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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by Dandapani, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Dandapani

    Dandapani

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    a just weaned, baby Senagal parrot. She named it Cisco.

    <img src="http://www.danobrien.ws/~dmobrien/photos/cisco.jpg"/>
     
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    Super! Birds are great pets. I've had a couple of Parakeets, and a Mynah bird. She will give you years of good company.:)
     
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    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    excellent!!

    I had birds before I got cats.......had cockatiels, parakeets and even Quaker Parrots......

    I got the rare opportunity to baby sit some baby Quakers for my friend and got to hand feed them......what an experience!! Every 2-4 hours, just like a newborn baby!! It was fun to see the little guys grow!!

    I love birds, and that pic of your Senegal melted my heart!! Many happy years with him/her!!
     
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    Dandapani

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    Thanks. The bird is very sweet. It likes to be held on its back and have its beak rubbed. The Senagal is a particularly quiet parrot, suitable for apartments. We've raised Conures in the past and they are very loud!
     
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    Ten years ago it came down to a Senegal or an African Grey. I thought "Go big or go home" and took the Grey. It was a tough choice, but I think I made the correct one. But that little green dynamo was awfully cute too.

    Frosty
     
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    How big is a Senegal? From Frostback's post I am thinking smaller than an African Grey? But those are pretty good size...
     
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    Senegal parrots average about 8-9" from head to tail and weigh around 150 grams. My Grey is about 14.5" head to tail, and weighed 560 grams at his last vet visit.

    Frosty
     
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    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    He's beautiful! Congrats. Picture below of my attack bird, if interested. I want to get another one!
     
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    ATL Peach Girl ♥Meezers♥

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    You guys have your birds on pellets don't you??? Seed should only account for about 20% of their diet because there is not much nutrition in it. I used Pretty Bird Pellets if I recall......it had a "fruit loop" smell.....and my birds all liked it. There is other kinds like Rowdy Bush. I know vets say to use seed for a treat only.
     
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    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    Yup. That's what I use. I've also heard 1-2 teaspoons a day is ok, just not the primary diet. My little guy tears through some millet too! Glad you mentioned pellets, I'm headed to the store now to get some and look into potential future adoption of a Goffin Cockatoo.
     
  12. Frostback

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    Tropican pellets, some seeds (limit the amount of sunflower), Fruits and veggies for him to throw on the bottom of the cage, and often, what's on MY plate (plain pasta, steamed rice, scrambled egg, and the occasional sliver of meat and sometimes chicken wing bones. He loves the marrow.) In the spring and summer, I keep a small patch of chickweed that he likes.

    Auggie D.
     
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    We had one. They can be great pets.
     
  14. Dandapani

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    A 'tiel! I love them. I had a beloved pet cockatiel long back. She loved me and would ride on my shoulder everywhere. She would hop off my shoulder if she had to poop, do her business, then hop by on. Sadly, she was killed by a larger parrot that she flew over to before we could get to her. I was heartbroken, even to this very day. ;1
     
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    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    A 'tiel indeed! Mine rides on my shoulder as well quite frequently. It's interesting what you say, mine does the same thing. I thought he was trying to roam and get into things he shouldn't, but he will poop on the table or on the kithen floor, and not on me or the carpet. Now THAT is kindly consideration, and very much appreciated.

    Sorry for your loss, I'm sure that was awful. You DO realize that it may be time for you to get another bird, right? ;f
     
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    I don't allow Chester to sit on my shoulder, or anyone elses. He is just too big and could too much damage to a face if something startled him.

    Sometimes the larger parrots will suddenly strike out for no appearant reason. They can decide that the shoulder perch "isn't big enough for the two of us". The risk is usually small, but I just don't think it is worth taking a chance. Sometimes I wish he was a little smaller so I could plant him up there though!



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    Frosty
     
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    I did try to replace my precious soon after her demise, but the replacement bird wasn't the same. I've since given up trying to find her again.

    I now have little dogs that I cherish. When this crew is gone, perhaps I'll look at another 'tiel.

    Best regard,
     
  18. Gregw/aGlock

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    Sorry to be late to the party. Glad to find aother bird lovers here!! Here's my flock -- bonus points to anyone who knows what these guys are:

    Pippin
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    Cleo
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    Bailey
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    obxemt Chaplain of CT

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    OK, I'll take a stab at it...I'm thinking Pionus, smaller Amazon and some kind of Conure. While I realize that's not very specific, you have my attempt!
     
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    Gregw/aGlock NRA Member

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    Close. The top one is a Blue Headed Pionus (turns one next month), the center one is a ten-year onld Meyers Parrot (closely related to the Senegal), and the bottom is a Coral Billed Pionus (only 8 months old).

    I don't know why the Pionus isn't more popular....they are great birds.