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Old 01-11-2012, 03:59 AM
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Re: I have a deposit on a baby :D

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The wait will be worth it...
Yeah just won't be easy, guess it gives me more time to stock up on toys :P
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Re: I have a deposit on a baby :D

It took my Pionus 4.5 months to be ready to go home. this is good time to start reading about them , looking at cages and toys ....

your baby Pionus is very sweet !
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Re: I have a deposit on a baby :D

It's so cool, too, to get to see them from the time they are little chicks. I only got to do that with one of my birds, and it was such a nice experience!
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:15 AM
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Re: I have a deposit on a baby :D

Well so far I have checked out every site I can find, but an amazon wishlist for him/her that could make the hubby weep lol, and just finished Parrots for Dummies tonight. The book has left feeling more confident and a tad nervous at the same time. Still trying to find more species specific info but apparently they aren't that common. I have a lot to learn I just want to be as prepared as I can. I want to do well from the start.

So exciting just seeing him grow though your right .

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I wonder if you could find a back issue of Bird Talk magazine during one of the times they featured Pionus. You might see if they sell back orders on their website, or check ebay.
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awesome idea, I love ebay anyway I will check it out thanks
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I may even have one as well, but if I do it would be like 11-12 years old. If I do though, I'll let you know and could mail it to you. I may or may not have kept all those back issues.

Yes, I got a great book on Alex the Grey on ebay last week for only $3 shipped! And it was in such good condition I couldn't even tell it was used.
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I may even have one as well, but if I do it would be like 11-12 years old. If I do though, I'll let you know and could mail it to you. I may or may not have kept all those back issues.

Yes, I got a great book on Alex the Grey on ebay last week for only $3 shipped! And it was in such good condition I couldn't even tell it was used.
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Re: I have a deposit on a baby :D

Wanted to update my thread. Got a call from the breeder today he took the babies in for Surgical Sexing today and found out its a girl!. From what he is saying now she is on like 2 feedings a day, next week should be one so if all goes well she should come home the last week of Feb.

Very excited but concerned about having a female in a way cause of egg binding, I wonder how often that happens and scared of catching it in time I guess. Plus I am a tad disappointed in her being female because from what I understand that means even less chance she will have any talking ability.

I never expected a great talker in a Pionus. I knew that was not likely but I was hoping for maybe a handful of words over the years. From what I have read that isn't impossible with a hen just not as likely as it would be with a boy.

I am making peace with it and going over names for my pretty girl who I am sure will make up in personality anything I would have gotten from a talker!

I know its the bird herself that I will live with, her unique self that will eventually take over my heart and I am sure that her ability to tell me "hello" or "I love you" won't hurt that. I know what my yorkie is thinking most of the time and he doesn't do anything but stomp his feet and woof at me.
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Re: I have a deposit on a baby :D

Don't count her out as a talker yet. She may speak some. Keep talking to her. Also, don't worry about egg binding. It could happen, but, often doesn't. Try not to pet her on the back, or belly. Only pet her head & neck. That will help keep her hormones down. Also, do not give her a mirror. Good luck with your new faby (feathered baby).
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