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Tika (U2 15 years old male)


Amanda (U2 21 years old female)


Tika left, Amanda right


****** (10 years old english budgie female)


Scooter (American parakeet 2ish years old male)
 

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You are super lucky to own not one, but two U2's. You have a beautiful flock!

Can I ask you something, what does U2 stand for? I have seen all these different letters and numbers but never got it.
 

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U2 means umbrella cockatoos. :D

Well here's a whole list of abbreviations.
AKEET = American Parakeet
B&G = Blue and Gold Macaw
BC = Blue Crown Conure
BCC = Black Capped Conure
BE2 = Bare Eyed Cockatoo
BFA = Blue Front Amazon
BP2 = Black Palm Cockatoo
BSL = Blue Streak Lory
BWP = Bronze Winged Pionus
C2 = Citron Cockatoo
CAG = Congo African Grey
CBP = Coral Bill Pionus
CM = Catalina Macaw
DP = Dusky Pionus
DYH or DYHA = Double Yellow Head Amazon
E2 = Eleanora Cockatoo
ECKY = Eclectus
EKKIE = Eclectus
EKEET = English Parakeet
G2 = Goffin Cockatoo
GB = Great Bill
GC = Green Cheeked Conure
GCC = Gold Capped Conure
GCP = Grey Cheeked Parakeet
GE = Grand Eclectus
GS2 = Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
GW or GWM = Green Wing Macaw
HH = Hawk Head Parrot
HM = Hahn’s Macaw
HMC = Half Moon Conure
HYM= Hyacinth Macaw
IR or IRN = Indian Ringneck
KEET = Parakeet
LP = Lineolated Parakeet
LS2 = Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
M2 = Moluccan Cockatoo
MBC = Maroon Belled Conure
MGM= Miligold Macaw
MM = Military Macaw
MM2 = Major Mitchell (Leadbeater) Cockatoo
MRHA - Mexican Red Head Amazon
MS2 = Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
MP = Maximillian Pionus
OW or OWA = Orange Winged Amazon
PC = Painted Conure
Plet = Parrotlet
POW = Princess Parrot
QP = Quaker Parakeet
RB2 = Rose Breasted Cockatoo
RLA = Red Lored Amazon
RM = Ruby Macaw
RSE = Red Sided Eclectus
RV2 = Red Vented Cockatoo
SIE = Solomon Island Eclectus
SM = Scarlet Macaw
T2 = Triton Cockatoo
TAG = Timneh African Grey
TC= Timor Cockatoo
TIEL = Cockatiel
TOO = Cockatoo
U2 = Umbrella Cockatoo
VE = Vosmaeri's Eclectus
WCP = White Cap Pionus
WFA = White Fronted Amazon
WF = White Faced Cockatiel
YCM = Yellow Collared Macaw
YNA = Yellow Naped Amazon
 

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I forgot Monty. A rather odd looking bird but still part of the flock. :D
(Netherland dwarf 6 years old)

 

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Oh my goodness @ all them abbreviations. :eek: Thank you for posting that now I'll keep it so I remember and won't keep asking, lol.

Very cute wabbit! :lovehearts:
 

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how cool!! great list by the way...thumbs up from me!! We just found out that our grey loves freezee pops too!!!
 

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Beautiful birds! Your U2s certainly are spoiled, in a good way! I envy the amount of space you have for them
 

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Thank you. Both the TOOs are adoptees/rehomes that came from pretty horrible conditions with a lot of baggage. It was the least I could do. The space is one of the best ways to rehab them IME.
 

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You have a beautiful flock. :lovehearts:I applaud you for rescuing the too's. :hurray: It's a sin the number of people who purchase these birds as some kind of status symbol, without ever researching their needs and complexities. Too's are the number 1 most rehomed birds, all because of shear ignorance on the part of humans. :mad:
 

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A budgie that is 10 years old!!!!How great. I sure hope mine live to be that old. I am curious..what is its main diet?
 

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Did I read that right? Your rabbit is 6 years old?? Wow. That is astounding! I knew Flemish Giants could live to be 15 but I was under the impression that other breeds had short life spans, usually 3 to 4 years. Six is really old for a rabbit. You must be doing something right. :)
 

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Your flock is amazing! And of course that includes Monty!
 

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The budgies get high quality seed with pellets and green stuff like carrot/beet tops, romaine lettuce and herb salad.

I've seen many rabbits liks monty that are 8 years old. He should be around a few more years anyway. :)
 

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LOL i keep forgetting that Tika is a male. You should rename him Tiko..... actually never mind Tika is cool he's obviously used to it too.
 

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LOL i keep forgetting that Tika is a male. You should rename him Tiko..... actually never mind Tika is cool he's obviously used to it too.
His real name is "Tika the knife". I have the scars to prove it. He was a real challenge to rehab. He's not the same bird today but he still carries all the "tools" from his horrible past.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO0kCRL_63c"]YouTube - Cockatoo Bird Bite[/ame]
 
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