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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello from Victoria, Australia

hello everyone. I'm new here and thought I would introduce myself and my fids.

I have a budgie, Alex, who likes to sit with his bell on his head. He's five now.

I have Kevin and Jesse, my Tiels, Kevin is 1, and Jesse is around 5 months.

This is Kevin


This is Jesse.


Last Sunday I picked up our gorgeous yellow sided green cheek girl. She is amazing and I love her so much already.

We named her Elsie.


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Welcome to the forum! Your flock is beautiful, thanks for sharing

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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Welcome to Talk Parrots! Your birds look lovely.




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
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Your birds look amazing! Welcome to the forum!

P.s Please tell me if you've seen an Orange-Bellied Parrot. I really want to see one but we just don't get them where we are.



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lots of chooks - KFC, Sooty, Squiggle, Speedy... etc...
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Aren't they seriously endangered?

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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Yes, theres about 200 left in the wild. But during some time of the year the parrots migrate from Victoria down to Tasmania across Bass straight.



Proud owner of:

lots of chooks - KFC, Sooty, Squiggle, Speedy... etc...
1 Budgie - Schwepp
2 Yellow-crowned Kakariki - Kiko and (in memory of)Calypso
2 Splendid Grass Parakeets (In memory of Hera)
2 Diamond Doves
And 4 Cockatiels
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Ahhh okay! For some reason, I read it as you asking if she owned one should stop reading when I'm so tired!

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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Hahaha, Daisy!




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
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Talking Hello,

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Gromit there are actually less than 200 in the wild now. The breeding program to introduce new birds back into the wild was a complete and utter failure. They tried to breed them in Healesville Sanctuary, but they won't breed over 30C so now they have spent another 3 million of government money building new air conditioned aviaries to control the temp to 30C. They have released about 600 captive bred birds back into the wild over a number of years, but another failure as they released them on the wrong side of the mountain as it was too difficult to get them into the natural breeding area. Most of those died due to none of their natural diet for breeding available where they were released. The other failure was if the parents did not look after the babies or sit on the eggs they just let them die instead of taking the eggs for incubating and for hand raising.

They are now considering doing what should have been done in the first place. Letting a few breeders from other parts of Australia who have the passion and money to breed them with the hope of releasing some of them, but at least just building up the numbers in captivity so that we don't lose them completely.

Sorry to hijack the thread but I though you would like updated information on them. We had a lecture on them not long ago at our Parrot Club.
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