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After reading all this stuff on the linnie forum, I think I've got the linnie fever. They're really very adorable! They look so sweet very different from the conure and I love how much they say they like to climb and crawl. I'm actually contemplating adding one to my flock not right away of course but..........I dunno those cream and blue ones really play at the heart string.

My flock is obsessed about other birds the budgies love the cockatiel if the tiels arent out they sit on their cage and look in at them, and there all very gentle with each other because they were basically raised together, but Russel hates everyone lol he's a jealous little devil.
 

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:giggle: Linnies are addictive! They generally do well with other bird species, but some can be aggressive to other birds. I have 2 and I realllllly want another pair, preferrably a slate and creamino pair :giggle:
 

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Yeah do you think I could put one in with the budgies there out most of the time while I'm home anyways. I guess I should put him separate in the beginning and see how he does, Yeah those slates look gorgeous its a hard choice. Yeah I think the cream but then the blue is super cute too hmmm..
 

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I wouldn't - budgies tend to move too fast for linnies and irritate them. Linnies are very slow moving, somewhat sedate birds and budgies are like little energizer bunnies :giggle:
 

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Hmmm so it would have to be housed by itself hmmmmm hmm, I do have an extra iron cage down stairs lolol
 

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:giggle: I would allow out of cage social time with the linnie and keets, but not housed together. The only members I know of who have successful mixed species housing situations that are peaceful are open aviaries with lots of space
 

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Get one! I love mine and they're just breeders :) !! They're so cute. And Jenny I LOVE the slate coloured linnies!!! They're so nice
 

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Im so jealous of you Daisy you have so many birds and you get to work with birds of prey thats what I want to do im just trying to figure out where :biggrin5:

Of course Jenny! my birds are prolly all out half the time lol, I only put them away when Im at work and asleep.

Tehe Ill just tell my dad its a budgie that I always had hell prolly falls for it lol he knows nothing of birds....


Hmmmm what do you guys feed your linnies? What sort of toys do they like best
 

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My linnies, parrotlets, and tiel all eat a mix of Roudybush pellets and Goldenfeast seed/fruit/veg mix :) It's a 2-1 ratio of pellet to seed. They also get sprouted seed and fresh fruit/veg too. What do you feed your budgies? It's likely they could eat the same mix, or a mix of what you feed your sunny and your budgies since linnies have stronger beaks and like to hold food in their feet like larger parrots
 

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oh awesome well I feed zupreem to the budgies, tiels, and sunny but I just ordered a sample of roudy bush for my sunny(i highly doubt the budgies will switch over from zupreem though I might try ), because Ive heard alot of good things about it lately, plus there daily fruits and veggies and im getting that sprouter I may end up just shipping that since we dont have the easy sprouter in stores near us, and then all the treats of course.

Ouch! Russel is at my kennel with me and he tangled himself in my hair and nipped my ear lol
 

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Awww, lol, little bugger. And yeah, mine eat the Nibbles size, since it's about the size of a piece of millet, it's easier to convert them to the smaller size in my experience and there's less waste with smaller pieces since they're not breaking the pellets up into dust. My tiel is on the low-fat food atm in the crumbles size, which is a better size for the sunny, and does well :) But the linnie and budgies could easily be on the same size.

I love Roudybush - I've been using it for years and the breeder I used to work for had been feeding it to his birds since the late 80's lol
 

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ohh wow i wonder if itll be hard to convert if russel converts fairly easily ill give the budgies a try, thanks for the info, oops i got russel the small size I wasnt really sure, ill try the nibbler size for the budgies. Dunno where ill get a linnie over hear i think feathered friends aviary mightt sell them Ill have to look into it
 

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look in the breeder section of the linnie forum - there are quite a few breeders in Canada and a few ship. I think Ineke, a very good breeder, is in ON, I wanna say Prescott? But my Canadian geography and memory are both poor so I could be completely wrong lol
 

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I feed my linnie the same stuff the bourkes eats, and she can also eat some larger stuff. I would say a linnie might eat everything you have for your other birds.
 

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I'm sure there are many people who can help you get into falconry but I can warn you it is VERY hard and VERY demanding to own a bird of prey. I got really annoyed with this one site because they were selling Eurasian eagle owls over in the US and said they make great pets. I will tell anybody to never have one. My has just over a 6ft wing span and she comes up past my knees. She's enormous. In fact, don't get an owl! Haha. I find owls to be the most irritating animals to train ever. As much as I love them! Don't get me wrong, I really do adore owls. But they're just so thick. That saying that owls are wise? Nope. Their eyes take up around 2/3's of their head which leaves very little room for a brain... Training them can be hell. I had my Harris' hawk flying free within about a week of owning him. I still couldn't trust Axel with flying free when she was nearly 2 years old, and the other 2 owls are parent reared which means there is no chance whatsoever you'd be able to train them. Imprinted owls are fantastic animals, but imprinted raptors can be a real pain.
And the worst part is it's unpredictable. You never know what is going to happen. You could be flying a bird of prey and he could be doing great and the next day he could be elsewhere not repsonding because he's an ounce overweight. It's so HARD to cope with!
Some birds of prey just don't want anything to do with you either regardless to how hard you try, like Axel :lol:

I also believe I'm lucky for what I have. I bought it all my self and I put a lot of hard work in. But when I move out there's no doubt I'm going to have more. I really want to breed owls and leave the other birds to flying. Of course I'll have my normal birds too (non raptors) but my birds of prey are everything. The problem is they take up far too much space for my house so I wont be getting any more until I've moved out. I really want a bateleur eagle. And I will have one at some point in my life. I was lucky enough to fly one at my local falconry centre where I got my food from. In fact I flew two. The male hated me because of my brightly coloured hair and the female was really moody.

Believe me, birds of prey are a real handful and you never know what's coming next with them :)

Sorry for the big talk on birds of prey, but I could ramble on about them for hours!
 

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Thanks guys thats awesome! I wont even have to get different food, thats perfect I think I found a really cute Lutino I might get if all goes well.
don't reallllyyy have to own them, but I'd love to work with ones at a conservation center or a zoo that's doing breeding to try to help with endangered birds. I think hawks and falcons are my favourite I love the osprey too(I think they're in a category separate, right?). The beauty and power in those birds is just amazing I always said if I won the lottery(yeah right lol) I would start up a conservation for indigenous at have been animals(for canada) that have been abandoned, or mothers killed, or injured...that'd be the life lol
 

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Yeah haha. Well that's fair enough :) And yeah, ospreys and secretary birds are in their own little league. I HAVE to have a secretary bird one day. Check them out ;)
 

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OHHH yeah I watched a documentary with those secretary birds they are so unreal!

p.s I forgot to answer before yep thats my degu from the other post she's so cute:biggrin5:
 

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n'aww hehe!

And yeah they're awesome aren't they!? I love them :lol:
 

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I really would like to start out looking with birds in either a conservation or zoo, or theres a bird kingdom here it's just so hard to get started. I have 2 different bird stores, managing a boarding kennel, and a vets, plus I have a year of animal care I hope I can do it,I'm really passionate about it so I just need to apply it. I think that's my goal this year I really want to make this happen I have to be more proactive.

Sorry I just want this so bad, it just frustrating to be in this limbo I'm really going to try harder now:biggrin5:
 
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