Pet Birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by McIntosh2019, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have chickens already, but do you guys know of any birds(other than chickens) that could be more indoor and social, like a pet, kinda. I don't want something that is hard to take care of, or something that can't handle 105 degrees. I want a pretty bird that's friendly. If you have any suggestions, I would really appreciate it!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks guys!!!!!!
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. McIntosh2019

    McIntosh2019 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had silkies before and they are wonderful!!!!!!! But I was kinda looking for birds OTHER than chickens.

    Thanks!!!!!
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry - I didn't read your post closely enough. Are turkeys too much like chickens? Or too big? I got my first turkeys this year and will get them from now on - they are awesome! I've also had ducks - they are fun, lay eggs, and you can eat them. High water demand but fun to have in the yard!!
     
  5. McIntosh2019

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    Aren't turkies noisey???? I hadn't thought about ducks brfore. Are the docile and calm???

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  6. kbh82310

    kbh82310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blue fronted amazon parrot and cockatiel. Love them but if you don't have the time or the money I don't recommend a parrot. I've had tiels for about 10 years on and off and they are very sweet but don't need as much time as parrots do. Plus they are a lot cheaper, I spend about $60 a month on my parrot for food, treats and toys and only spend about $20 a month for the tiel The bigger the bird the more time/money it's gonna take.
     
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  7. kbh82310

    kbh82310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks are not indoor pets, they can be I guess but I hope you like cleaning!
     
  8. McIntosh2019

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    Thanks!!!! Those sound great!!!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!
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