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I'm Back After A While Out!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by karendean46, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. karendean46

    karendean46 Regular Member

    Hi all. Haven't been on line for a while, many reasons which include wife's health (she has Lupus), my lack of time due to work and my loss of a phone!!!
    Anyways I'm back. My wife has 2 greys. I have a decorps cockatoo and a Electus male. Also in cage upstairs a cockatail a conure and a Diddy budgie. They were brought up together and guess who is in charge??? Miss budgie of course. Got her of a lady who couldn't re home due to unable to fly. Beautiful birds. X[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Ararajuba

    Ararajuba Regular Member

    Some lovely birds you have there! I particularly like the Eclectus, he's a real beauty. We've been considering a male eclectus as one possibility if we get a larger bird soon, though it seems that they may be extra work to care for. I'm not sure how suitable they are as family pets either!

    Is the bossy budgie a female, by any chance? What species is the conure?
  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Sorry your wife has been so poorly hopefully things are getting better
    Quite a flock you have going on over there gets addictive this parrot keeping
  4. karendean46

    karendean46 Regular Member

    Yes budgie is a girl. Conure is a green cheeked conure.
    The Electus is just beautiful. Got him from Maidstone Bird show a couple of months ago. Was originally tame but had been kept in an aviary for 6 months. He was really scared at the start but with a few weeks patience he now loves being with me. Not a talker but doesn't matter to me, although when I am not around he does show his displeasure by screaming, although again calming down. Thankfully as wife was getting a bit fed up!!!

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  5. karendean46

    karendean46 Regular Member

    Electus I have found are very much a 1 person bird. Henry, my boy in pic was so scared when we got him, first few days in cage he was screaming with fright. We moved him/his cage so next to my girl cockatoo and seems to have quietened both the Electus and snowy the cockatoo who we have had for about 5 years.
    Our budgie is such a character. When we open cage in morning the con yer, cocktail and teeny the budgie all fly off, until teeny realises she can't fly!! [​IMG]

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  6. CaptainHowdy

    CaptainHowdy Regular Member

    It looks like this little lady might have French moult. Has she been tested to rule out polyoma, pbfd and psittacosis? By blood sample not faecal or swob?
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  7. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Hi Dean and Karen good to hear from you :wave:
  8. karendean46

    karendean46 Regular Member

    Thanks for the info re teeny our budgie. Going to avian vet next week.

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  9. marley

    marley Regular Member

    PLEASE PLEASE get that budgie tested properly (twice with gap) for PBFD and in the mean time keep it well away from the other birds, preferably a different house.

    PBFD is highly contagious and can be devastating to larger parrots and of all species cockatoos, greys and eclectus are most prone, it is fatal to large parrots over time
  10. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Hi @karendean46 Sorry I had a few technical problems when you posted and was unable to reply. Have you had any results back regarding your budgie. well you know your Eccie was the best bird at the show and was very friendly to me. look forwards to seeing you again
  11. Zooamazons

    Zooamazons Regular Member

    Welcome back.
  12. karendean46

    karendean46 Regular Member

    That Electus beautiful bird mate. After a few weeks steps up/kisses and makes a gentle rrr noise when he is on me. Only slight issue is when I'm not around has a bit of a hissy screaming fit at times!!! OMG he can be loud!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  13. marley

    marley Regular Member

    Did you get the budgie tested?
  14. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    @karendean46 How is the budgie? there is another Parrot show at Lockmedow on the 9th December
  15. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Until that budgie is tested and comes back as negative Michael I would think it very unwise they attend any shows nor visit with people who have birdies either.
    What if the little one is positive for PBFD then they could carry it on their cloths to the show and everybody's birdies would be at risk
  16. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Welcome back Karen and Dean! :wave: Hope the budgie is ok.
  17. karendean46

    karendean46 Regular Member

    Blooming up at 3.45 today for work!!! Motorway closed m20 so allowance of extra 25 mins but a bit pointless as not 1 car or lorry on motorway all the way from Ashford to Maidstone!!!

    My budgie after a few weeks looking after [​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Such a great improvement in so shorter time, Knowing now where your little one came from and the security she has did put my mind at ease. this young lady needed to be parted from the others and I am so pleased that you had taken her on. I Hope to see you soon but I am still annoyed you got what I thought was the best bird at the show at such a brilliant price. love you all.
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  19. marley

    marley Regular Member

    Did you get it tested for PBFD?
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