View Full Version : Hello Everyone!!!!!!!!!!
06-29-2003, 05:47 PM
Hi there everyone! Thought I would introduce myself and my feathers dusters!
Im Beckie, 22 years old. I have worked for Pets At Home for 4.5 years. I have 3 birds at the moment.
Birdie 1 is Inca. She is a Blue & Gold macaw, hatched 5/8/01.
She is lovely but slowly turning into a right bolshy little madam, I think we may have just hit the "terrible twos" with her! She says "hello" "shut up" & "step up" & occasionally "no!":rolleyes:
Birdie 2 is Sunny. He is a Greenwing macaw, hatched 25/2/02.
He is gorgeous, my big ,silly baby. He was bought from someone who didnt have a clue & scared the hall out of him. He only likes me & hates men with a passion! He says "hello" & "i love you" aahhhhhh bless him!
Birdie 3 is Spike. He is a baby pure white cockatiel, hatch date unknown but he is now 15 weeks old. He was not handreared but is silly tame!
I love all parrots but have to confess that macaws are my favorite with the Greenwings being my biggest love of all. I am hoping to get a little Hahns Macaw soon if I can persuade my mum & boyfriend that its a good idea!
Hope to hear from everyone soon & thanks for your time!!!!!
Welcome. I'm Ken and on a mission.......
06-29-2003, 06:25 PM
Welcome to the board, Beckie. I'm owned by a 4 1/2 month old female Blue-Headed Pionus named Rio (she's in my avatar) and an 11-month old female lovebird named Bijou.
Can't wait to hear more about your birds and see some pictures too! :)
06-29-2003, 06:32 PM
nice to meet you and your birds:D I'm Courtney 15 and I have one 4 month old lovebird named Barkley. I can't wait ti get to know you better
06-30-2003, 12:12 AM
Welcome! Thanks for sharing a little about your "feathered dusters"! :D I'm Jenny (14) and have a sharp-tailed conure, Mortie, a green-cheeked conure, Kirby, three budgies- Little Greeny, Blue, and Spunky, and a peach-faced luvy, Scherzo! I can't wait to hear more about your b&g, g-winged, and 'tiel! ...and, maybe a Hahn's soon! :)
06-30-2003, 08:44 AM
Welcome to you and your flock. My flock consists of:
1 female grey cockatiel....Snickers
1 Maximillian Pionus......Marcel
4 Budgies....Razzle, Dazzle, Chubbee and Frisbee
Your flock sounds very very interesting and I hope you will post many many stories and comments about them soon.
06-30-2003, 08:58 AM
Welcome to this site - it is a great place to get information and meet many many nice people! Glad to have you.
My family is owned by Einstein, a green cheek conure; tweetie, a parakeet; Taz, a blue & gold Macaw; and Angel, a goffins cockatoo.
It sounds as if you have a very interesting job "Pets at Home".
I would be interested in hearing more about your job and what it entails. My 24 year old son needs to find his "Niche" in life and I know he loves animals and they respond to him in a great way ....so we are looking for something that would grab his interest and get him moving.................
Welcome, write soon.
06-30-2003, 10:29 AM
Hi, I'm Jason. I am 24 years old and have a blue and gold named Taz. His exact hatch date is unknown. I know it was just before I got him/her. Taz is almost 3 years old now. I also have a parakeet named Tweety. She is at least 5 years old and very tame. On warm summer days, I like to take Taz everywhere with me. On days that are too cool for Taz, I take Tweety with me. She loves to ride in shirt pockets. Both of my birds are potty trained and will go on command.
07-02-2003, 01:07 PM
Hello again! Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you all! Thank you very much for your replies, its nice to see so many parrot crazy people out there! Im particulary interested to hear from Jason & Taz as I would be keen to compare notes on our B&G monsters!
Diane, my job involves having to care for the livestock in our store. IE cleaning & feeding etc. I also have to do stock deliveries as well as other general store duties. There is a lot of customer service involved, giving advice on pets, pet food, that kind of thing. Are you in England? In America there is Petsmart which is kind of the equivalent thing to our Pets At Home.
Please mail back everyone!
07-02-2003, 01:18 PM
What would you like to know about Taz. It is always great to meet others with b&g maccaws.
07-02-2003, 04:08 PM
It is great to hear from you again. I live in the USA - Northern NJ area ....for the moment .........my husband would like to get away from NJ winters.
Just what is the difference between a B&G and a Greenwing (such as: size, temperment, foods they eat, antics etc.)
Taz and J still live at home, so if there is anything I can tell you about Taz - just ask. One of us (or both) will be happy to give an opinion. We are a family of 3 (hubby, wife & son) and all the birds are handled by all of us - of course there is a "pecking" order for each one's attachment to all of us. If their favorite person is in family room at night - that is probably who you would find that bird with.
It is neat that you hail from England - my grandmother came from England and I am greatful for that heritage. My grandmother lived right next door to us when I was young - there was hardly a day that I did not sit on her porch and visit with her. Missed her terribly when she passed on when I was about 13 or so.
Look forward to you posting again. Hope it won't be so long in between!
07-03-2003, 03:33 PM
Diane, the main difference between the B&G & the Greenwing is most definatley the size! My Greenwing is absolutely HUGE compared to my B&G. I also find that the GWs are soppier and have a far more laid back approach to life! If you put Sunny down somewhere, go & do something & then come back, he will still be sat exactly where you put him but Inca on the other hand LOVES to be nosy! Getting into serious trouble seems to take up most of her spare time! I love them both dearly but have to confess that the GWs are my absolute favourite. However, if Sunny wants to bite it is 10 times harder than Incas bite, he can do really nasty damage if he wants! My two eat about the same, they are both on Harrisons High Potency pellets. Sunny is much more adventurous with what he will eat but Inca is a little more reserved.
What is Taz like, personality wise? Inca is very bolshy at the moment, I think she might be coming up to maturity. Does Taz ever bite you hard, just for the hell of it?! Will eagerly await your reply!:D
I'm Teri and I have a blue and gold macaw also, her name is Cookie (monster!) I adopted her from some old folks that couldn't keep her anymore and she is now 10 years old, she was about 6 when I got her, it took me a while to figure her out and get used to her as my 1st true love is my lilac-crowned amazon Hootie Ha, I also adopted him 7 years ago, and he is about 10 yrs old also, and he is very small compared to the monster. I just recently adopted an african grey (timneh) Crackers and a cockatiel Kong. I've had Crackers and Kong for 1 week and Crackers is already repeating some of Cookie's words, and Hootie Ha's sounds he makes. Crackers is 3 years old and Kong is about 4 or 5. Cookie says "come here, step up, Good Cook!, t t t t t t t t t some kisses". Hootie Ha says, "(kiss sound) I love you Hootie Ha, Hi! and imitates a million sounds like the microwave, swallowing sound, blowdryer, hairspray squirting, etc." Crackers says, "Good Crackers, come here boy, Romeo(he lived with a pit bull named Romeo) and since he's come to live with me Good morning, step up and Cookie's words and Hootie Ha's sounds" I would love to have had a green winged macaw but it didn't work out that way, i haven't had to pay for any of my birds, people in calif have alot of money and impulse buy and then don't want it anymore when they see it takes work, but they do care enough to want them to go to a good home and that's ME! (: but I'm now done with my flock, i've always wanted an african grey but in order for me to get the african i had to take the cocatiel too, and i am falling in love with him too, so i guess i have to keep him. Oh, i just read that you asked if Taz bites you just for the heck of it, and Yes, Cookie sometimes will bite me for the heck of it.
07-09-2003, 06:13 PM
Teri-so neat about you getting Crackers and Kong! Your birds sound so neat.
i tried to pm you one time but it didn't go thru, i've read alot of your posts and have noticed that you are pretty up on your info on birdies, especially for your age. when i was your age, i had parakeets, but didn't take very good care of them in the sense that i was careless and lost alot of them which i would just go out and buy another one, altho it did break my heart. there is a movie out called "Winged Migration" that is really good, it only plays in the theater out here in calif. that specializes in foreign films, or independent features. it's a really good movie if you can maybe rent it when it goes to rental, i have a feeling that it won't be played everywhere. it is a movie about all kinds of birds and their yearly migration and how some survive and some don't but it has limited talking....mostly music, but very beautiful.
07-10-2003, 09:42 AM
Your Macaw and B&G sound like opposites in personality.
Taz has never really bitten just for the hell of it. Sometimes when I am changing food and water dishes - he will playfully nip the back of my shoulder/armpit. Taz will just nip lightly once in a while. He is very playful and likes to climb down behind on the couch (via the afghan over back) and we will peek over and say peek a boo or peek a bird. He then runs back up the blanket to top of couch - as if to say here I am.
Our green cheek conure, Einstein, will sometimes nip just for the hell of it. The other night he was sharing ice cream out of the bowl with me - dropped a big glob on my shirt - I went to remove it and he attacked my hand. Not wanting to tolerate this behavior I tried to remove him - he resisted - so I just removed my shirt and removed him from it to return him to cage. Well, when I put my hand &him into cage he did not want to let go and proceeded to give the back of my thumb a bite - so I shook my hand a little to get him off and he bit harder - broke skin and left it black & blue.
The B&G is like a big teddy bear - it the smaller one who I have to watch for and not let him get the "upper talon" so to speak.
How much bigger is the Macaw then the B&G? It is hard for me to imagine a larger bird then Taz. Do you have to have permits for your birds in England? Look forward to hearing from you soon.
My best to you & your flock,
07-10-2003, 11:39 PM
Teri: I always forget to delet my pm's! So my box must have been all full. My dad was telling me about the "Winged Migration" movie that he had heard about on one of his trips, and hopefully I'll find it to rent in a few months. It sounds great! Diane- Eintstein sounds similar to my green-cheek Kirby, though he's never broken my skin. Usually I find that his biting is a result of me being around someone/something he dislikes, which is usually my little brother, or my other conure Mortie. Also, if he is excited and energetic, especially when he's playing ball with me, he sometimes gets carried away and is more likely to bite. It sort of reminds me of Hawk-heads, from what I've heard about them. At times he bites and I think it's for no reason, but when I think about it closely, I can usually find a reason that makes sense. I'm not a bird, so it's harder to come to conclusions and figure out why he'd bite in certain cases!
07-11-2003, 10:43 AM
Hello Becky,very nice to meet you. I am Gail. I also have a keet named Prettygirl,and a cockatiel named Pearl,she is a white face. and a parrot named Sunni. Welcome aboard.
07-14-2003, 10:36 AM
So good to meet other 'parronts'! Parrotboy is on your side of the pond too. My name is catherine and my flock now numbers 15!. here goes
Oliver - 8 yo Goffins Cockatoo (newest arrival)
Cricket 4 yo CAG
Rikki 5 yo CAG
Ty 2 yo Severe Macaw
Lovey & Dovey - Peach faced Lovebirds with 4 eggs
Frump and Mr Sunshine Cockatiels around 4 yo
Petey an aged Normal Grey Cockatiel
Buttercup, Scotti, Sky, Angel, Snowflake
Conner - 1 yo sun conure
Ok. I think that is everyone! all my birds are rescues. Although i didn't pick them out i couldn't let one of them go. they are all so neat. I have only had Oliver a few days. Ty has been here about 31/2 months and it is just incredible how much he has changed and learned. He is so smart. I began clicker training them just before i got Oliver and they have been too focused on him to pay attention, but we will get back to it.
07-14-2003, 12:17 PM
Hi im ParrotBoy from England!
hmm i breed lots of different species of birds! i wrote them all down on the forum once os their on here somewhere! lol