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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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Vicki - 2006-03-14
I just received my first senegal. His name is Cocomo, which is African for this one will not die.
He is only 3 months old...and what a joy! He hasn't started talking yet, but we are working with him. He loves to eat, and he is so funny! He loves to hang upside down in his cage and from his rope perches. We are teaching him "dead bird" by holding him on his back. Its so funny...he just lays there and looks around. We play peek a boo with him too by covering his face with our hand.
If he tried to bite too hard, we just tell him, "no bite" and he stops, how smart is that????? Still waiting for his head to turn silver, and his eyes yellow. We are starting with words like "hi", "Coco", "hi mom", "love you". Thats about it for now.

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Caryn Revell - 2006-03-03
I have added a new addition to my family... Titus is a mango head Senegal. He is five months old. Chuckita loves him, they get on so well. He is already learning to sing and whistle just like chuckita. Chuckita was very jealous in the beginning and also went back to being hand fed when Titus was, but we have grown up now and rule the roost.
caryn revell 3/03/06

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Abi Banyard - 2006-03-03
Hi,
Earlier last year, i put in a comment about my senegal, only 4 months when i first got him! well he now says hello, nightnight, and even purrs like a cat! One day, he fly accidently to the curtain pole. now he climbs the net to get to it every day, I think he sees it as a big perch!
He has settled in so well, and now every one luvs him as much as i do and is now treated like one of the family!
infact, he takes it a little too far and now is a pain if you have something to eat! If you dont give it to him he gets a little moody!
he loves to eat peanuts, sunflower seeds, and cucumber! He also regurgitates his food, which i know is not very pleasent but is his way of showing affection. He is going through his terrible 2's at the moment which is a very disturbing time for keepers, but they will get over it. this will not effect their love for their keeper!
Any one with small children, and is thinking of getting a parrot , this is a dream bird!

Abi xxg

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Jack - 2006-02-28
I purchased my Meyer's Parrot shortly after my divorce as a little companion. He (I decided) was born Feb 04 and I purchased him in Jun 04. Since I decided he was a he I named him Harley. Harley is pretty friendly with everyone. My new wife came into my life in August 04, Harley adjusted to her pretty easily. He can bite pretty hard when he doesn't get his way, as he matures he seems to bite less. He isn't afraid of strangers and will readily get on anyone's finger. He loves to get on your shoulder and doesn't like to leave. He's a character and fun to watch and play with. We have let his wings grow and he can fly although he has trouble with landings, he would rather walk over to you and climb on your shoulder. I like that he wont get to big and he doesn't squawk like bigger parrots. He hasn't talked yet but sometimes he will whisle. All in all a really cool companion and a great first bird.

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