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I Have a Bird

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    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...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2007

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    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...
    BOOHOO42 BOOHOO42 41-45, F 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    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...
    sazzyspice sazzyspice 56-60, F Oct 23, 2010

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    Four And No More! - The magical number in our house is four.  Four kids, four horses, four dogs, four birds - - though thankfully there are only two cats at this time. ...
    woogie1 woogie1 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Bruce - I hand raised my cockatiel with my boyfriend, and we wanted it to have a 'tough' name, so we named it Bruce. Only three days after she learnt to fly, we forgot to turn...
    coops86 coops86 22-25, F Aug 24, 2009

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    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...
    cinnamon919 cinnamon919 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    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...
    RMOFpielord RMOFpielord 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    Nipping - 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...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    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...
    sazzyspice sazzyspice 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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    Cockatiel - 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...
    CandyAddict01 CandyAddict01 13-15, F Jul 15, 2012

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    Bud - 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...
    LeaHidingInMyRoom LeaHidingInMyRoom 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Aladin - 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...
    pinkpoprocks pinkpoprocks 16 Jul 25, 2009

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    My Bird Is the Best - and his name is SPECKELS!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rox0408 Rox0408 16-18, F Aug 17, 2007

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    Chewy - 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...
    kodyrivera kodyrivera 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Rosie - 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...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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    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...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    Bird-brained - 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...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    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...
    Fluttershy12 Fluttershy12 26-30 Oct 27, 2011

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    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...
    fatalcharm fatalcharm 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Tweet - 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

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    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...
    imanoid imanoid 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    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...
    Rox0408 Rox0408 16-18, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2007

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    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...
    vermaybaden vermaybaden 56-60, F 2 Responses May 2, 2011

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    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...
    Fink91 Fink91 18-21, F Jun 16, 2012

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    I have two actually Angel and Jazz :) they are hand reared cockatiels and I love them to bits :)
    freochick freochick 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Men - 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...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    I Like Watching Birds In The Spring. - i lost My beloved bird, his name was Sweer Pea.He was a conure,he lived 18 yr. Now i have been watching the backyard birds build their...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 70+, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    Louie Is His Name - louie is our bird  he is sweet at times  like he will try to give kisses  or he will sing to you or try  to  but there is times when...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509 26-30, F Jul 13, 2009

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    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...
    Jurassicjess Jurassicjess 18-21, F Mar 15, 2012

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    . - 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...
    LaughingSun LaughingSun 36-40, F 3 Responses May 5, 2009

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    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...
    edgargeorge edgargeorge 41-45, F 32 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    We just moved into a house in a town at the Eastern part of the Mojave Desert in California. We have a patio with a canopy. I like to have my meals there. I soon noticed a...
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    i dislike birds so much. the noises they make scare me, the cawing, the flying, all of that. & i think what makes it worse is that in my neighborhood, there's a LOT of trees around...
    VeenaWasHere VeenaWasHere 16-17, F Mar 18

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    yeah its such a fine connect to see the birds feed out of your hands ..like u r giving energy to a life form a source of survival vital for their existence..
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Tonight at work the place I'm working felt they needed to use a bird cannon to scare away the birds trying to mate and build nests around the plant. It's a bit rough and I'm having...
    skeeter0079 skeeter0079 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Last night I dreamed that I was holding an egg and it hatched and there was this black chicken inside, the young chick was really big for a newly hatched bird, it was really more...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Ever since I was a child I would pretend I was a superhero, I would wear towels as capes, try to run faster, try to lift impossible objects, even move items with my mind. Everyone...
    UntappedEnergy UntappedEnergy 22-25, M Apr 5

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    The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet! Being happy and confident you will make friends, but you'll make plenty of...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I want to create a beautiful sleeve, but I am so thoughtless about it. I like flowers, ballerina's, birds, hearts, and stars.
    ashthenobody ashthenobody 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Eeekkkk my best friend has scheduled an appointment for me to get a small bird tattoo with her... I had all of mine removed... It hurt like hell... And it doesn't always work... I...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Strangers are a lot like birds..you just run at them screaming and waving your arms and they will run away..
    ThePursuitOfHappiness ThePursuitOfHappiness 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 29

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    [X] the dark [X] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [ ] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [X] spiders...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    My friends has told me plenty times that the game is very addicting & I tried playing I just got bored . One day I decided to give it try & knowing how good the game is finally I...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M Apr 6

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    Another sleepless night, I just feel like crying, it's so frustrating. I waited for sleep for almost 8 hours and after I finally fell asleep for 10 minutes a bird started making...
    AmnesiacAlien AmnesiacAlien 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Spoke to my stepdaughter about birds and bees now she say she can't trust me and treats me like a perv
    brusco11 brusco11 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Everyday that you wake up look in the mirror and say this to yourself! You WILL have said it enough and you WILL end up believing what you are telling yourself! Self-confidence is...
    wendu44 wendu44 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I LOVE A TREE When I pass to my reward. Whatever that may be, I'd like my friends to think of me As one who loved a tree. I may not have a statesman's poise Nor thrill a throng...
    GoldStreak GoldStreak 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I had a really scary dream last night, which probably won't sound scary when I write it out but here it goes anyway. I was in the living room of the house I grew up in watching...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 1 Response Apr 2

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