You know you're a Parront when...

greycloud

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Sammy-Umbrella Too-rescued,
Dexter-CAG-rehomed handicapped,
Sterling-CAG-rehomed retired breeder.
Sunshine-12 yo CAG-adopted
you are sitting in the restaurant and you look at the SS bread basket and think..."That will make an excellent foraging toy!"

:eek:It happened tonight. My husband rolled his eyes. I couldn't fit it in my purse!:09:
 

bogo1

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Sam (GCC)
Gem (CBC)
Merry and Teechka (parakeets)
and non FIDS:
Harvey and Jed (dogs) Jolte and Churney (cats) Twister and Mac (horses) Nikolas and Aleksndr (ducks )
When you are overhead by a colleague giving a friend cellphone emotional support due to problems she is having trying to potty train her ring neck and the colleague draws the conclusion from the conversation that you were speaking with a patient with post traumatic stress disorder. (It might have been the part where I was encouraging slow deep breaths....)
 

bogo1

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Sam (GCC)
Gem (CBC)
Merry and Teechka (parakeets)
and non FIDS:
Harvey and Jed (dogs) Jolte and Churney (cats) Twister and Mac (horses) Nikolas and Aleksndr (ducks )
Oh and GC...next time take a bigger purse ...
 

apatrimo94

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Bartleby-Pearl Cockatiel
S'mores-Albino Parakeet
Or when you're with a bunch of older family members at a wedding party, and you all are sharing wallet pictures of your family. Pop out your wallet, and tell them about my kids. The look on their faces when I say that before I show them the pictures of the birds. Priceless. :D

And once, I was home alone, on the phone with my mom, and the birds are screaming. Mom goes, "What in sam's heck is going on over there?" My reponse: "The fire department's here." Her reaction is absolutely hilarious. :D
 
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Beilana

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Chia!!!! Cinnamon GCC
Or when the only time you can really really talk about parrots is on the parrot forum because no one else understands terms like "fid", "GCC", "CAG", etc...
 

Bobby34231

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Quincy - Blue Throated Macaw, Skittles and Dusty - Rose Breasted Too's,
Joey - Yellow Crown Amazon, Ashley - CAG
Or when you tell people that your "Bird Brained" and they have that puzzled look on their face when you tell them "but hey thats a good thing!" :11:
 

CrypticDelirium

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Georigie, a very maniacal ball of fluff.
Babii (baby), The cuddle sponge
When you're wondering if social services is going to show up at your house because you told the doctor you were anxious to get home, that you didn't want to leave your new baby alone too long, and didn't realize until hours later that you never mentioned it was a bird.
 
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greycloud

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Sunshine-12 yo CAG-adopted
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These are great!
 

apatrimo94

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S'mores-Albino Parakeet
Also, at school, I have done this a few times. I'd forget to do a homework assignment. My teacher asks why I didn't do it. My excuse: My parrots shredded it.
 

Ratzy

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See siggie :)
Also, at school, I have done this a few times. I'd forget to do a homework assignment. My teacher asks why I didn't do it. My excuse: My parrots shredded it.
Been there...done that AP.
When you ask your parents to buy spinach at the shops and they stare at you like you're crazy ( coming from a 12 y.o ) because you hate spinach.
 

Dj tweet

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Pheonix- alexandrine parrot
1 September 2010

mikki- barraband x king parrot
21yrs old
When you jump the fence to someones property to grab bits from a tree for your birds and your chased out by the not so friendly dog you disturbed in the process

When poop and seed are just part of your new dress style
 

wildheart

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When poop and seed are just part of your new dress style
and hairstyle. :D

When you tell everybody at work that they ARE NOT allowed to throw away any finished toilet rolls and brown boxes.

When your grocery trolley is full of the kids food and you check if there is change left for your own food. :rolleyes:

When you have to buy a second fridge for your milk and cheese because the other one is full of the kids food.

When you start cutting up your own furniture to make space for the kids houses.

When you employ a full time maid to take care of the kids while you are at work.

When....when...when... OMG I can write pages full! :D

(I dont know how my hubby copes with me.:eek:)
 

Ecclipse

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RIP Hugo (African Brown Headed Parrot) 2 years old, lil Rosie May (Lovebird)
When your taking the children on a hike and end up coming home with a bundle of branches under your arm - the kids even bring branches and newspaper to school for me and want to be rewarded for good behaviour by giving rosie a shower with the mist bottle - lol
 
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greycloud

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Sterling-CAG-rehomed retired breeder.
Sunshine-12 yo CAG-adopted
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LOL! That's great!
 

Von1983

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LOL I love these.....

When relatives you only speak to every couple of weeks say: How's things? You then reel off your parrots latest acheivement to be met with: "Well, I sort of meant you and Dave....y'know, your husband....?"

When your Facebook status' get no replies anymore *cough*

When a customer says: Pardon? and it wasn't ME that made a noise......

When you find daft things around the house and in the shed and think: Hmmmm....maybe I could use this for Cal.....

When you visit friends and families with human children and A) Find yourself thinking YOUR baby is SO much more advanced than their 4 month old child ;):p hahaha! and B) Ask where they got that sturdy looking teether from because it'd be just the job! (and then proceed INTO a baby shop where the cashier will invariably ask you how old your lil one is and is it a girl and a boy. Then understandably looking at you as if you're crackers when you reply.....)

You know you have a manic "furry and feathered family" like mine when you spend most of meal times cooking varying types of veg and witheringly looking at your husband when he questions this and saying: It's only Moo, who likes raw carrot? And please, put the lid back on that bowl because Cal and Boots prefer theirs warm - Olly's is in that dish over there(he doesn't like it warm). You then ignore your husbands own grumbling stomach for a few minutes :D
 
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Mel

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Eclectus - Shadow /
Sulfur Crested - Chicka
Hahaha I love it - edit- I didn't read the second page before I wrote this....

1. when you raid the local neighbourhood at night with a pair of secateurs so you can give your girls fresh native tree flowers
2. when you inspect every fallen branch you see that may be good for the cage or a playgym.
3 When you have a box that everyone in the house has to put ice-cream sticks, plastic bottle tops, egg cartons, toilet rolls or anything else that might be useful as a foraging toy..... and if you see any of those items in the bin Watch Out!!
4. When your family start eating the bread you made with great excitement that you baked something only to find its for the birds and has egg shells in it.
5When your birds eat better than everyone else in the house
 
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JawzX

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8 year-old second-hand Alexandrine Parakeet Buddy (aka Baby, aka Ms. Prissy Beak)
your Facebook status' get no replies anymore *

yup. S'OK though I don't respond when my fiends update their status' with sports scores, what TV show they are watching, or how many peanuts they just ate...

you ignore household and automotive maitenance tasks to hang out with the bird.

one or more of your automatic replies when you aren't really paying attention to what's being said is a whistle.
 

Von1983

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one or more of your automatic replies when you aren't really paying attention to what's being said is a whistle.


LOL I totally relate to this!

Additionally:

Cal, NO barking! I mean, be gentle!!

Olly, be gentle! I mean NO Barking!

I mean.....hell, I don't even KNOW what I mean anymore! :D
 

parrotqueen

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Pineapple & Sunshine--Gray/wildtype male cockatiels
-When the first thing you do in the morning is go get your coffee, and log onto Parrotforums.

I had another one, but I forgot it. I'll edit this when I remember.
 

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