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Old 07-04-2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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I better finish this drywall soon- if my bird can find any edge of paper, she peels it back. As if I wasn't bad enough at finishing drywall, now I have some extra work...



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Old 07-04-2019, 09:26 PM   #2
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I better finish this drywall soon- if my bird can find any edge of paper, she peels it back. As if I wasn't bad enough at finishing drywall, now I have some extra work...



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I think I'd do a lot more than that if I were condemned to standing all my life when I was designed to fly the forest. we have parrots fly free here.
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We have flocks of parrots as well. Loud.


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Those are ringneck parakeets. They are out of control here and doing lots of damage on Kauai to the crops. We have flocks of cockatoos and some kind of green amazon parrots too. Yes they are loud. But the the chicken is the state bird and are every where. I don't hear rooster crowing where i'm at now.
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Those are ringneck parakeets. They are out of control here and doing lots of damage on Kauai to the crops. We have flocks of cockatoos and some kind of green amazon parrots too. Yes they are loud. But the the chicken is the state bird and are every where. I don't hear rooster crowing where i'm at now.

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They're down here too, raucous birds, quite the characters.
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We had a set of parakeets that we only caged at night. They stayed in one room and we had a perch setup in the corner of the room that they would stay on most of the time. They actually chewed through the drywall in one area so you could see the cavity behind it. This was after chewing all the wall paper off in the general area as far as they could stretch from the perch.
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We had a set of parakeets that we only caged at night. They stayed in one room and we had a perch setup in the corner of the room that they would stay on most of the time. They actually chewed through the drywall in one area so you could see the cavity behind it. This was after chewing all the wall paper off in the general area as far as they could stretch from the perch.



You'd do the same if someone locked you in one room all day and a cage at night.
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I don’t believe in any pets other than dogs, all other species should be left in the wild.
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You'd do the same if someone locked you in one room all day and a cage at night.
They were pretty happy in their captivity. We didn't lock them into the room. They were in the middle room with a kitchen and a living room on either side with doorways without doors. They could leave the room anytime they wished. On rare occasions if you called them and put out your finger as a perch then would fly out of the room onto your finger. They usually went in and out of their cage as they wished. We locked them up at night and placed a cover over the cage because that's how they were trained at the place we purchased them. Plus we put out all the lights at night and didn't need blind birds trying to fly around. Normally the birds would already be in the cage before we shut them down for the night because they new it was bedtime.

Nothing cruel about it at all. They were born into captivity and knew nothing else. We took care of them and played with them. They seemed pretty damn happy to me. Sometimes singing so loud it was annoying.

What would be cruel is to let them go into a world which they knew nothing of. Very doubtful they could fend for themselves, and if they did the winter would likely kill them off.

I did at one time see a parakeet in the wild at one of our feeding stations. He was with a flock of sparrows and seemed to have been adopted by them.
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I donít believe in any pets other than dogs, all other species should be left in the wild.
That's silly. So not cats, pot belly pigs, fish, lizards or anything. Just capture and confine the dogs in captivity?
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That's silly. So not cats, pot belly pigs, fish, lizards or anything. Just capture and confine the dogs in captivity?
Yes. Dogs are domesticated, all those others arenít, people just pretend they are.
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Funny thing, there was a chicken that had a birth defect and couldn't walk. Spent most of its life in a box with a custom sling, so it could see everything going on. Little water cup and f[d cup mounted on the box

It went to work with my gf, and would be on the counter. It was so happy it sang like a song bird.
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Yes. Dogs are domesticated, all those others arenít, people just pretend they are.
Domestication has never been a requirement for a pet. If it were, we wouldn't have domesticated dogs .
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That's just ludicras.

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Interesting, ferrets have been used for hunting for hundreds if years. You can have them as pets here, but they'd die in the wild.

They were used to flush game out if holes, and the dog would grab the game, or the ferret could do the whole thing.
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Up here, chickens wouldn't make it a year in the wild. They probably wouldn't make it through the summer. Neither would domestic ducks.
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Up here, chickens wouldn't make it a year in the wild. They probably wouldn't make it through the summer. Neither would domestic ducks.
We had a wild rooster around here that survived at least 5 years on its own . We have a lot of predators too ,including coyotes ,foxes , bobcats ,etc...

This particular bird was an anomaly, and I doubt he would survive a Maine winter.
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