Birds don't get enough love... Do you have/want a bird?

  • Emo Valley Girl

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    Is it weird that I have a bird who I treat like my baby? I mean, I've called him 'Baby Boy' since I got him. Lol. He says 'Pretty, pretty, pretty' and 'Pretty: Boy/bird/birdy/idiot/just about any word he knows since he likes to say Pretty' 'Idiot' 'I love you' 'Who are you?' 'Asher' 'Dang it!' 'WHAT? (Like a screaming 'What')' and he dances, give you kisses when you say 'Gimme kisses!' and (attempts) to sing.

    Do any of you have or want a bird? Or am I just weird and love my bird to much?
    August 12th, 2012 at 06:22am
  • Year Walk

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    I used to have two budgies. Rocky and Charlie.
    Charlie kept changing gender (Supposedly) because the crest above his/her nose went from brown to blue several times. (Brown is a girl, Blue is male.)
    Rocky was a tiny, yet super old multicoloured yellow, green and blue male who was foul tempered and always angry. He was a grouchy old man.

    My uncle used to have a super evil grey parrot. Seriously, it was pure evil. It wouldn't bite, but it would glare and squark and charge at you and flap in your face. And to make it worse, my uncle has a bit of a foul mouth, and the parrot had picked up on it, so occasionally, if someone walked into the room it'd say "Fuck off."
    August 12th, 2012 at 07:40pm
  • Thingtastic

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    I used to have a light yellow parakeet named Lemonade. I bought it from Petsmart and at first I was like "Yay a birdie!". But then I realized that it was the meanest bird in the world. I say it because the petsmart people couldn't tell if it was a he or she. They were like if its beak is skin is dark its a boy but if its light its a girl...Lemonade's beak was gray...-.-

    Anyway he was super mean no matter what I did. If I stuck my hand in there to refill his water he would go psychotic and try to rip my skin off. And he would screech a lot. Sometimes I whistled and he would tweet back but then i guess he realized who I was and started screeching again.

    Anyway in the end I got a cat and she started harassing him, no matter where I put him. But she was protective of him too (In a dinner kind of fashion). One day a huge black cat came to the window and was like staring Lemonade down, and my cat, Kiba came and started hissing like crazy, until the other cat left. (I tried to shoo it away but it just stared at me T.T)

    Yeah, but one day while Kiba was sleeping, Lemonade was tweeting and just being all bird like, when suddenly he stopped. I quickly went to his cage to see if the black cat had returned but no.

    Lemonade was dead on the bottom of his cage. :< He wasn't even that old. (Then again the petsmart employee didn't know how old he was so he could have been a elderly bird)
    August 12th, 2012 at 09:10pm
  • Emo Valley Girl

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    @ Sleeping Cancer.
    Oh my gosh! 'Fuck off'?! Lol that would be hilarious, my bird almost learned how to say that. -_- I said it all the time to my parents (under my breath of course) and he almost said it when they were in my room.

    @ iBleedSarcasm
    I'm sorry. =( They didn't think Asher was gonna live cause he got kicked out of the nest by his 'Siblings', and they normally don't live after that. And you named your cat 'Kiba' I love it! It would be funny if it acted like a dog. >XD
    August 12th, 2012 at 09:33pm
  • Chaos Walking

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    My grandparents have a parrot called Murphy, who is the most pathetic bird to exist. He only ever spoke once in his life (my grandad got him for his 50th birthday, and even then he was quite old) by saying the word 'hello'. We've all tried everything to get him to speak again, but nothing works. He has default sounds which he always makes though, such as laughing, squarking, and a kind of squark in a tune. He also can't fly properly, and when we look after him we try and help him by throwing him down the stairs. He flies all the way down, but keeps going straight into the porch door.

    No one knows whether Murphy is male or female, since with parrots there has to be a specific feather or something which determines the gender, and it costs a lot to get it checked, so we all just call him a male.

    He's actually a really nice bird, so long as he takes a liking to you. He loves me, and likes to eat my hair when he's on my shoulder and get lots of attention. He only ever bit me once, and it was in a playful way so he didn't draw blood. If he doesn't like you and bites you properly, then you might want to get to the hospital...
    August 19th, 2012 at 03:12pm
  • Join the Masquerade

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    I have an eclectus parrot. He's aaaawesome. Cool

    He can say:

    "Do you need to do a poo? Are you suuure? GOOD BOY! You did a poo!"
    "I'll fuck you up!"
    "Look! Wow..."
    "Oh no you got me!"
    "Ouch!"
    "Where's Leeroy? Peek-a-boo!"
    "Oh no, who's that?"
    "Tickle tickle"
    "Gotcha!"
    "I'm gonna pull your head off!"
    "I love you." <3
    "Do you wanna cuddle?"
    "You're beautiful"
    "You're gorgeous"
    "Wee wee wee wee all the way home"
    "Pew pew pew"
    "What's that noise?"
    "Shut up!"
    "Get in your bed!" (directed at our dog, haha)
    "Are you tired? Bedtime. Goodnight."
    "Goodnight bub."
    "Good morning"
    "Are you hungry? Do you want your dinner?"
    "Yummy yummy!"
    "HI LEEROY!"
    "Do you want a shower!?"
    "Look at you... you're all WET!"
    "Shake."
    "Look what you did!"
    "Bitchin'"
    "Woo!"
    "What are you doing? Being naughty."
    "Step up. Quickly! Quick! Leeroy, step up."
    "Look how big you are. You're really big!"
    "Mwah!"
    "Not good enough."
    "Well?"
    "Whoops! Did you fall on your bottom?"
    "NO. NAUGHTY."

    and my favourite:
    "Look at your beautiful wings" <3

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    So to answer your question, @Emo Valley Girl yes, I have a bird and I also treat him like a baby :P
    August 21st, 2012 at 07:23pm
  • solo sunrise

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    I have a cockatiel named Tesla. He doesn't talk; he just mimics whistles, laughs, and car alarms.
    July 18th, 2013 at 03:58am
  • I feel insane

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    I'd love to have a pet duck someday :D They just fascinate me.
    July 20th, 2013 at 08:10am
  • she's so high.

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    @ I feel insane
    It's because they don't have sphincters, isn't it? XD
    August 10th, 2013 at 08:48am
  • I feel insane

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    @ she's so high.
    STAHP IT STAHP IT STAHP IT!!!!!! ;_;

    *sigh* Ever since I've seen "Scientifically Accurate Ducktales", I've been questioning my love for the birdies t_t
    August 10th, 2013 at 08:54am
  • she's so high.

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    @ I feel insane
    Don't get me started on how they procreate! XD
    August 10th, 2013 at 08:56am
  • I feel insane

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    @ she's so high.
    NO! OMG NO!
    August 10th, 2013 at 08:58am
  • she's so high.

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    @ I feel insane
    YES! >:)
    August 10th, 2013 at 09:04am
  • Ilovea7x

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    I have two cockatiels names Sheldon cooper and psyco
    August 16th, 2013 at 10:46am
  • solo sunrise

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    I have a cockatiel named Tesla. He doesn't talk; he just mimics whistles, laughs, and car alarms.
    EDIT: I have two cockatiels now. One is Tesla and the other's name is Edison.
    October 27th, 2013 at 02:26am
  • rivers in the dust

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    @ caves of steel.
    Good names for them.
    October 28th, 2013 at 12:11am
  • solo sunrise

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    Update: Edison can talk. He says 'What're you doing?' in a squeaky voice. It's adorable.
    February 4th, 2014 at 04:28am
  • Up in the Air.

    Up in the Air. (100)

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    I really want to get a bird.
    A really pretty talkative one.
    But avians seem to hate me D':
    March 19th, 2014 at 04:10am
  • southpaw

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    I had two finches when I was a little kid. Their names were Messy and Dessy. Shifty (I was, like, six when I named them...) They were so cute and energetic but they'd always get out of their cage, and it'd be a hassle to get them back in. XD
    September 6th, 2014 at 02:39am
  • solo sunrise

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    domingo en fuego:
    EDIT: I have two cockatiels now. One is Tesla and the other's name is Edison.
    Oh my god I have three now. I just keep racking in the birds I guess. Volta is the third bird and he's evil but I love him. He also says, "What are you doing?"
    May 10th, 2017 at 05:53am