Calling all pet bird owners!!

Dottie the Chicken

Lover of Jesus, cows, and chickens
May 8, 2020
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Hi, I'm Lydia!

I am hoping to get a couple of parakeets soon, and want to see pictures, pictures, and more pictures of your pet birds! Wether they be parakeets, cockatiels, conures, cockatoos, or macaws, I would love to see pictures!

If you know someone on here with pet bird(s), please tag them!

@muddy75 @KDOGG331 @CrazyCochin @anybodyelsewithapetbird!
 

ChickenCanoe

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I once had a parakeet.
These weren't my birds but I worked with these for a couple months in Central America.
Between Scarlets and Great Greens, we had about 300 macaws. It was a noisy place.
The first picture was the invalid/rehab ward.
There were long flight cages for all the unmated birds. Then cages for mated pairs.
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This was a young mated pair that laid an egg while I was there. When we wanted more, we would put 30 gallon barrels converted into nests in the cage but we wanted no new nests at the time but because these guys were young, they couldn't wait and made a nest in the dirt.
We gave them a barrel nest and they took turns sitting and feeding.
Most pairs were much older. We had a breeding pair that were 90 years old.
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This guy had been caged next to a hyacinth macaw that bit his beak off.
Its mate had to feed it every day the rest of its life.
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This is how we fed them.
We would buy fruits, vegetables and root crops that were getting close to being bad at the farmers' market to get it at a huge discount and then we would cut it up every morning for lunch and dinner after their breakfast of gallo pinto.
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Quailobsessed

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I once had a parakeet.
These weren't my birds but I worked with these for a couple months in Central America.
Between Scarlets and Great Greens, we had about 300 macaws. It was a noisy place.
The first picture was the invalid/rehab ward.
There were long flight cages for all the unmated birds. Then cages for mated pairs.
View attachment 2467638 View attachment 2467646 View attachment 2467647 View attachment 2467649

This was a young mated pair that laid an egg while I was there. When we wanted more, we would put 30 gallon barrels converted into nests in the cage but we wanted no new nests at the time but because these guys were young, they couldn't wait and made a nest in the dirt.
We gave them a barrel nest and they took turns sitting and feeding.
Most pairs were much older. We had a breeding pair that were 90 years old.
View attachment 2467651 View attachment 2467653 View attachment 2467654 View attachment 2467655

This guy had been caged next to a hyacinth macaw that bit his beak off.
Its mate had to feed it every day the rest of its life.
View attachment 2467660


This is how we fed them.
We would buy fruits, vegetables and root crops that were getting close to being bad at the farmers' market to get it at a huge discount and then we would cut it up every morning for lunch and dinner after their breakfast of gallo pinto.
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Wow! That would be pretty noisy!
 

CrazyCochin

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May 21, 2019
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Washington State, aka The pacific NorthWest
Hi, I'm Lydia!

I am hoping to get a couple of parakeets soon, and want to see pictures, pictures, and more pictures of your pet birds! Wether they be parakeets, cockatiels, conures, cockatoos, or macaws, I would love to see pictures!

If you know someone on here with pet bird(s), please tag them!

@muddy75 @KDOGG331 @CrazyCochin @anybodyelsewithapetbird!
Thank you so much for the mention!
Glad to be here!
 

CrazyCochin

❄️Winter is here! ❄️
May 21, 2019
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Washington State, aka The pacific NorthWest
I once had a parakeet.
These weren't my birds but I worked with these for a couple months in Central America.
Between Scarlets and Great Greens, we had about 300 macaws. It was a noisy place.
The first picture was the invalid/rehab ward.
There were long flight cages for all the unmated birds. Then cages for mated pairs.
View attachment 2467638 View attachment 2467646 View attachment 2467647 View attachment 2467649

This was a young mated pair that laid an egg while I was there. When we wanted more, we would put 30 gallon barrels converted into nests in the cage but we wanted no new nests at the time but because these guys were young, they couldn't wait and made a nest in the dirt.
We gave them a barrel nest and they took turns sitting and feeding.
Most pairs were much older. We had a breeding pair that were 90 years old.
View attachment 2467651 View attachment 2467653 View attachment 2467654 View attachment 2467655

This guy had been caged next to a hyacinth macaw that bit his beak off.
Its mate had to feed it every day the rest of its life.
View attachment 2467660


This is how we fed them.
We would buy fruits, vegetables and root crops that were getting close to being bad at the farmers' market to get it at a huge discount and then we would cut it up every morning for lunch and dinner after their breakfast of gallo pinto.
View attachment 2467657 View attachment 2467658 View attachment 2467659
Sounds like a ton of fun!
You are very lucky! Is it a rescue?
 

ChickenCanoe

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Sounds like a ton of fun!
You are very lucky! Is it a rescue?
I was out of work and although I knew Spanish I wanted to speak better, I thought I wanted to take intensive Spanish language classes. So originally I was going to go to El Salvador to take classes because it was the cheapest classes due to the danger of being in El Salvador.
I realized I could just volunteer my time and learn Spanish at the same time.
I chose Costa Rica and opted to volunteer and chose a macaw facility over turtles, big cats and children opportunities.
I did electric, plumbing, carpentry, fiberglass, farming, bird feeding and care as part of my services.
It wasn't just a rescue although they rescued macaws from makeshift zoos, hotels, residences and injured wild birds. They also investigated places to safely return birds to the wild, especially appropriate breeding pairs. Of the non-mated birds, when a pair would form, they would mark them for return to the wild.
Approving locations for release was perhaps the most difficult part. It took years to evaluate a release site. MINAE, SINAC government agencies were heavily involved because the proposed site couldn't be a poaching threat nor would the birds released be a threat to present wildlife like monkeys, sloths or other bird species.
 
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CrazyCochin

❄️Winter is here! ❄️
May 21, 2019
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Washington State, aka The pacific NorthWest
I was out of work and although I knew Spanish I wanted to speak better, I thought I wanted to take intensive Spanish language classes. So originally I was going to go to El Salvador to take classes because it was the cheapest classes due to the danger of being in El Salvador.
I realized I could just volunteer my time and learn Spanish at the same time.
I chose Costa Rica and opted to volunteer and chose a macaw facility over turtles, big cats and children opportunities.
I did electric, plumbing, carpentry, fiberglass, farming bird feeding and care as part of my services.
Wow! Amazing, it really looks like a fun facility to volunteer with!
I love hookbills!
 

JaeG

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Sep 29, 2014
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We have lots of cockatiels. We have 2 very special inside boys and 12 adults in our aviary. One pair in the aviary currently has 6 chicks and another pair have a nest full of eggs.

These are our inside boys Lemmy and Sprout:
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Lemmy is the sweetest bird ever and is devoted to our son. Sprout is tiny but mighty and always makes us laugh with his attitude.

Good luck with your parakeets.
 

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