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christina - 2006-11-20
Over the summer I purchased a Female Eclectus which I named Winona she is only around 5-6 months old now. But such a sweet heart, She is not talking yet, but does say things that a little hard to make out. She takes a bath just about every morning in her water dish. I feed her plenty of treats, and good healthy food. Just a 5lb bag of bird seed for her is almost 50 bucks. She also gets along great with my Duivonbode Lory they just chill up on top the cage. Over all anyone that is looking into purchasing this bird should consider it, they really truly are great : )

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Brenda - 2006-11-09
We've had Skyler, our Red Bellied Parrot for 7 months. He was 3 months old when we got him. He's a joy to have! He's learned the "Andy Griffith" tune, says "kitty, kitty, kitty" & he says & even associates "meow" with the word kitty! Amazing!! Our sweetest & largest cat (who is also male) looooves Skyler so much. The other cats don't really pay him much attention. This is my first bird & I hope to have him for many many years.

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leslie bohde - 2006-10-24
I got my Meyer's, Bermel, from a breeder who let me visit him while he/she was still a baby. I took him home and handled and socialized him and now he is the perfect little parrot. I have never experienced such a bond with an animal before. He cuddles and really enoys being petted and getting 'neck massages'. I take him to the Pet Store I used to work at to let him 'pick' his toys and treats and say hello to the other people at the store. He is not afraid of strangers and was very polite when he met my boyfriend who had never handled a bird in his life. He loves all people but he HATES my Cockatiel and Budgie for some reason, maybe because he considers himself a person. I recommend this parrot to anyone starting out with companion parrots :>

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Aaron - 2006-10-02
I have a Meyers Parrot. He likes to snuggle.

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Donna Rangitsch - 2006-06-26
My husband and I have owned a Senegal since Feb. 06. We got him at a pet store in Bismarck where he ended up on consignment. We just love him. He whistles so nicely and does quite a bit of talking. He loves to say "Chico, pretty bird!" If you tell him pretty bird, he whistles at himself. He loves to be held and laid on his back while scratching his belly. He also loves to preen my hair. We have an enclosed patio and he just loves going out and listening to the wild bird sing. He is just a joy to have and to watch.

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Celena Elliott - 2006-05-05
In 1997 my husband and I purchased a senegal from a pet store while we were on vacation. I first called him Peanut because he loves peanuts so much but he didn't take to that name because my husband called him Georgie more times than I called him Peanut. Georgie has been a joy to our life since we got him. He took up with my husband before me but now he takes up for me. If my husband yells for me to come to where he is Georgie yells back at him. It's kind of funny in a way. Georgie is a comedian. When I am in the kitchen he makes sounds like the fire alarm. Let's just say I wasn't a very good cook back when we first got him. When I push the snooze button on my alarm Georgie will make the time clock alarm sound until I get up. He tells me good-bye when I come in from work and hello when I'm leaving. I tried to get that strait but he says what he wants. He's the joy of our lives. He loves to play with his wooden toys and likes to play chase with my husbands hand. I would recommend a Senegal to anyone who doesn't have children and needs joy in their lives.

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Sandra from Ottawa - 2006-05-01
"Lola" joined our household about 2 months ago. She is six years old, and lived with one family before us. She had been known to speak at least one phrase, but we haven't heard any words yet. It doesn't really matter though, because it is so fun to hear her use her repertoire of sounds to fit new situations as they come up--favorite clicks and pops are tested out, to see how they match snack container lids, bags opening etc. She had a woof noise that she learned from a terrier, but now she imitates the whimpers of our rats more. Oh, and she makes farting noises when you are alone with her. She bonded with my husband first, but now moves back and forth between us, depending on who did her favours last (like showers!)

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ALAN - 2006-04-06
After a lot of reading about different parrots and already having a grey and a cockatiel I went for a senegal. Zazu is only 4 months old and already a sweetie. We put a deposit down on him and had to go see him for several weeks before bringing him home. Zazu has been home for about a month and is already letting me lay him on his back in my hand. No words yet but we are starting to hear big bird noises out of him rather than little baby bird noises. He loves to eat and everything he can. I would suggest anyone looking for a small parrot with alot of personality go for a senegal.

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Sooty's best pal - 2006-04-02
I have a Blue Quaker Parrot named Kiwi, a Senegal named Uma, a Green Cheek Conure named Frindle, and I recently got a baby male Red-Bellied that I have named Sooty. Of all the birds I have, he is the cuddliest and sweetest. Even though I am still handfeeding him he has learned to say 'hello' in a cute voice. He thrives on his daily fruits, veggies, grains, etc. and loves his pellets. He is such a handsome bird. I look forward to many happy years with him.

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mary tancredi - 2006-03-16
I have a female solomon island eclectus. She doesn't really talk clear . She like jibbers and jabbers. She does imitate phones and does do a lot of swaaking. She is heard from blocks so the neighbors told me. she has her favorites with certain people and can be real nasty when she wants. I have her 15 years and she has never changed. I thought about mating her but I think she may beat him up. I would have liked a more placid bird and more talkative but she is so pretty
she gets her way all the time.

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