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    A special needs Parrot I have had for years has flown up to the happy land. It was a runt and discarded by the Mother. So, I thought I would try to save it's life. That involves feedings every couple hours just like a Human. Well, he was a real fighter, even with a defective leg. As he grew he got stronger and stronger he never let his disability get in his way and never let any of the other birds pick on him. He put all of them in their place. I called him Nighty because those were the hours I remember sitting up with him feeding him formula. I'll show a pic of two just hatched sitting on my glove and another three of Nighty in front. I have 7 more, all the same color including 2 breeding pairs. The three several weeks old is Nightly in the front with the leg twisted back. The one on the couch is Yellow, the full grown Matriarch and is now 26 years old. She sits on my shoulder and looks at pictures in magazines. She likes the bird pictures. Just thought you would like something to read during this low volume
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    Last edited by jhjimbo; 06-06-2021, 01:36 AM.

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    Glad to hear you took care of it and not just put it down. Bet it became a good friend.

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      This is the runt, special needs bird and just where he likes to be. You can see his leg bent out of shape. If I put him lower he would work his way back up. I think they feel the pulse in your neck. Click image for larger version

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        On Sunday night's episode of "Louisiana Law" on Animal Planet, there was a guy canoeing and collecting driftwood in the swamps who had a pet cockatiel in a cage with him. He said that he was training it to stay with him, and at some point he'd be able to let it out of its cage and go anywhere with the bird on his shoulder. I thought that was interesting.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
          On Sunday night's episode of "Louisiana Law" on Animal Planet, there was a guy canoeing and collecting driftwood in the swamps who had a pet cockatiel in a cage with him. He said that he was training it to stay with him, and at some point he'd be able to let it out of its cage and go anywhere with the bird on his shoulder. I thought that was interesting.
          I have seen them in camp grounds sitting on the picnic table. what people do is cut their flight feathers back some so they can only go about 5', and of course they use treats for training. The males and some females can learn to talk and whistle songs. Very sociable birds.
          Last edited by jhjimbo; 06-09-2021, 03:34 PM.

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