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Hi there, we have just adopted a 4 week old Senegal Parrot. Any advice regarding our new feathered baby would be appreciated... What to expect... Stages of development.... I look forward to hearing from you!
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Hi and welcome, I have no experience with senegals so I can't help you, but would love to see pix!
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Hi there, we have just adopted a 4 week old Senegal Parrot. Any advice regarding our new feathered baby would be appreciated... What to expect... Stages of development.... I look forward to hearing from you!
I am somewhat concerned, do you mean you've put down a deposit on a 4 week old chick or do you mean you've actually bought one that young and unweaned?
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Also kinda concerned here with the adopting a 4 week old chick. Have you had birds before or researched about Senegals? Or just preparing for a baby in the future when its weaned? Adopting a bird at 4 weeks old says a lot of questionable things about the breeder to start off with.. Hoping you just put a deposit on one.



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He is with my mom at the moment who has experience hand rearing and weaning parrots... He will come home once he is weaned.
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I didn't mean to sound so critical, its just scary when people are allowed to take home such young chicks. Honestly, I hand fed Reptar after learning at a breeder for a few weeks and I realize now how awful/scary/dangerous it can be overall first hand from someone without that total experience. It freaks out me even now realizing how much could have gone wrong. Even if things went well for me, its still not something I would reccomend to anyone, realizing just how much can go wrong so quickly. As parrot owners, not to talk for everyone, its just something that freaks people out overall. Weaned chicks just are so much safer to bring home and the companionship you can find with them is still the same.

I honestly, really, truly am excited for you to bring your bird home. And can't wait to see pictures! I don't have experience with Sengals, but they seem like such fun parrots to have, based on the posts I've seen here. I wish you the best of luck with your new lovely (: I wish I could offer more advice on the parrot type themselves.



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Yay so exciting! a senegal (or a red belly) are my dream bird, I want to get one some day!! Can't wait for your new baby to come home
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No, I totally get the concern... And I would NEVER have taken this on if I didn't have my mom on hand to help. My little one is doing incredibly well... though still nameless... So strong and curios!! He / she is developing unbelievably quickly, even more so than my Mom's Grey did as a baby. I've attached a pic of him / her attempting to escape the box we have him in at the moment... and he succeeded by yesterday afternoon, and went for a somewhat unsteady walk around my mom's couch! Poor little thing hasn't quite figured out how his legs work yet... getting there though
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Escape artists are the most curious and fun, just from my experience. They seem to be the most eager to try anything new. It is a great personality for a young bird. I have never had a Senegal, it'll honestly be fun to watch you raise one. I wish I had any info for you to go on, but Senegals are new to me. I have always found them to be so beautiful though.



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It's my first one too... I've had a cockatiel and a pair of lovebirds as a child, but never a Senegal. I'm beyond excited to get to know the little guy! (gal??) Going to have to investigate DNA Sexing so I know what to call him / her!! I have a diviine video of him going for a walk yesterday, but can't seem to upload it... I'm 4 days in, and already hopelessly in love! haha!
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Look at how my little one is growing... managed to find his feet and go for more of a walk and less of a wobble even! lol!
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I can't even take that cuteness!! So adorable
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He is sooooo cute! Congrats on the new addition



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Thanks guys... I just can't get over how quickly he is developing! From a tiny, helpless little baby on Saturday to this little ball of personality walking around my mom's lounge just 4 days later! He's even insisting on thicker formula, turning his nose up at the "baby food" Lol! He will be weaning himself in no time... Oh! And we have decided to name him Gizmo. (Which also works if he turns out to be a she!)
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Can I just tell you, I found a new pet store today (exotic store, I just moved to the area so it was exciting for me!) and they had such beautiful birds including... a baby senegal!!



He was already sold, and I can't afford one at this time anyway, but I was in love! I had never seen one on person, I was dying. So cute! the baby caique he was in with was so flipping loud and would scream every time I held my phone up to take a picture, so I didn't bother them much. I was in heaven though. They also had beautiful CAG's, green quakers, cockatiels (died when I saw the cinnamon pearl), budgies, finches and a lovebird cage with a nest box
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Too much of cuteness, Jill... And look how they are snuggling!
We have taken a while to decide what we wanted.... Investigated and researched a jardine, quaker etc... Purely by chance, we came across a breeder with one last Senegal in the nest... I took one look at this little thing and just knew he was mine. My poor husband didn't get much say in "our" bird! Lol! I simply cannot wait for Gizmo to come home on Sunday... My mom has been sending me pics and videos and just making me fall more and more in love with this curious little creature... What a blessing our pets are, aren't they?!
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Gizmo was introduced to his temporary budgie cage today... he's still too little to put into his actual cage... he'd get LOST in there Already trying to figure out how to get out!! haha!!
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Gizmo is doing SO well.... Growing so quickly, learning and discovering new things every day. I'm madly in love with this little creature!!!
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