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laurie - 2008-07-19
I have a beautiful Myers Parrot named Joshua. He loves me immensely. If he climbs out of his cage after I've left the door open, he will waddle all around until he finds me, climb onto my foot and up my pant leg, up my shirt and onto my shoulder! He does however hate my husband and will actually chase him away from me! I don't know if anyone else has a Myers Parrot that has turned completely yellow over his head and down to his back but it seems as though my bird is becoming more yellow all the time. His chest is the seafoam color and his tail under his wings is turquoise. He is about 6 years old now and has never spoken one word. I'm not sure why, but apparently he is very content not to. I didn't want a noisy bird but I was hoping he would speak alittle. I enjoy his temperment and the way he is so mischevious! He loves to go out and has traveled to so many places with me! He's a great bird!

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Brendan - 2008-07-02
My senegal is very mean and selective. He bites everyone in the family very hard except for my mom. Does anyone have any advice on how to confront this behavior? Thanks

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Vicki - 2008-06-23
I am looking to adopt a Red Belly Parrot (male). I have a femals and she is looking for a mate. If anyone can help us as soon as possible, she is a little over 1 year old.

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  • patricia - 2010-04-24
    When you find a mate and they breed please update on here and I'll give you my contact info because I would like to get my daughter one for her birthday.
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Art - 2008-06-20
I've had my Sennie for five years now and he was one of three that we handfed when they were babies. I worked for a pet store and we acquired them from a lady that was getting out of the Senegal breeding for she needed more time with her bigger parrots. Bandy (my Sennie) was the "middle" baby. The pet store found new homes for the older and younger Senegals after they were weaned (I finished handfeeding and weaning them at my house) and I personally kept Ban-ban for my family. He's more bonded with me but will tolerate other "brave" handlers. I know there is so much controversy about pellets, but this is his main diet. He gets fruits and vegetables and of course a taste or two of what I am eating. For treats, he gets seeds, nuts and a bath in the kitchen sink.

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wayne - 2008-06-11
I have two Senegals, their names are Steve and Harriet, Steve is 15 and Harriet is 6. They are both fantastic and hope they will outlive me. Steve says absolutely nothing but I still love him more than anything and Harriet wont shut up. She will either stand upside down from the roof of her cage and swing back and forth and say "Swinging!" or she will swing on this old dog toy in her cage and say "swinging", she says "Hi Harriet", "Hi Stevie", "raining" even if its not, she says "treat" and "I wanna treat". She says "pretty bird", "can you hear me?", "I can hear you", "peek a boo" and then slowly shifts her head from side to side and many other silly things.

I have noticed that people on this list are saying that they don't know how old their Senegals are. I would like you to know that you should look at your parrots ankle bracelet. That will have the year he/she was born and the initials of the breeder. All birds are required to have these as far as I know.

Hope this helps, I also would like to point you to a nice site that was built by a senegal lover called flightedbirds.org It is a great site for information on out little friends.

thanks for listening.
Wayne
(Editors Note: Just a note on banding. It is not required that birds be banded, but it a common practice for breeders. These bands generally have the hatch date and breeder information, but this is at the breeders discretion. Sometimes the breeder may have other classification information, depending on what they are trying to keep track of. It use to be a required by law that parakeets (budgerigars) be banded, due to the spread of a devastating bird disease in the 90's. However the disease was contained and the law was recinded a few years ago.)

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Carole Lear - 2008-04-03
My female Meyers parrot practically lives on me when I'm home. She is 6 years old, and if she could kiss at least 23 hours of the day she would. She makes very loud human kiss sounds, laughs, and a few robotic sounds. She only says one word "jerry" because I left the TV on and she heard the audience say his name. She waves, dances and just loves loving and to be loved. I can't wait to see her at the end of each day. She's my baby.

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Kurt van Wyk - 2008-03-27
Thank you for the info on red bellied parrots! They are definately one of my favourites! We are getting a female in September. Although it seems like a long time I know it's worth the wait!

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Amy - 2008-03-22
Almost three years ago I adopted Kokiya (long story how he got such a crazy name) from a pet store that claimed he couldn't be sold. All his chest feathers were plucked and he had a rather nasty biting habit. Watch out fingers! Yet, I fell in love with him anyway. I have a soft spot for the under dog I guess. So, I brought him home and spent the first few weeks forcing love on him. He bonded with me immediately. Men however are another story. He really has to know your face or he'll nip rather hard at your hands and ears. It must be something with the deeper voice. I wonder often if he was mistreated. He's my love though. He's a frisky little bugger. Doors and almond shells are his favorite things to shred. In fact come fall, he'll sneaky steal almonds from the nut dish. I try so hard each year to keep him from eating to many. They're fatty, but this little bugger will sneaky steal them if I turn my back for an instant. His chest is fully feathered again, and his biting habit is down to a minimum. He has become a real lover. A fearless lover. He lives with 5 rescued cats, and all of them respect him like part of the pack. I guess it has something to do with him chasing them! It's so funny to watch. As far as talking, Kokiya hasn't mastered any words. I don't think he'll ever be a talker, but he has learned many whistles, and loves to mimic the train, my laugh, and any sound the TV beeps out. At night he goes, night-night, getting up to his perch and yawning with his wings. So smart! He'll greet anyone coming in the door and always beeps to say goodbye when they leave. He loves to take walks in the summer (or drives), loves his head petted, and will make it known if he feels shunned. I never thought he would grow into the lover he has, but now he demands attention, seemingly never getting enough. And holy crap, just try to shower without him! Shower time is one of his favorite daily rituals. If he hears the water turn on, he knows it's time to get clean-clean and will ring his bell or cluck/beep until I bring him into the bathroom . . . I could just go on and on. I'm so thankful I didn't turn away from his bare chest three years ago. By looking at him you could never tell at one time he was a scared, bare chested, little guy that spent his first two years living in a pet store attacking anyone that tried to bring him out of his cage. Every day it's a new adventure with him. What a great friend he's become, seriously. I highly recommend this breed to anyone that's looking for a smaller parrot to become part of their family. They make the dearest of friends, and will lighten up the gloomiest of afternoons.

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Dolly and Brad - 2008-02-27
My husband and I adopted a Mayers parrot 2 years ago when she was 6 months old. We named her Lolita, she is the Queen of the house. I will say she is my princess and a Miracle bird. This bird survived twice from a Hawk.

Well, one day at the beginning of spring my husband put Lolita outside in her favorite tree just to hang up while he was going to his shed to look for some utensils. He heard Lolita making noises and screaming, so he came out and saw a huge hawk trying to get her. Lolita, at that time, had her wings a little longer than usual so she tried to fly inside the house. But our sliding glass door to the kitchen was closed, so she crashed into it. Then my husband scared the Hawk and saved her. She was very scared that day, probably after 5 hours she came herself. Another time we decide it not to clip her wings for one year, that way she can fly inside the house. Bad idea. It was winter this time, but this day it wasn

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Josie - 2008-01-28
My baby's name is Yoda, but we all call him Bug-bug. He is a 6 year old Meyers and has formed a bond with me like no other animal I have ever known. I got Yoda from a rescue in Harlem GA, and the minute we opened his cage to see how he responded, he was on my hand, and kissing me non-stop. My bird had found me.

Yoda lives in my den with his 4 cockatiel siblings, a dog, and a cat. It is a combination that unless you see them all together you would never believe it.

The teils have a cage and Yoda has his own, but they all like to explore the other cages just to see what is better to eat over there. Yoda has a bit of an annoying habbit of yelling when he feels he isn't being given enough attention. He has also mastered the long beeps you hear when the garbage man is backing up his truck and will sing right along with him up and down the street.

He speaks a little, saying "love you" "thank you" and "pretty", he also says "Michael" (that's one of my sons). He gives kisses, and makes the cutest clicking sound when he is trying to get your attention.

Yoda, like all my birds, is full flighted and only caged when no one is home. We like it that way, it gives our entire flock of all species the feeling that this is home.

Great site....

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