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May be getting a linnie sooner

Wow, I honestly can't believe all the changes this week. Such sadness. Mixed with some excitement. Very odd wrapping my head around it all. So the beautiful turquoise linnie I had planned on getting, the breeder informed me she was possibly wanting to keep him, due to becoming attached. She apologized and said she could change her mind, but for now she had to think about it. So browsing the classifieds this Morning out of routine I ended up seeing someone who has two super tame green linnie babies. I'm going to visit her tonight to see them. I'm pretty excited. After my loss of my little blue I am hoping this new sweetheart can heal my heart a bit. Fingers crossed it all goes well.
On a side note, I am not going to be using blues cage for my linnie, as I just don't trust it till I get all the results back. I have a brand new cage with all new toys for any new bird I may adopt. Wish me luck!
Thanks for all your support this week. It was truly appreciated. Such an awesome forum.
I'm still gonna need a name, now for a possible green hahahaha!!

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Hopefully the newcomer will help you heal. When I lost my flock I was finally able to keep reptiles. I'd only ever been able to have the one at the time as I didn't want to mix them with the birds. They've helped me heal a lot, even though it isn't the same. They could never replace them but it really does help

What are you going to do if she says you can still have him ? Take both?

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That is so exciting, maybe this green baby was meant to be yours and that is why the other lady has changed her mind. It seems like the kinda thing that happens when things are meant to be, lol.

I feel like there might be more names available to you with a green bird lol. Cartoon characters that are green: Ducky from the land before time, Jiminey Cricket, Gumby, Ninja Turtles (so maybe Turtle?), Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc, Greedo Star Wars, Yoda, Oscar the grouch, Slimer from Ghostbusters, Squirt from finding nemo.

Or just green things: Pickles, Eco, Clover, Froggie, Sprout. Names of trees: Aspen, Elm, Cedar, Juniper.

Okay can't think of more right now. Let is know what happens.

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I named my green Linnie Dobby after the house elf in Harry Potter! LOL

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Haha, thanks daisy, I wish I could take both. We will see how things play out. After receiving daily updates on my little turquoise I was becoming attached too, so I very well may take him if she says yes, lol. It would be hard to say no!
Thanks 4thebirds, those names are all great! So many cute ones, I like froggie. Especially cause linnies make froggie sounds, lol. Too cute.
So I went last night and I've gotta say I'm a little torn. So the baby was hatched dec,16th. So that would make him about 4-5weeks? The lady says they will be ready to go next week. Is this too early? They still seemed sooooooo young. Didn't know step up and kinda just layed in your hand. They seemed very little still. She said they are eating on there own and that she's just waiting this week to make sure. She's not a professional breeder, I think she just does it for fun every once in a while. She's weaned them onto seeds. I don't know, the other lady with the turquoise just seemed more professional???? Knowledgeable?? I'm not sure what to do? Do you guys think this is too young to let them go at 5-6 weeks.

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Haha, thanks daisy, I wish I could take both. We will see how things play out. After receiving daily updates on my little turquoise I was becoming attached too, so I very well may take him if she says yes, lol. It would be hard to say no!
Thanks 4thebirds, those names are all great! So many cute ones, I like froggie. Especially cause linnies make froggie sounds, lol. Too cute.
So I went last night and I've gotta say I'm a little torn. So the baby was hatched dec,16th. So that would make him about 4-5weeks? The lady says they will be ready to go next week. Is this too early? They still seemed sooooooo young. Didn't know step up and kinda just layed in your hand. They seemed very little still. She said they are eating on there own and that she's just waiting this week to make sure. She's not a professional breeder, I think she just does it for fun every once in a while. She's weaned them onto seeds. I don't know, the other lady with the turquoise just seemed more professional???? Knowledgeable?? I'm not sure what to do? Do you guys think this is too young to let them go at 5-6 weeks.
I can understand your concern. I took Mina and she was just over 6 weeks. I monitored her weight. I thought she had weaning problems but now I have figured out that it was because she was hungry on small hookbill and needed a parakeet seed mix that had more small seeds. So I feel so bad for those first couple of months. The person I got her from is a professional breeder. Even tho I was concerned about her age, there aren't any other people that have linnies. So I went with it and it would have been fine had I gave her parakeet seed from the beginning.

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Hi, ya that's pretty much it right. It's very hard to find linnies around here too. Even that turquoise one I was going to get is a 4 hours drive. So 8 hours approximately in total.
This little green one is a 30 min drive. I'm not sure what to do. Do you think I can get her tame easily since she is so young. I mean she's being handled, but maybe not so much as I initially thought.
I will think it over and go see her next week when the lady says she's ready. It was suppose to be Thursday. I'll go from there. ;-)

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Hi Kim,
I'm happy for you.
5 or 6 weeks are indeed very young, I think you'll have to monitor the weight carefully.
4thebirds already gave you good advice with feeding the little cutie.
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That is super young, but it is possible. Not that I recommend it though

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What are your thoughts on it daisy? I'm really not knowing what to do? It's a hard choice.

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Thank u Karin!!

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New babies are always fun! The main thing is the baby is eating well on it's own. I think how easy a little one tames depends on each individual baby. Just like human siblings personalities differ. I'm happy for you! If it could be two sure why not! I have 3 linnies my heart is set on one more girl, a green one at that. Enjoy the experience

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Well I personally wouldn't. Worst scenario is that s/he regresses and you have to wean them yourself and if you don't know what you're doing then it can be very hard, especially if you have to continue to hand feed If the turquoise linnie is still available I would go with them

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