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04-19-2003, 10:00 AM
I just registered for this forum. I'm 49 yr. old male who lives in Long Island N.Y. I have a Wife and Stepdaughter and have been married for 6 1/2 yrs. I'm a Registered Nurse who does Home Care as opposed to working in a hospital, which I did my share of. I currently have 22 Parrots / Parrakeets of all different species. I have 1 Indian Ringneck, 1 Africian Grey who has a voculary of about 400 words. 4 Cockatiels, 10 Peachfaced Lovebirds, and 6 Budgies. I also have a Red Eared Slider Turtle, a Bearded Dragon, and a Rottweiler. Believe it or not with all those birds and other pets I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, which gets kind of crowded at times. I also have been taking Private Pilot Lessons in a attempt to get my Pilot License. I've included a picture of me with a Macaw which is not mine. I took it a "Parrots of the World" a great pet store here on Long Island. Anyway good to be here and to meet you all.
04-19-2003, 12:57 PM
it's very nice to meet you:) I'm Courtney I'm 15 and only have one bird right now hes a 2 year old budgie named Hamlit but I'm on my way to owning a grey. please tell us more about your birds and post pics (all of us love looking at parrot pics)
04-19-2003, 06:41 PM
Hi, nice to meet you, and welcome! I'm 14 and a huge parrot/other animal fan, and have six parrots (all I can afford and have time for!): a green-cheeked conure, sharp-tailed conure, 3 budgerigars, and a peach-faced lovebird! They all live in my room except for the love bird, and that's crowded enough! We also have a cat, salamander, and uromaxtyx. So, what got you into birds, and how long have you had them?
04-19-2003, 08:31 PM
Nice to meet you to. Well to be honest with you, up until about 7 yrs ago I was totally afraid of birds. My Brother-in-Law came and stayed with us for a couple of months and he had several birds. I told him when he moved in that the birds were not llowed out of their cages. One day when I came home from work his Indian Ringneck named Dootie flew up to my shoulder, gave me a kiss on the cheek and then said "I Love you" I instantly fell in love with Dootie and all birds. So my wife and I went out and brought a Blue Indian Ringneck "Charlie" and that lead to all the rest. Some of the birds I have are rescues. I have several patients who had birds and couldn't take care of them anymore and were just going to let them fly out the window (Certian Death) So I took them home. My love for all types of birds is deep. I think they are special creatures who are very intelligent. They say African Greys have the intelligence of a 3 year old, which I believe. Anyway that's about it for now.
04-20-2003, 05:52 AM
Welcome and it's nice to meet you. I am originally from the Bronx, New York. Now we live on the Jersey Shore (husband and me, 19 yr. old daughter, 14 yr. old son) and our flock:
Maximillian Pionus, Marcel....I adopted him through a rescue station...he's great,
3 yrs. old and quite a nice vocabulary.
4 Budgies....Razzle, Dazzle, Chubbee and Frisbee
Love hearing about your birds.....and other pets....keep us updated.
04-20-2003, 07:21 PM
Well, the little ringneck sure knew the trick! That's so sweet! Birds are definitely addicting! Which ones were "rescues"? Speaking of african greys being extremely smart (which I definitely agree with you on!), have you been to www.africannature.com? There's lots of stories about things greys have said or done to their humans' suprise! My skeptic sister doesn't believe half of them, but after living with a grey or any bird I'm sure you all would!
04-20-2003, 08:26 PM
Yes I've been to Africiannature.com and think it's a great site. Having a Grey for 4 yrs I can tell your sister stories that will make her a believer. They are without a doubt the most intelligent animal That I've ever seen. Again it's been reported that they have the intelligence of a 3 yr old child. As far as Charlie our Ringneck he was our first bird and he is the "King" of the house. He's spoiled rotten. He also thinks he's a human. We actually set his own plate for meals which he eats from. All I can say about our feathered friends is GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!
04-20-2003, 09:54 PM
Hello everybody. My name is Gail I am 40 soon to be 41. I know shocking lol. Anyway I have a husband a 3 children. My daughter is 22, Sarah ,and my son Tony 17, My other son Kyle 18. Tony is our adopted one. I would adopt them all if I could. I have a 3 family home in which the kids all have their own appartment. My flock is all together. When I say adopt them all ,I mean every child that needs a home. Anyway I have Sunni,who is a Senegal Parrot,and the queen of the house. A budgie she is also the queen,and Pearl who is also the queen! she is a cockatiel. Pearl we just got on the 8th of this month. Sunni and the cockatiel are 4 months old. I love them all and could not even think of life without them. My birds have their own room with a tv and all. I also have a pitbull named Goddi, and a Italian Greyhound named Buddy. Buddy is a rescue.Pitbulls are not what people say about them. Its the way you bring them up. We also saved Goddi.. My vet calls him the people bull. He is very loveing and still thinks he is a puppy. My little boy grey hound chases him down the hall. His head is bigger the Buddy's body. Okay thats that. I am so grateful for this parrot site.:) I am very pleased to meet all of you and to hear all of your story's. Thanks keep them comming.
04-20-2003, 11:03 PM
All I can say about my little feathered buddies is "Great, Great, Great!!!" too!!! They are fantastic... don't know how I ever lived without them! Well, I dont' know if stories about your grey would convince my sister (believe me, I've told her everythign but she thinks people are making most of it up!), but either way I'd like to hear some of them! Also, I know there's been studies on african greys like Alex and a few others, but they're all congos. Does anyone know of any similar things on timnehs...or any other kind of parrot? That would be interesting. If not, I guess I'll just have to do something like that someday! :D
04-21-2003, 04:00 PM
I would love to hear your storys too as I should (with luck) be getting a Timneh grey some time this year.
I've never heard of any one doing any thing with Timnehs most people think they are not as smart as Congos (yeah right) maybe when you homeschool next year you and I can get together with my Timneh and try some things;) I plan to trean him like Alex
04-26-2003, 09:28 AM
Welcome. I'm allison. I have two birds a 2 year old budgie named Pumpkin and a three year old white capped pionus named Sophie. She will be four on May fifith. Wwelcome to parrot.com