I Have a Bird

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 609 People

    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2014


    Our best friends emigrated to New Zealand and asked us to adopt Gizmo, a Green Cheeked Conure they'd found about a year before. We'd never owned a bird, but are big animal lovers, so never hesitated. Wow! Gizmo only weighed 62 grams, fitted cosily into my hand with my fingers...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Jun 14, 2010

    Yep We Have One

    We have a cocktail names Missy.  She is the most aggravating thing!  I love animals but she drives me crazy sometimes.  Every time I get on the phone she decides to sing at the top of her lungs!!  Oh yes, Pretty Bird is her favorite saying and if my hubby...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2007


    I have a Goffin Cockatoo, and today he learned how to trick my 2 dogs into thinking some one is at the door. They bark every time for about 10 minutes. He's done this twice already. He also has a lot of bad habits.
    LeaHidingInMyRoom LeaHidingInMyRoom
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2013

    Snuggle Spot

    There is this perfect spot on my face that my bird fits perfectly in. Right next to my nose, hugging  my cheek. When she locks into that spot, we connect so intensively. 
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2012

    Our Feathered Family

    Earlier this year I had been very down and depressed. On June 25th 2011 I remember just getting out of the shower when my fiance comes in and said he found a bird outside in the back yard. We live in Arizona and this was the middle of the summer so it was over 100 out that day. I...
    imanoid imanoid
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2011

    I have a Pineapple variation of a Green Cheek

    Conure. He is such a clown. He can talk too. Why do birds go after toes? He loves biting toes. Bad bird. lol
    Serak49 Serak49
    51-55, M
    Jul 18, 2015

    My Bird Is the Best

    and his name is SPECKELS!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rox0408 Rox0408
    18-21, F
    Aug 17, 2007

    I have two actually Angel

    and Jazz :) they are hand reared cockatiels and I love them to bits :)
    freochick freochick
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2014

    They Help Me

    I own two little parrots. They're not your typical cat or dog type pets, but they are my companions. They don't judge me, nor do the purposely try to hurt me. Animals have such a way of helping, and giving comfort. No matter what type of pet you have, it's there for you. No...
    Fluttershy12 Fluttershy12
    Oct 27, 2011

    Today my bird died. It was

    so dear to me. It was also Blue, my favorite color! :(
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    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    Cutest Budgies Alive

    I have 3 beautiful budgerigars named Jem, Atticus and Bella. I have had Jem for 8 years, since I was ten, and he's a deep blue with a white head and black patterns on his wings. SUCH a beautiful thing. I have had 3 other birds die over the course of his life, the poor old thing...
    Fink91 Fink91
    18-21, F
    Jun 16, 2012

    Hates Me

    I've had a bird (named Skyler) who hates me. He has hated me forever. I've had him for more than a year and TRY to train him everyday and he still hates me whenever I get close to his cage he goes to the other side of it.
    cinnamon919 cinnamon919
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2010


    Rosie keeps nipping at me. It feels like she's frustrated with me. What should I do? I've never had such a fussy bird before. My last bird was a Quaker Parrot. He didn't have an attitude at all. Rosie is full of attitude for such a little thing.  
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2012


    My uncle gave me a bird few weeks ago. It's a cockatiel, it shines as I see it right now. It's green, white and orange. I think it has a yellow tail. Yeah it's cute that way x) I really like kissing it. But my mom doesn't allow it so I took pictures of myself kissing it with...
    CandyAddict01 CandyAddict01
    13-15, F
    Jul 15, 2012

    R.i.p. Roger

    My beautiful Cocktiel Roger who has blessed us so many happy years as a hearing bird has passed away. She was never sick a day in her bird life. As our usual routine every morning I would remove the cover from her cage, she would greet me good morning with a happy chirp and join...
    sazzyspice sazzyspice
    56-60, F
    Oct 23, 2010

    I have a Rose Breasted Cockatoo

    and an African Grey... Where did the sound of silence go
    Tinman07 Tinman07
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    The Jazz Bird

    In 1985, a few months before I got married, I purchased and African Gray parrot, sight unseen, straight out of quarantine in California through a local breeder pal I knew.  I was told it was risky because she could have any number of diseases and might even die before she...
    edgargeorge edgargeorge
    41-45, F
    31 Responses Mar 17, 2009


    I have a Quaker Parrot and a Sun Conure.  The Quaker, Nemo, is 9 years old and was named before Finding Nemo came out!  LOL.  He's actually named after Little Nemo and the Land of Nod for any of you who know the vintage comic.  He's a real sweetheart...
    LaughingSun LaughingSun
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2009

    My Parrot

     I have an African grey parrot, he is 15 years old. I got him from a lady 17 months ago. He was left in his cage for 2 years without any interaction with people. It took me about 8 months to win his confidence to trust me. He is now my lovely sweet bird. It is through my...
    vermaybaden vermaybaden
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2011

    She is a budgie (my favorite bird)

    and her name is Thistle. She is a pretty light blue and her cage is right beside my bed. I'm always in my room, which my budgie is used to me. Every time I play loud rock music like the band Seether, she loves it and chirps a lot. I'm glad I have my beautiful Thistle...
    TheSwitchIsNowOFF TheSwitchIsNowOFF
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015


    My bird is a white capped pionus. he is so amazing. if anyone wants a bird that is fun and larger than a parakeet than they are the one. they are not the best talkers but thats ok and they are fairly quiet. He is sort of colorful (green red white and some weird mixed in colors...
    pinkpoprocks pinkpoprocks
    Jul 25, 2009

    I have a bird! Her name is ginger,

    she is a good talker and her favorite number is 9! Can imitate your laugh and sounds of your heels. She's really sweet when she said I love you! But it's nasty too when she bite you! ^.^
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    1 Response Aug 6, 2014

    I Had A Bird

    If you look at my profile you can see a picture of him.He was my best friend and we were togather all the time.He passed away 27 days ago( you can see his memorial on my profile. I taught him to talk and he said all kinds of things Like go ahead its ok .I miss him at times but I...
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    Oct 21, 2012
    Sparkles321 Sparkles321
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2014

    I have a grey cockatiel

    and don't know how much it needs to eat it's still a baby only about a few months old. can someone tell me how much it needs to eat
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    1 Response Mar 22, 2015

    Rainbow Lorikeet

    I wouldn't exactly say that he is my pet. He is free to come and go as he pleases, but I have put up a nesting box outside my bedroom window (which is upstairs, so he is safe from my cats) for him and put a bowl of food (mixed bird seed, sunflower seeds and fruit) and a bowl of...
    fatalcharm fatalcharm
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    Ep Really Wants You To Know I Have A Bird

    Okay, so I just added a pet and this experience pops up in my experiences list.  (Bcuz EP is sneaky like that.)  I have this peeve about experiences just popping up under my list of experiences--I prefer to add them myself.  I deleted this experience the first...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 6, 2010

    Yeah I have a bird alright.

    It's 4am and there's this stupid bird outside who's been chanting the same 3 notes non-stop from 2am. DohMiRei DohMiRei DohMiRei DohMiRei DohMiRei DohMiRei!!!!! I can't even sleep, it's so high pitched and loud. Can someone please call in an air strike on that tree line?!
    JackOLanterns JackOLanterns
    22-25, M
    May 29, 2015

    My Lil Kim

    I love my bird even though she is a small parakeet, at times she acts like she knows me, but when i leave and come back she acts scared, she sits and looks into my eyes as i look into hers, she sits on my finger andflys around the house. I let her out to feed, when she is out to...
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2009

    Get Something Stressful

    Today was an difficult day for me, I get an bird from Peru and they don't want to stop talking xD He/she talks,sings and makes some other noises.! And his favorite word is STOP TALKING STUPID BIRD hahahxD we sad that to many times now it can say ik too xD Hahahahaha Funny!
    Aanwezig Aanwezig
    22-25, M
    Nov 3, 2013


    I really hate bringing guys around my bird. When I have questionable feelings about a guy, she does an annoyed chirp every two minutes. When I don't want to be around them anymore, she just has such an attitude. She's a very emotional bird. I can relate to her so much.  I...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012


    Birds are a joy to be around! :) They're good listeners... and good talkers too!
    HoldMe HoldMe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2009


    i have had her for about 2 weeks now and i got her for free she is an amazon parrot. the ppl we got her from said she is mean and bits but i give her lots of attenshion and i can tell she loves me i can pet her and hold her she even wisles at me lol
    kodyrivera kodyrivera
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2012

    My Bird Owns Me

    Or so he likes to think. He is a turquoise green cheek conure, and will be 1 year old in july. He had a problem with being nippy and biting to hard during the first three months we got him. He didnt seem to like me at first but now it seems hes obsessed with me. My fiance gave...
    Jurassicjess Jurassicjess
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2012

    Or actually THREE birds.

    A conure, a cockatiel, and a lovebird. The conure is the bird I've owned the longest (and know the most about). The conure and the cockatiel are handfed and love to be played with and handled. I'm still working on that lovebird (who I recently adopted). Their names are Cheese...
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    Jan 12, 2015

    Our Sun Conure Passed Away Yesterday And We Really Miss Him

    Our friend Rio passed away this morning: Posted August 27th, 2011 at 8:21PM A sad day: Rio had owned us since he was purchased as a hand fed baby, and passed away this morning at 22 1/2 years.  He was our best friend, a member of the family.  He also opened our...
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    Aug 28, 2011

    Bad/good News...

    my burdii speck speck died a while ago cause of cancer. its really too bad that he had to go i had so much more to teach him. but at least he didnt die in pain and he exceeded the normal life span so that makes me happy. i have a new bird now. her name is fredia! she goes crazy...
    Rox0408 Rox0408
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2007


    I have a dilute green cheek conure. She is suuuuuuuuuuuuuch a snuggle bear. She gets so cranky when I don't snuggle with her. Now that she is flying, its hard to keep her away from me. She likes the weirdest spots to settle in. Like if I'm sitting down and my arms are at a 90...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468
    22-25, F
    May 30, 2012

    My Hearing Bird

    I have a beautiful cockatiel who is 9 yrs old. I brought her as a birthday gift for my daughter when the bird was just a mere baby.  At first when we got Roger, we were told it was a male bird but about 3 years later Roger  laid eggs about 3...
    sazzyspice sazzyspice
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2009

    What To Name Him?

    I own this hawk I wanted to name Bloodwing but I want another name he always stays on my shoulder takes care of my pest problem :) He's the best pet I could ever have can anyone help me get a name for him. I had another hawk when I named it Bloodwing so that's why i'm not...
    RMOFpielord RMOFpielord
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2012

    I love them to death :) They're brother

    and sister and they still had a baby together. Crazy birds. They're ringneck doves and always strike the weirdest poses when I try to take pictures of them! This was a lucky one
    Arivano Arivano
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2014
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