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JAZMINE - 2011-11-23
I love my meyer parrot he is just plan funny when i got him he never got along with the other birds but now he does wierd my parrot loves justin bieber songs he gets fluffy a lot and he loves dancing gotta love dancing also he only loves me nobody else but me

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Parrots love music and I don't know how but they keep perfect beat. Love to watch them dance.
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Kevin - 2011-12-04
My Meyer's loves to come out of his cage, but when I try to put him back in he bites, sometimes hard enough to draw blood. Any suggestions?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    Another though. Is the cage and cage door too small for your little guy? Is there enough room for him to spread and flap his wings? Toys? Some of these safe places have really small opening and birds are 'afriad' more than they are being feisty.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    I am not trying to be funny. Easy solution is birds really only bite with the bottom part of their beak. The top part stays in place and used for climbing. Parrots bite with the bottom. If you just hold the bottom beak up against the top beak your parrot will not be able to bite. Sounds funny but true. I would yell a strong 'NO' or 'NO HURT' also. Sometimes parrots can be really difficult when they don't want to go back to their safe place. You can also try and place a treat in the cage for him but keep the bottom beak inplace while you do it.
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Norman Moss - 2012-04-04
Can anyone please tell me the best seed mixture for my Meyers. I have tried Parrot mix but he sorts out what he wants and the rest goes to the bottom of the cage.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-04
    Some seed mixes are much better than others. But regardless of the one you purchase, your little guy will like certain seeds or items better than others and the rest will be on the floor - floor of the cage or the floor itself. I have had many birds over a bunch of years and love them all and for the past 15 - 20 years have always used Goldenfeast as my seed. Most of the better quality parrot stores carry this mix but you can email or call Goldenfeast to find the location or place to order for yourself. If you read the ingredients in Goldenfeast mixes and the ingredients in the mixes you normally see on pet chain shelves, you will be amazed. Yes your little guy will still throw some stuff on the floor but not nearly as much. Many manufacturers use cheap seed that birds don't like or that isn't very nutricious to weight the bag so you get less for your money. Look at the menus and contents and I think you will see a drastic difference. They also have pellets - Granobles. Goldenfeast
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Jennifer - 2007-08-16
I have a senegal parrot named Hawkeye. She is about 17 years old but could be a little older then that. She is the most loveable thing ever! Takes showers with me, sleeps on me, goes on rides with me, she's like my little baby! She loves money and goes crazy over it, also my expensive hand bags and shoes. If i leave them out she'll chew them up, lol. She squawks like crazy when i come home and she gets too excited. Also when i leave without taking her too, she makes me kiss her before i leave. As soon as she sees the sunlight everyone has to wake up because she'll be our alarm clock. I had one accident with her were she flew away the day before the fourth of july. Had her outside in a cage ready to go for a ride and somehow she got loose. Searched all day for her and believe it or not i found her on the next day, the Fourth of July, by putting posters up. Someone called me and had her! i had to clip her wings after that. I felt bad but i love her so much and could'nt picture my life without her. She's the biggest sweetheart ever, my baby girl! Best pet i can ask for.

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Someone Who Cares - 2006-02-03
I have had my Senegal Parrot for 5 months now (He will be 1 year old in 8 days!) and he is my life! Techo loves to play, dance to music, and nod his head at me (which I think means he wants to feed me :/).
Although he doesn't talk yet, I'm not bothered! He prefers to whistle and cluck his tongue anyway!
For anyone wanting a first parrot (Techo was my first :P) the Senegal is an ideal choice; they're funny, relatively quiet, and love to play!
Remember that the choice will be for a lifetime though, and they need entertainment every day. Overall? Well worth it!

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Keiko and Chloe's mom - 2006-05-17
I am the proud Mom of an Eclectus pair. Keiko, 3 yrs and Chloe, 2 yrs. I have a background with exotic birds and I brought them both home just as their feathers were beginning to show. Hand feeding was a joy and Keiko truly thinks I'm his Mom. He is amazingly friendly, talks up a storm, is too lazy to fly, lives on my shoulder whenever possible and plays "dead bird". He loves to meet new people and has never even attempted to bite anyone. He is jealous when I give attention to Chloe and he tries to get between us so he can give me a kiss. He's a great traveler and loves to take a shower. Chloe is a little more timid when it comes to strangers but she absolutely loves Mom. She took longer to warm up, but taking their cages from the living room and giving them their own room, definitely made the difference in Chloe's social temperment. She is eager to come out of her cage now and will stay with whoever is currently spoiling her, until they put her back or pass her on to someone else. She says "hello" very clearly and jibber jabbers constantly. She jumps on my shoulder whenever I walk by her and also loves her shower. She and Keiko fight for the best position on the shower perch. She sets her own bedtime. Around 8PM every night, she flies off the couch, my shoulder or where ever she is and walks to her room. We follow behind and pick her up to put her in her cage. We never hear a peep out of her after that. Keiko, on the other hand, has to be sent to bed. He would live on my shoulder if I let him. Thank goodness he has NEVER used me as a potty. He will leave me, go to Dad to do his business, and then return to me. Chloe, on the other hand, could care less where she goes, so I'm constantly cleaning up behind her. We keep a fresh towel on the back of the couch and another on the floor behind. That takes care of most of the mess.
The two are considering starting a family and we're anxiously awaiting the first arrivals.

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Rachelle - 2006-05-17
I acquired my senegal "Jo Jo" in 1998. he had been badly treated and was in such a sorry state, bless him. he had little feathers and was very scared and nervous, he wouldn't come near me and just screeched really loudly. After months and months of talking to him and coaxing him he eventually started coming closer to me in his cage. I always made sure that I was at his level so that he didn't feel threatened at all. I then started putting my finger near his cage and saying tickle, after many months he eventually let me tickle his head. And now years on he loves his mummy and trusts me...Years later he started whistling and started chattering away in his own language. His vocabulary is fantastic he says... Jo Jo's here, Mr Jo Jo, Jo Jo is beautiful, Jo Jo is silly, Hello, Hey baby, Hello darlin, Rachelle where's Andy (Andy is my husband) he shouts Andy if he is upstairs, tickle tickle, tick for short, what's up, what's this, who's this (when someone comes in the house), oh shi*, where's Rachelle. if you are eating and he wants some of what you are eating he says Jo Jo's, mmmmmm, impersonates the telephone, the smoke alarm, the burgular alarm, the list is endless. He loves you to whistle a song and he tries to join in. He is such a joy to have and great entertainment!!! He has a nice big house to live in but also enjoys coming out but only occasionally. He isn't too struck on men apart from Andy. He is definitely a mummy's boy. Saying boy i actually think he is a she! Just wish that I knew how old he/she is. But whatever I would never be without him...

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Julia - 2006-11-18
I have a 5 year old Senegal named Eugene. I highly recommend these birds as a pet, my Eugene is very quite and only screams if someone makes a loud noise or smokes (A very reliable smoke detector). One slight downside is that he can be very cranky, if he wants to be left alone, LEAVE HIM ALONE, unless of course you don't mind bleeding and scarring. But when he wants attention, he weill be very affectionate even letting me turn him upside down and he stays in that position making kissing noises for some time. When he is in a mushy mood he likes to be very close to my face and puts one foot on my mouth and tries to feed me (if you are familiar with birds you will know what I mean). One thing about this breed more than other birds he can EAT. He has not met a food that he didn't like. His favorite is mashed potatoes and pasta. This bird can be very jealous though. I recently brought home a Greater Sulphur Creasted Cockatoo and Eugene hates him. If they are both out Eugene will chase after him and try to attack. It is kind of amusing to watch a small 8 ounce bird chase a very large 2 pound bird who is running away. Eugene is very brave and has even bitten a few dogs that were curious and just wanted to smell his cage.

This bird is very intelligent and has an excellent memory. One time he was left outside in the heat by someone who was birdsitting for me. My mother rescued him. Since then whenever he sees my mother he flies to her and lands on her head. He remembers his rescuer. Prior to her rescuing him he didn't like her at all because he remembers her as the lady with the scary vacuum cleaner from when he lived in her home. I absolutely love this bird so much and hope he lives a very long enjoyable life.

Sincerely,

Eugene's Mommy

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Brittney Walsh - 2005-10-16
When I was 15 years old, I adopted a Senegal from a local pet store. I had my eye on her from the very day she moved into the store, because she was so quiet and well behaved. Of course, at 15, it was a dream I never expected to achieve. I didn't have a thousand dollars even if I'd emptied my whole life's savings. But then my dad decided that he would give me the money if I would wait until I was 17 to get a car.

I never would have said no to an offer like that. I was completely in love with that bird; I just HAD to have her! I accepted the offer and my beautiful girl was home with me the very next day.

Now, it's six years later. My Senegal, Joey, has been my only baby all this time. She's my best friend. In fact, when she attached herself to my boyfriend, I trusted her judgement so well that I stayed with him through a difficult job change, and we ended up married!

I've had a lot of different pets in my life, but Joey is the only one who became like a daughter to me. She's so full of life and energy; and she's so cute! She's learned to say "Mama's girl!" and "MAMA!!" when she wants me. If I don't come fast enough, she mimics my mother's voice and yells "Britt!" instead. She's almost figured out "Daddy", but because I haven't been married very long, she hasn't had the time to learn that one fully. She loves when people speak baby talk to her, and she can't get through half an hour without a hug from someone.

I love my Senegal more than I've ever loved anybody else. I truly think that these birds are the best pets anyone could get, and I would recommend them to any person who has the time to dedicate to their bird.

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Linda - 2010-10-29
I am looking for a breeder or someone who has a redbelly parrot male would like a handtame if possible for my hen.
I looking for a RBP over the age of 3yrs. I have been looking for a year now with no luck. If anyone has one they want to sell(send me price) and pictures or trade pls let me know. I have a proven pair of sun conures 6yrs old I would be willing to trade for them. Looking for any information any one can send me or give me.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-12-11
    Vero Beach Humane Society has one, just turned over by breeder 12-8-10...check them out.
  • Shallon Ambriz - 2011-04-18
    We have 3 red bellied males. Call me 209-271-3205 We are really looking for a female if anyone has one let me know.
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