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Old 05-16-2016, 01:28 PM
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I demand a refund!

Saw this on pinterest this morning. Since Kiwi doesn't speak, can I get my money back I know I've had him longer than the 90 day trial period but I think we got a defective unit lol



All joking aside, this really shows how far we've come in how we view our pets! I can only imagine the horrors of what that $1.50 cage must've been like Or how traumatizing 'shipping' must've been for a wild caught, discount "parrot" (guessing amazon by the picture?).
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Re: I demand a refund!

Wow...I have no words...I bet you are right about wild caught I wonder how old this ad is?
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:34 PM
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Re: I demand a refund!

April did you see a date ? That is nuts lol

NO you can't get a refund lol
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:36 PM
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April did you see a date ? That is nuts lol

NO you can't get a refund lol
I believe it said 1909.

You mean I'm stuck with a non-talking parrot...FOREVER
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:41 PM
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Um Yeah Wait serious he does not talk ? Sing ?? Whistle ?
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:53 PM
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Um Yeah Wait serious he does not talk ? Sing ?? Whistle ?
He says the odd garbled "hello" if he REALLY wants something and "f-you" if you REALLY make him mad (someone must've told him that A LOT for him to have learned it). He doesn't sing and he can only make the first half of the wolf whistle (and only when you have him in the shower with you).

Kiwi actually has an extremely limited range of noises he makes- honks (like a goose), hoots (like an owl), a high pitched "weeeet" and a contact call. That's about it. We suspect he may have been yelled at or smacked at or something when he'd vocalize in a prior home because he is just really stunted in that department. 90% of the time he is totally silent, even when dancing, playing and hanging out. He used to screech a lot when we first got him, but we ignored it and encouraged the few vocalizations he now makes regularly. He seems to have no concept of the 'typical' range of amazon vocalizations though. Had someone encouraged him as a young bird instead of locking him in a dungeon, he'd likely be a cognitive talker as he is very intelligent. Think the talking ship has sailed on that ever happening now along with his ability to ever fly
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Re: I demand a refund!

Well worth $5 bucks.

LOL @ wolf whistle in shower
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:03 PM
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Well worth $5 bucks.

LOL @ wolf whistle in shower
I don't know about that... I could get a pretty big Starbucks for $5 lol
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Re: I demand a refund!

I like to show ads like this to my mom when she laments, "What is the world coming to. . .?" Uh, I think it's more like "What kind of world did we used to live in?!" for something like that to have been possible, even "normal." Thank God for progress then. . .
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Re: I demand a refund!

I was just on Market street today!

I can only imagine how many birds I'd have if I could get them that cheap.
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