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Switching Things Up

Since I've thought a lot about my situation and everything lately I've decided that there shall be no more birds for me in the near future... probably not until I start working again once my son is old enough. (so after summer)
My MBS right now has gone from being in overdrive down to nothing. Now, I still want the birds I want but I've narrowed down my list to 4 or 5 birds that I want and no more. I had a large list but looked over it and really thought about it and decided that these birds are realistic and would fit in my life and the others would not. (Well, they could if I didn't want these birds instead)

My list of birds I want some day, far down the road are:
-an African Grey
-a Caique (white belled or black capped, either works)
-an Indian Ringneck
-a Lovebird

I decided against getting an Eclectus because their diets are so specialized and since they can't really eat pellets or seed.

I will want more Budgies and 'Tiels eventually but I decided not to put those on the list.

Right now though I'm happy with the ones I have.

I HAVE decided though, to help with my MBS, that I'm going to switch to a different interest of mine, reptiles! (don't worry though, I don't have "more reptile syndrome" or something ;P )

I went today and got a 10 gallon tank and all accessories that I'll need for a Leopard Gecko and now I'm looking for a baby or juvi Gecko to add to our family. They are super low maintenance but at the same time are cuddly, friendly little guys when socialized young.

Sooo, just thought I'd share my plans. I needed to get my MBS in check and that is what I'm doing. Now I don't want every bird I see and when I went to the pet store today I only glanced at the birds and then walked away.



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That's great :2thumbs: I'm glad you narrowed everything down, now things will be MUCH easier Sometimes MBS does go into over drive and we plan things out to calm it down. on your soon to be gecko!! S/he'll be a GREAT addition
Have you still thought about the lutino IRN after summer or next year?

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Good for you! Glad you're feeling better about everything bird related.

Do lots of research before you buy a Caique. I have a friend who has a Caique and a Hahns Macaw. The Caique can be lots of fun, but she's really a high activity bird -- we say she's ADHD -- all the time! If she doesn't get her way, look out! She's also not good with anyone except my friend. She will actually get down off her playstand and run to attack any stranger! I never handle her and don't even get near her! My friend loves her, but she's a real handful. Just a little warning for the future!

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That's great :2thumbs: I'm glad you narrowed everything down, now things will be MUCH easier Sometimes MBS does go into over drive and we plan things out to calm it down. on your soon to be gecko!! S/he'll be a GREAT addition
Have you still thought about the lutino IRN after summer or next year?
Thank-you! I'm super excited about the Gecko. I met a Leopard Gecko that a guy I know has and I just fell in love with them!
And yes, a Lutino IRN shall be in my future but I'm not sure when! It'll be hard to decide which bird to get first.

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Good for you! Glad you're feeling better about everything bird related.

Do lots of research before you buy a Caique. I have a friend who has a Caique and a Hahns Macaw. The Caique can be lots of fun, but she's really a high activity bird -- we say she's ADHD -- all the time! If she doesn't get her way, look out! She's also not good with anyone except my friend. She will actually get down off her playstand and run to attack any stranger! I never handle her and don't even get near her! My friend loves her, but she's a real handful. Just a little warning for the future!
That's what I've heard about them! In terms of them being agressive I'll just have to be more careful when he/she is out and make sure none of the other birds get near his/her cage and such. From what I've heard of them though the positives out weigh the negatives!




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That's awesome news. Leopard geckos are great! I think I may be the only person on the forum with MRS. We currently have 2 corn snakes, 1 Cali king snake, 3 musk turtles, 2 big bearded dragons and one huge yellow bellied slider. I want a lot more when I move. Reptiles are wonderful and are mostly easy to care for. Turtles however aren't haha! I'd love a leopard gecko though, they're so pretty.

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I love reptiles, but currently don't have MRS :P . I'm sure I will eventually! My Fiance used to have a Bearded Dragon and he was a grump! Hahaha. I saw some really tiny baby Beardies at the pet store today and they were super cute.
Eventually I could see myself, along with a Leopard Gecko, having a Ball Python, Corn Snake, a Beardie, and my Russian Tortoise (that will be my next one after the Gecko).



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We had a leopard gecko named geico he was really neat, really freindly and truly low matenice. He lived with my hubbies beardy who was and evil jerk. We even had luke from a baby and she was still evil.

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Yeah, that was like my Fiance's Beardie! He had him since he was a baby but he was still a meaney!



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Seems like a good list of future birds

I have 2 leos and I love them, such an awesome low maitenance interesting pet and they like being handled, my boy is close to 10 years old!



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Seems like a good list of future birds

I have 2 leos and I love them, such an awesome low maitenance interesting pet and they like being handled, my boy is close to 10 years old!
Why thank-you!

From the experience I have with Leos I love them so far! It just took one time meeting one and I fell in love.
Have you had your boy for that whole time? That's awsome!



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Yepp I got him for my birthday when I was younger, I think I was probably around 11 when I got him



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Cooool!

I'm currently talking to a breeder here and am most likely getting a female Leo from her that is under a year old.



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Cool! I never knew there were reptile breeders in Edmonton
Love to see pictures of your new baby when you get her

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Oh yeah, there are lots! There is an Edmonton Reptile and Amphibian Society too that I am a member of their online forum!

I will post photos of her in a bit that the breeder sent me! I get her on Monday!



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Ooh that must be so exciting! I know how you feel

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I bet you know! It's so hard waiting!!! I wish Monday was NOW!! Ha.



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