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Old 11-14-2017, 12:20 PM
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I remembered another thing I believed prior to owning Levi.

I eat tons of avacados. I think itís a perfect food for so many reasons. So, I totally planned on sharing them w/ him. So, I was SHOCKED to find out that they are actually deadly to parrots.
I was surprised at how many foods could be harmful if not deadly to our beloved birds.
Oh god yeah exactly that! Seeing the sheer quantity of toxic substances for parrots was more daunting to me than the idea of the next 30 years with a parrot, though apple seeds I already knew of due to the whole cyanide content thing. Thankfully a bit of thinking and care will be more than enough to avoid accidents.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:47 PM
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I do't think I've ever even held or eaten and Acevedo, but the learning about onion things kind of scared me....I never even envisioned that....It never happened but easily could have.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:53 PM
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My sister use to think that wing clipping was cutting off the entire wing.
She only realized it was just the feathers yesterday while I was clipping Elvis and Jordan.

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:33 PM
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I do't think I've ever even held or eaten and Acevedo, but the learning about onion things kind of scared me....I never even envisioned that....It never happened but easily could have.
Well maybe you should reconsider that....
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-...f-avocado.html

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Old 11-15-2017, 01:43 PM
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I'm going to be straight up honest with you, because we all deserve honesty....this is the closest I've ever been to an avocado.....I would have been um 12-14yo at the time.... don't judge we had cinemax....

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Old 11-15-2017, 03:46 PM
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Re: Dumb things

Okay, here's one...
When I first got the Rb, there were no Forums, so I "winged it" a lot. I thought that screaming and making noise meant something was WRONG. Like with dogs and cats.
Consequently, I thought the Rb had a lot of problems. Which he did and still does, but anyway...
I soon figured out that there was more to it than that!
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:07 PM
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I love this thread! Thanks Lord Triggs!

Ok... my turn... get ready to laugh at me.

Before I got my Yoda, I really wanted to get a puppy but my husband was allergic to them. So my choices for a pet were limited to: Fish, reptile, bird. I once had an iguana and it wasn't terribly affectionate, but at least it would hang out on my shoulder. I looked into getting a bird because I figured it would be softer to pet then an iguana.

I thought a pet bird would be like an iguana in that I would be lucky if it 'tolerated' my affection and might occasionally let me put him on my shoulder.

Boy was I ever wrong!!! I've never known any animal to be as loving and affectionate and cuddly and sweet as my little Yoda. Even a puppy would prefer to be left alone once in a while... but NOT Yoda! Like Justin said, I can't even go to the bathroom by myself without making Yoda cry.

And when I come home, I honestly don't know who is happier, him or me.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:36 PM
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I love this thread! Thanks Lord Triggs!

Ok... my turn... get ready to laugh at me.

Before I got my Yoda, I really wanted to get a puppy but my husband was allergic to them. So my choices for a pet were limited to: Fish, reptile, bird. I once had an iguana and it wasn't terribly affectionate, but at least it would hang out on my shoulder. I looked into getting a bird because I figured it would be softer to pet then an iguana.

I thought a pet bird would be like an iguana in that I would be lucky if it 'tolerated' my affection and might occasionally let me put him on my shoulder.

Boy was I ever wrong!!! I've never known any animal to be as loving and affectionate and cuddly and sweet as my little Yoda. Even a puppy would prefer to be left alone once in a while... but NOT Yoda! Like Justin said, I can't even go to the bathroom by myself without making Yoda cry.

And when I come home, I honestly don't know who is happier, him or me.
Awww... I love this!!! I did laugh a little

I was shocked at how much Levi wanted to be with us. Iíve had Labs for over 20 years. And I have to say my Levi is far more engaging with us than they were. And believe me we did everything with them. But, I totally understand estimated the bond I would share w/ Levi. Itís the coolest thing ever!!
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:41 PM
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Okay, here's one...
When I first got the Rb, there were no Forums, so I "winged it" a lot. I thought that screaming and making noise meant something was WRONG. Like with dogs and cats.
Consequently, I thought the Rb had a lot of problems. Which he did and still does, but anyway...
I soon figured out that there was more to it than that!
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Re: Dumb things

After having budgies all of my childhood years I realise that birds do love attention and being around people. With my CAG its ridiculous how much more time and effort I need to spend with her, literally ALL of the time if she had her way. I'm not suggesting this is a negative of course but I can see that the more you put in, the more you get out.

I've always known that birds are more intelligent than people generally think, but again, i'm genuinely surprised at just how intelligent they are, especially emotionally. My family pull my leg over how I am with Enzo but after a little time around her they can see and appreciate it as well.

So in a nutshell, the dumb thing is that i've totally underestimated 'parronthood'.

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