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Old 05-23-2010, 11:58 AM
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Re: Need help identifying new pet!

Thank you so much! I've been doing some research on him but I can't much information on having one as a pet - more about them in the wild. Anything specific I should know about their demeanor, talking behaviors? Right now he still seems a bit shell shocked and not really friendly. Didn't know if this was usual or if he'll eventually warm up. Any suggestions? All I've had before was canaries and rosellas, so he's completely different for me. Very interested to learn!!!
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:31 PM
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Re: Need help identifying new pet!

Try some of these links:

Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus) | Parrot Care
Regent Parrot (eastern subsp.) - Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides: Species information and Photos

Hope this helps!
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:57 PM
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Re: Need help identifying new pet!

Yup definitely a regent. We have a few other members with regents or other congenerics (princess and superb parrots). I don't recall who off the top of my head, but you should be able to browse through previous threads to find them.

All three are incredibly beautiful birds. If I get another bird I will try to find a superb or regent.
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Re: Need help identifying new pet!

He's such a brat! Very playful but not ready to be held quite yet. he likes to hop around your hand and make you think he's going to step up and then he flies. We ended up having to turn all the lights off in the house tonight just so we could get him onto a hand to get him back in a cage. I just feel bad using a net, afraid he'll hurt himself, so I'll try everything first. Any suggestions? Very stubborn, that one.
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:25 PM
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Re: Need help identifying new pet!

I was about to say regents! Beat me to it. I'll research them as pets for you. What are you feeding him?
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:54 PM
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Re: Need help identifying new pet!

A net? No probably not a great way to go. Towel's are handy though.

Get a hand dowel or dish towel, you can throw that over him and scoop him up. Different birds react differently to this, most wont like it at first, but it's easy to 'cuddle' them for a bit in their towel and it's a handy way to be able to get control of them in any situation. Even when they trust you if they get injured or get stuck somewhere they may panic and being able to towel them is a HUGE help.

Auggie and I play around with his towel (a washcloth actually for a conure size bird) and he loves it. I scoop him up and make a birdy-burrito. He's comfy for a while, but then he wrestles his way out (I don't hold him in).
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:56 PM
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Re: Need help identifying new pet!

Just to clarify this is a handy way to be able to pick them up and move them when other methods aren't working. This isn't a means of them getting more comfortable with you. The 'cuddling' reference was to point out that they can get comfortable with the towel after some time.
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