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Today I went & got a new baby. :D Actually, a sweet lil baby hand tamed parakeet that I named Cookie. He's pastel colored & reminds me of a sugar cookie. XD While he sang all the way home, he's sitting very quietly in his new home. I'm going to look for the budgie videos that always make Gilbee happy & play them for the two of them. :D Gilbee's actually pretty quiet too at the moment. XD

I'll post pix once Cookie's all settled so you can see what he looks like. :D



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Nov. 10th, 2018 10:47 pm (UTC)
Cool. I hope Cookie settles in well. Looking forward to seeing him.
Nov. 11th, 2018 03:26 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope so too. He was sooo cute trying to fly & explore his cage.XD He wanted to get on the swing, but couldn't figure out how to get on it. XD I hope to have pix of him soon. :D
Nov. 11th, 2018 03:55 am (UTC)
Poor guy. Hope he figures it out soon
Nov. 11th, 2018 04:09 am (UTC)
He's feisty enough to figure it out. :D Such a sweet lil baby! :D Gilbee doesn't know what to make of him. XD
Nov. 11th, 2018 04:25 am (UTC)
Hope they get along
Nov. 11th, 2018 02:13 pm (UTC)
They're in different cages, so no worries there. Since Cookie's way smaller than Gilbee, I'll take them out at different times. Especially since 'keets can be a bit on the feisty side & for whatever reasons, Gilbee seems afraid of him. XD
Nov. 11th, 2018 05:39 pm (UTC)
keets can be strange which is probably Gilbee's reason. They are pretty but they are kinda weird or at least mine were
Nov. 12th, 2018 12:57 am (UTC)
Aaah... Yeah? They really do come in some amazing colors! If I had room for another BIG cage like Gilbee's & some big bucks, I would have gotten a small flock. XD The store I got him from were kinda pricey. XD I'm hoping that's cuz they came from a breeder instead of a bird mill. I say that as they had 3 lil ones that were too young yet to go in the cage with the others. Gilbee came from a breeder who sells his birds to the store. Interestingly, they didn't have any 'tiels, but the did have Love Birds and a ton of Quaker parrots, both green & blue ones. And more canaries than I've ever seen in one place. XD
Nov. 12th, 2018 02:12 am (UTC)
that's cool that it's from a breeder. I have to say I prefer keets to love birds and canaries. I have no issues with them but am not a fan of parrots (because of what the pet trade has done to accelerate their demise in the wild). Keets pose no problems.

I've fed lorakeets before. I think they're pretty...noisy though
Nov. 12th, 2018 01:49 pm (UTC)
Not a 100% sure, as I didn't ask, but it makes sense. Keets are cute & they come in a ton of colors! Although, if they want; they can do damage with a bite. My female keet, Jaki, who passed 3 years ago, had bitten my hard enough to draw blood. XD I can just imagine how hard a feisty lovebird could bite as they've got pretty big beaks for such a small bird. Tiels, on the other hand, are surprisingly gentle, even when they bite. Gilbee sometimes bites, but I think that's more like him getting annoyed like he would to another tiel, and it's a quick peck/bite. XD

I would think the breeds that have been around for awhile are from breeders, especially the fancy not found in nature colors, are captive bred. I knwo my Aunty & a cousin have sibling African Greys that came from a breeder. I do agree that the exotic pet trade has a bad habit of getting stock from the wild. Habitat loss too is bad and so is poaching as well as idiots who decide they have to have a "wild dingus," cuz no one else except an equally stupid celeb has one, sooo...

I've fed them too & they are pretty, but noisy.

(Silly Gilbee, he hears some birds on the TV & is trying to talk to them. XD Cookie is like "What?" XD)
Nov. 13th, 2018 04:09 am (UTC)
Keets do have fun colors.

I am not a fan of the African Grey because of the noise
Nov. 13th, 2018 02:47 pm (UTC)
They really do! :D

Yeah? My Aunty's parrot is very quiet & my cousin's is even quieter. My Aunbty's will sit there and talk quietly to himself. When they're bored & want attention any parrot can get loud. Or if they suddenly decide they need to know you're okay they will call. Gilbee does that and if I call his name back a few times, he stops. XD
Nov. 13th, 2018 04:46 pm (UTC)
That's cool. My friend's parrot had three things it 'said', imitating the neighbors barky butt chihuahua, imitating a fire truck and imitating a bomb falling and going off.

Not gonna lie, I had recipes to roast that bird :-)
Nov. 14th, 2018 01:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! *LAUGHS* I can see why you'd want to roast him. XD My Aunty's bird has a big vocabulary. The other night after she covered his cage, he told her to "please turn the TV down" in my late Uncle's voice. XD The funniest is when he sits there & says Beetlejuice 3 times & then cackles with this evil laugh. XD Also when they were selling their house, before moving to Florida, some guy was annoying him during an open house & when the guy moved on the bird called him an A-hole. XD
Nov. 14th, 2018 01:49 am (UTC)
Okay now that's funny. I wouldn't have minded a bird like that. One of dad's friends had one that would say here kitty kitty and when the cat came it would shriek at it.
Nov. 14th, 2018 02:53 pm (UTC)
Jocko's a character. :D He's a funny bird. *LAUGHS* That's too funny! XD One time Jocko was getting hysterical & kept yelling at the dig to go lay down. My sister was getting annoyed in another room & came running to yell at the dog, & there was the dog fast asleep on the floor next to the cage. XD She'll feed the bird the odd cheese cube & other stuff the dig likes, so the dog would bother him. But not that time. XD
Nov. 14th, 2018 10:41 pm (UTC)
That is funny
Nov. 15th, 2018 12:45 am (UTC)
*nods* :D
Nov. 11th, 2018 07:50 pm (UTC)
Cookie sounds so adorable! I hope the little guy is settling in. I look forward to seeing pictures once he’s all nice and comfy!
Nov. 12th, 2018 12:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! He seems to be. :D For a hand tamed 'keet, he's awful skittish of my hand. XD But I'm hoping that he'll soon be a pirate bird like Gilbee! :D Dad said he'll take pix once I get him to sit on my hand & come out of the cage.
Nov. 15th, 2018 08:07 pm (UTC)
Welcome Cookie!
Nov. 16th, 2018 02:44 am (UTC)
Thanks, Lux! <3
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