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I love offthemark Birb cartoons!

Great comic! Reminds me of the videos I've watched on YouTube featuring parrots asking Alexis to add various foods to the shopping list, or a parrot who requested Rockin' Robin to be played over and over again. Ooooh that modern technology!
 
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Guess I can tell my story here. Back in 2013 we rescued 2 parrotlets from an over extended bird lady. They were poorly kept cage bound fearful little things. We lost the male Bo about 6 months in due to his past treatment. Jules we were able to turn back from the wild side and she has been our of our best pets until late last year when it became obvious that her past and age was catching up with her. We then picked up a baby yellow boy parrotlet called Rio. Jules last favor to us was being alive an additional 6 months and training Rio to us and us him. Rio is now about 10 months old and a little punk. He is making a lot of unique noises and sounds and mimicking more but has not gotten down to words yet.
 

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Guess I can tell my story here. Back in 2013 we rescued 2 parrotlets from an over extended bird lady. They were poorly kept cage bound fearful little things. We lost the male Bo about 6 months in due to his past treatment. Jules we were able to turn back from the wild side and she has been our of our best pets until late last year when it became obvious that her past and age was catching up with her. We then picked up a baby yellow boy parrotlet called Rio. Jules last favor to us was being alive an additional 6 months and training Rio to us and us him. Rio is now about 10 months old and a little punk. He is making a lot of unique noises and sounds and mimicking more but has not gotten down to words yet.
How sweet that you rescued those poor parrotlets ... they are such amazing little birds. Funny and talkative and energetic ... sorry to hear you lost Bo but had Jules for a while longer and got to give her the best life she could have had right to the end. SWEET that you got Rio and Jules showed him the ropes before she left you.

I'm sorry you lost your bird friends but you can always know they had the very best life in the end.

It will be interesting how Rio steps up to the plate and starts chitter chatting to you and says some full on words. Keep asking him "WHATCHA DOING?" for some reason most birds learn this small phrase/words first. Followed by the KISS Smoochy noise.
 

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How sweet that you rescued those poor parrotlets ... they are such amazing little birds. Funny and talkative and energetic ... sorry to hear you lost Bo but had Jules for a while longer and got to give her the best life she could have had right to the end. SWEET that you got Rio and Jules showed him the ropes before she left you.

I'm sorry you lost your bird friends but you can always know they had the very best life in the end.

It will be interesting how Rio steps up to the plate and starts chitter chatting to you and says some full on words. Keep asking him "WHATCHA DOING?" for some reason most birds learn this small phrase/words first. Followed by the KISS Smoochy noise.
The rescuing was my wife doing. She was going after finches or canaries and came back with parrotlets. I was not really into birds at that time and had no interest in them. Came home about a week in to an upset wife because the birds were so hateful / aggressive. So I started looking into birds and it turned out they managed to get into my heart a bit. It is now 8 years later and I am about one of the biggest parrotlet fans around. They are great little birds. Very smart. Can be very loving. Mercurial in nature. tiny tyrants you love to be ruled by.
 

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The rescuing was my wife doing. She was going after finches or canaries and came back with parrotlets. I was not really into birds at that time and had no interest in them. Came home about a week in to an upset wife because the birds were so hateful / aggressive. So I started looking into birds and it turned out they managed to get into my heart a bit. It is now 8 years later and I am about one of the biggest parrotlet fans around. They are great little birds. Very smart. Can be very loving. Mercurial in nature. tiny tyrants you love to be ruled by.

It doesn't take much for a bird to charm our hearts! I'm really impressed you got into it doing some research and learned what you need to know to handle and care for such cool little birds. I have a friend who had a huge flight cage full of parrotlets and I was so fascinated watching them interact and play. They are so different from budgies and tiels. They have the sweetest little chirps and calls and they do love to eat anything fresh in the form of fruits and veggies you put in front of them. Amazing birbs!

Congrats on becoming ... "ONE OF US!''
 

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That is a good one. I would love if my little one could talk that well, even with the electric cost....
Be careful what you wish for. My gray (31 years old) had watched me order pizza using my desk phone with speed dial buttons for years; one day he climbed down from his cage, climbed up to the desk, pressed the speed dial button and when the pizzeria answered he kept saying, 'I'd like to order a large pie for delivery', just like heard me do, hundreds of times. The only thing that stopped him was that he kept repeating that same phrase, and the pizzeria people knew that there was something wrong so they called me back. But I felt so bad that he had tried so hard to get what he wanted, that I ordered us a pizza anyway. Needless to say, I had to replace that phone.
 

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Be careful what you wish for. My gray (31 years old) had watched me order pizza using my desk phone with speed dial buttons for years; one day he climbed down from his cage, climbed up to the desk, pressed the speed dial button and when the pizzeria answered he kept saying, 'I'd like to order a large pie for delivery', just like heard me do, hundreds of times. The only thing that stopped him was that he kept repeating that same phrase, and the pizzeria people knew that there was something wrong so they called me back. But I felt so bad that he had tried so hard to get what he wanted, that I ordered us a pizza anyway. Needless to say, I had to replace that phone.
Don't ever get SIRI or ALEXA of Google Assistant.

You'll come home to 100's of amazon packages of millet and parrot toys scattered on your front porch and you will wonder why there is a parrot masseuse wearing slinky gray feathered lingerie waiting at the door to scritch your birb.

It will end in tears! and financial loss .... 😉
 
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