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Nice to be here and I hope I can learn as well as be of service to other bird lovers.
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Hi and welcome... Were happy to have you here also... What birds do you have? I have 5 budgies, a parrotlet, a GCC and a tiel! We love pix, hint hint!
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Hi Bibi, welcome to our forum.
Which bird(s) are living with you?
I live together with the two linnies on my avatar.
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welcome Bibi! We love


And God said, "...let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." And God saw that it was good.
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Bibi! I hope you enjoy this forum and will not be shy about sharing your knowledge and experience.


M-Nature and her feathered flock:
Lucy Linnie from Tribe of the Lineola
Vivian Linnie from Birds4Alice
JJ the Australian Red Rump (adopted)
Goldie the Australian Red Rump (adopted)
RIP Lilly Peepers
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would love to hear about your birds! I'm a linnie lover of 3 but I also have a sweet parrotlet. Two of my linnies want to live together. Karma's empty bird cage if fueling My MBS!!

owned by linnies: Levi, Skyler Karma, and Bindi
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I have 2 cockatoos, 2 grays, 6 amazons, 2 senegals, 8 cockatiels, 8 budgies, 1 jardine, 3 conures, 14 canaries and 3 finches. I also have dogs, cats and one mouse.
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Holy moly!! You have a small zoo!! Hats off to you... I only have 8 small birds and find them a handful.

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I have 2 cockatoos, 2 grays, 6 amazons, 2 senegals, 8 cockatiels, 8 budgies, 1 jardine, 3 conures, 14 canaries and 3 finches. I also have dogs, cats and one mouse.
Welcome and Wow! I thought I had a lot with 2 dogs, 1 senior cat, 1 budgie, 1 plet, and 1 linnie!

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I've had multiple dogs, cats and canaries my whole life but I started with the parrots back in the early 90's. It's not as hard as it sounds, in reality. It's a matter of having the proper infrastructure and establishing systems and schedules. The dogs (7), cats (6) and canaries (they have their own room) are a breeze, it's the parrots that take up most of my time but my birds don't have the same issues as other pet parrots have (no screams, no plucking, no hormonal issues, no aggression, no 'neediness that cannot be satisfied', no destruction of furniture, everybody eats/drinks/bathes well, etc) and that makes a huge difference.
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How do you delegate your attention to the birds that need it? I only have 2 that need to be on/near me and do not get more because I don't think I have the capacity to look after more time needy birds.
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My birds all have companion birds of their own and all the healthy ones live cage free so they don't need a whole lot of human one-on-one attention given to them but I still spend about three hours a day in the birdroom. I have one 'pet' bird and, depending on the season, she gets 2 to 4 (sometimes 5) hours a day of human attention. Pet parrots are super hard on people - we are not programmed for devoting that kind of intense attention long term, only for a few years, and then it's supposed to gradually decline (as the human baby grows up and becomes more and more independent) until it's an 'every now and then' long distance kind of thing (when children are grown and have a life of their own) but this doesn't happen with pet parrots. That's one of the reasons why so many end up in rescue.
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