show us your exotic birds

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  1. Albino93

    Albino93 Very Well-Known Member

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    Is ur bird ok with strangers? Taz really only lets a few people touch him, everyone else he will bite (and hard lol) but alot of the reason for that is those he does bite push and stress him to much/fast, i tell them they need to work slowly and earn his trust. ive only had him now for 3 weeks and he has improved so much, such a lovely boy towards me and my mother. Yeah his birds are great quality, when i get my redtail i will certainly get him from Barry aswell, im glad he doesn't clip as i prefer flighted birds, it gives them better exercise plus its natural for a bird to be able to fly so why strip that away from them. JMO :D
     
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    When he was a bub he liked everyone! My partner of the time was his FAVOURITE person from the start, which was cute as.
    Harvey adores me, he loves my Dad (because he saw him a lot when he was younger), tolerates my roomie...but...most other people get a scream down even from a great distance. Only my mate Michael is slightly more than tolerable (i don't know why, he has only seen him once a few months back). But yeah...generally it's theatrics of screaming, wing slapping, and head jerking with his crest.

    At the age of your guy though, he loved everyone.

    I'm sure you know this, but people dont tend to respect a bird's warning signs, which just makes it all so much worse. The amount of arguments I've been in about people just not reaching out and inviting themselves to touch him >____<
    I'm sure your guy will either settle or you'll get used too it hahaha
    Hopefully people start to listen to you about taking it slow. when will people learn parrots aren't docile dogs...
    also cockatoos tend to become possessive as they get older (Harvey is already and he is two and well socialized).

    Aw cute! What does his set up look like for babies? I just wonder as I never visited the facility, Harvey was freighted to me.
    I agree, can't beat a happy flying bird! I think it's another aspect of showing how he cares for his animals!
     
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    Haha yeah, Taz does the same display, wing slapping and head banging with his crest up whilst giving a big scream (he only does that to little kids and animals tho) but yeah, they tend to just reach in and expect him to be nice and step up (aint gonna happen lol)
    I'll start proper socialisation lessons tomorrow with the people who i mainly want to see touch him. I dont really want him to be nice to everyone because people may try and steal him (especially where i live) but yeah, he is only young and has alot of learning to do.
    I never actually visited the facility (i wish i did lol) but i too had him freighted down to me, i mainly see the quality of his birds via the photos on his website, he did send me a photo of Taz before i got him and it looked like he was in a large cage of some sort, not quite and avairy idk but it looked nice and clean. And yep very true.
     
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    Couple of pics from today :)

    Danny enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon, all dressed up for St Patrick's Day......

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    and Elmo keeping an eye on YOU :D

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    that's awesome. What a great shot! He has a lovely eye haha.
     
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    Some lovely parrots/birds in here. Here is Elroy, affectionately known as Smellroy.

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    cute hahn , why has he got that nickname my hahns dont smell but they sure are nippy little terrors, unpredictable and full of energy.
     
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    We need more photos!

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    I agree. Birds a very fascinating. Making it hard to choose for when I get one!
     
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    Awesome photo stevo, how's Elmo and Danny doing?

    Are u still going with a lorikeet Bananapeel?
     
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    Thanks :) The boys are both going really well, keeping me on my toes with their antics. They still hate each other, lol. Elmo said "want a cuddle?" for the first time today :D


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    Typical birds haha, aww so cute, u have to try and catch it on video :p
     
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    haha. I'm definitely still looking and researching different bird species, put together pages of notes and info on their care, behaviour etc but haven't decided on a species yet. I have decided to keep researching but for the time being, I'm hoping to expand my reptile collection then when I've got a bit more time and money on my hands I'll look into purchasing a bird. Good memory :)

    Funny you bring it up though because over the last 2 months I've been working out my future lol and the dogs, cats, rats, reptiles, birds, and other animals I hope to get. Lol and my kind of property. It's extensive lol and a bit early but it's fun nonetheless. Got down 3 birds at the moment. Not decided on species :p I have too much time :p
     
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    Just for fun :) He is full of energy and nippy for sure. Always predictable though!!! If he can get into trouble he will haha.
     
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    Yeh ive been working out stuff like that, still am but whats the bet the outcome will be very different to what was planned haha. What 3 birds have u got in mind? too much time is better then no time at all I always say lol way to stressful having no time to spare.
     
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    Haha they're the only words you need!
     
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    He's developing quite a vocab and it sure beats his "Hey!!" yelled at the top of his lungs and his terribly poor attempts at whistling (he yells a wolf whistle in a blackboard scratching high pitch.....).


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    Definitely possible the outcome may change! I've fallen in love with red tailed black cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets and quaker parrots. Although I'm very fond of kookaburras :) I love some others but those are within a fair price range!
     
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    Very nice choices, the Red tail black is next on my list, as well as the red vented blue bonnet and a black capped lori :) beautiful birds. I don't think u'd have much of a chance finding a breeder of kookaburras tho.
     
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