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Pet Birds large or small - do you keep any?

I am looking to see if some will chat about aviary birds. I have 8 birds, 1 pair canaries, 2 redrump, a bonded pair of rainbow lorikeets. Last but not least 2 chickens. Anyone interested. Will talk about British birds but do not know much about them.

Created By on 08/10/2016

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23rd Aug 2019 12:27:58
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Hi, I have a Quaker parrot, I've had him 3 years now he mimics most things and he talks such a good companion, does anybody else own a quaker
25th Jan 2017 13:29:21
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We currently have 2 cockatiels (Squeaky and Sunny) and a pair of conures (Timmy and Abby).
We used to have another cockatiel - Rikki but she died in 2015. She was the first bird the family had, bought for my Father who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins and Leukaemia around 1989 and subsequently died in 1997 so Rikki must have been about 25 years old when she died. I bought her as a gift for my Father to take his mind off of his illness. Originally we went to get an African Grey but Dad fell in love with the cheeky cockatiel nearby instead so we got her. This started a chain of events that led to an entire room in the house being converted to a bird room as he then got another couple of cockatiels, assorted finches, several canaries, and a pair of love birds. Rikki was special though and she was located in the kitchen right next to my Dad. She had to try everything he had and sipped tea, lemonade, etc. Ate chicken, fish and her favourite ... mashed potato!
My late partner (Ken) bought the conures and their huge cage whilst I was at work one day so I had no say in the matter! He bought them as they had finished as a breeding pair and their owner wanted to get rid of them so he said he got them as a good deal complete with the cage. They too will eat anything but their favourites are walnuts, chilli crackers, raisins, cornflakes, anything with butter on, and fortune cookies!
Of the two remaining cockatiels, Squeaky was bred by Ken and arrived to replace my earlier cockatiel (Danny) who tragically died young. Danny was an exceptionally clever bird but poor Squeaky is well, a bit thick, charming at times although right now he's a bit of a grumpy old bird as he wants a new millet and I'm making him wait a while longer so he eats a balanced diet. The baby of the flock is Sunny who is a young female and still rather aloof - we bought her to cheer Squeaky up as he was chatting up Rikki but to no avail (although the old hen did like the attention we think) and thought he might have more luck with a younger bird - no luck there either; we think Sunny is playing hard to get!
A few weeks after my partner, Ken, died we lost Rikki too. We decided to move the conures next to the two cockatiels as they were a bit isolated alone in the kitchen, and thought they might stop Squeaky in particular missing Rikki. Luckily we have a sizable bay window and after a bit of rejigging managed to get them in okay.
As I write this all the birds are having a nap ... probably because they can see me busy on my computer and know that there is no food or treats in the offing, but you can bet that as soon as I move they will all be wide awake!
9th Oct 2016 09:28:49 (Last activity: 14th Oct 2016 12:34:42)
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Response from Cassie2 Original Poster made on 12th Oct 2016 05:39:56
Thanks for your message Dollie. I got more pets when my husband passed on 11 years ago. Cats can be very comforting. Where about are you/ Which country?
Response from Cassie2 Original Poster made on 14th Oct 2016 12:34:42
Sorry, I had pc problem but ok now. I am originally from Yorkshire then lived in Manchester and now in Brisbane Queensland Australia.

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