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Old 10-10-2018, 05:02 PM
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I don't usually check into this account, but I figured I'd actually give this forum a chance and see what comes of it. I have a 9-year-old special needs Vasa named Java, and I have yet to meet any active members (other forum) with a Vasa. I would like to learn more about this species. Thanks for reading.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:45 AM
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Re: Looking to connect with any Vasa owners

not a Vasa owner myself but absolutely fascinated by them. I've even been told that Vasa parrots might be a good fit for me but they're so darn rare I've never even seen them in action
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:56 AM
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Re: Looking to connect with any Vasa owners

Oh, I love seeing the super rare parrots on here! Vasa parrots are extremely rare in the pet trade, probably as rare if not rarer than palm cockatoos or hyacinth macaws (albeit no where near as costly from my understanding). It is not too surprising you're struggling to find other owners- there simply aren't many out there. Vasa parrots, from the little I've heard, make excellent companions and seem to be generally quiet, sweet birds. They likely never became very popular because other parrots look flashier and some people are off-put that male Vasa parrots have visible sex organs when they're going through their spring thing.

So what kind of special needs does Java have? Have you had him since he was newly weaned? I hope you stick around and share regularly about Java. Such fascinating birds and so little insight into their behavior and personalities.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:24 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kiwibird View Post
Oh, I love seeing the super rare parrots on here! Vasa parrots are extremely rare in the pet trade, probably as rare if not rarer than palm cockatoos or hyacinth macaws (albeit no where near as costly from my understanding). It is not too surprising you're struggling to find other owners- there simply aren't many out there. Vasa parrots, from the little I've heard, make excellent companions and seem to be generally quiet, sweet birds. They likely never became very popular because other parrots look flashier and some people are off-put that male Vasa parrots have visible sex organs when they're going through their spring thing.

So what kind of special needs does Java have? Have you had him since he was newly weaned? I hope you stick around and share regularly about Java. Such fascinating birds and so little insight into their behavior and personalities.
I've had him for 8 months now, and prior to me rescuing him, he spent his life as an aviary breeder in FL. At some point in his past, he was attacked by a raccoon and lost a leg because of it. His remaining leg has nerve entrapment and it's locked at a 90 degree angle and he has no function of his small back toe.
He's never had any human contact aside from being caught with a net to be shipped to me, and just recently, I've been able to pet his head without getting chomped
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