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I Have a Bird

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    Tzey-Tzey The Wild Starling

    I doubt this story will really be read and I have no reason for writing it other than I feel like it. Read it or not, I probably won't know the difference. About two weeks ago from today, on May 18 as I recall, I became a proud owner of a bird people do not usually associate...
    MeadowsofHeaven MeadowsofHeaven 18-21, M May 31, 2010

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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 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

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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  he will bite  me 4 times before i can  back away from him and  then right after try to kiss me again...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509 26-30, F Jul 13, 2009

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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 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

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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 already. He also has a lot of bad habits.
    LeaHidingInMyRoom LeaHidingInMyRoom 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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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 nests,hatching their eggs, from my kitchen window... My favorite bird IS Robin Red breast, She made her nest in my tree outside my window...
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 70+, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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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 anymore, she just has such an attitude. She's a very emotional bird. I can relate to her so much.  I...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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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 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

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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 get close to his cage he goes to the other side of it.
    cinnamon919 cinnamon919 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 21, 2012

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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 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 16-18, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2007

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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 intensively. 
    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 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

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    Sparkles321 Sparkles321 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Love The Hookbills

    I've always been intrigued by birds. My first bird pet was pigeon that my parents got for me when I was 7. I kept that bird until it died several years later. When I was 12, I built an aviary and raised show pigeons until I was 15. During the same time I got my first parakeet. I...
    imsunwyo imsunwyo 70+, M 3 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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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.  I thought the numbers would drop once our kids grew up and left home.  Not so.   Our birds are a grey...
    woogie1 woogie1 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 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. 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 26-30 Oct 27, 2011

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 6, 2010

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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 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

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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 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

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

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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 a ceiling fan off and she flew into it! Luckily, all she got was bruised wing, a black eye and a big fear...
    coops86 coops86 22-25, F Aug 24, 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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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

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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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    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

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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 thats ok and they are fairly quiet. He is sort of colorful (green red white and some weird mixed in colors...
    pinkpoprocks pinkpoprocks 16 Jul 25, 2009

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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't have an attitude at all. Rosie is full of attitude for such a little thing.  
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2011

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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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    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 i can tell she loves me i can pet her and hold her she even wisles at me lol
    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 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 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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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 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

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    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 18-21, M Nov 3, 2013

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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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    I ******* hate birds. How would you like if you were a tree and a damn bird came up to you and started pecking a hole in your chest and made a home. Or a bird used your arms for...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I like seeing the different birds and listening to them. I live on a farm and at the moment the swallows are very busy feeding the baby birds. They build the nests out of mud in...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 5

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    My dad was a renowned scientist. He was always obsessed with his work, it came first to him. One day while messing around with some objects I proposed that you could make some sort...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Yeah, everybody knows that the bird is the word
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F Jul 9

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    Does any bird owner out there know how to trim overgrown talons without their pet causing a fuss?
    rerow rerow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Ok. Birds keep getting in the way. Today I was cycling in the forest. A chaffinch was trying to get out of the way by flying along the road I was cycling along! Then the same thing...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    Do birds have knees? Like can big bird from Sesame Street do squats or what?
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    RUSSIAN PRISON TATTOOS This informations is from a book, which mentions the meanings of them in the 1980's. There were 35 million serving time in Russian jails then and the ink...
    cpthaddock cpthaddock 51-55, M Jul 4

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    Hmmm last night I had this really strange dream wear it first started with me in the park near my house and I was with my cousin and 2 guys that I haven't seen before they looked...
    baconismycat baconismycat 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm scared to death of moths but I like butterflies. I'm also afraid of birds. And worst of all, boys are scary too (lol, last one is a joke)
    bryce7 bryce7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    So last night I dreamt of this guy who's a year younger than me. And it was like a end-of-the-year school gathering and party and while hanging with my friends I see this guy...
    savannahkay5 savannahkay5 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    It started in a house with a father I did not recognize. My father was the towns sheriff and it was in the medieval era. It was a pretty regular life. I went to some sort of school...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 4

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    Dylan's pov Hi my name is dylan scott im 16 Well my life is not that great, my mom died when i was just a baby and my dad started to abuse me when I was 4, then some guy killed my...
    r5erforever r5erforever 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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