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4 Replies and 4316 Views Welcome home Chocy!  4316  4 Started by  sallyann Just wanted to tell the world, that  Chocky (cocky the 'too), is in his home for christmas and many more to come. We are going to grow older together, get cranky with the modern world and want our grapes peeled. When i've figured it out i will post piccies. Thanks to all who looked after this old boy until fate brought us together. I am despite the screeching, completley smitten with this guy, who despite my shushing him, loves being my companion. Merry Christmas one and all.  &...
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by  WenzJump to last post
10-12-2012 3:10 PM
2 Replies and 3119 Views Talking Budgie  3119  2 Started by  Oodie This little fella seems quite talented &160; God knows what hes saying but he's probably asking where his stripey t-shirt and string of onions are before be goes for a ride on his bike
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by  KerstinJump to last post
11-05-2012 1:57 AM
4 Replies and 2416 Views Clever Boy!!  2416  4 Started by  lisa Ozzie is a 7 year old (ish) African Grey that we got last weekend because his owners didn't have enough time for him!&160; When he is tired, he says 'Go bed Cover me up.&160; Gizza kiss (kisses sound) See you in the morrrrnin'.&160; Bless him.&160; So clever.&160; Also, when you make a drink, he makes the slurping noice and says 'cup of tea'.
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by  Helen WJump to last post
10-01-2012 11:34 AM
5 Replies and 2358 Views Philip!!! Thats NO way to speak to your mummy!!!  2358  5 Started by  Anne.M.Kenyon Heeeeeeeeeeeheheheeeeeeeeeeee! I dont know WHERE he got it from! &160;
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by  Gillie & TerryJump to last post
16-12-2011 5:06 PM
3 Replies and 2403 Views Shrek made me laugh today  2403  3 Started by  d.fineberg &160;my mum has an african grey called shrek who she in a way rescued as he was gonna be homeless We have been getting on with him quite well. He made me laugh today, he flew onto my shoulder which is a first, and then he hopped onto my mum, she was drinking her cup of tea only she ended up with Shrek's head in her cup and him guzzeling it. some of the things he comes out with are really funny. &160; the other day mum was sitting down with my sisiter and out of the blue he said ' im f***i...
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by  steve bJump to last post
16-09-2011 4:50 AM
11 Replies and 3656 Views peek a boo? BOO  3656  11 Started by  wendy &160;Ive taught my too so play peek a boo, lol hes so funny, but the other day he came out of his cage and started to go up top, i clasped my hands round his face and shut his eyes, bless him when i let go of him he shouted boo, i jumped back with a start, it was so loud , since then when we cover our faces up with our hands he waits and then yells out boo, love him, thats another thing hes learnt now. &160;i thought i would share this little story with you, its took months for him to learn bu...
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by  wendyJump to last post
08-03-2011 5:45 AM
4 Replies and 2843 Views A breakthrough with Theo  2843  4 Started by  Lorna Theo the Orange Winged Amazon has been with me for 6 months now. Those of you who followed her old thread will know that she is no fan of hands, and would not step up. Fairly early on we started playing touching games while she swung around the roof of her cage, but no other touching was allowed. She loves head skritches, but doesn't like my hand going towards her head, so I started putting my hand down low near her feet. I rub my finger and thumb together, and she decides if she wants to be...
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by  LornaJump to last post
02-02-2011 3:26 PM
13 Replies and 3982 Views Asking for things  3982  13 Started by  Oodie If you repeat a word when you do a set piece activity with birds..showers, opening cages etc do they ever eventually start conciously asking for it&160; If so is this a 25yr Grey level of&160;IQ or a 3yr well trained budgie
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by  Ann ConwayJump to last post
08-12-2010 11:55 PM
6 Replies and 2615 Views Well, I can see Oscar...........  2615  6 Started by  Lorna ......... sitting on top of Theo's cage, I wonder where Billy could be I don't know why I bother!
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by  Helen. RJump to last post
24-11-2010 11:02 AM
8 Replies and 4397 Views Now THIS is wierd  4397  8 Started by  Mandy Was sitting in here talking to Dan and I heard one of the birds shout GOOD MORNING. Not unusual you would be thining with a house full of greys, BUT it's not anyone that I recognise! It sounded like an old lady's voice and a bit squeeky, not like how any of mine talk at all! Bit freaked out now LOL&160;&160;
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by  ScotstonJump to last post
29-10-2010 3:32 PM
2 Replies and 3404 Views Bird calls  3404  2 Started by  Oodie Is the 'normal' routine sound a bird makes pre-programmed&160; (If I raise&160; two of the same breed in isolation will they make the same cry) &160; For the Alex owners ..what does an Alex cry sound like&160; Is it&160; a single 'oik! oik!' or is it a more complex 'woop de doop' noise
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by  MandyJump to last post
04-02-2010 1:38 PM
2 Replies and 2733 Views If a tree falls in a forest does it make a noise  2733  2 Started by  Oodie Sorry for being the No1 waffler about talking birds but I really have waited decades to hear the magic words and Oodie frustrates the barnacles off me. 1.&160; He always seems to stop babbling if I 'interrupt' or get his attention, then he switches to 'Hello Ian, perhaps you could give me food or an object to chew'&160; 2.&160; He very rarely replies to stuff&160; (see above) except for whistling which is a&160; bit passe.&160; Yes well done oodie but wolf-whistles are so last season. 3...
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by  Sheila DownesJump to last post
17-11-2009 12:53 AM
5 Replies and 2627 Views fIRsT WorDs  2627  5 Started by  Oodie After 25yrs on and off owning birds, for the first time a little voice at 630am started yelling hello&160;Hello HELLO It sounded like Punch was chewing cotton wool and its been on the card for a while but it was fantastic all the same.&160; I'm going to get started on the swear words as soon as possible.
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by  SharonHJump to last post
07-10-2009 9:46 PM
0 Replies and 2241 Views You tube  2241  0 Started by  Steve
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18-07-2009 5:03 PM
35 Replies and 21579 Views Talking Grey  21579  35 Started by  Nicky Lowe
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Well, we have had Jazz since Xmas eve, he was 16 weeks old when we had him, so only a baby. He is always doing something new, and even though he is only 6 months old, he chatters for england!!&160; Along with Hello, alright, you ok, and what you doing, he is starting to whistle the adams family theme tune He is just so comical. We took in a safehouse bird, called Freddie a week ago, and i wasn't sure how Jazz would be, but he thinks he's rambo, puffing his feathers up and strutting his stuff...
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by  LIZJump to last post
21-06-2009 7:32 PM
2 Replies and 2124 Views out of the blue  2124  2 Started by  picowitch Candi, my female eckie surprised me out of the blue today - she used to say a couple of words, but that all stopped about 4 years ago when she started laying eggs and being all hormonal.&160; Was washing the dishes today, with her on shoulder as usual, giving the odd whistles, when out of the blue I got a hello.....quite a surprise after 4 years lol could have knocked me down with 1 of her feathers!! &160;
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by  Helen WJump to last post
24-05-2009 5:36 PM
4 Replies and 2693 Views Dancing Too  2693  4 Started by  Allie This is on the BBC Homepage - hilarious!&160;; You just have to join in.&160; Casper can do the head dance but we'll have to practise the footwork A
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by  SheenaJump to last post
01-05-2009 6:39 PM
5 Replies and 2848 Views Goodies for our parrots and labour saving devices for us  2848  5 Started by  Crystal West Always on the look out for 'specials' for our feathered friends, and Asda's are doing the Brusell sprouts on the stalks for £1.00. A labour saving device I have found the new JML twistand wring mop, it is brilliant and even gets up those dried on poohs that stick to the laminate floor, it has a built in abrasive end which you can scrub any stubborn bits that is wood friendly. £9.97. Aldi's is also doing a famly sized steamer for only £13.80, and I mean family sized, and its brilliant, pop all th...
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by  IrinaPJump to last post
09-04-2009 11:32 AM
1 Replies and 2551 Views Aviculture is conservation?  2551  1 Started by  Hollie I read this article and found it very interesting, thought some of you guys, especially ones owned by large toos, might too.
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by  RickJump to last post
09-03-2009 2:29 AM
11 Replies and 2794 Views Magic - Galah  2794  11 Started by  Crystal West Hi all &160; Just waffling really cos I am anxious, Magic has gone into the vets this morning to have her ring removed. Those that know Magic know she has deformed feet and the ring is now restrictive around&160; her joints causing the joint on her ring leg to swell and cut into her leg. So it has to come off, but she will need a mild short acting athestetic (sp) and I have just finished a night shift and should be getting some sleep,instead I am sat here waffling on cos I hate it when they...
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by  Crystal WestJump to last post
04-03-2009 11:41 PM
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