Hi All
Firstly let me tackle some of the respondents to this Newsgroup.

I am surprized at the anomosity displayed by some respondents towards simple questions! Why take it out on them? I would expect a certain level of tolerance in people who subscribe to a birdlovers forum, but some of the responses are better suited to porno newsgroups!

OK, that's off my chest!
I find most of the postings very interesting as I have an African Grey who is 1.5 years old. I have never considered myself to be a bird person, but have amended my thinking quite considerably! These birds are an absolute joy to have! The level of affection they have can in my mind only be matched by my own (human) children.

Does he make a noise when you want him to be quiet? Off course he does(although he tells the dogs to "stop it" and "keep quiet")! Does he sometimes make a mess of the living room? Off course he does!

Everything that he does "wrong" is forgiven when he greets me when coming from work("Hello Pa", "Kissy Pa, thank you Baby"), when he consols my wife is she not well("Is Mommy okay", "Mommy sore, Mommy sick", "What's wrong Mommy")
I am still to meet a bird with the level of intelligence and understanding as these lovable creatures!
Okay, all the grumpy subscribers to this group, it is now open season to have your go at me! All others(the majority of respondents!) have a great day!
Abe Venter
Cape Town
South Africa
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Hi All Firstly let me tackle some of the respondents to this Newsgroup. I am surprized at the anomosity displayed ... to a birdlovers forum, but some of the responses are better suited to porno newsgroups! OK, that's off my chest!

This is Usenet, it's un moderated, and open to all. You are going to get a lot of Spam of different kinds, and some "different" people. You can use a filter to block out the ones you don't want to read, but you're never going to "reason" with them. Their goal is attention, they feel they did not or are not getting from "life"
I find most of the postings very interesting as I have an African Grey who is 1.5 years old. I ... have your go at me! All others(the majority of respondents!) have a great day! Abe Venter Cape Town South Africa

As to the Grey, Parrots are an unbelievable pet, if you are a bird person. The larger ones can be more of a challenge because they make bigger messes, and can do more damage faster, but I could not imagine being with out my Macaw. Once they bond with family members they give back a ton of love for the mess they make.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Bill Cosby
Hi All Firstly let me tackle some of the respondents to this Newsgroup. I am surprized at the anomosity displayed ... have your go at me! All others(the majority of respondents!) have a great day! Abe Venter Cape Town South Africa

Hi Abe. The thing to do is just ignore the people whose posting style annoys you. I have a Grey also. Like you, I am amazed at their ability to say the right thing at the right time. Many people say they are just mimicking, but I don't think so. Yesterday I was cleaning the wall behind the bird cages. Dusty came over and said " hello, what are you doing?". I replied that I was cleaning the wall because they were dirty birds. She said " Good grief, splain that." I cracked up.

Debbie, Dusty (CAG) and Casperella (U2)
Hi Abe. The thing to do is just ignore the people whose posting styleannoys you. I have a Grey also. ... were dirty birds. She said " Good grief, splain that." I cracked up. Debbie, Dusty (CAG) and Casperella (U2)

LOL, often I think birds are much smarter than they often let on.
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Bill Cosby
You know how greys combine words and sentences to make new combinations? Here's Bey's latest:
(like the phone)
"Hello? HI, Gotowork! Uh-huh...ok...buh-bye!"
Starting at just after 9:00 each night Bey starts..."Dad gotta go to work!" said alternately in a happy and then a sad voice...because he knows that after dad leaves for work (about 9:20), Bey comes out for a few hours Emotion: smile.

(.wav files of some of the things Bey says are at
http://www.owly.net/Pets/BeyTalks.html if anybody is interested.)

owly
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LOL, often I think birds are much smarter than they often let on. "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying toplease everyone." Bill Cosby

Boy, isn't that the truth! It is just part of their master plan to run the households they live in.

Debbie, Dusty (CAG) and Casperella (U2)
You know how greys combine words and sentences to make new combinations? Here's Bey's latest: (like the phone) "Hello? ... for birds MAY SPECIAL IS UP! www.ittybittybirdieibites.com/special0405.html 34 sprouting links! (Click on Sprouting Resources) UPDATED Nutrition Page! (Click on Nutrition)

Got seed junkies? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/seedjunkies

NEW BOARD!! http://www.featherforum.com (referrer - chiaowl)Cool, Owly! Dusty started combining the dogs' names. Instead of calling Bailey, Gizmo, she calls " Beezmo" then laughs.

Debbie, Dusty (CAG) and Casperella (U2)
Beezmo - lolol - I love that!
Isn't it something how they interject laughs at just the right time too? A sense of humor, if they indeed have one (my observations with my own flock would leave me to believe they do) is another sign of intelligence, I believe. Emotion: smile

owly
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Hi All Firstly let me tackle some of the respondents to this Newsgroup.

i.e. invite the type of response you are about to address
I am surprized at the anomosity displayed by some respondents towards

and easily distracting by shiny objects
simple questions! Why take it out on them? I would expect a certain level of tolerance in people who subscribe to a birdlovers forum, but

Personally, my tolerance of stupid people is very low.
some of the responses are better suited to porno newsgroups!

You would know.
OK, that's off my chest! I find most of the postings very interesting as I have an African Grey who ... wrong Mommy") I am still to meet a bird with the level of intelligence and understanding as these lovable creatures!

So. What's your point?
Okay, all the grumpy subscribers to this group, it is now open season to have your go at me! All others(the majority of respondents!) have a great day!

Why ask for the type of response that you are being negative about?
Abe Venter Cape Town South Africa

Ah, that explains it.

James
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