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  1. #21

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
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    Both are difficult birds. African Greys are nervous and tend to pluck...once they start, it's really next to impossible to get them stop...

    I have a plucker...(she came plucked...lol)...

    Also...plan on a very long committment...60 years or so...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    Guess I try the budgie first. Any other hardy birds?

  3. #23

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
    Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - Rue Eating Disorders - Esophageal Cancer - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Pulmonary Hypertension - Rue 

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    You should get the kind of bird you really want...and want to commit to - given how long lived they can be.

    Birds are a LOT of work...they need daily time out...attention spent with their diet (good quality pellets, seeds as treats and lots of appropriate fresh foods). They are extremely social (most species live in flocks up to 1000s) so you need to provide the socialisation for them...

    And they are incredibly messy...I vaccum daily...and twice if we have company...

    Cages are expensive...and you need a bigger cage than what the local pet store sells. Unless your bird is out a lot...get the biggest cage you can afford...make sure it has the appropriate wire spacing.

    There's also a huge price difference between the birds. An average budgie is $25. An average African Grey is $1500. An aveage Macaw is $2500...

    If you really only want to try out a bird...to see if you can handle them. I'd suggest you go on Kijiji and see if there are any older budgies available...often times they are given away for free. If you get a bird that's already 5+ years old...and don't like it...you're not 'stuck' with it for half a century...

    Plus, you're doing a good thing by giving it a good home. Likely it's been neglected at the place that is giving it away...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

  4. #24

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
    Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - Rue Eating Disorders - Esophageal Cancer - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Pulmonary Hypertension - Rue 

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    ...btw...don't forget that vet bills are also often more expensive for birds, and you should try and find a bird vet. Birds are tricky to treat if they get ill...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    You should get the kind of bird you really want...and want to commit to - given how long lived they can be.

    Birds are a LOT of work...they need daily time out...attention spent with their diet (good quality pellets, seeds as treats and lots of appropriate fresh foods). They are extremely social (most species live in flocks up to 1000s) so you need to provide the socialisation for them...

    And they are incredibly messy...I vaccum daily...and twice if we have company...

    Cages are expensive...and you need a bigger cage than what the local pet store sells. Unless your bird is out a lot...get the biggest cage you can afford...make sure it has the appropriate wire spacing.

    There's also a huge price difference between the birds. An average budgie is $25. An average African Grey is $1500. An average Macaw is $2500...

    If you really only want to try out a bird...to see if you can handle them. I'd suggest you go on Kijiji and see if there are any older budgies available...often times they are given away for free. If you get a bird that's already 5+ years old...and don't like it...you're not 'stuck' with it for half a century...

    Plus, you're doing a good thing by giving it a good home. Likely it's been neglected at the place that is giving it away...
    so true ,i can see you're a real bird brain, lol ,as for cages i build my own i'd rather not have my wallet violated by a petstore bird guru if you know what i mean and with birds they tend to hide their ailments very well most of the time when clinical signs do manifest and you take it to an avian vet it's too late so i would say prevention is better than cure (plus i believe most avian vets are pretty much useless unless you got fractured bones or superficial wounds , i guess you could call them genuine quacks, i will admit there are some who do amazing work though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrageek
    Guess I try the budgie first. Any other hardy birds?
    wise choice cockateils and lovebirds should be a great option as well good luck making your new friend

  7. #27

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
    Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - Rue Eating Disorders - Esophageal Cancer - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Pulmonary Hypertension - Rue 

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    ...I've had a bird...or multiple birds... since I was 20...so MANY years...

    I love birds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rue
    ...I've had a bird...or multiple birds... since I was 20...so MANY years...

    I love birds...
    awesome me too , my dad was into canaries and bullfinches long before i was born

  9. #29

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    for posting that article, I laughed so much!!!!!!!! - ScottishFish Kick back and enjoy the day when your done your painting - Cliff thanks for the rep! - EowynShieldmaiden Otis thanks you for the rep - Cliff This one will have a longer life span, sorry to hear about your fish - Cliff 
    For being a smarty pants and figuring out my riddle so fast! :) - escamosa The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime Holiday Ham has come today from the eve until Boxing Day! - Trillianne Merry Cristmas and Happy Holidays Rue. - Strider199 It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 lol, thanks for the rep.  Have one on me! =] - KevinVA 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks!  You have a great holiday season as well! - sheamurai Merry Christmas - gadget228 What is a good Holiday Ham to do, but bring some cheer to my good friend Rue! - Trillianne Just Because - Surfdog 
    Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - Rue Eating Disorders - Esophageal Cancer - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Pulmonary Hypertension - Rue 

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    Good for your Dad!

    I had a rescue canary for a while...and my daughter had several finches...really enjoyed them too...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    Love birds are nice. Cocketeils are afraid of the dark so they might not be my best option.

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