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I have the opportunity to get a Dusky Pionus and a Quaker (not sure on color). Age is not for sure but the Pi is around 4 yrs and the Quaker around 2. Neither are tame, but also not aggressive. She wants them to stay together because they’re friends I guess.

As long as no aggression or screaming is involved I wouldn’t mind birds that I can’t physically interact with. I would be willing to respect the birds boundaries and interact with them in any way they choose. As long as they are healthy and happy.

But my question is, could these birds become tame? I know it could take a very long time, even yrs, and may never happen. But COULD it happen. Is it even possible for mature parrots to become hand tame and friendly?

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Wow, you have MAJOR MBS. I thought you were getting a Meyers.



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Wow, you have MAJOR MBS. I thought you were getting a Meyers.
If you read the Meyers thread you will see it fell through.

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Missed it, sorry, I want a Meyers.



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Missed it, sorry, I want a Meyers.
No problem!

I want either a Pi, Meyer's, or Senegal ~ in that order!!

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I'd say that it's possible, but it'll be way harder and the birds might have bad habits.... Person: Will Kim be alright? Doctor: She must have that bird, it's the only way... until she sees another.


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lol that mbs is lethal

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It is lethal!!! But I'm actually giving it a lot of rational thought and don't plan an making a decision soon. If they find a home in the mean time, that's fine.

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I've decided against getting them. If I had lots of room to house them, as well as time to work with them often, I might be more inclined to get them. But I just don't.

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Thats why I cant wait to move out of this townhouse. I want lotsa room to get a bigger bird.

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Never mind then, but I was gunna say they can be worked with. I think that with birds it is never too late for them to become tame

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Thats why I cant wait to move out of this townhouse. I want lotsa room to get a bigger bird.
It's probably a good thing I don't have more room and time right now! LOL

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Never mind then, but I was gunna say they can be worked with. I think that with birds it is never too late for them to become tame
Someone on the linnie forum said that sometimes the bond built with an non-hand fed un-tame bird during "training" can be stronger that one built with a hand fed well socialized bird.

But I want a medium bird I can interact with so that is what I should start with. Once I have the room I could consider a bird that would require some work.

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Unless you have lots of experience, I'd go with one you are already comfortable with. As you said, there is always time later to work with another bird in later years.

Daisy, however, has lots of experience with taming older birds. She would give you great advice.


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Unless you have lots of experience, I'd go with one you are already comfortable with. As you said, there is always time later to work with another bird in later years.

Daisy, however, has lots of experience with taming older birds. She would give you great advice.
I don't have lots of experience, and have even less room and time.

So for now I'll stick with birds I can interact with, like you said ones I feel comfortable with.

I'm going to go meet the Cape Parrot and 2 blue head Pi's tomorrow. All second chance birds at the same bird store. And I want to meet the three Pi's my local rescue has, as well as any others the rescue has that sound interesting. I'm sure I will meet one that I really like.

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Thanks Nanay for the referral, if I can help you at any point, just ask

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