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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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Rebecca - 2006-02-24
At the age of 15 I fell in love with a baby senegal named Oscar, and begged and pleaded and worked odd-jobs till I could finally bring him home. For 10 years Oscar has patiently waited for me to "grow up" and settle down! He's experienced a lot of changes, moving around the country, various different roommates, and nonetheless thrived through it all.
For the first few years of his life he was a true clown, performing acrobatics to the delight of my family and I, and learned new tricks with ease. As he grew older he realized that he really didn't need to do as I asked but behaved himself most of the time anyways. He has always been a relatively quiet bird who plays well on his own and with strangers, though his appetite for wooden furniture knows no bounds. Don't let his size fool you - Oscar is as clever and personable as any of the larger parrots but significantly less demanding! As he grew older (and I went to college) he became less bonded to me and more friendly with strangers. Fortunately he has maintained this attitude well into adulthood and is content to happily coo at just about anyone (talk about a well adjusted bird). He LOVES parties with lots of people, and is always the center of attention.
Senegals are the labradors of parrots - quiet, laid-back, gentle, loyal, affectionate and easy to please. Aside from the occasional nipper I have NEVER heard mention of a senegal displaying any sort of behavioral problem. Looking forward to another 20-odd years!

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Josh - 2006-02-21
Hey, I have five pair of birds that I breed. My Solomon islands Eclectus have been a very prolific pair for the last three years. As i type this right now, they're second baby is hatching out! Just wanted to share that with all you bird people! I went and checked on him about two hours ago, and sure enough he has broken almost all the way out of the shell! Take care everyone!

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:Lois Martin - 2006-02-11
Last year while visiting a bird show I passed by a small cage which had the most beautiful male Senegal parrot for sale. In front of his little cage was a sign saying he was 14 years old. After chatting with the seller and holding Skeeter the breeder told me to just make an offer for him as she wanted him to go to a home where he was loved. I brought Skeeter home with me and have never regretted my decision. He is delightful and soooo loving. He purrs with contentment, makes lovely little whistles and chirps, speaks his name, and gives the most wonderful kisses. I have several parrots but Skeeter is so special. He is so well behaved and is the only one of my parrots that has permission to sit on my shoulder. He's almost 15 years old and is "feather perfect". I am overwhelmed by his consistent attitude and gentle disposition. Skeeter is my first and only Senegal but if he is typical representation of his breed then Senegal's are perfect [in my opinion]. I love my little Skeeter.

Lois Martin
March 11, 2006

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Chanel - 2006-01-29
Thank you for giving me some helpful facts about my bird, Skippy, indeed he is veeerrry spoiled and playful. He is three years old and he can say "Chanel", which is my name so when I am not home he will call for me every second until I arrive. He also can say "cookies" and imitates various sounds such as my microwave. He has chewed up a lot of my things but I will get mad and hold it. He has bitten my mom various times but you know what she didn't care that much because she knows he is trying to tell her something. He is our special angel and best friend and we love him dearly. I just wish that he could understand english and talk back to me and my family. He is like my little brother who keeps me on my feet.

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Sonja - 2006-01-24
Kiwi has been with me since 1996 when she was still a baby. She is definitely not a pet but a member of the family. Although it was just me for her first few years, she did end up bonding with my husband, but it took some patience. Senegals definitely have huge personalities for a small package. She loves to chew on anything she can get her beak on and is a wonderful mimic. Like with any parrots, be prepared that bringing a parrot into your life needs careful consideration and thought before buying one. They are a life-time commitment, and need a lot of time and attention because of their intelligence. Not only that, they
deserve your time, attention and unconditional love. Like a two year old, they'll challenge you for 30+ years, but if you are a ''bird person'', it's worth every minute.

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Kqthy Walsh - 2006-01-21
I have a one-year old female eclectus by the name of Rozee and have just purchased a five month old male by the name of Kaycee. My first bird was a green cheek conure and when purchasing a second one fell in the love with the eclectus. I enjoy their company immensely, they are a joy. Rozee is starting to talk and does a great imitation if any whistle, especially when you call her pretty girl, she wolf whistles. Kaycee just says hello, but we've only had him since Christmas. They love to shower, sit at the table with us to eat and love anything you give them. They truly are a joy. Kathy, Jan. 21, 2006.

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dave - 2006-01-18
My wife got her senegal parrot 11 years ago. For the 1st 2 she was the only handler. I cannot sit next to her or move close to her when the parrot is on her shoulder. If she (my wife) is not around it is very pleseant.
Zeppie is a very fun bird, although she is very agressive in protecting her bonded partner, my wife!

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Jan - 2006-01-16
I have the same problem with one of my two male Eclectuses and have been told that they require more attention than other parrots. We did have a problem feeding and had to "force feed" through a tube which seemed to help as I suspect that it was hungry. It still screaches loadly in the morning then again at night. Looks like it is "in- bread" being more noisy than other Parrots. Good luck

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