(Closed) Anyone else have feather babies?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Awwww me!!!  On the left is my baby, right is my sister’s. And the other pic…yes there’s a cheerio on his feather.  When he gets in the right mood, he doesn’t even pay attention.  Hehehe.

I love all the personality that’s bottled up in their little bodies, hehe.

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

And…I don’t know why that pic isn’t rotated, it is on my computer.  Sorry!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hehe, Fiance hates mine too.  Little does he know that at some point a parrot or cockatoo (or both!?) will be coming along!

Honestly, my bird is scared of food, and my sister’s bird sings to it whenever we try to feed it to them.  !?  Haha.  Do you give yours spray millet?  Mine love that.  Have you checked out this site? http://www.cockatielcottage.net/diet3.html

 

Edit : : in the pic with the bread, they are not eating it.  Looks like it, but definitely not!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Birds are so cute! I wish I had one!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m going to join in on the feather baby love. 🙂  I don’t have one at the moment, but I had a lovebird I raised since it was a baby and I adored her.  Caring for an animal that’s so dependent on me during the beginning of our relationship created a really strong attachment, and it was devastating when she died.

Birds are really fun pets.  Mine loved going on the yard and stripping seeds from pods in the grass.  I also used to crumple up my comforter and she would explore the “tunnels” of fabric it created.  I don’t have any pictures on my computer, but I’m adding a picture of a similar bird.  Her name was Coco.

How come your FIs hate them?!  Birds are adorable, friendly, and easy to care for, what’s not to love?  I’m sure I’m getting one when I’m done with school and get my own place.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s a peach-faced lovebird.  Some are also green, and they’re gooorgeous, but I fell in love with my shy little yellow one.

You’re FIs being silly!  Certain bird species are among the most intelligent animals on the planet, and the many different parrots are within that group.  My stepfather’s father (stepgrandfather?) had a parrot that learned to roll over whenever he pointed at it and went “bang!”  African grey parrots have been shown to be able to use and understand language.  A test subject named Alex was able to identify the shape, color, and material of objects presented to him and would verbally request specific foods or to be taken to specific places.  He’d get angry if he wasn’t given what he asked for.  These are actual cognitive abilities, not just something you can train an animal to do for a reward!  Crows and ravens are also extremely intelligent.  In the wild, they’ve learned how to undo zippers and clasps, they put nuts in road intersections so that cars will run over and open them and pick them up when the light is red, and New Caledonian crows have made tools in captivity (they take a straight wire, bend it into a hook, and use it to lift an unreachable bucket of food towards them).

Sorry for rambling on, but I do think our feathered friends should get the credit they deserve!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Corykru: Your feather babies are so cute!

We used to have a parakeet when I was younger and lived with my parents. His favorite sleeping spot was sitting on my chest, resting his beak against my lips. He also had a small vocabulary he could say including my name. Unfortunately he developed a liver disease. After a year of medication, he had surgery, woke up from it but died the day after 🙁 I didn’t even know they could operate on something that small before then.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

My sister used to have a cockatoo. Cutest thing ever! I think your Feather babies are adorable!

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