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Offline yoho99

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getting a bird for the first time (kinda)
« on: March 24, 2011, 08:27:54 PM »
So I have decided that I am going to get a bird. I have had and have many animals so I know the basics. But I was wondering things that are morr for birds like what type of food and toys and cages are the best. Also health things like healthy weights. Also what are the best breeds(if that's what you call them) of birds for beginners.
I have had parakeets before but I was only three and my parents decided that birds were not good at the moment because of some family health problems that are no longer here.

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Re: getting a bird for the first time (kinda)
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 11:47:52 AM »
Well what kind of bird you get all depends on your preferences. Personally I'd go for a Cockatiel or a Parakeet. They can be kept by themselves and they eat a mix of a pellet diet and a seed diet. Cockatiels need a cage that is a MINIMUM of 18x18x18. They tame easily, but I'd recommend finding one that was hand raised :)


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Re: getting a bird for the first time (kinda)
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 01:55:50 PM »
Cockatiels are great birds. My mom used to breed them when I was a kid. I like the males more, since they are usually the brightly colored ones and they have  a nice vocal range. Our last one had many neat whistles and did adorable things.

One of my current roommates has a Red-Bellied Parrot and he is pretty awesome too! Here are a couple pics of him:


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Re: getting a bird for the first time (kinda)
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 02:57:42 PM »
aww he's a cutie!

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Re: getting a bird for the first time (kinda)
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 08:10:27 PM »
aww he's a cutie!
He totally is, and his favorite thing to say is "Hey, baby!" lol

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Re: getting a bird for the first time (kinda)
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 08:18:08 PM »
hahahaa

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