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  1. Oshkii

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    Anyone keep and breed birds either for consumption or simply pleasure?

    I keep quail mostly for myself and the reptiles. Despite this they're a pleasure to keep. They have many endearing qualities.

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    I also have a trio of Pilgrim Geese. The original pair I've had for over six years ever since they were little goslings. The third goose is one of their daughters that I decided to keep. I don't have any recent photos of them but I did manage to dig these up.

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    My female and male when I first acquired them.

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    All grown up.

    I also hatch and brood poultry for friends and family. They're not reptiles, but hey, they lay eggs and do have scales on their legs!
     
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    Nothing more than Rhode Island Reds. Good layers and a good eat on a Sunday afternoon.
     
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    Lovely birds! I particularly love the geese!

    I had the most beautiful red tail black who was my baby. Despite being a typical grumpy hormonal male cockatoo who would happily attack other people. It was a pain but he was my kid before kids, you know?

    It's been almost a year since I lost him to a dog managing to break into his large aviary. Cannot believe it happened. Has been devostating.

    I'm finally giving birds another shot with the hope of healing the wound a bit.
    I have two emu chick's arriving in 2 or 3 weeks, just waiting on the hatch.
    They'll be pets, not food lol.
    Will post photos when they arrive.

    I look forward to them getting to eat all the produce from the fruit trees rather than the stupid English black birds haha.
     
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    I don't but if I did it'd be cape barren geese just coz I love them
     
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    I LOVE QUAIL!!!! I have 3, 2 King and 1 Japanese all living together, for egg purposes. I also have 7 Society Finches, one of which is tame, and a hand raised Quaker Parrot.
     
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    I mean, I breed budgies... My grandfather breeds princess parrots and major mitchell cockatoos but, and they're quite pretty.
    I also have a musked lorikeet, a cockatiel and a red rumped grass parrot.
     
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    My wife has an eclectus parrot; I say my wife because the parrot hates me, lol. We also have two Indian ringnecks, a rescue moustache parrot, and a cockatiel. I'm in the process of building a chook house at the moment, and I'd love to get quails again down the track.

    Sorry to hear about your red tail, Vampstorso. :(
     
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    I used to breed red tailed blacks, a lot of work but very rewarding hand raising the chicks. I still have a few plus my beloved yellowtail that was hand raised from the egg and is now my avatar.
    Photos of a baby Magnificus red tail feeding itself with a spoon, they could eat out of the bowl but use the spoon because thats how you feed them. DSCN0839.jpg DSCN0829.jpg
     
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    More baby photos and Coco helping me. DSCN1036.JPG DSCN0199.JPG DSCN0235.JPG DSCN0168.JPG DSCN3882.JPG
     
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    No, actually it's a male. He tolerates me, but will bite if he's on my hand or arm for any longer than a few minutes. Also has a habit of attacking my feet when I'm in the kitchen.
    We did get a female so he had company, but he kept attacking her, so rather than stress her out too much, we sold her sadly. She was actually better with me funnily enough.
     
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    I did the same for my boy with the same outcome... The downside to imprinted parrots I guess.


    Ahhh well, something about surly parrot personalities are charming :p

    Great of you to accept it, my partner isn't so tolerant lol
     
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    No, I don't mind at all. He's quite a character.
    At least the dog loves me, lol.
     
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    Has anyone else here just realised they keep animals from all members of the vertabrate families? Mammals... Birds... Fish... and of course, reptiles... :)
     
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    No fish, only the ones in the freezer.
     
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    Or the end of a line.
     
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    Feeders don't count, otherwise I'd have probably tens of thousands of woodies and crickets.
     
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    Yeh a few parrots. My missus has always had a fear of birds so one day i decided to help her by bringing home eclectus parrots. No better way than facing the fear head on

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    Bet she loved you for that... :)
     
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    My cockatiel died this morning :( went to uncover her and there she was, she was fine the night before
    She was 13 :c

    Fly high lil birdy
     

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