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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question bird lovers and keepers

anyone here keep birds?

Do you breed birds?

If so how does having your dog effect them?

I have kept pretty much every bird as a pet from pigeons, chickens, pheasants, quail, mynah, finches, canary, geese, ducks, and all kinds of parrot species.

I thought certain breeds of chicken made the best pet or one of them. I kept chickens since i was a kid. I have most experience with them and ducks. It sucks not being able to have them in the city.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 11:33 PM
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This is my favorite "bird" thread
Give me the bird!!!!

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And well...If you haven't heard Syaoransbear's little eclectus sing, you just have to check this thread.
Exotic Birds?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-15-2014, 09:25 AM
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I have one little parrotlet, and he's amazing. Skeeter is bolder than any of the conures I've had, and is utterly entertaining. (Although I must admit the crimson bellied conure was gorgeous. ) While he doesn't speak, he does mimic a couple of sounds, and makes kissing sounds when I say "kiss, kiss."

While I am drawn to the larger birds, I fear that I couldn't give them what they need, since they are such intelligent species and require so much time and can be a handful once sexually mature. So many are given away and neglected then.

However, I do envy those who manage to keep the larger birds successfully.

Jo & Teddy,my female german shepherd, born Christmas Day, 2011
"One reason a dog is such a lovable creature is his tail wags instead of his tongue." - Unknown
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I have 2 amazon parrots and 7 chickens. The dogs pretty much leave the parrots alone. They have killed a few chickens over the years. If I am out side I can let the chickens out of the pen and they will leave them alone. However, if left unsupervised with them they will harass the chickens and eventually kill them.
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I've had a few birds when I was younger (the usual parakeets, finches, and a cockatiel), but don't really consider myself a bird lover. Except. Chickens. I love chickens! I don't know why. Growing up I had a bantam rooster and hen that I would bring in the house and they sat on the arm of my chair and watched TV with me. I also have kept a small flock of gold and silver laced wyandottes, a couple of araucanas and a separate small flock of white silkies. Just love chickens. Have no idea why. I find them entertaining almost like an aquarium .. so busy scratching, flopping, bustling about. The araucanas (lay colored eggs, mainly green and bluish) were very sweet hens. I love bantams so esp loved the white silkies. Gorgeous.

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