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darkchi 12-26-2006 12:13 PM

CAG/TAG Funny stories
 
Ok, I think we should all have a place to write about some of the funny things our birds do. I saw, on a web page, a list of short stories people wrote in about a funny, or creative things, or just something they wanted to get off their chest; with out have to deal with those people (non-bird owners) who just don't under stand why we find this kind of stuff amusing. Like my mother tells me, "Gosh, you talk about your animals like they are you kids. I'm I ever going to have real grandchildren?"

I can start with one:

I really don't have any good ones yet, although yesterday it was funny when she was sitting on my lap and I was nibbling on some cheese, and sharing some tiny little pieces with her, that she decided that I wasn't fast enough or the pieces weren't big enough, who knows. Anyways she walks up my leg looks at me, cocks her head, I of course ask her what she is doing, she then turns bites into the bag and proceeds to try and drag it away.
Funny little bird

I will try and find that site again, had some funny stuff

darkchi 12-26-2006 12:17 PM

Re: CAG/TAG Funny stories
 
Ah-ha (can you tell I have nothing to do at work)

http://www.birdhotline.com/stories.htm

Peta 12-26-2006 12:34 PM

Re: CAG/TAG Funny stories
 
Hahahaha there are some great stories on there,

Right here's one of mine,

When the dogs or cats are outside I ask Bucc where they are, he will then whistle to them (I can't whistle), they come in and he promptly tells them to "get on your bed go on". A few days ago my Dad came to visit, he asked where Jemma was (my daughter) and Bucc starts to whistle calling her "Come on then" , at that moment Jemma came downstairs to which Bucc responded "get on your bed go on"

Of course my Dad thought this was hilarious and burst into laughter, now Bucc will do it and after telling them to get on their bed, he roars with laughter. Now if we are ever out of his sight for a second, he starts all over again. :D

darkchi 12-29-2006 07:51 AM

Silly Bird
 
Ok, this is how weird my bird is...
She has a "toy box" with sticks, blocks, huge wood beads, vine balls thingies and plastic circles from a craft store.
She like to chew all the wood pieces, shread the vine ball, toss the beads and fling the rings.
Anyways the plastic rings are the only this that have color. One of the colors being purple... this may just be me over thinking things but... she only tosses all the purple rings out of her basket. Now the other day I noticed that she likes to eat her pellets by color :rolleyes: leaving the purple pellets in the bowl or on the floor for me to step on :16: she has nothing but purple pellets left in her bowl... silly bird
Maybe she doesn't like the color purple who knows, but I thought it kind of funny and I thought I would share.

GreyMan 03-02-2007 04:06 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
That's so funny because Iniko will leave the purple ones in his bowl and toss them around his cage. They must have something against the color purple!

This story happened a little after he was a year old. It was quite obvious that he caught onto the fact that when the cell phones ring we go after them. So while I was at work one day my wife was at home alone. She heard a phone ringing in the living room. When she got to the living room it would stop. She then returns to what she was doing in the bedroom. Well then she hears the phone ringing again and goes running to the living room so she wouldn't miss the call this time. As soon as she gets there there's no more ringing. On the third time she calls me and I answered. "So you have your phone with you because I thought you left it here, it's been ringing somewhere in the living room all morning." I said, "No I have my phone." Then I hear her say, "Oh, Iniko you little monster!"

Peta 03-03-2007 07:55 AM

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:18: :18: That is just too funny, Bucc will do the phone ring but will then say Hello, and have a conversation with himself. When I'm on the phone he waits for a while then says "okay bye" if I don't hang up there and then he gets really stressy.:18: :18:

I have been keeping an eye on Bucc and the pellet thing, the won't eat any of the purple ones either, and won't play with any of his purple hoops I've strung on his Java Tree. Hmmmmmmm wonder what it is with Greys and the colour purple.

GreyMan 03-03-2007 08:46 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Yeah, nowaday he will have conversations with himself and you hear both sides. He rings, answers, mumbles, talks, mumbles, okay bye, "CLICK".

It's so funny.

soaringgreyfeathers 06-01-2007 04:09 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
and i thought it was just my grey!!! he does not like his purple pellets either!! that is too funny!!

Flo 03-14-2008 08:18 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
So someone should tell the pellet people to stop putting in purple ones!
we are really finding it fun how fast our grey learns things - also realizing we should be careful about what is said around him! So far he is meowing and barking - he says hello, hello Tiki, COME-COME-COME (our dog requires multiple calls:) ) and asks for beer! "Tiki beer?"

danewillow 03-18-2008 02:42 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Einstein likes to call and whistle for our dogs and he seems to know which one is outside. Usually it's Max since he's the one that always wants to go outside (and inside, then out, in, out, in, out...). I'll open the door and immediately he'll whistle or yell "MAX!!!" One day my husband had let Max in and Maia was still out there. He opened the door and Einstein yelled "Maia!" (he yells her name a little quieter, Max doesn't listen very well). Rocky, on the other hand, yells for Rhett. We don't have a dog named Rhett. His previous owners did. He's finally learned Maia's name but still prefers to use Rhett. All people are named Darin too.

Julie

rockinseattle 03-19-2008 11:50 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Greys can be little stinkers thats for sure.

Mine likes to call the dog over to the kitchen island (unfortunately that is where one of his tree gyms is at, his choice, not mine) and/or he will wait for the dog to come over and get some food or water and then BAMMMM drop a toy on the dog and then bark at her. :eek: The Little stinkpot.

jfavor 05-04-2009 07:26 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Hi, I'm a new member and this is my 1st post. Very interesting that several of you mention that your bird does not like the purple ones. My grey doesn't like them either, but sometimes changes his mind and eats them. He seems to eat his food by colors. He likes the green and yellow most,then the red, orange, and tosses out the purple. He is 4 yrs old and has a hugh vocabulary.

Spiritbird 10-08-2009 07:52 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Color Preferences in birds is a very interesting topic. I have a grey too and she seems to prefer the color yellow in the toys. I do not purchase colored pellets or other foods. She really lilked the yellow comfy corner I put in the cage but had to remove as she was working on the tie strings a little too agressively. I know the famous grey Alex could tell the difference in colors and did know purple.

Auggie's Dad 10-08-2009 06:19 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Of course they can tell the difference in colors. They have better color vision than we do.

Spiritbird 10-09-2009 12:51 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Yes birds eyes are very keen and can tell color differences. I was aiming more to color preferences.

antoinette 12-07-2009 08:23 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
How they make us laugh !!!
Whenever Mishka walks towards the couch to bite it I say Oh stop it don't do that
Yesterday I was in the kitchen cooking, she was in the lounge on her playpen.
We were busy chatting away, then she become very quiet.
I walked into the lounge, she had stepped off her playpen and was nearby the couch, I said what are you doing?
She replied oh stop it don't do that, don't do that mommy !!!
It was hilarious:)
Take care

norenekay 12-09-2009 05:30 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
I had my grey about a year when I decided to run to the gas station one night so I wouldn't have to stop in the morning. I did not know yet that parrots NEED to be on their cage or at least see it when it gets dark. I only had to go about 10 blocks to the gas station and Corky was really freaking out, peeping, flapping, and getting on top of my head (ouch!). Just as I got to the station a cop pulls up behind me because I was driving funny and when he walked up to the window and saw me with my hair all wild from Corky and him on my head..he just said never mind and walked away. I laughed all the way home. Figure he didn't know how to write it up, huh? I didn't take my babies out after dark after that, poor baby. We've travelled with them, but always cover their portable cages at dusk. Then they are okay.

antoinette 12-18-2009 07:44 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Who is calling who ???
Mishka my AG 2 years old imitates my voice down to a T now.
When my sons are home she calls them Sean come here please SEAN
Sean comes into my office mom you called?.
Told him I did not, he swears that I did.
Hilarious at first !!!!
Now when I call my guys, they ignore me. :18:
LoL, at least Mishka does not ignore me.
Take care

antoinette 12-19-2009 12:45 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Hi norenekey.
Crazy story had a good laugh !
The cop probably suspected you were under the influence LoL
Wonder what Corky thought of the encounter :)
Be safe

madparrotwoman 07-04-2010 04:40 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
I had to share this, it took me by surprise this morning lol.

Next door has a little dog - like the dog "nipper" in the HMV slogan listening to the old fashioned gramaphone. Anyway this dog is often in his garden next door and I guess he barks though it's not the kind of bark you notice as not often he does bark and it's low pitched. This morning after the birds had been given their breakfast I was sitting here with a cuppa and I heard next door's dog bark his usual low quietish bark and just happened to look up and there was Beau with his beak moving, yes you guessed it the dog was nowhere to be seen! So funny how close to the real thing it is lol

Aussie Ben 07-04-2010 05:09 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
HAHA it is spooky when birds pick up sounds like that. I can't tell now if its my tiel or my ekkie calling me, because my ekkie has my tiels call down to an art form.

Thanks for sharing;)

antoinette 07-04-2010 10:23 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by madparrotwoman (Post 36996)
I had to share this, it took me by surprise this morning lol.

Next door has a little dog - like the dog "nipper" in the HMV slogan listening to the old fashioned gramaphone. Anyway this dog is often in his garden next door and I guess he barks though it's not the kind of bark you notice as not often he does bark and it's low pitched. This morning after the birds had been given their breakfast I was sitting here with a cuppa and I heard next door's dog bark his usual low quietish bark and just happened to look up and there was Beau with his beak moving, yes you guessed it the dog was nowhere to be seen! So funny how close to the real thing it is lol

Oh well you have just confirmed why you are called "madparrotwoman"
You true colours were going to come out eventually loL :eek:

It is amazing, from the tone right down to the "voice".

Often Mishka calls me, Mom Mommy and sounds like one of my guys...
That confuses me Lol........ then I realize they are not at home :rolleyes:

Erithacus 07-16-2010 10:59 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
We went hiking this morning. The starting point was quite tough because it starts with steep slopes. After climbing the slopes, I took a break waiting for my wife to catch up. A man was coming down from the opposite direction. He saw me and Cocoa. He asked, " you have a bird on your shoulder. what bird is that?" I replied, " it's an eagle." He asked again, "how long have you been keeping this EAGLE? Hahaha! He really believes Cocoa is an eagle.

Mrspy 07-16-2010 11:37 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Here's a funny thing that my previous conure used to do: First he would take one small piece of those colored pellets with artificial coloring and then walk slowly accross his whol cage to the water dish which was on the other side. Then he'd leave it there and walk back accross his cage to his little toy that was his bed. Then after about 20 seconds he'd get up and walk accross the cage again and then get the soaked pellet out of his water and put it in his mouth and then go back to his bed. Then he would take his little toy or bed and drag it to where he was hidden from everyone and eat it. Lol, then right after he eats it he repeats!!!!!

That's all for now, i'll try to think of some stories that my birds that i have now do. :D

Mel 07-17-2010 02:40 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Erithacus (Post 38923)
We went hiking this morning. The starting point was quite tough because it starts with steep slopes. After climbing the slopes, I took a break waiting for my wife to catch up. A man was coming down from the opposite direction. He saw me and Cocoa. He asked, " you have a bird on your shoulder. what bird is that?" I replied, " it's an eagle." He asked again, "how long have you been keeping this EAGLE? Hahaha! He really believes Cocoa is an eagle.

Haha poor guy I bet he'll be telling everyone about it too

Mel 07-17-2010 02:41 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mrspy (Post 38927)
Here's a funny thing that my previous conure used to do: First he would take one small piece of those colored pellets with artificial coloring and then walk slowly accross his whol cage to the water dish which was on the other side. Then he'd leave it there and walk back accross his cage to his little toy that was his bed. Then after about 20 seconds he'd get up and walk accross the cage again and then get the soaked pellet out of his water and put it in his mouth and then go back to his bed. Then he would take his little toy or bed and drag it to where he was hidden from everyone and eat it. Lol, then right after he eats it he repeats!!!!!

That's all for now, i'll try to think of some stories that my birds that i have now do. :D

It's funny the little quirks they develope

Ratzy 07-17-2010 03:43 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
My budgies fight over possesion of my hand! Lexi or Thimble usually win while Marigold just sits there ( fatty ) looking. Marigold is overweight and I have been trying to get her to lose some ( no results ). The only time she has ever been at a nice weight was when she had 4 chicks to feed.

Erithacus 07-17-2010 10:34 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
I went hiking again this morning, this time only Cocoa and I as my wife had to go to the wet market. I met another hiker when I was taking a break.
He asked if Cocoa was a parrot. He then asked if I had an eagle which he saw me carry around in the street. He didn't know Cocoa was the eagle he saw in the street.

Mel 07-18-2010 06:32 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Erithacus (Post 39015)
I went hiking again this morning, this time only Cocoa and I as my wife had to go to the wet market. I met another hiker when I was taking a break.
He asked if Cocoa was a parrot. He then asked if I had an eagle which he saw me carry around in the street. He didn't know Cocoa was the eagle he saw in the street.


You are going to have some very confused people in your area.

ColleenChaos 12-27-2010 12:00 PM

Funny stories
 
My TAG Furby has some interesting things he does. When I give him a cracker he takes it and climbs back inside of his cage. He dips it in his water. Reminds me of a person dipping their donut in their coffee.
We'll be sitting in the tv room watching a movie, he'll me sitting on the arm of my chair. Furby will start washing my left hand. I think that's what he's doing. He'll pick up every finger up one at a time and preen it. If my nails are too long he'll try to trim them. Furb gets his beak under my nail, and ouch.

nofearengineer 12-27-2010 03:36 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Well, a few of you have heard the funniest thing Gandalf ever did, but I won't repeat it, as this is a family site! LOL

Maighen 02-19-2011 10:21 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Hi! I am new here and I actually just got my African Grey Frankie last night! I guess the cutest/most interesting thing he has done so far is......run back and forth on his perch and get really excited over the video game Mario for Wii that my husband was playing! Frankie even started making some different sounds when my husband would get upset or happy because of the game!

Wulfgeist 03-14-2012 07:41 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Jasper was climbing around on his playtop last night, trying to figure out how to actually get down to the tray where some foot toys were. Somehow he got not stuck but he thought he was, standing on the edge of the tray with his rear end wedged under one of the bridges. He was growling and fussing because *someone* was touching his back and he didn't like it!

roxynoodle 03-14-2012 08:24 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Ah, now you've heard the growl, too! You gotta love them for how entertaining they are. Much better than TV!

drew92 04-14-2012 07:24 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
i have a funny (well to me) story that poped up today or should i say flew up today. i went to a breeder to gain some hands on experiance before i even think about bringing a feathered family member into my home. we were scocializing 3 congo babies at a table two had already fledged and one had not. i was working with the one who hadn't on step up. we swapped babies and the next thing i know i see flapping grey feathers and the unfledged baby was on my head. so i guess i can but flight instructor to my resume now lol.

Wulfgeist 04-21-2012 12:40 AM

Re: Funny stories
 
Last night I am hearing this odd rattling sound and I look up and Jasper has taken his big whiffle ball and placed it up in his playstand food cup. :confused:
Maybe I should get him one of those basketball bird sets.

KrazyBirdBoy 06-09-2012 08:52 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
This story is not about Isoke my CAG but rather my Red-Sided Eclectus , Eggie. I was working on a client of mines Camelot Macaw in my office when I heard a huge ruckus from my bird room. One of my GCC's had latched on to my Ekkies tail feathers and he has only learned to say hello and bye . He was running around the room goin Hello,hello,hello! It was so freakin funny . What so sweet is that he was still gentle with the little conure.

KrazyBirdBoy 06-09-2012 08:53 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
Keep in mind that the Green Cheek was still latched on during all of this. :)

KevinT 10-19-2012 01:04 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
The funniest thing I ever saw a parrot do involves the use of an old English word completely in context. I've never heard him use this particular word before or since--but I'm not his owner. (I have spent many hours in his company, though).

One evening Cody, our friend's Congo African Grey, flew off of his cage, flap-gliding to the floor about ten feet away. Their Border Collie, Ruger, who constantly herds everyone and everything, dashed over toward the bird, presumably to herd him back toward his cage. Cody sharply and clearly called him a "F%(@&*!" Ruger just backad away and gave him some space, and Cody's owner picked him up and put him back on his cage.

This is in a home where that sort of language just isn't used--certainly not when company is present, anyway.

There was a quietly awkward moment, then we all looked at one another and burst out laughing.

We all knew Cody was smart, but wow!

weimdog2 12-06-2012 10:27 PM

Re: Funny stories
 
My TAG, Penny, won't eat her purple pellets either! I'm glad to know she isn't the only one who does that.

Jill and Penny


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