An ambition realised

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An ambition realised

Post by Daniel » Sat Sep 29 2018 14:12

I've always wanted a bird but knew I couldn't give one the time and attention it requires so I've done nothing more than look at them longingly everytime I popped into the pet shop to collect supplies for my reptiles.
Things changed a while a go though. Monica's moved out and has her own income and when my dad, who I work with, decided he was going to cut down his hours, I thought sod it, and did the same myself!

I made a list of the birds I'd like, then began to research each of them.
I finally decided on a blue throated conure I've called Alfie, he's a cheeky boy and a very fast learner who loves me coming home and spending time with him.
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Re: An ambition realised

Post by Will Smith » Sat Sep 29 2018 20:10

Can they be taught to speak Daniel ?
We had an African Grey (Joey) in the family for about 50-60 years, it was my wife's grannies bird and was handed down to whoever would have him to be honest, he was a great talker though.
If it is still alive it would be well over 60 years old by now.

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Re: An ambition realised

Post by Daniel » Sat Sep 29 2018 21:18

Will Smith wrote:
Can they be taught to speak Daniel ?
We had an African Grey (Joey) in the family for about 50-60 years, it was my wife's grannies bird and was handed down to whoever would have him to be honest, he was a great talker though.
If it is still alive it would be well over 60 years old by now.

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They can usually manage a few words but thats about it, certainly nothing like the vocabulary of an african grey.
Sadly the birds that make the best talkers are also the most demanding in terms of the attention they want or they're really noisy, not great when you live in a flat!

I chose Alfie partly because of his looks and partly because although the breed makes noise, they're not loud, its just chirping in the background, no big deal at all.

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Re: An ambition realised

Post by Will Smith » Sat Sep 29 2018 21:45

The one we had was really noisy Daniel.

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Re: An ambition realised

Post by wid » Sun Sep 30 2018 15:06

He's beautiful how old is he

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Re: An ambition realised

Post by Daniel » Sun Sep 30 2018 16:35

wid wrote:
He's beautiful how old is he
Almost three months and getting more confident everyday.

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Re: An ambition realised

Post by wid » Sun Sep 30 2018 19:16

I really like him, whats their lifespan, I've always wanted a cokatoo but the girlfriend has an allergy to feathers

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Re: An ambition realised

Post by Daniel » Sun Sep 30 2018 20:20

wid wrote:
I really like him, whats their lifespan, I've always wanted a cokatoo but the girlfriend has an allergy to feathers
They typically live over twenty years, I've found a couple of owners during my research with blue throated conures over thirty years old!

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Re: An ambition realised

Post by wid » Tue Oct 02 2018 14:10

Lovely Daniel, hope you have many happy years with him

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