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more cockatiels added to my flock

Just an update
my tiel numbers have increased by a fair bit, my dad brought home some for me last week which were going to be the last ones we get but then one of his friends wife sadly died on the weekend so his friend asked if we wanted their tiels since he heard we had some, my dad at first refused saying we had enough but then his friend went around to my dads place with the tiels in a box and said that if we didn't want them he was going to let them go because he doesn't have the time to rehome them, so we took them knowing they wouldn't survive if he did.
I won't be mentioning the number of tiels I have in total now since some people have disagreed with the large number. I'm not completely certain yet if I'm going to keep them all or not, I'm just going to see how things go and if they become to much for me then rehome some.

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I don't think the amount of birds a person has is a problem, as long as you can look after them and have the space. Taking them was the right thing to do, even if you do end up rehoming them.
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What Parrotlets said is right on. I'm giving the latest conure (the pretty yellow side) I got to a friend of mine... 1) I think it prefers women, as now it's finally out among everyone it hides in the back of the cage when I go near. Previous owner was a woman. I can't figure out why it was so calm the night I gig it and the following week... 2) it seems to be trying to intimidate the rest of the flock... I've had to keep the cover on that side of Shelby's cage and it doesn't scream/call as bad. 3) the screaming/calling is a habit I'm sure it picked up from the previous home where there were 15 other Fids.... I try to do things with it. I take a sunflower seed each time I go by and put in treat bowl. So it knows I'm cool. I have been letting it out, but kinda have to corral it with a towel. Even the dog seems to be on edge... This one just seemed to have disturbed the "force" of the flock/pack... So talked with my friend and she's coming up next week yo get it. I don't take this lightly, but in your case, it is similar. You saved those birds from being unhappy or death in the wild. Finding another suitable home for them is a good thing.

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As said above, it doesn't matter how many I'm assuming they'd be aviary birds anyway and they're a fat lot easier to care for than companion parrots are! Thanks for taking them in, and even if you do rehome them you've definitely done the right thing

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I have birds and only indoor cats. I won't say how many for the reason you stated. They all are healthy, well cared for and love.

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Sheesh, if we go by the sheer number of animals I care for, people will think me a hoarder but my animals are better cared for than most children! And they eat better than any human I know, too!
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Personally I don't care what people think...lol I have 8 birds... now I know that's not a lot compared to some peoples, but my birds are well cared for, clean and fed. They have vet care if needed and love and attention. I know my limits and right now I'm there... room wise anyhow.
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Yeah people think I have a lot of pets too (2 dogs, 1 senior cat, 3 small birds) but I think we all know our personal limits. It is sticking to that that is important.

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I forgot to add that we don't have kids. So all of our time and resources goes to our pets.

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We never had kids, by choice. I purposely don't state the number of cats because in California some counties have limits, actually I don't what that is and don't want to find out!!!

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I have adult kids... Birds are easier!...lol
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The most birds I had at one time years ago was 13! 4 tiels and 9 budgies! They were all healthy and happy, and the joy of my life. I totally agree that it isn't the number of birds. It is the quality of care they are given, and the joy that a caregiver has from homing them. I admire you for taking them in. They would have had a difficult time in the wild, because chances are they all would have flew different directions, and maybe would never connect with each other again. Kudos to you for being a Good Samaritan.
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I have adult kids... Birds are easier!...lol
Yes, I have to agree with that.

I now have six birds, which is two more than "She Who Must Be Obeyed" said I could have at bird number four.
At bird number four I was told, "That's it, no more birds". I think I suffer with selective deafness, which I'm told is a male trait.

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I think I suffer with selective deafness, which I'm told is a male trait.

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Yes it is a male trait... It is passed down from father to son and is a gender linked mutation. It is closely related to the I need to control the remote control mutation and the I'll get to it in a while mutation! All of these traits can be controlled by the honey I need the credit/debit card to go shopping training method!
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Yes it is a male trait... It is passed down from father to son and is a gender linked mutation. It is closely related to the I need to control the remote control mutation and the I'll get to it in a while mutation! All of these traits can be controlled by the honey I need the credit/debit card to go shopping training method!
Hmm, I'll be sure not to let SWMBO see your post in case she catches the training method you describe.

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We never had kids, by choice. I purposely don't state the number of cats because in California some counties have limits, actually I don't what that is and don't want to find out!!!
It's like banned dogs, doesn't stop people having them

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Yeah, I don't think it matters how many birds unless it's too much for you, and they are not being properly cared for and or everything's an extreme disaster at your house. Congratulations, and I'd love to see pictures!




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Honestly, I agree with Abby on this. But seriously ask yourself, "Is this too much?". If so the best to do the right thing, which is get them to a rescue or new home where you can be certain they will be in good, caring hands. Good Luck, keep us updated on your choice!
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Yes it is a male trait... It is passed down from father to son and is a gender linked mutation. It is closely related to the I need to control the remote control mutation and the I'll get to it in a while mutation! All of these traits can be controlled by the honey I need the credit/debit card to go shopping training method!
As I have found with my hubby it's true. SO as a female I have to beg because he is an inch taller Begging does work linnie #4 a female, it must be hopefully will be coming in April. Because of JOHN her name will be BINDI

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As I have found with my hubby it's true. SO as a female I have to beg because he is an inch taller Begging does work linnie #4 a female, it must be hopefully will be coming in April. Because of JOHN her name will be BINDI
Good one Judy, if begging works then so be it.

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