What bird is/was your heart bird?

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To explain a little what a “heart bird” is, it’s basically the bird that you connect with on a very deep level, almost like your souls are/were connected I suppose. (If you’re a horse lover or are very much in the equestrian community, then it’s kinda like the term ‘heart horse’ lol)


For me, it’s Rico. I adored my budgies so much, don’t get me wrong, but I believe that Rico is my heart bird. He is literally my other half and a lot of the joy in my life. He is so cute, funny, and he can always make me laugh, even on the absolute worst days. And I believe he truly saved me from death. You probably get what I mean, but if you don’t, I’m just gonna say I was severely depressed when I got him.

So, with that said, who is/was your heart bird? What were they like?
 

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Waiting... waiting... I've never had a bird that really connected to me like that, but I suppose Elvis, since even when I had Niki, he was my favorite.
 
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Waiting... waiting... I've never had a bird that really connected to me like that, but I suppose Elvis, since even when I had Niki, he was my favorite.
I’m sure you will find your heart bird! It may take a while but I’m sure you’ll find them! What was Elvis like?
 

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I’m sure you will find your heart bird! It may take a while but I’m sure you’ll find them! What was Elvis like?
Elvis is smart. He's the kind of bird who'll understand what I mean and purposely do the opposite. He's not quite affectionate, but he'll stand on my finger to get millet and doesn't jump at my every move. When I was sick a while back, he wouldn't perch on the curtain loftily, but came down and actually played on the playstand I bought him for the very first time.

He's a troublemaker. Sometimes he forgets that he can fly and likes to walk around on the ground (supervised, obviously) with Olive. I'll pick up Olive and put her on the playstand, but he'll continue walking around for a while.

They get so jealous of each other. I don't have a lot of room, so the only way I can train them is right next to each other, and someone always tries to steal the millet. Usually Elvis.
 

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My LJ (Lemon Jade). Hard to explain why as no we didn't have a close bond, he only had eyes for his girlfriend, and no he was not super "tame".
He was my first budgie and there was just something about him, he was so sweet and precious. I know he trusted me because I could carry him cupped in my hands with minimal fuss.
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I think that might have been my girl Nutmeg. God, I miss her.... but it's been 4 years since I lost her, and I think I can finally look back on the good times we shared without feeling sad/guilty/anything else along those lines.

She was my first (and so far only) caique, but I would LOVE to get another one sometime in the next few years, if I'm able. She was playful and I could go on and on with stories about all the random mischief she got up to EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Plus she was smart... and she LOVED hiking. So of course, I have to post a picture of her on a hike! (and if you've been on the forum longer than I have, I'm sure you've seen this pic countless times, but it's the only picture I have of her outside, and it's also my favorite one.)
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Out of my CURRENT birds, I'd say Lilla... just coz she's sweet, playful, and super bonded with me, and I couldn't imagine life without her. I'd be CRUSHED if I lost her, so I guess that could make her one of my heart birds.
 
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Elvis is smart. He's the kind of bird who'll understand what I mean and purposely do the opposite. He's not quite affectionate, but he'll stand on my finger to get millet and doesn't jump at my every move. When I was sick a while back, he wouldn't perch on the curtain loftily, but came down and actually played on the playstand I bought him for the very first time.

He's a troublemaker. Sometimes he forgets that he can fly and likes to walk around on the ground (supervised, obviously) with Olive. I'll pick up Olive and put her on the playstand, but he'll continue walking around for a while.

They get so jealous of each other. I don't have a lot of room, so the only way I can train them is right next to each other, and someone always tries to steal the millet. Usually Elvis.
Elvis sounds like a cheeky little guy! He is definitely a true parrot, always getting into trouble and being a jealous little feather monster! Elvis sounds like a joy to be around, despite being a scientist of chaos haha
 
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My LJ (Lemon Jade). Hard to explain why as no we didn't have a close bond, he only had eyes for his girlfriend, and no he was not super "tame".
He was my first budgie and there was just something about him, he was so sweet and precious. I know he trusted me because I could carry him cupped in my hands with minimal fuss.
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He is adorable! He also sounds like a sweet little baby birb! What was his favorite thing to do? Did he have any unique quirks?
 
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I think that might have been my girl Nutmeg. God, I miss her.... but it's been 4 years since I lost her, and I think I can finally look back on the good times we shared without feeling sad/guilty/anything else along those lines.

She was my first (and so far only) caique, but I would LOVE to get another one sometime in the next few years, if I'm able. She was playful and I could go on and on with stories about all the random mischief she got up to EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Plus she was smart... and she LOVED hiking. So of course, I have to post a picture of her on a hike! (and if you've been on the forum longer than I have, I'm sure you've seen this pic countless times, but it's the only picture I have of her outside, and it's also my favorite one.)
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Out of my CURRENT birds, I'd say Lilla... just coz she's sweet, playful, and super bonded with me, and I couldn't imagine life without her. I'd be CRUSHED if I lost her, so I guess that could make her one of my heart birds.
Aww nutmeg is adorable and I am so sorry you lost her! She looks so adorable, sweet, and mischievous as you described. I can definitely tell she was loved and taken care of well! If you don’t mind sharing, what was your absolute favorite memory with her? What was her favorite food/treat? Any unique quirks about her?

Lilla sounds like a good birb! A sweet and playful companion is always great to have! What species is Lilla? Favorite memory? Any quirks? Favorite food/treat?
 

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Aww nutmeg is adorable and I am so sorry you lost her! She looks so adorable, sweet, and mischievous as you described. I can definitely tell she was loved and taken care of well! If you don’t mind sharing, what was your absolute favorite memory with her? What was her favorite food/treat? Any unique quirks about her?

Lilla sounds like a good birb! A sweet and playful companion is always great to have! What species is Lilla? Favorite memory? Any quirks? Favorite food/treat?
Thanks for asking because I LOVE talking about my birds :)

Ok so,
Nutmeg's favorite food was E V E R Y T H I N G. Although she especially liked millet and sunflower seeds and chicken eggs and oat groats and carrots and lettuce and bread and rice and cauliflower aaaaaaaand raspberries.

Plus she also liked bananas.

Uhhh Lilla is my senegal and she's almost 11. I think. I stopped keeping track tbh, lol. She's adorable, and she's curious and not skittish at ALL, and my budgies (I have 3) like to attack her tail. She could literally not care less.

I think her favorite foods are sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, and carrots. She DOES like millet, but she would rather have a lot of foods before millet.
 
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Thanks for asking because I LOVE talking about my birds :)

Ok so,
Nutmeg's favorite food was E V E R Y T H I N G. Although she especially liked millet and sunflower seeds and chicken eggs and oat groats and carrots and lettuce and bread and rice and cauliflower aaaaaaaand raspberries.

Plus she also liked bananas.

Uhhh Lilla is my senegal and she's almost 11. I think. I stopped keeping track tbh, lol. She's adorable, and she's curious and not skittish at ALL, and my budgies (I have 3) like to attack her tail. She could literally not care less.

I think her favorite foods are sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, and carrots. She DOES like millet, but she would rather have a lot of foods before millet.
Ah, nutmeg had a taste for everything I see? She does have good taste though! Raspberries, bananas, carrots, lettuce, etc. are all really good! Has she ever jumped into your food or stolen any?


Holy! I never expected Lilla to be a Senegal! I honestly expected her to be either a sulfur crested cockatoo or a red bellied parrot! A bird that isn’t skittish? No way she’s real! More proof birds are government drones 💪😤💯
She also has good taste in treats!
 

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Ah, nutmeg had a taste for everything I see? She does have good taste though! Raspberries, bananas, carrots, lettuce, etc. are all really good! Has she ever jumped into your food or stolen any?


Holy! I never expected Lilla to be a Senegal! I honestly expected her to be either a sulfur crested cockatoo or a red bellied parrot! A bird that isn’t skittish? No way she’s real! More proof birds are government drones 💪😤💯
She also has good taste in treats!
I know, right? She's INSANE. I refuse to believe she's a senegal. That's why I generally don't give advice to sennie owners, since their birds are always SO different from mine.
 

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He is adorable! He also sounds like a sweet little baby birb! What was his favorite thing to do? Did he have any unique quirks?
He was pretty flock oriented, loved hanging out with his girlfriend and the other budgies. I am not sure about quirks, he was a pretty chill easy going guy.
 

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I know, right? She's INSANE. I refuse to believe she's a senegal. That's why I generally don't give advice to sennie owners, since their birds are always SO different from mine.
I feel the same about Rico! He’s like the opposite of your average tiel! But my god! A bird that isn’t really jumpy at all? That’s like 1 in 5,000,000! It’s so rare! Lilla sounds like a chaos potato tbh!
 
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He was pretty flock oriented, loved hanging out with his girlfriend and the other budgies. I am not sure about quirks, he was a pretty chill easy going guy.
Aww he sounded sweet. But a chill budgie? Never heard of such a thing! Haha
 
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He's just always cheerful. I can feel like I have weight of the world on my shoulders and it's like he knows I need cheering up and he sings his little heart out. He's just a cheerful guy.
Aww he sounds very lovely! Canaries are rather clever little birdies! And they can sense your emotions and read you like a book! He can definitely sense when you’re feeling down and he knows that his beautiful song can cheer you up, so that’s what he does. Birds are very sweet, pure, and innocent animals ❤️
 

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My heart bird was a little Chipping sparrow named Chip. Something happened and his mom didn't return to the nest outside our house. His siblings we found passed away but Chip was a little fighter. I brought him inside and did my best to care for him, never actually expecting him to make it. His eyes weren't opened so when they did he imprinted on me. He had no idea he was a bird; he would sit on the window sill watching wild birds outside like a little kid saying, "cool look at the birds!" but no recognition that they were actually his species! He shared breakfast (and any other meals he could) with me every day. He loved bagels, pasta, broccoli, and steak lol! Chip would sit on the bed while I folded laundry, perch on my knee or shoulder while we watched a movie, and basically be with me all the time no matter what I was doing. If he couldn't be, we were contact calling back and forth to stay in touch with each other! He was a fierce fly hunter; if we held him up to a fly on the window he would snatch it up with lightening speed. He was with my family during a very hard time that lasted over a month. I don't know how I would have made it through without him. When Chip passed, I felt like part of my heart died too. My family knew I was struggling and for Christmas that year my brother and sister-in-law gave me a sky blue opaline budgie who I named Humphrey Bogart. He helped heal my heart and was really the bird who turned me into a "bird person." The rest is history, lol!
 

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