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Old 06-02-2012, 09:26 PM
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Hello all and welcome to my first post on the forum. I would like to welcome you to Me (Chris or Furf) I have been around and around. I have grown up with all sorts of different critters.
Its started with hamsters when I was 5 and then grew into breeding Boa's in High School. I have housed, rescued and baby sat many a critters Ranging from B&G Macaw's to Sugar Gliders.

I have experience with the Hahns Macaw Parrot and African Grey's. I enjoyed the presence of a Hahns macaw for almost 3 years. When his mother moved (from me) away with him. I also was a long term sitter for a African grey for 16 months when a friend was on deployment.

Anyway to the point. I am wanting to get another Fid. I Finally have my own place with a room that I can dedicate to the Fid. I work full time and would have a minimum of 6 hours of day of time to dedicate to my Fid for one on one time. I usually work the overnights so that would be fine with the sleeping of 10+ hours of night.

I am currently looking to go give a loving and permanent home to a Hahns, Grey, Amazon, Senegal, Meyers, or a Conure. I am not hugely picky on the species I am looking for a new companion to spend time with me at the house

If this seems like there is a species that would fit better to my life style please let me know.
Thanks all and I hope you have enjoyed my welcome post.


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Old 06-02-2012, 09:33 PM
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Re: Good Morning!!!

Welcome to the forum! I say get a conure because everyone should have at least one, but I am bias so other people can help you out with that.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Good Morning!!!

Welcome! That is a beautiful little Hahn's macaw! I am also partial to conures. They make wonderful little companions.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: Good Morning!!!

Welcome to the forum!

If I were to recommend one, I think it would be either a Conure or, if you're interested in the Poicephalus, Meyer's. It is often said, "Senegals love being loved by you, but Meyer's love loving you." They are more docile and sweet, from what I have read/heard. I have also read that Poicephalus are more like cats, while Conures are more like dogs. Conures like to play and rough and tumble, roll around on their backs, etc. Poicephalus are more like cats, in the sense that they kind of just want to watch from afar. Hope that makes sense.

Since you do have big bird experience, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a Mini Macaw or an Amazon, but it really just depends on you and what you're looking for. Be aware that Amazons are hot headed and temperamental sometimes, especially around breeding season and breeding age. Be sure that you know this, as you will need to be prepared for it when the time comes. If you aren't looking at the "Hot 3" Amazons, the hormonal aggression will be lessened. For example, a Red-Lored, Lilac-Crowned, Mealy, or Yellow-Shouldered.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:07 PM
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Thanks all. Well it looks like I may or may not have been timed just right. I posted a want ad in craigslist. Next thing I know an awesome lady near me was thinking about rehoming her 2 greys. Which she has had for 9 years. They have been together for 7 of those years and they are 15 and 13 years old. One is Proven male and the other seems to be male.....

Perfect right? .... Eh Charlie the oldest has been under stress from something in the house and is "cutting" feathers. When I went to see them today Paco the younger one full feathered did not want much to do with me. But Charlie was all about checking me out. He did not step up since she has not handled either of them in 4 years since she is scared of them... Sorry Intimidated.

Everything seemed perfect with them other then the Feather muncher. they are both on a good diet and seem very alert and healthy... both were very vocal. Now I just need to wait for her to make sure she thinks I am a good fit. Just thought I would update everyone... I will keep you posted.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:17 PM
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Re: Good Morning!!!

If your not that interested in any specific specie then I recommend letting the bird find you. Your most successful human/parrot relationships will be because the bird picked you.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:19 PM
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Your are defiantly right there Terry. For sure. I agree with you 100% I plan to go back and visit with Charlie and Paco to see if either one will warm up to me at all. and I plan to do this over then next 3 weeks to see if this will work out. If not then well they are not for me.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:17 PM
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Since I posted that add on Craigslist saying I was interested in adopting I have had 4 people contact me 1 Goffins Cockatoo, 1 Moluccan cockatoo, and a Sun Conure. And of course the Greys.

So that is a big no to the moluccan cockatoo way too big. But the sun conure may be an awesome choice. If the greys don't work out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:32 PM
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Re: Good Morning!!!

Love your Hahns Macaw!! Welcome!
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:34 PM
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Thanks I don't have him anymore. But I loved him. He bonded with my Ex and she took off so.... Life happens.
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