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My newest additions!!

I am so happy with these new babies. Well they are not babies. African Grey is 19 years old and panama amazon is 32 years old. I never thought i could adopt and older bird, but these guys are absolutely amazing. The past week has been such a happy week. My life is now complete,lol
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How wonderful! Congratulations

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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Awesome! Beautiful birds! Congrats!
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they are so gorgeous!!! congrats on your new "babies"
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Congratulations! I may be in the minority but I love adult birds even more than I love babies.
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Congratulations and I am so happy that you are happy with them! But (and this is a big but), if you've only had them one week, they are still in the honeymoon period so please, be prepared for when it's over and don't get discouraged.
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Bibi thanks for sharing and yes i am aware of that. The most important part is that they are not mean birds and they step up.. They have been handled and they should also not be as hormonal as younger birds will be. Never thought i would be able to bond to older birds but this has been great.
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Never thought i would be able to bond to older birds but this has been great.
It's just a silly myth that one can't bond with older birds. Glad you found these two! They seem to have landed in great hands.
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Bibi thanks for sharing and yes i am aware of that. The most important part is that they are not mean birds and they step up.. They have been handled and they should also not be as hormonal as younger birds will be. Never thought i would be able to bond to older birds but this has been great.

Well, they always step up and don't bite when you first get them, it's after they start feeling comfortable that they start showing 'their true colors' -LOL-

As to a 19 year old gray and a 32 year old zon not getting hormonal, I am afraid you have been misinformed. I have a 33 year old amazon hen that already started laying eggs and two males that are also around that age and I can assure you they do get hormonal. And, years ago, I took in a 19 year old gray named Elliot and, when his previous owners brought him, I told them that it did not look like a male to me but the lady assured me she was certain it was a male because he had male behavior and had never laid a singe egg in all its life! Well, guess what! The next spring, Elliot laid a four egg clutch so Elliot became Ellie -LOL. Birds don't have menopause, they continue producing sexual hormones all their lives.
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I have on occasion dealt with older birds (over 20) and I too like them better, they might not be "not hormonal" but there is a definite calmness to them that is absent in the younger birds--even if they do exhibit the same problem behaviors, it is different somehow.

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Congratulations!!! So let me be the one to ask what are their names! And in bird years these parrots aren't what I would call old
As for me kittens are cute but I so love the adult cats where their personalities shine!

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As to a 19 year old gray and a 32 year old zon not getting hormonal, I am afraid you have been misinformed..
Perhaps what Carol meant is that they are way past the onset of hormones and the "teenage" years. That can definitely be a trying time for maybe parrots and parrot owners, but the hormones tend to settle down and the birds' temperaments even out over time.
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Thank you for clearing that up for me Aether, that is exactly what i meant yes. Those first years are when some people give up there birds and it at least we are done with it. They are much calmer now and if they do get hormonal i no what to do this time. Rosita is the amazon and Cyprus is the grey. It is almost like bringing home a puppy, the potty training and chewing is over with. I never thought i could bond to an older bird but i am so very happy with these guys. My macaws have finally started excepting that they are here to stay and we had such a fun day yesterday, everyone is talking and singing and laughing, my bird room sounded alive and crazy. I am a very happy mama right now, what more can i say.
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Ahhh, yes, there is nothing like a birdroom filled with happy birds chattering away!
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Yes and that's why Kudos to you for giving these adult parrots a happy home! Others aren't so lucky.

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