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Joanna Thomas - 2007-05-22
Hi from South Africa,

I have the most two beautiful birds in the world. Billy (just over a year) and Ruby, his wife to be(10 months) are the most entertaining, comical clowns - they have no clue they are birds. Billy has been brought up as first born - spoilt brat, and still thinks he is only a baby. Ruby was bought as a present for my husband but also has no clue she is supposed to belong to paul (my husband). Lately Billy feeds her, getting down off his perch to get some choice bit of food and taking it up to her.

Both birds are out of their cage from 6:30am and sit in my office with me until 2:30pm. All of our customers think they are amazing and if they breed I already have orders! Both have the most wonderful natures - our BREEDER told us that we would not enjoy a female Eclectus - but she is far more tolerant. Both talk extremely well - singing "How much is that doggy in the window" - one sings and the other will do Woof Woof at the end. Both Know my dogs by name and will give my cats a run for their money!

I would recommend these wonderful family members to anyone who is looking for a companion or family pet.


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Brenda Himburg - 2007-05-08
Would Like to have male. I have female that is laying eggs but no male to fertilize eggs. I was told it was a male when I bought it 6yrs ago. So my JO-JO, is a Joette.

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Sharon Barker - 2007-05-06
I just want to Thank You for your web site. I needed information on the Eclectus. I needed it immediately, with no time to go to a book store. I am going to be feeding and watering an Eclectus tonight and knew absolutely nothing about them. So your web site is a lifesaver. Thank you very much.
Sharon,
California

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Colby Homec - 2007-04-27
I bought Pico about a year ago. Just a few months old. What a fun bird he is. He picks and chooses who he likes. Does not really like my wife, but loves me to death. I almost lost him one day. Long story short. Sengals can fly with very few feathers. It was a good thing I have Pico trained to whistle back to me, as I walked around the neighborhood whistling I finally heard him and I had to climb up a very high tree to get him. I had almost all his feathers clipped too. Great bird though. He doesnt say that much but he has a lot of sounds. I don't really train him to talk either though, so I dont know. We laugh at him all the time. I trained him to lay on his back in my hand or whereever. It's a sure way for me to play with him knowing he wont go poop on me. It also makes it easy for me to trim his nails. I have a condo and he makes a great pet for it. He only chirps in the morning because he is hungry and when I leave for work he screams at me. Other than that if he starts getting too loud, I have a little carry cage that I put him in and I just set it outside. It's kinda like his time out but it's a good time out because it is healthy for him to get a little fresh air anyways. Well Senegals are the best!

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Sharon - 2007-04-22
I bought Mango 6 years ago from the local pet store! As soon as i saw him, I knew I had to have him! He was the most adorable little thing I had ever seen. As soon as I brought him home, he settled in straight away....letting us all know that the ceiling fan was all his haha. He would imitate the phone, the smoke alarm, would shout 'Tyson, get out you bad boy!' at the dog (that was all my fault!) and even bark when someone rang the doorbell. He was my best friend and I loved him more than anything in this world!
Mango had to be put to sleep on Tuesday (17.04.07) as he had some sort of muscle disease and I am absolutley devastated! It feels as if i have lost a child so for all you senegal owners out there, look after your parrot, let him know everyday how much you love him and give him all the hugs and kisses he wants

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Pamela S. - 2007-04-19
Skully is our two foot Macaw, living in an African Red Bellied Parrot body!! He is wonderful, playful and very intelligent. He has his entire household "trained" to be at his beck and call. This includes the newest addition to our family, Hershey, an 80 pound chocolate lab puppy. Our family considers Hershey to be Skully's dog. Skully feeds him his leftovers, plays with him, calls him by name and disciplines him when necessary. His favorite phrase is "Hi Baby" which is something that I said to him for only a week before he picked it up. He whistles and sometimes talks continuosly at one minute intervals combining rambling with distinct understandable words and phrases such as "Good Morning, Hello, Good-Bye, Good Night, Trouble." Before I met Skully, I didn't realize that sharing my life with a bird could be so enjoyable!! I look forward to each day that I have with him and am grateful that my life has been graced with his presence!

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Linda Calkins - 2007-03-22
I adopted a 13-year old Meyers parrot after my green-cheeked conure died. Wally Meyers is not the sweetest bird I have ever had, but he is definitely the most interesting. Because of being shoved into a room with little people interaction, it took me over 6 months to get him not to bite and to allow me to touch him anywhere. He still gets a bit fiestly if he is higher than I am, but we work with that. He will allow me to lay him on his back on my lap while I stroke his head. I recently moved from a one-bedroom apartment to a five-bedroom house, so he travels with me everywhere and no longer screams for attention. I still have to find the 'perfect' spot for his cage, but he is patient and loves to be loved.

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Dawn Combs - 2007-02-28
I purchased my 13 year old Senegal about 4 years ago in an Oklahoma City pet store. I paid $250 for both the him and the cage. He was to be a companion to the miniature Hans Macaw my husband has. Plus, since our macaw was completely attached to my husband and would bite me any time I got near him, I wanted a bird of my very own. As soon as "Pierre" saw me in the store he started to flirt with me...scratching his little head and purring in a cute little voice "hellllooooo". I took him home but he didn't talk for about 2 months. The only thing he would say is "bye-bye" (I guess he was afraid I would leave him). Since then his vocabulary amazes me. He asks questions, joins in on conversations as if he's a person too, yells at the dogs and cats, and swears like a truck driver (I swear I didn't teach him this). He is very social (never bites unless startled) and will let just about anyone hold him. He is very affectionate with me and my husband (he calls me "mommy" and calls my husband "daddy"). Almost every week he says something new or does something else that is funny. Our macaw loves Pierre too and they are a great comfort for each other when mom and dad aren't around. At night we cover the backs of their cages with light blankets but leave the front of the cage open. We then push the cages together so they can be close while they sleep. They are both pretty loud birds at times, but if you've got the patience to deal with this, having parrots is loads more fun than having a dog! I feed them both a seed mix daily, along with a variety of fresh or frozen veggies, fruits and nuts. They both adore cheese, scrambled eggs, meat, pasta, and granola bars. I try to limit their intake of foods containing salt or sugar when giving them treats. I read this is not good for exotic birds and can negatively impact the health and lifespan of a parrot. I had one bird store owner tell me he never gives his parrots seed mix...only real fresh food that is nutritious (they eat when he and his wife eat)...weird, huh? I learn more and more about these cute little furry critters every year and it's usually from bird owners like myself.

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Desire Harmse - 2007-01-31
Georgie was given to me as a Christmas gift in december 2006. What a pleasure he is (I think he is a male). In a short space of 8 weeks he hsas learned to immitate the telephone's ring, the alarm, and say's "hello Georgie" and "Kissy Mummy". He imitates a kissing sound which I do when I kiss him. He is a very lovable, energetic and a pleasure to have. He loves me to shower and spray him. In the mornings when we go to the kitchen and do not open his cage quick enough, he rings his little bell in the cage to let us know he is awake and wants to come out.
The only thing that I am sad about is that he will not bond with my husband. I am his everything.

Regards. Desire Harmse, South Africa, 31 January 2007

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Carissa Hines - 2007-01-14
I was adopted by my Meyers in Sept 2004. I named him Guy, although I don't know if he is a she. I have to say that he never fails to amaze me. He talks a lot- although I was told he wouldn't have much of a vocabulary. He also mimicks the microwave and a squeaky door, but he talks a lot, especially in the morning. I catch him practicing his words until he gets it right. He says 'kisses' and makes the smack noise. He says 'hi Guy' and 'hi birdie birdie' (he'll change the length of the word birdie) totally cute. He also says 'step up'. He whistles the cat call, and can do the first verse of the Andy Griffith theme song. Guy will perk up whenever I'm talking to someone else and start making noises like he's in on the conversation... kinda like R2D2 (the best way to explain it.) Guy does bite, sometimes just a little warning grab, but he's been known to draw blood. He isn't overly fond of cuddling, but he'll tolerate it if he knows it is close to bed time. He does love to be petted on his head and neck, not usually under his wings or his lower back, but we're working on that. I have let his wings grow out and he loves making laps around the room. He also loves to take a shower with me, and will play in his water dish when I do the dishes. He will step up on strangers, but isn't overly friendly until he knows you. He loves wood toys and especially the pinyata ones he can shred. He enjoys cut up fruit and veggies, and especially raisins and peanuts in the shell. I'd recommend a meyers to any first time parrot owner.

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