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Allison - 2004-02-27
I am new to the bird world. It began the day a very brave and tough little female parakeet, who survived being outside from September 2003, until January 22, 2004, was too cold...too tired to feed at our wild bird feeder. We had tried many times during that time frame to catch her...she would have NO part in it. She seemed to love her freedom. When we brought her in, her left foot was black from frostbite...her right foot red and swollen. Within a day or two she lost her left foot. The circulation in her right foot was damaged too and her foot began to darken with gangrene.

Even throughout the loss of her feet, she continued to thrive inspite of the obvious discomfort. I live in the Chicago area and anyone who knows the kind of weather we had this year will think she is a miracle. Her will to live and survive the sub-zero weather here in January, only proved she was well worth the effort to make comfortable until her dying day. This tough little bird has managed to adjust to a life without her feet (they were frostbit beyond repair by the time we could finally catch her). Through trial and error, we have found a way to make her a happy and comfortable bird in her modified cage.

Her chirps and singing in the morning is music to my ears. As she continues to adjust to a footless life, we will continue to expand her horizons to a more normal existence. For now, she seems content to be in the cage. No, she cannot walk but she has figured out that she can hop from spot to spot by propelling herself with the bottom part of her legs.

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Delaine Cortum - 2004-02-24
I have raised harlequin macaws for fifteen years. I kept my first baby, also a few others that had unique beginnings. They are very smart, pick up new phrases quickly and so very loving. I have blue & gold, scalets and greenwings but the harlequins are my very favorite.

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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Joanne - 2004-02-21
I got a pet parakeet and boy am i glad, now my life has the joy of birds in it! Im glad i read this because now i know that my pet will be safe and live long! Im getting a second to!!! Thanks A LOT FOR UR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**********

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CRUZ - 2004-02-19


I THINK HAVING A PARROT IS WONDERFUL!

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Animal-World info on Green-cheeked Amazon
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Darlene - 2004-02-16
I have a lilac crowned amazon he is a 4 to 5 yr old male. He talks and etc. He is a beauiful bird.

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Beckie - 2004-02-15
I have a Greenwing & a Blue & Gold. Both are fantastic but the Greenwing stole my heart the first time I met him. They have the most fantastic characters, real lovable, gentle giants..!!

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Animal-World info on Green-cheeked Conure
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Katie Douglas - 2004-02-10
Tiki (tea-key) is my beautiful one year old green cheeked conure, who is a lively yet calm little girl. She loves fruit such as grapes, oranges and apples, and her all time favorite snack is sunflower seeds. Tiki loves having baths and playing in the water, she immitates the sound of water as well. Tiki loves to be on my shoulders and at night time she snuggles in my neck under my hair. Her vocabulary is increasing each month, and she says and immitates the words and sounds that I say to her. She is a smart girl. Tiki is good in my jeep when we travel, and she has her own traveling cage. Her favorite toys are her hanging bell and her ball with a bell in it. Someone mentioned about the life span. I have read anywhere from 10-35 years. I hope Tiki is with me forever! She is my little side kick.

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Animal-World info on Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
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Jamie Goule - 2004-02-09
cool bird man were ya get it ,1 of da coolest birds ive ever seen but man ive sid sum gudons so i wud def want 1 of dem

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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Smmy - 2004-02-08
I want a parakeet badly and after showing my parents this site they are considering it! Thank you!

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Jill - 2004-02-08
They look so easy to take care of why not get one!

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