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Exclamation i want another birdie:) help !

so i've wanted a cockatiel for a long time and i have been asking my mom about it and she says yes then no and i wont ask my dad because he always just says no and he is happier if we just bring pets home anyway so i called the breeder for who i got solo and just my luck hes got some babies that will be ready on monday or tuseday day next week only problem is that mom is saying no but she has no because i real reason to say no because i pay all the bills fo solo and i look after her all by myself an i love it even when solos in a bad mood at bites me and poops on me so does anyone have an idea on how to get my mom to let me have one ?

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I'm sorry. I'm not a good one to ask. I always have let my kids have tons of pets, and probably more than they ever would have asked for without my suggesting various animals to them. Some people like animals more than other people do.

When I was a kid I begged my parents for a dog to show in 4-H from the time I was in grade 4 until they finally relented when I was in grade 11. My grandmother finally persuaded them.


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my perants are usally easy but i dont think they like birds very much ! my dad thinks birds have no brains and my mom thinks its impossible for a bird to be cuddly and loving, and i disagree with both

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Awe, a cockatiel is a perfect choice for loving and cuddly.


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i know they also have some parrolets which are a rare find in south africa so i was wondering what peopl can tell me about them?

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I'm sorry. I'm not a good one to ask. I always have let my kids have tons of pets, and probably more than they ever would have asked for without my suggesting various animals to them. Some people like animals more than other people do.

When I was a kid I begged my parents for a dog to show in 4-H from the time I was in grade 4 until they finally relented when I was in grade 11. My grandmother finally persuaded them.

Nanay, I am wanting to show my new Australian Shepherd puppy. I've heard about 4-H several times before, but I don't know much about doing competitions like agility in 4-H. What is it like?




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i know they also have some parrolets which are a rare find in south africa so i was wondering what peopl can tell me about them?
I can't tell you much about parrotlets, other than they are cute. I much prefer cockatiels, though.

Persuading parents is very difficult. I have trouble with it all the time! Show them you are responsible. Offer to start doing more chores or pay for more things, specifically towards your birds. I don't know your parents or your situation very well, so it's hard to give you ideas!




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i already pay for everything when it comes to my birds that was the agreement when i got solo and its not like we dont have space we live in a big house with lots of space. so they are just being difficult but i think i will get my way because my mom likes to keep the peace and she hates being nagged

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Maybe ask your parents to come with you to see the bird. If its a handfed cockatiel it should like to be pet. So hopefully when they see that, they will be smitten as well. Another thing, just dont stop talking about it, lol, not rudely, but just to prove how interested you actually are. Show them cockatiel videos on youtube to show them a cockatiels potential. LOL. I dont know, I hope that helps. GOOD LUCK!!

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they alrready know all about cockatiels we had a cockatiel for 7 or 8 years. its just to convince them that its ok to get another pet but i think ive got my mom on my side so im heading in the right direction

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Parrotlets are some of the sweetest birds if they are well-trained and well-socialized. You of course always want to make sure that the baby is being hand-fed and not parent raised.
If you are looking at parrotlets I can help you there. If you don't want a parrotlet from your current breeder there are many breeders in Europe that would be willing to ship to you, though it might be more expensive.

As for your parents... I know that when I still lived with my parents and I would always ask for a kitten or a bird for my birthday, they would always say no. I thought they just hated animals, but now that I live on my own I realize that although they understood I would pay for the animal and take care of it. In the mind of a home-owner (or renter) their train of thought is usually 'If this thing comes into my house, I am ultimately responsible for it.' Usually they consider, as birds can rack up huge vet bills if they get sick, that if this bird gets sick and you don't have the money to pay for it, it's them that has to pick up the bill.

With my parents I had to garauntee that I would save up money for the animal, and I always had to show my parents my bank statement to prove I had at least $500 just in case the animal got sick.

Just to show, I have two birds and two cats, when I take all of them in to the vet (just for a check-up) the birds cost $80 each and the kittens are $60 each. One of my birds has an infected cut on his head from flying into the window. His medication costs $100 and he has many follow-up appointments with the vet.
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i have money saved for the vet i have about R 1000 which is enought for antibiotics and to have check ups and stuff.

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Fair enough. Always good to be prepared ^^
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Be nice to your parents all the time and do a a lot of chores, maybe they will agree to another bird soon. Good luck to you.
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my parents agreed on getting another bird but not right now as they are worried that when we go away in june july that we cant find some one to look after it and we already have some one to lok after solo
i know this is pretty random but i got a good pic of solo theat shows her colour really well so
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never mind you still cand really see her colour . this is so frustrating

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well, she certainly looks beautiful
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Your photos are beautiful.

Knowing that you can get another bird in a few months is exciting, and it gives you plenty of time to decide what you want.


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