Bird Brains [Pics]

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  1. crazedACD

    crazedACD Active Member

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    Wanted to get some new photos of my little flock.

    Special Ed the Beebee Keet
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    Chevelle the Caique
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    Pronto!
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    Tiki and Mambo
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    The little Diamond Doves...they usually stay with my mom but her room is leaking so we moved them upstairs until it is repaired.
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    That's all! Enjoy!
     
  2. Love them all, but Pronto is gorgeous!
     
  3. CatStina

    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    Gorgeous birds! Is Pronto a Starling? If so, does he make a lot of sound? All of the wild starlings at my old work were always so loud!
     
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    Yes he's a Starling..he's loud and chatters all day, but not too bad. He talks and mimics noises (barks, does the cell phone, squeaky dog toy noises, says random things). He has a TON of personality though, he's a really fun bird. It's too bad they aren't more popular as pets. I think if I ever were to lose him (in the far off distant future) I'd probably look for another...either from a breeder or someone that can't keep one they raised.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    You have starlings???!!!!

    Never in my life have I seen a starling as a pet!
     
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    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    Neat! I'd never heard of, or even really thought of, Starlings as pets! The odd bird that I would want as a pet would be a crow. My stepdad had one as a child and he's told so many stories about him. I'd love one named Poe. :)
     
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    He fell from a nest in the building at work..I hand raised him. I did a lot of research on letting him go and the general consensus was that if you don't raise a little group of them, they usually don't do well if they are released. They do fine as pets :), people do breed them. He eats freeze dried raw food, mostly, haha.
     
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    Someone brought me a baby crow too, once! (God I hate springtime..I can't say no..). Unfortunately they had had it for over a week and by the time I got it, I realized it was totally emaciated, and had maggots coming out of it's nostril. I was going to bring it to the vet or a rehabber the next day but he passed away that night. They had been feeding him only raw hamburger :(.
     
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    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    Oh how awful. :( I wish people would do more research if they were going to try and care for a baby animal.
     
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    They're all beautiful. I don't have one but I love Caiques. They seem so playful and cute from the videos I've seen of them but I'm not sure if I could handle one lol
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Gorgeous! You definitely need to post pics of your flock more often!!
     

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