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Animal-World info on Lessor Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
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di - 2005-05-11
I purchased a Lesser sulphur crested cockatoo in Nov.2004 he was born in July. He was tame and gentle, but at times he had his moments. He was so demanding that my life was centered around him. After 5 months I called the breeder and returned the LSC back to her. It broke my heart. I get very attacted to animals very easily, especially when he was so sweet most of the time. I would like to let people know how much time they require and how messy they are. Think many times before you make a decision. I learned the hard way.

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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Karen - 2005-05-11
I have two parakeets- one male (Bud) and one Female (sissy). they seemed to have mated, of course. However, it seems that Bud has taken over the nesting; from making the nest to sitting on the eggs.
Also, I noticed that Sissy had laid an egg before the last two, then it was gone. I saw shredded (paper I had shredded for nesting) paper with yellow on it. The only thing I could surmise is that one of the birds ate the egg. Now Bud, as I said seems to be very protective of the eggs and she just stays out, but only to deposit the next egg and leaves the nest.

I enjoy them completely and refer to them as our children. Much to my friend's shagren. ha ha ha


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Animal-World info on Grey Cockatiel
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Shawn M. - 2005-05-10
I have a Normal Grey Cockatiel. He is so adorable and he talks and whistles! He says 'prettybird' 'Baby?' "Peek-a-boo!' and he actually plays it sometimes! Says 'helloo' He says a lot of things and he also does the 'wolf whistle.' Don't buy a bird if you just want it to talk. Research! I would recommend a Cockatiel as a first time bird!

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Animal-World info on Gouldian Finch
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Donna Gary - 2005-05-10
I live in Northern California and have been raising Gouldians for about 10 years. I have bred indoors in single pair cages and outdoors in open flights. I keep all of my Goulds in NON heated environments. The indoor birds have windows open allowing for temperature changes in the summer and winter. My birds easily tolerate 40 degree nights in the winter and 105 degree days in the summer. I do not provide heat lamps outdoors either. I only wrap the outdoor aviary in plastic during winter to keep out strong weather and wind. A variation in temperature is necessary for a strong healthy bird. Birds raised in temperate climates with minimal temperature changes tend to be frail when exposed to change. This leads to deaths when birds are sold to folks that do not mirror the conditions in the temperate environment. See research completed by Robert Black entitled "hot house finches" for further details.
Donna Gary

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  • Garth Hokanson - 2010-04-20
    Donna:
    I am looking for a couple of LG males. Do you have any available?
    Garth in SEbastopol
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Animal-World info on Derbyan Parakeet
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LeeAnn - 2005-05-10
Hi I purchased a Derbyan Parakeet yesterday, 4 month old male. I have been looking for sites with good information & I just found yours. Thank you for this site & great information. This is a beautiful bird & seems so loving I can't wait until he is adjusted to us & his new enviorment. I can tell were going to have years of enjoyment with this bird.

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Animal-World info on Double Yellow-Headed Amazon
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Ryan Horstmann - 2005-05-09
Hi, I just got a double yellow amazon about a month ago... I work at a pet store and raised the bird from a baby and had never heard him talk or anything. In the month I have had him, he has learned 20+ different words and the complete "Adams Family" whistle. These birds are very vocal and great to have around. I like him a lot and hope that others get into the bird hobby.

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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JOVANI - 2005-05-08
I HAVE A BIRD NAMED PACO AND I HAVENT HAD A PROBLEM OF ANY SORT EXCEPT WHEN I LET HIM OUT HES ALWAYS RUNNING INTO WALLS. I DONT KNOW WHY, BUT ILL HIM TO A VET. IN MIAMI THERE ARE VERY FEW AVIAN VETS, BUT I STILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF THAT LITTLE BLUE WONDER. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. EVERY MORNING I LET HIM OUT AND BEFORE I DO, I GIVE HIM A KISS AND LET HIM GO

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Susan Kane - 2005-05-07
Corky is her name, we got her from a breeder and what a beautiful girl she is. We wanted a male but we love her. She talks and is only 6 months old. We know she could get egg-bound at a certain age. Do you know what we could do to prevent that? Did you ever hear a bird say "Missed you Toosie" That is what she says when I come from work! Pretty neat! SK Cherry Grove, PA

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Animal-World info on Alexandrine Parakeet
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Karin Jacob - 2005-05-06
I have a 6 year old Alexandrian.you would not believe he even barks like my dog and loves to talk on the cellphone. his name is Paako. I surely would love to have some more pictures of a male Alexandrian, so I can have them in my computer collection. Thank you very much. Karin.

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Animal-World info on Blue-fronted Amazon
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Lynne - 2005-05-04
i have a parrot called peter. he is an amazon but he is very naughty

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