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Old 11-19-2010, 05:07 PM
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Hey guys, sorry for the late reponse. I've been (and I still am) sick with several viruses and I'm totally out of it. I haven't been into posting lately.

Yes, I'm open to any suggestions to help edit this or make it look better. Please notify me if you think something about this needs to be changed.

Ratzy and Alienation, my sincere apologies if this has offened you. That was not my intention when stating that keets, tiels, and lovies are easy birds. The point I was trying to make was, there's a big difference between raising a parakeet and macaw. Parakeets are a lot easier that macaws. I don't want people to say, oh I had parakeets before so macaws should be easy too. I've heard that a lot. I'm working on trying to fix it so people don't get the wrong idea about the "easy" birds. I might actually use bogo's idea but it's going to have to wait until I'm feeling better. I actually made this the other day when I was sick but I got worse afterwards.

Thank you all you suggested edits, they will be made.

No offense taken, Diego. I was just upset from being told that lovebirds only live one year and that somebody's budgies laid eggs all year round without taking a break. And from being at the local aviary, where 90% of the budgies are sick, deformed or have parasites and there is about 4 nest boxes in all year round ( causing fighting ) and mice eat off the food dishes in plain daylight.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:56 PM
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Oh! I wasn't offended! I was just agreeing with Ratzy that the term "easy" can be misleading and possibly detrimental rather than helpful. Too many people in pet shops trying to make a sale say that certain pets are easy to care for. I was told a blue-fronted amazon would be easy to look after!

I understand what you meant, but I think Bogo is indeed on the right track with the idea of adding an explanation.

I hope you feel better soon!
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:59 PM
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All done, I made the edits to fix some problems. Each parrot species now has a paragraph that gives an overview of them. Hope that solves everything
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:32 PM
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Looks great, well done =]
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Great job Diego!

Are you feeling better?

Interestingly, in Parrot magazine this month is the exact same topic!

I can't say I agree with it all(in the article) but then, these things are always "each to their own".

It DID throw up an interesting point that I've never heard of before or considered, but I can see the method in the madness.

"Sun conure's are best owned by people who have had experience of larger birds."

Method being they genuinely believe they are large! Madness being of course, they are not lol!
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:36 AM
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Most info I've read on conures say that they have big bird personalities, Von! Personally I have minimal experience with conures so I don't know if it's true or not, but lots of sources seem to agree.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:17 AM
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hehe, I agree with that but being brutally honest, I would not feel comfortable adopting a larger bird.

I don't have enough experience! But then, it was a sunny I wanted for so many years and they were the only ones I researched! I also love sulpher crested cockatoo's but that wasn't something I felt equipped to settle into the household what with there being so many lovely critters here already.

As I say, it is all points of view, I just thought it was an interesting point by the magazine. One that I can't confirm or deny either hehe! I look after Cal to the optimum of my ability....give me a macaw or an AG....I think I would hyperventilate!!!
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:23 AM
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LOL! Looking after an AG is very much the same as looking after a Sun. You provide them with the same love and attention. An AG is just a wee bigger. You could do it, I know you could.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:12 PM
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Glad you all are liking it. If anyone feels changes need to be made, please don't be afraid to let me know. Thank you.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:30 PM
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Are you afraid of taking on a bigger bird because of their personality or their ability to bite your fingers off, Von?
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