Animal Stories - People Talking About Parrot Species


Animal-World info on Senegal Parrot
Animal Story on Senegal Parrot
List Animal Stories on Senegal Parrot
More info at Animal-World
Samuel King - 2011-07-22
We have a Senegal who has made me it's special person. It's kind of creepy in a sense, because I inadvertently got Jessica to "smile" and dance, and now, I'll call her a "she"... she will be with me, and she'll smile and start doing a rain dance on my hand, rubbing her hiney on the back of my hand and clucking and cooing. What's up with that? I find this disturbing. I see male pigeons doing this around their mates, and wonder, what is my little buddy doing to my hand? She's a fun bird, we had one before, but it never did this. What is my bird doing, and should I be disturbed about this behavior?

Click For Replies (2)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-23
    I wouldn't be disturned about the behavior. She's probably doing what you think she is doing (G - rated site) but dogs will sometimes hum - as will a cat. Just move your hand but don't get upset or mad. Ever had a bird try and feed you? Regutitate on you? Touch your lips with your tongue? They love you. They don't know or understand just showing affection or yep maybe think they are mating. It is life and no reason to be concerned or get upset or anything. Just put her in your other hand and give her a kiss on the top of her head. Just affection.
  • Billie - 2011-10-17
    Hi Jessicas human, nothing to be worried or disturbed about. She/he likes you and is bonding to you. She/he's doing their mating part, there are no body fluids, no genital exposure etc. because we are not a bird mate. They can and often do have a climax if left to continue this ritual ( most birds show this by a heavy panting, parted beak and ruffled feathers ). Don't be mad, upset with them, or put them back in their room they are showing you they have love for you. Nicely change them to other hand and give them something else to play with or a treat to eat, for a distraction. Afterwards, then you can place them back in their room. In my experience, it's usually the male who exhibit this behavior with their chosen human. I have currently 10 parrots, and have had parrots approximately 25 years. I'm not a breeder, just a bird lover.
Reply
Animal-World info on Red-bellied Parrot
Animal Story on Red-bellied Parrot
List Animal Stories on Red-bellied Parrot
More info at Animal-World
Kathy Burtness - 2011-10-07
My red belly is a 3 year old female named Nefertiti. She has such a distinctive personality and she's absolutely the boss of my household. If she sees me eating without giving her something to eat at the same time, she has a temper tantrum. This tantrum consists of flapping her wings very fast and hard, squeaking at the top of her lungs and then leaning forward on one leg and scratching her rear end with the other leg. It's the craziest thing in the world to witness. I was wondering if anybody else has a red belly that leans over and scratches her rear for attention?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-08
    Parrots have a way of coming up with some contortion that will always make their human laugh or always make their human obey. They will go through a great many excercises/flipping,upside down - whatever is needed to get thri humans attention and convey what they want. My human hasn't seen that one though but I might try it.
Reply
Animal-World info on Senegal Parrot
Animal Story on Senegal Parrot
List Animal Stories on Senegal Parrot
More info at Animal-World
Kingsley Kezinibe - 2011-06-30
I am happy that this medium provides an opportunity to share experiences and get education on how to care for my senegal parrot named Paul as well as its love-bird sister named Tracy.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-30
    Bird people understand bird people and enjoy hearing about their stories and the life of their birds. It is a fun thing. Welcome on board.
Reply
Animal-World info on Eclectus Parrot
Animal Story on Eclectus Parrot
List Animal Stories on Eclectus Parrot
More info at Animal-World
Sharon frankovich - 2011-06-28
I bought an Electus. She's about 3 to 4 yrs old. She will not let me handle her. She flops all over her cage if I try to get her to step up and come out. I talk to her before I try. She says step up.lol. She eats good and seems happy. I don't know what to do Please help Tks

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    A female Eclectus can be very agressive and is known to fight another female Eclectus - even unto the death for her nest. You have a female and she has her nest (which is her cage). In the wild a female Eclectus will perch in her nest up to 11 months out of the year being fed by several males. She will only select one to mate with. So your female Eclectus by nature is attached to that cage. You need to get her out of her cage. It is best with an Eclectus to have a perch on top of her cage so she can go in and out as she pleases. Put toys and food on the play top perch. Given it was another bird, I would tell you to place her food outside the cage so she is forced to come out and you can try that first. Put treats, food etc outside her cage on the play top and hopefully she will come out on her own. Then you can try feeding her with your hand (but only outside the cage) something like a peanut first and then go smaller like a hulled sunflower seed. Initially you can just put the peanut down on the perch so she knows what it is. You need to go very slowly with this creature. So just open the door to her cage and see if she will come out on her own to the play top perch and then gradually give her treats.
    She is frightened and you are too so just go slow. The female Eclectus by nature is agressive. It is not considered by most to be a cuddly bird. It is a beautiful bird and will interact with you but it is not a bird for cuddling. Let me know how you are doing and if she comes out of her cage to the perch. We can take it from there.
Reply
Animal-World info on Senegal Parrot
Animal Story on Senegal Parrot
List Animal Stories on Senegal Parrot
More info at Animal-World
juanita - 2011-05-28
I was given a senegal parott. He is 49 yrs. old, and i just love him but he tries his hardest to really hurt me. He has a huge table top cage. I let him out every day, take care of him, but he likes males. He allows me to pet him every once and a while. He screams at me, tries to attack me,growls at me. I just laugh at him and keep talking to him. I do not know if he is just to old to train. He talks but I can't understand most of what he says. He is really a mean little boy. Any one know any thing about what to do? thanks.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-28
    WOW you got courage there. OK. A Senegal parrot life span in the wild is around 30 years old and in captivity they say about 50. Your fella could go another 15 years so let's not worry about that. How sure are you that he is 49? Birds go through phases - just like humans. They are cuddly babies. There really is the terrible twos and puberty. Then finally there is adulthood and some order and consistency. Can they continue to learn? Sure just like humans. However, your little fella is quite mature and just like us humans when we get mature, his back might hurt or maybe he has a little arthritis or maybe just cranky. He is older and with that comes ailments that you just can't do anything about. Rather than you trying to train him - why don't you let him train you? Some folks would get really ticked and say a person always has to be in control. You can be in control but just listen and watch and do what your little guy tells you to do and enjoy him. 49 years old - this was probably a wild caught a long time back - probably not hand fed and probably in many different homes. He allows you to pet him - how can you tell when he is in the mood? How do you know he will allow this and when? Just pet him when he is in a responsive mood. Hand feed him something like cracked sunflower seeds or little pieces of chicken. Figure out something he dearly loves to eat and eat with him every day. He will start to learn that your company means something good -- all the time. He screams at you? Try and figure out why. Is he cranky or frightened. Are you too close to what he believes is his territory? He screams. Again, try and figure out why. You keep doing what you said and talk to him, laugh, hand feed him, pet him when he is responsive. Listen and watch him. Watch his body movements. He has a table top cage? Kitchen? Can you eat dinner with him? If possible, you should try and remove him from his cage (area) and place him on a neutral perch - not in his terriotory so you can work with him a little on "UP" "TREAT" "PET" etc. The first step, I believe, is knowing and understanding where he is at. Chronlogically he might be 49 but cognitive is about 3 years old. So he is 3 years old in an old persons body that probably aches a little at times. Go slow, try and make friends like you are doing and the more he enjoys being around you, the more he will want to be around you. So try the treats, eat dinner with him, always pet him when he is repsonsive, set up a neutral territory, ignore poor behavior and go from there. Just enjoy him on the days you can and laugh and talk to him on the days he is a pistol. Lots of luck - truly.
Reply
vicky - 2011-05-08
I recently purchased a baby senegal and it is gorgeous. He has one permanently splayed leg but has adapted rather well to this. My query is that he has made a low gurgling/wheezing sound on several separate occasions, but each time was on my knee and half asleep. Is this anything to worry about?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-09
    If the poop looks normal and there is no white droppings around the vent, sounds like he is OK. If his breathe smeels fine than sounds like he is good. The wheezing - is this only occuring when he is sleeping? Is he actually wheezing? They do sneeze but very infrequently and I honestly don't know if they sneeze or they hear us sneeze so they do cuz it is funny to them. If he is wheezing then I would be watching for a respiratory infection. Are his nostrils clear. Tell me more if you can but if he is actually wheezing quite a bit then I think you would need to take him to a vet. I have a bird that only has 1 wing. Doesn't bother him at all. They don't know it's not normal.
Reply
Karen - 2011-03-01
I just recently purchased my senegal. I didn't even know what kind of bird he was yesterday! Anyway, I decided to get a bird after years of not having any pets. I had one when I was a child, and the bird and I bonded so well. He was like my only little best friend! I missed that, so I decided to get a parrot again.
OH BOY, did I know what I was getting myself into??! The previous owner never told me about how noisy and loud he is! He never stops, and yells and yells! He has a very loud sound and I live in an apartment building. I am a student and it is very hard for me to concentrate sometimes because he just goes on and on and on!
I am considering giving him up, before I get a letter from my landlord with neighbor complaints! I don't know what to do to keep him quiet. My other bird was never this loud!
I am really, really torn on what I should do! I want to build a strong bond with him, he is a 1 1/2 years old, but I can't have him being this loud!
I take him out, put him on the floor so he can walk around, put him on my shoulder sometimes, but eventually he starts making noise again. Not only this, but every time I take him out, he pukes! Every time! Makes me not want to take him out sometimes, because I am afraid he is going to puke on anything he walks on!
Any suggestions?

Reply
Alice - 2011-02-19
I have a Senegal named Stripe that we've had for 5 years, since Stripe was 10 months old. Stripe was the only bird in the house for 4 years, has a great vocabulary, cognition, and wit. Last year we introduced two clown finches into the household - Click and Clack are in a separate cage, but Stripe seems interested in them and sits on their cage during his free range time watching their antics. Once we put the larger clown finch, Clack in the large cage with Stripe, and everything seems fine. Lately, Click and Clack have gotten quite plump and I think they may need to fly around in the larger cage. Should I try this?

Reply
Carol - 2010-12-07
I have a Senegal that I purchased as a weaned baby 28 years ago. I always referred to Piper as a he but she just started laying eggs! I found two in her cage about three days apart. She has always been very sweet with me but it took seventeen years for my husband to win her over. I worry about her laying eggs at such an old age, if anyone else has seen this before please let me know.

Click For Replies (1)
  • chris - 2011-02-06
    Me too. Same type of situation. I thought mine was a boy till she laid eggs. I believe she's about close to 19-20 yrs old. In fact this week there were 2 eggs. The last time it happened was about 3 yrs ago and now 2 this week.

    I was told the first time not to "worry" as it meant her reproductive organs were still working. I do worry though. I'm still trying to figure out how to end the cycle. I'm afraid she might get egg bound. I hope we can find out more about this. Good luck.
Reply
Animal-World info on Eclectus Parrot
Animal Story on Eclectus Parrot
List Animal Stories on Eclectus Parrot
More info at Animal-World
elizabeth - 2011-01-14
I have a 9 month old male eclectus hand fed from a breeder. I work nights but most days of the week he spends at least 6 hours out on his tree stand with me close by. Just recently he has started pacing and looking like he wants to come onto my hand and be with me, and then once he is on me he bites. I have trained him to wave and say hello, shake 'hands', so he doesn't seem to be afraid of my hand, but he won't let me pet him. He doesn't seem content to just sit with me. He has many toys etc, but doesn't play with them a whole lot. He eats lots of fruits, veggies, and organic pellets. I am confused by the aggression of what is classically supposed to be an affectionate loving species. Please help!

Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World