OT:Any Parronts on D.F.O?

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Over the decades ive had cat,dogs and parrots.
I had the opportunity to home a 15 y.o. Yellow Naped Amazon aka YNA,Pedro is her name about 3 yrs ago,rough life,poor diet especially. Wrong size cage,no toys,just sat there,reminding me of my grandmother! Lol 20190518_083427.jpg
Lots of seed,mostly sunflower,its like heroin to them. Extremely heavy and greasy feathers, i took her and started a long process of recovery. Feathers are much better, she had lost sight of one eye from an on going infection, visits to the vet confirmed a liver problem as well
We have laugh and whistle fests,ill whistle the octive above or below,she talks and mutters like Popeye,sings one operatic note and likes to remodel the quarter round on the door! Lol
Anyway,anyone crazy enough to mess with Raptors of the feathered kind 20190518_083427.jpg 20191119_141551.jpg 20190213_161147.jpg
 

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We're into the 4th generation of crows that've adopted us . No parrots .... yet .
 

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Owned a blue-fronted Amazon, then an African Grey. The Amazon parrot learned a few words and sounds, but the African Grey is a sampler with feathers. Imitates female voices perfectly. Can also do glasses clinking and the electronic beeps of phones. It's freaky. Just celebrated 30 years.



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Owned a blue-fronted Amazon, then an African Grey. The Amazon parrot learned a few words and sounds, but the African Grey is a sampler with feathers. Imitates female voices perfectly. Can also do glasses clinking and the electronic beeps of phones. It's freaky. Just celebrated 30 years.



Dan
Dan,
Congratulations,30 yrs,that great!
I have had a Grey as well.
Literally, sounded like my wife and son in conversation!
Got him at a rummage sale,eventually he went to a breeder.
Have had a cockatoo, Ubu but he escaped and destroyed an antique couch. So wifey sells him back to original owner who was trying to track Ubu down.
 
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This is 37 year old Konrad, he is an absolute ham! Never experienced this type of bird before I met my wife. Notice the before/after pic, the after is a couple months after I moved in, he had been plucking for years. Making all sorts of "conversation" with him, noises, whistles and he dances when I set my practice pad near! They're really a handful and need attention but are wonderful and fascinating at the same time!
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Owned a blue-fronted Amazon, then an African Grey. The Amazon parrot learned a few words and sounds, but the African Grey is a sampler with feathers. Imitates female voices perfectly. Can also do glasses clinking and the electronic beeps of phones. It's freaky. Just celebrated 30 years.



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"Sampler with feathers" - hilarious and true!
 

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This is 37 year old Konrad, he is an absolute ham! Never experienced this type of bird before I met my wife. Notice the before/after pic, the after is a couple months after I moved in, he had been plucking for years. Making all sorts of "conversation" with him, noises, whistles and he dances when I set my practice pad near! They're really a handful and need attention but are wonderful and fascinating at the same time!
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Konrad looks great and ornery as well!
Wonderful recoup there!
They are all like 2-5 y.o.s at times,well,most the time,actually, all the time! Lol!
 

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I'd love to hear about those crows. Do they show up at your house? They are supposed to be very smart.
My wife used throw peanuts and sunflower seeds out in the yard which brought a lot of birds . This was about 7 years ago . The crows took an interest in us and followed us around the neighborhood , sometimes zooming over our shoulders, even walking ahead on the street when we took our dog out . They even follow my wife from the bus stop . Then we n oticed in the spring, a juvenile would be sitting on the telephone cable accompanied by an adult or two , telling the kid this was a safe place and these humans were cool .

Unfortunately the goodies attracted trouble makers like hawks , skunks and racoons . Last february there was a skunk fight outside my back porch and you wouldn't believe the smell .Evidently late winter is mating season and I suppose they were dooking it out over a female . I had to rip out everything - rug,sofa ,curtains prime and repaint and build a new step landing .

OK, so now we don't leave any food around for the wildlife BUT twice a day we cube chicken weiners and toss them over the fence and the crows already know the feeding times , cawing like crazy if we are late . 4 seasons .

One of the older ones came and ate out of hand , a sign of trust .

Ravens and crows aren't sociable with each other and the crows will escort the big lads out of their territory .

Coincidently, my last name,when translated from Polish is " Ravenson " . These are soul brothers .
 

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We kept my brother-in-law's parrot while he traveled. She sat by the window and would say 'Hello" to passersby. If they answered she was happy, if not, she would keep saying 'HELLO' louder and if still unanswered, she'd yell "F-off"
I would rub her belly with an old drumstick which she would bite into shreds and seemed to love it.
The bro took her back and I didn't see her for years but when I did, she stuck her claw out through the cage and I gave her my finger which she put in her mouth, scary cause she could have took it off, but she didn't, she remembered me and was showing it.
 
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