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Not quite parrots......

.....but more of my feathered friends!







Sorry if some pictures are a little graphic!

These are my friends 2 Harris hawks and Gyr/Saker cross Falcon.
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hehehe youre going to have a lot in common with Daisy!

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Aww so cute


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Beautiful birds!! I can't wait till we settle up north so I can get my falconer's license and a pair of Harris Hawks



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They are gorgeous!!! Im so jealous, wish I didnt live in the city!



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Awesome shots! My Harris' is too soft to kill anything, unless its already did haha! If you look through my other threads you'll see my raptors. I also work at West Hagley Falconry Centre. And I'm getting a female red tailed hawk next year nice to see some more raptors on the forum!

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Awesome shots! My Harris' is too soft to kill anything, unless its already did haha! If you look through my other threads you'll see my raptors. I also work at West Hagley Falconry Centre. And I'm getting a female red tailed hawk next year nice to see some more raptors on the forum!
They were my friends birds but the Falcon took un-well and went to a hollistic healer in Wales that ended up keeping him. Long story!!!

The 2 Harris Hawks were great though. The bigger female was a brutal killer! Ive seen it go for ferrel cats, young deer, fox, even my eldest son!!!! You name it, she went for it! So much so that my friend returned home from work one day to find that the female had smashed her way through the partition in the aviary and killed the male Harris!!! My friend, Steve was gutted as the male was his first Raptor and he coudnt keep the female after this attack.

He soon gave up on the birds after that but he is hoping to start up again some day. I sure hope he does as I spent a lot of time out with the birds and it was a great little hobby!

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That's a shame! We were going to pair up my male with my friends female (who was raised by red tails) and we introduced them through the bars and she would do ANYTHING to kill him he's free lofted in a large aviary at the moment though (I can see him through the window). I tried hunting with eagle owls but they're no use. More like big cats, they rule the house and boy don't they know it!

I'm looking forward to hunting with the red tail!

It sucks to lose a bird, raptors are awful. At the falconry centre not too long ago a peregrine called Harvey smacked into the arena face and well you can guess his fate

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Ye I like the red tails. Another friend of mine has started to breed the Harris hawks. I would be tempted but I dont have the time nor the funds for taking on such a great bird.

I always went a bit green when it came to dealing with their catch so I would be no use. lol.

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At first I couldn't touch it at all but now I end up just having to pull everything apart!

Buying the bird and the equipment is the most expensive bit but I think maintaining one is easy. I pay 12.50 for a box of 200 chicks and that lasts my Harris' a long time! As for time, Harris' are great even if you only fly them on weekends. They're usually fine with it and they learn pretty fast. Once you've got one going good it should be totally cool with it. If you think you're up to it then I would say go for it

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Ye, I honestly wish i had the time to fy them. My wife and I both work full time, we hardly see one another and I ike to take time out for the gym when I can. Any other free time after that is usually spent with Rio and dealing with my aviary!

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I'm so desperate to win the lottery. I saw in a magazine a falconry centre for sale with the aviaries, housing, paddocks and everything left there and I really wanted it! Sadly we didn't wanna move all the way there haha!

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Daisy, I think I'll be the same as you. The first few kills I'll be put off but after one or two, it just gets easy. I really want to get my license soon, but there's not really anywhere to hunt a bird in the middle of the desert lol. Plenty of space to fly, but nothing to catch. Also, I don't think Gareth would appreciate a hawk in our 2 bedroom apartment The advantage I have is my boyfriend is really into it as well, so he'd quite happily come along to do the butchering while I did the hawking. He's already planning the camping trips in his mind and savoring the rabbit lmao!



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That's awesome Jenny! You do get used to it though I promise Do you have any hunting regulations or flying regulations? Like certain times etc?

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It varies state to state - in FL, there aren't many regulations. I dunno about Arizona or Washington, which is where we'll be settling long term. I just don't think it's feasible in Arizona, since we'll be down south literally in the middle of the Sonora Desert, summer temps of 95-115 degrees so... I don't even want to think about going outside myself, let alone flying a poor hawk lol. Once we settle in Washington tho, and buy a house, I plan on setting up an enclosure outside and getting my license. I'll be able to fly the bird every day, even if it's just a practice flight in the yard and hopefully take the bird out once every week or two out in the woods or a meadow and do some real flying. There may be some restrictions on the hunting, so I'll have to look into it. But that won't be for 3-5 years so... lol



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