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post #1 of 29
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We went to the flea market today because we needed a few things for around the house. Well, withen 20 mins, look what I was talked into.



He's 3 months old. Handfed and a total sweetheart.

How did I go from 2 cats and a dog to 6 cats a dog and 2 birds?


Now I gotta name him. I want something unusual. My 4 yr old said "Dew" so we can have Pepsi and Dew but I thought it was a bit much


What am I thinking?
post #2 of 29
It's official, you're a crittermom. I know that you will give all of your babies a happy healthy home for years to come.
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It's official, you're a crittermom. I know that you will give all of your babies a happy healthy home for years to come.
Apparently I am

As if I needed MORE chaos in this house. I can only imagine what these birds are gonna learn to say!
post #4 of 29
Aw what a cutie!! What about something like Tequila?Something totally unusual.Good luck.
I know about getting more critters.We started out with Blaze and that was SUPPOSE to be it!! Now, I have 3 cats,and a dog.
post #5 of 29
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Aw what a cutie!! What about something like Tequila?Something totally unusual.Good luck.
I know about getting more critters.We started out with Blaze and that was SUPPOSE to be it!! Now, I have 3 cats,and a dog.
I thought about Caden, or Loki, or Echo.... Stilll looking though

OH, btw he's a Green Indian Ringneck
post #6 of 29
OMG! I was reading your first post going "6 cats!?! When did she add to her family?!?!" Then I remembered about Reilley...

I personally think the little winged guys are cute!
post #7 of 29
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OMG! I was reading your first post going "6 cats!?! When did she add to her family?!?!" Then I remembered about Reilley...

I personally think the little winged guys are cute!
Yeap.. and I do believe we're keeping a couple kittens... I sure am glad my landlords don't come around
post #8 of 29
How about Avacado.
post #9 of 29
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Right now my main focus is to keep Reilly from trying to eat them
post #10 of 29
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How about Avacado.
It was suggested that I should give them a short name so that they will learn it and it's easy to repeat. I think we have settled on Loki
I looked it up and it means "God Of Destruction"
post #11 of 29
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It was suggested that I should give them a short name so that they will learn it and it's easy to repeat. I think we have settled on Loki
I looked it up and it means "God Of Destruction"
CUUUTE! I only have one cat and I'm sure if it was all my decision, I would be in the same predicament.....
post #12 of 29
OMG! You got another one???? lol...... wooo hooo!!! I found someone more impulsive than me! I love you!!!!! Now I can tell Colin i'm not the only one who impulsively adopts lol.. I think Dew is cute!! He's quite handsome!!! How are he and pepsi settling in??? Well i hope! keep us posted!!
post #13 of 29
aww..2 birds in 2 days? I think your other bird will enjoy the company. and I like Kiwi for the name if it's not too girlie. I like Loki, too.
post #14 of 29
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It was suggested that I should give them a short name so that they will learn it and it's easy to repeat. I think we have settled on Loki
I looked it up and it means "God Of Destruction"
Actually per norse myth it was mischief but same thing i guess, lol

I have a kitty named Loki.
post #15 of 29
What kind is it? I used to have a Mexican Red head parrot, and a blue fronted amazon, a myna bird, 2 peached face love birds, and 4 cockateils they are some great little birds the cockateils, they all talked very entertaining. The Love bird were the meanest things I have ever seen they would bite so hard you would have to shake them off
post #16 of 29
My niece had a Quaker Parrot named Larry - Larry Bird. (She didn't name him!)
post #17 of 29
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What kind is it? I used to have a Mexican Red head parrot, and a blue fronted amazon, a myna bird, 2 peached face love birds, and 4 cockateils they are some great little birds the cockateils, they all talked very entertaining. The Love bird were the meanest things I have ever seen they would bite so hard you would have to shake them off
He is a Green Indian Ringneck. He's 3 months old. I heard him sqwak for the first time last night. He's a trip.
My mom has a lovebird that I handfed from the time he hatched. He's the sweetest thing. but yes, they can be monsters
post #18 of 29
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He is a Green Indian Ringneck. He's 3 months old. I heard him sqwak for the first time last night. He's a trip.
My mom has a lovebird that I handfed from the time he hatched. He's the sweetest thing. but yes, they can be monsters
Now if I'm not mistaken aren't they from the parakeet Family? If you look that up I think that's what it is, maybe not the ringneck because they do have a ring around there neck, but there are other varieties also, But if its young maybe that ring comes as they get older. I think that's what it is. My sis-in-law has one, has had him for about 6 years.
post #19 of 29
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Now if I'm not mistaken aren't they from the parakeet Family? If you look that up I think that's what it is, maybe not the ringneck because they do have a ring around there neck, but there are other varieties also, But if its young maybe that ring comes as they get older. I think that's what it is. My sis-in-law has one, has had him for about 6 years.
Yes his rings will be fully developed by the time they are 1 yr old. I am almost POSITIVE Loki is a male. His ring is very light but it's there... Only the males have rings... I think they may be in the parakeet family...but they do talk... ALOT. I had a latino indian ringneck that would talk your ear off
post #20 of 29
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Now if I'm not mistaken aren't they from the parakeet Family? If you look that up I think that's what it is, maybe not the ringneck because they do have a ring around there neck, but there are other varieties also, But if its young maybe that ring comes as they get older. I think that's what it is. My sis-in-law has one, has had him for about 6 years.
Short lesson:

Parakeet actually is a descriptive of any member of the parrot family that has a long and tapering tail.

Lesson over
post #21 of 29
Well Pepi can't be lonely! Therefore it was necessary to get him a companion of his own species!
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Well Pepi can't be lonely! Therefore it was necessary to get him a companion of his own species!
We actually had Pepsi and Loki both out tonight and Loki is not friendly towards Pepsi The lady who sold us Loki said he's a sweetheart, loves attention but gets jealous of other birds. I have to watch them. Loki will try to pull out Pepsi's tailfeathers. I think he KNOWS he's bigger then Pepsi


[/quote]Short lesson:

Parakeet actually is a descriptive of any member of the parrot family that has a long and tapering tail.

Lesson over [/quote]

I didn't know that! Thanks!
post #23 of 29
I have never had any parrots that weren't totally jealous of other parrots.
Abby is also jealous if I focus my attention on people, cats, dog, phone, she pretty much thinks nothing and no-one deserves my time except her.

I can have both out and on my shoulders, but they do this funny 'king of the hill' type thing as they vye for my left shoulder.
Now I wonder what makes my left shoulder so special.
post #24 of 29
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I have never had any parrots that weren't totally jealous of other parrots.
Abby is also jealous if I focus my attention on people, cats, dog, phone, she pretty much thinks nothing and no-one deserves my time except her.

I can have both out and on my shoulders, but they do this funny 'king of the hill' type thing as they vye for my left shoulder.
Now I wonder what makes my left shoulder so special.

Loki likes to climb as high as possible on my head to show Pepsi he's going to be king of the castle... He'll spread his wings and bob up and down and make a clicking noise... I everytime he does it... he only does it when he see's Pepsi is out too
post #25 of 29
My poor sis-in-laws has been molting sence she's had him, he has alway's looked terrible, I have no idea why they do that. Could it be from living in a house full of nuts ? Not a happy camper is what I think, it's sad to because I know he should not look like that.
post #26 of 29
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Short lesson:

Parakeet actually is a descriptive of any member of the parrot family that has a long and tapering tail.

Lesson over
I must be blind I saw where she put that's what he was and it didn't register I know my sis-in-law kept telling me it was going to get big and I told her I don't think they get to big Her's has never even attempted to talk just squaks. Maybe doesn't get enough attention is what it is. I think it's the enviorment they live in to, not a very peaceful home I have had a few birds but don't really know that much,
post #27 of 29
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I must be blind I saw where she put that's what he was and it didn't register I know my sis-in-law kept telling me it was going to get big and I told her I don't think they get to big Her's has never even attempted to talk just squaks. Maybe doesn't get enough attention is what it is. I think it's the enviorment they live in to, not a very peaceful home I have had a few birds but don't really know that much,
The males talk alot more and clear then the females do. Does he have a ring around it's neck? What color is it?
Maybe he's molting due to diet? Or it could very well be stress GAWD I hope Loki doesn't do it. This house is hectic and I could see how it can happen. But he seems to fit right in with us all He LOVES to pick on Pepsi. Just like my kids do. Just because they're younger doesn't mean they aren't going to be bigger and meaner
post #28 of 29
Diet plays a factor as does stress and environment.
Birds are so very sensitive to everything.

As far as diet goes, if you can't convert a seed eater to pellets and fresh foods (raw and cooked), I've always had great success feeding sprouted bird seed.

Ideally though, the bulk of their diet should be fresh foods, with pellets for nibbling and seed once or twice a week.
Birds are like kids though, very picky, and not big on trying new things
I give mine a good quality pellet, anything and everything off my own plate that is healthy, sprouted seed and extra sprouted seed and fresh seed twice a year during moult.

Things to avoid with birds in the house:
Smoking (big duh there )
Non-stick cookware (I use mine on very low heat and always with the range vent fan running.
Anything burning, this includes candles and incense.
Anything with fumes.

And some birds just naturally look bad
Abby looks ratty all the time, but mostly that's due to age.
Murphy looks ruffled too, but that's because he plays hard and doesn't care if his feathers get completely messed up.
post #29 of 29
Well he doesn't look good never has, it's a male I know that. Never tried to talk as far as I know, probably can't get a word in edge wise there anyway Its a total mess they have no routine there, she had 7 dogs 4shih suz,don't think that's spelled right a pom and a german shepard had 4 cats and the bird she is down now to 3 little dogs and 1 german shepard all the little ones do is bark among other bad habits, someones alway's yelling, she's always talking to someone else while your on the phone and the bird is squaking in the back ground, never know what time you will get your food, It's like F Troop there I think it does impact the animals when there's no routine, but then maybe I'm crazy but I think it's important to have it close to the same everyday.. Mine are my first priority besides hubby, duh that's all there is Wow I like it here with hubby, 8 cats, 1 basset hound it's very quite here
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