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HI!!! My name is Samantha and I grew up with a Green Wing Macaw, an African Gray, and an Amazon Parrot. Looking back, they were a lot quieter than all of my brothers and sisters.
I have raised chickens for the past four years and love them dearly. I own fancy breeds and their personlities are amazing! I love the ones that like to cuddle! My chickens live outside and I have been looking for a bird to keep indoors.

After much searching, I was able to find the BEST choice for my family: A Canary Winged Parakeet!

I am not sure of the gender--- yet. This little parrot is amazing. Gentle. Sweet. Loving. My kids adore this bird. This bird adores my kids.

This bird is smart too. He was content in his cage at the pet shop. But at my house he constantly tries to escape his cage so he can be with us. And it is such a JOY allowing him to be with us every moment we are here!

His wings are clipped so I am still trying to determine if he is a White Winged Parakeet or a Yellow Chevroned Parakeet. Tomorrow I will try to gentle open one wing to see if there is any white. I think there might be. I am pretty sure I have caught hints of a white color a time o
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I know of one other bird being sold in Toledo Ohio right noe if anyone is interested.

It is my understanding that these little feathered gems are rare and hard to fibd in the U.S. as pets. I would like to change that!

At some point in the future I would like to determibe the gendet of my little feathered bundke. However, when I do so, I would like to find a reputable and respected breeder and not a pet shop the next time.

Does anyone know of a breeder?
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Hello and welcome to the forum! I have only ever seen canary winged parakeets in collections and not tame birds but they still had a very sweet disposition in their aviaries Try birdbreeders.com you can look around for them. If you want to find one though you are most likely going to have to ship as they are indeed uncommon in aviculture. What chickens do you have? I am hoping to get some silkies in the near future they're awesome birds!!

EDIT: http://www.birdbreeders.com/BreederSearch.aspx breeders of canary winged parakeets. You will probably have to be put on a waiting list anyways

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I don't know of a breeder off hand, but the link Daisy sent should get you off to a good start! I've met a few of them in FL, a few hand-tame babies that were super sweet, a few adults who were a little shy, and one adult who was the smartest, most mischievous bird I've ever met My friend breeds and runs a rescue and took one in... no matter how hard she tried or what cage she put him in, he would break out of his cage and break in to another birds cage to spend the night with them! Had a knack for picking the nice ones too, never got hurt though my friend was really worried. She ended up moving him to a room just with the babies and other very friendly birds and he just does his thing every night now, snuggles in with the babies



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Congrats on your new baby, I'm glad he/she is fitting in with the family well.

Can't wait to see pictures!!
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Hello and welcome to the forum! I have only ever seen canary winged parakeets in collections and not tame birds but they still had a very sweet disposition in their aviaries Try birdbreeders.com you can look around for them. If you want to find one though you are most likely going to have to ship as they are indeed uncommon in aviculture. What chickens do you have? I am hoping to get some silkies in the near future they're awesome birds!!

EDIT: http://www.birdbreeders.com/BreederSearch.aspx breeders of canary winged parakeets. You will probably have to be put on a waiting list anyways
Ah! Chickens! I have 3 white hybrid egg layers: tetra amerauna. I LOVE THESE LADIES! THEY FOLLOW ME EVERYWHERE! Ihave frizzle seramas. These are my little loves! Such beauties with a good temperament! They are my favorite. They CAN be the smallest chickens in the world. I have two silkies. An old black hen. And a splash rooster. He used to beat me up (odd for this breed) but I taught him he isn't allowed to. I have one pair of salmon faverolles. It was risky business rescuing them. The hen could not even stand up. She was on deaths door. Dehydrated. Incapable of eating. She had an upper respitory infection. Most people in chickendom know this has an almost 100% lethal rate. Well, if there was ever a miracle product for chickens- I found it. OXINE AH! I gave her one treatmwnt in a Vicks steam vaporizer. She was standing after that. After 2 more treatments, she was fine. It is an approved cleaner for farm animals. If I rememver correctly, it kills viruses, bacteria, mold, and fungus. People use it to clean coops, to heal sick chickens, and other things- like cure hoof rot on horses.

I also have a chicken breeding project going on: bantam frizzle crested cochins! Not currently showable at a show- but they are AMAZING!

THANK YOU FOR THE LINK! I will look into it.

I was able to determine today that my Canary Winged Parakeet is a White Winged Parakeet. He/she finally unfolded his wings!

I really LOVE that he wants to be with us all the time. I also love that he loves my kids!

Sorry for any typos. My laptop broke so I am typing all of this on a touch cell phone!
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I am currently trying to find an even BIGGER flight cage for him. He has a large cage now, but I want an even bigger one.

Does anyone have any good reccomendations for the $100 to $150 dollar range?

Also, I considered buying the other Canary Wing, but figured it would probably be best not to? Both birds went to 2 different Pet Supplies Plus stores in Toledo, Ohio. I was told they "never" get these birds in. Therefore, I am assuming they are related. Grrr! I wish they weren't!
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I have never heard of this kind of bird before, I just looked up more images on google and they are so interesting looking! They almost look like a cartoon because their beak is so much bigger than you would think for that body type :P Beautiful birds!
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He crawled under my blanket and took a nap!
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Awwwh what a cutie!

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AHHHH so cute!!! I do love my big parrots but the smaller ones can look so cute and cuddly!!
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That looks like a white wing :3

Canary wings are brighter in color; a lighter green rather than the deep forest green of the white wing.

I have White/Canary wing hybrid xP It gave his feathers a few interesting color varitations.

You can find these birds more commonly around Texas and New mexico... though they aren't amazing talkers they are absolutely wonderful pets. Very very gentle and calm little birds... though they can be a little stubborn... lord knows my Porter is.

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Very cute birds. It's my understanding that these birds were very popular a while back, but were out competed by the flashier, larger parrots. They are also known as bebe parakeets/parrots.

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shady pines aviary I hear is good they have a few of the brotogeris species but always a waiting list,the canary winged is not the hardest to find I have seen them in new York before,the most popular was the grey cheek but they are pretty rare these days I heard of someone breeding them but not as pets because there so rare in the usa
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