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Last Post 10-01-2012 11:34 AM by  Helen W
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08-01-2012 3:37 PM

    Ozzie is a 7 year old (ish) African Grey that we got last weekend because his owners didn't have enough time for him!  When he is tired, he says "Go bed? Cover me up.  Gizza kiss (kisses sound) See you in the morrrrnin".  Bless him.  So clever.  Also, when you make a drink, he makes the slurping noice and says "cup of tea?".

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    08-01-2012 5:49 PM
    That's so sweet Lisa. I have a Too that says Bye Bye at bedtime, when he sees me put my coat on and when he hears someone on tv saying goodbye lol. Other than that it is usually mmmmooooooooommmmm followed by mom come here
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    09-01-2012 11:04 AM
    Ozzie sounds like a real character - I love CAGs - I'm 'owned' by the 2 gorgeous BL boys below Have you got any pictures of Ozzie - we love seeing birdie pics on here
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    09-01-2012 3:10 PM

    Hi

    Yes, I have photos but cannot upload them at the moment - problem with computer memory space (don't ask!!) been trying to sort it out for 2 weeks now!!  Also got great video of him chatting away.  He also says "sing us a song then" and he then either whistles a tune or goes "la la la".  Ozzie also says "see you later" when you leave the room or say goodbye to him.  If he gets spooked, he says (in a baby voice) "it's alright".  Having only had him for just over a week, I am sure there are lots more words to come out of him.  I would love another one in time but not sure if Ozzie would like it or whether he would be jealous!!!  How do your 2 get on?  Do you have them in the same cage or separate?

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    10-01-2012 11:34 AM
    Our 2 are an interesting pair.

    They are both BL foster birds, but that's where the resemblance ends. Charlie came to us first. He was originally parent-reared and probably aviary but had been living as a companion bird for about 10 years before he came to BL. Consequently he wasn't really companion or aviary. He didn't really vocalise much when he came to us (only occasional squeaks). A lot of time and patience allowed him to become more relaxed, but he didn't really know how to 'be a bird' (he was incredibly neat and tidy, apart from his plucked chest.)

    The BL Directors suggested taking on another Grey as a companion for Charlie - hence Joey arrived. He is a hand-reared companion bird (his Mummy's baby) who is naughty and messy, just as a bird should be ! He taught Charlie how to sing (Charlie makes up his own tunes now, although still doesn't know words), whilst Joey nattered his favourite phrases all day long. He taught Charlie that he could trust us and most of all, he taught him to enjoy life. They do enjoy each other's company, although there are times when Charlie needs a break from Joey (who seems to act like his daft younger brother.) They do sometimes feed each other, but not very often. They seem to look out for each other though. (Charlie does get really annoyed when the naughty and greedy Joey pinches food from his bowl.

    So, in short, they spend all day out of their cages together on their playstand, but Charlie sometimes takes himself onto the Java tree for a break. (Joey, who is clumsy. is scared of climbing the tree.) They both sleep in separate cages, as I suspect that Joey would pester Charlie all night and he would never get any sleep. They both love their routine though.

    When we need someone to look after our boys, they go to Shaz (who is a BL member and a Grey specialist.) Having spent time with her flock, I suspect our 2 would be happy without each other's company, provided they had acceptable company instead. (I hope that makes sense.)

    Incidentally, I don't know if you're aware, if you take on a BL bird that bonds with your own, those birds should remain together for the rest of their life (even if that means giving up your own bird with the BL bird.)
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