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      Hi LCB'ers!

      Do we have any bird lovers here? I've just got a couple of African Greys and I don't know the first thing about training. They've come from a long term home and the owner passed away. They've been with me now for a couple of weeks and they're getting more comfortable. I've been bitten and it wasn't fun but I know it's going to happen. I'm trying my best not to stress them out. They tweet all day and they are slowing learning gibberish so I know they are on the verge of talking. Does anyone have parrots and know how to work with them. Any resources you could suggest would be greatly appreciated.

      I'm thinking hymacaw might have some bird experience 

      Here's pics of my babies. One had plucked his feathers out at his previous home but they are growing back in the short time he's been here. Seems to me they're happy so far.



      Here's little Plucky. His neck was completely bald when I got him. You can see all the feathers coming back.


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      Awww,poor little Plucky,looks like that would hurt.

      Sorry I don't know anything about parrots but I'm sure they will come to love ya Froggy,just like we do here!!
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        Bird freak here!

        They are gorgeous Froggy and you've done a wonderful thing by taking them on. 

        I've rescued many birds over the years and the last bird I rescued was my parrot called Blue.  Here is a link showing what foods you must not feed them http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/birds/a/parrotdiets_3.htm.

        My parrot was scared of hands and bit everyone except me.  Talk to them, offer them treats through the cage bars and just generally try and get them to trust you.  Make sure you let them out often or keep them out of their cages if you can, to keep their wings strong.  To get them back in, just don't hand feed them and keep their food in the cage.  They will go back in when they are hungry.

        They like to eat when you eat, so if you have some nice fresh veggies, give them some off your plate.

        Here is a great site with a list of foods you can feed them.  http://www.parrothelp.com/page1/page2/page2.html

        With poorly treated birds, its all about time, patience and trust.

        I wish you the very best of luck with them.
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        I have a cockatiel most annoying bird EVER!  but I love her and since I would NEVER get rid of a pet, Linda will be living out the rest of her annoying years with my family haha.  Your African Greys are beautiful!  I don't know much about birds, I work for a reptile and amphibian vet and the only ones we see are the chickens our clients feed to their monitors haha.

        Blue how cool of you that you rescue birds!!!  People seem to think that birds are disposable, they are actually highly intelligent and live for a LONG time!
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        Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts that they were able to give to their elderly mother.

        The first said: "I built a big house for our mother."
        The second said: "I sent her a Mercedes with a driver."
        The third said: "I've got you both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible and you know she can't see very well. I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took twenty monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."

        Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks.
        She wrote to the first son: "Milton, the house you built is too big. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."
        She wrote to the second son: "Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never used the Mercedes... and the driver is SO rude."

        She wrote to the third son: "Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes... The chicken was delicious."
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        jodiisgreat wrote:

        I have a cockatiel most annoying bird EVER!  but I love her and since I would NEVER get rid of a pet, Linda will be living out the rest of her annoying years with my family haha.  Your African Greys are beautiful!  I don't know much about birds, I work for a reptile and amphibian vet and the only ones we see are the chickens our clients feed to their monitors haha.

        Blue how cool of you that you rescue birds!!!  People seem to think that birds are disposable, they are actually highly intelligent and live for a LONG time!


        I have a cockatiel and the damn thing's gotta be due to kick it; I found it outside when I was 20 and I'm 41 now..I don't even know how old it was when I found it.
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        Those are great resources blue. They love oranges more than anything. Plucky will eat right out of my hand but the other one is still so skittish. They both come out but I'm looking for a new cage with a playtop. Right now they just climb to the top of the cage. Oh and they dance too. I look like a fool bobing my head in front of their cage. Thanks for the feedback everyone

        P.S. very nice what you do for birdies blue. I would love to see some pics.
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        Blue is the bird whisper!! I give you a lot of credit and a big thumbs-up!!

        Froggy,you are a delight and I can see you bobbing your head!! Too cute,I wonder what they would do if you did the chicken dance!!
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        I LOVE your birds froggy! Like blue i am a huge bird lover, not sure what i favor more birds or dogs! I had a parakeet that would talk up a storm and was never in his cage. He would sit on my shoulder all the time and say the cutest things.

        My dream is to own a cockatoo and don't be surprised in the near future ya'll don't see a pic or two of one 
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          Here is a pic of my parrot Blue who very sadly passed away in January.  I'm absolutely broken hearted still and I miss him every day.  He was a crimson rosella 

          The only comfort I have is that he had a better life with me than with his previous owner and he trusted me completely. 

          I've rescued many, many birds over the years and I will continue to rescue unwanted or mistreated birds. 



          Sounds like you're well on your way with your birds Froggy.  I truly wish you tons of joy from them....which I am sure you will have with them.

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          Awww so sorry to hear that blue. He was beautiful and what a good feeling when you can build that trust in them. You are doing a wonderful thing and is highly commendable.

          Here is a pic of my Chubbers. He is an Australian parakeet that is about twice the size of a normal parakeet. They aren't very trainable birds.  When the pet shop told me he was returned after the previous owners didn't want him cuz he didn't talk or sit on your finger and they were having a hard time finding a home i bought him. He has been with me now for almost ten years.

          He does have a beautiful whistle!

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          That is a gorgeous bird blue. I'm so sorry you lost him but you're right, at least he had a good life with you. That's what he remembered.

          Lips, your bird has the same face as blue's. Just more colors going on with yours.

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          Froggy,you are a delight and I can see you bobbing your head!! Too cute,I wonder what they would do if you did the chicken dance!!


          Oh gosh, well I had to try. I just got the stink eye.

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            Thank you LIps and Froggy. 

            Your Chubbers is beautiful Lips and I agree with Froggy, very similar features to my Blue but more colourful.

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            Here the newest addition to my family, cockatoos! I just got them yesterday and am soooooo excited!

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            Lips,they are just beautiful!!!

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