threatens her they will when I'm not home. The second I get home she demands my attention and creates havoc till she gets fullfilled. She always wants to be boss and rarely uses a cage. I could write a book about her many antics and wish somehow I could get her to be people friendly. I'd take her everywhere with me if I only could. I love you nina. aka badgirl.

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Rodriguez Paulina - 2011-10-26
I have a Peach faced lovebird and she just laid three eggs but I don't have a male bird. Is the male bird the one that has to sit on the eggs or does she? Because she is not sitting on them.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-26
    They usually lay 4 - 5 eggs and won't sit them until all the eggs are laid. The eggs are obviously infertile but don't just remove them. She will just lay more eggs and run into a possible calcium shortage. Let her sit the eggs if she wants for the 20 days or so and then just toss them out. But let her sit them for the 3 weeks if she wants.
  • KAthy - 2013-08-18
    Both male and female. Male feeds female too. My female has 3 eggs too.
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Joseph Mirabitur - 2013-08-15
I bought a giant Verde Macaw in the spring of this year. We are totally surprised with her. Halley her name is, the most gentle bird we have. Her colors and appearance are striking. We didn't expect Halley to be so large, she is about 5 months old, and weighs around 1650 grams. Her size is big as she is gentle. She's starting to talk now. A good friend of mine breeds extra large parrots including Hyacinths, huge greenwings he said that's the largest bird he has seen. She is so gentle, she opens her wings and hugs you when you pick her up. We have three others macaws, a Catalina, blue and gold, a huge Greenwing Macaws, plus A congo grey, and a 37 yr old Yellownape amazon. So we can compare, they are all great birds . She is like a gentle Greenwing Macaw. Now the cons she is real large for one, she always wants to be picked up if that's a con. She has one of the largest voices I ever heard. But she is the least noisiest bird I have. I cannot say they're all like this one.

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Anonymous - 2008-07-13
I cannot agree more that yes this hybrid makes a beautiful macaw... but doesn't the fact that the Hyacinth is as rare and endangered as it is, make crossing it with another breed a bad practice. Personally I hope the breeder is still breeding straight hyacinths with the intention to better the breed and not just mixing it to sell "rarer" birds. The hyacinth being on the critical list should sort of discourage breeding like this but that is just my opinion.

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  • Anonymous - 2013-08-14
    Breeding hybrids will encourage people to help both species.
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Gina - 2013-08-14
First, thank you for your site... I have a male and female Pintail, Tuxedo and Chickie, Tuxedo is in full breeding plumage. My questions, when Tuxedo drops his tail feathers, will he still be so busy flying around? The other is Chickie seems to display the same flight dance, but only with the other finches not Tuxedo? What is this about? Thank you for any help, they really do liven up the place.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-22
    My guess is that he won't change his flying behavior too much. I'm not sure why they would not dance with each other, but it is almost impossible to get these guys to actually breed in captivity! They need to be exposed to other birds in the wild because by nature they lay their eggs in other birds nests and don't raise their own young!
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Gabby - 2008-10-03
Alas, fellow Senegal lovers it seems we are destined to try to please what can be a very moody bird species. I have two Sengal parrots. Scooter, the male, is 20 (yes, that's twenty!)years old. I got him at 4 weeks of age and he has only just become more predictable in his behavior. I am hoping his hormone levels have peaked and are now on the decline that will hopefully lead to more dependable, good behavior. For many years, he would give me severe bites on the hands, arms, and face. These bites were always unexpected and I could never really pin down what might have sent him over the edge. I have read everything out there on Sengal behavior and what has worked best for Scooter and I are boundaries and setting limits. I do not let him have the run of the house and return him to his cage periodically and latch the door to reinforce his dependency on me. If he goes through a spell where he acts as if doesn't respect me, I will take him out of his environment and upset his comfort level with a trip to the post office, etc. so that he again views me as his safety net. Keeping their nails groomed and wings trimmed is especially important- an independent Senegal can get pretty full of himself. Track on a calandar what months you seem to be having the most behavioral problems. It could be cyclic with hormones and the seasons. Don't give up! Maintain the commitment you made to your Senegal when you first got it. Be aware of your Senegals body language and know the signals- flashing eyes, low aggressive stance, etc. Sengals should not be placed on your head (Scooter leaned over and bit my eyelid) and shoulder time is stongly discouraged. There is a reason the pirates with parrots wear eye patches! There is no reason that you can't enjoy your Sengal for as many years as I have plus 20 to 30 more.

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  • Anonymous - 2013-08-13
    Just about to get a rescue bird, thanks for positive flow. I know this love is love. You step in, never give in. Animals rock, god bless.
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michael campbell - 2013-07-22
I built a new cage for my Zebra Finches and when I transfered the nest I saw that there are 4 eggs in it. Now the Zebras are building a new nest, what can I do to get them in the old nest?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-25
    Hmmm, well you could try to transfer the eggs into the new nest if they truly do not seem to be going to their old nest. It would have been best to wait to move them to a new cage until they were done breeding and the eggs were hatched, but I know that's not the solution now. I hope it works out, good luck!
  • michael - 2013-08-10
    Thank you.
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Sam Chapman - 2006-01-05
My orange wing amazon called Billy is 24 years old! However I'm only 11! He squauks very loudly when he sees my family eating! He flew away 18 years ago; but we got him back - thanks to next doors dog! He eats everything we eat as well as cat food, if you give him something like a chocolate digestive biscuit he will scrape off all the chocolate then throw away the biscuit!

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  • Daniela Korpela - 2013-08-08
    Chocolate and avocado are not suitable for parrots. (kidneys do not last) I have personally seen how the yellow neck Amazon died in one year. The owner did not believe me. I tried to get him to understand, but he did not believe. Sadly, the bird would have been able to live for 50 years.
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