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Several years ago I read an article in Bird Talk magazine about a parrot (I forget the breed right now) that all of the kids were "jumping" around saying that they were hungry. The bird chimed in with "me too." Yet, no one in the house had taught it that phrase.
As well as a 'Keet that we had when I was much younger. My father had worked for IBM at the time and was in one of their warehouses when he noticed a blue blur overhead. It was a 'Keet. He (the 'Keet) landed on one of the flouresent light fixtures. My father put his finger up to it, and he hoped right on.
My dad then put him in to a box and called my mom. And we drove over and picked him.
Now then with us kids being "normal" kids my parents were always yelling at us to "Get your God damn stuff upstairs." Well a friend of ours was over one day and everyone was talking and just kind of "half" listening to Bim. When our friend ask my mother IF she heard what she thought she heard Bim say. They waited and sure enough Bim had said "Damn stuff upstairs. . ."

The moral of the story is just like little children ya gotta watch what ya say around your parrots. . .;-)
Herman
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I know a person that went on vacation and her Quaker learned a new word. It and her 'tiesl were ... 'tiels and put them back in theirs she would miss sometimes and say "phoey". That's Freddies new word. BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE

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Birds are like tape recorders that are always on and always in record mode.
Mama
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Did I mention that the cage my Cockatoo had broken out of was PADLOCKED??? He managed to snap off the tab the lock clipped to!!
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Hello, I've never owned a bird before. Are there any cockatoo, cockatiels, parrotts or parakeet birds that could be kept ... cage to sleep. Or is that not realistic? I name those birds because they are the ones I really like.

I have two conures, two amazons, an umbrella cockatoo, an african grey, and three macaws who have the roam of the house. At night they go back to their cages or onto a lamp or onto my bed to sleep. This lifestyle is realistic IF:
1. You don't mind having all of the furniture, drapes, and woodwork chewed.
2. You don't mind chunks of food scattered throughout the house.
3. You don't mind feathers and down in everything.
4. You don't mind green and white stripes on just about everything.(and that's with thorough weekly houscleaning).
In return the birds will land on your shoulder and give you lots of love plus occasionally your very own green & white stripes.
Lou Boyd
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Ouch, talk about either a STRONG beak or a weak weld.

I guess the next step would be to get a Kryptonite lock and run it through the bars.
Herman
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Yep, at one time or another ALL of my cloths have had their "fair share" of droppings dropped on them. Or my bare shoulder, or in my head. And hey it all washes out/off. Of course it should be noted that it is NOT impossible to house train a parrot to make his/her droppings in a particular spot.

Herman
Hello, I've never owned a bird before. Are there any ... those birds because they are the ones I really like.

I have two conures, two amazons, an umbrella cockatoo, an african grey, and three macaws who have the roam of ... your shoulder and give you lots of love plus occasionally your very own green & white stripes. Lou Boyd

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Did I mention that the cage my Cockatoo had broken out of was PADLOCKED??? He managed to snap off the tab the lock clipped to!!

The larger Parrots do have a lot of power in those beaks. Many people find this out the hard way. That is the nice thing about Kings cages, they are made to stand up to Parrots beaks and they do. Even a small cheap "master lock" or such pad lock is all you need, the "weak point" in the cheaper cages is the welds, or the cage material. The birds will "work" things for days on end and if there is a weak point they will find it.
The larger Parrots do have a lot of power in those beaks. Many people find this out the hard way. ... birds will "work" things for days on end and if there is a weak point they will find it.

Which just could be an indication that the bird would rather not be locked in a cage. My U2 will scream continuously if locked in his cage. Unlock it and he'll sit quitely on top of the cage. He's quite capable of flying around the house, but he doesn't.
Lou Boyd
The larger Parrots do have a lot of power in those beaks. Many peoplefind this out the hard way. That ... The birds will "work" thingsfor days on end and if there is a weak point they will find it.

Remember the time I posted here that my Umbrella, Watson had escaped from his padlocked cage and I couldn't figure out how the heck he did it? Later I watched him slide the grate out just enough that he could climb down into the tray, then slide the grate back into place!
If there's a will, there's a way.. even with birds! lol
Mama
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