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Old 03-28-2012, 01:35 AM
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Frogmom has provided inspiration! After bath blow dry...

Here is my Alexandrine parrot Kado after his bath. He loves a blow dry even more than a bath
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:38 AM
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Cute =)
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:40 AM
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:14 AM
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Re: Frogmom has provided inspiration! After bath blow dry...

I think it's funny when animals like hair dryers. My ferrets just love them.

Adorable pictures !
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:49 AM
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Hi there fellow BIRD LOVER !

I have NEVER heard of an alexandrine parrot !

THAT IS A FABULOUS BIRD !!!!!!! I can't believe I have never seen one with all of the bird hoarder friends I have.

I'm going to look it up right now... ( or maybe I shouldn't ... LOL )

I've never tried a hair dryer on a bird. I'm going to see if BERT likes it. It takes him a long time to dry under his heat lamp. I am guessing he will freak.

THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS ! I love that bird. Hope to see more of him !
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That's amazing! I would think a hairdryer would terrify a bird? what do I know, lol...!
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That's amazing! I would think a hairdryer would terrify a bird? what do I know, lol...!
His favorite is when you get under him from the front, he lifts his wings at full extension and "flies"! Can't help but LOL. I tried it with him the first time after a winter bath, he loved it immediately.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:38 AM
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His favorite is when you get under him from the front, he lifts his wings at full extension and "flies"! Can't help but LOL. I tried it with him the first time after a winter bath, he loved it immediately.
I used to have a lovebird a few years ago and when I blew through her feathers she would spread her wings a little bit. It was fun for both of us I think :P
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Ha! That's awesome, Love birds.
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I used to have a lovebird a few years ago and when I blew through her feathers she would spread her wings a little bit. It was fun for both of us I think :P
Before I was born, my parents bred cockatiels and had Herbie the Peachfaced Lovebird. When I was about 4, I have the clearest memory of going to see a breeder and coming home with Herbie II. He was a total little bulldog. One cat tried to grab him while standing on top of his cage, and before I could run over and grab the cat, Herbie had flown up and was biting Tom's toes so hard they bled. After that, Tom turned his face away every time he walked past! He lived a long and happy life, but I still miss my Herbie
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Hi there fellow BIRD LOVER !
I have NEVER heard of an alexandrine parrot !
THAT IS A FABULOUS BIRD !!!!!!! I can't believe I have never seen one with all of the bird hoarder friends I have.
I'm going to look it up right now... ( or maybe I shouldn't ... LOL )
I've never tried a hair dryer on a bird. I'm going to see if BERT likes it. It takes him a long time to dry under his heat lamp. I am guessing he will freak.
THANKS FOR THE PHOTOS ! I love that bird. Hope to see more of him !
Really? I've never really thought of them as unusual, but then I've never seen one in a pet store, so I guess they must be. He's kind of an intermediate bird, has the capacity to burst your eardrums with a scream when he's excited, but isn't bitey. If he isn't happy, he gives lots of warning, including a kind of evil chuckle, before taking a swipe and he loves me, so I haven't been bit for years. My mother's Grey bites without warning, unless you call a slight change in the skin tension around his eye warning, so I prefer Kado!

Alexandrines are technically parakeets (only because of the long tail) so I usually call him a parrot so people don't think he's the size of a budgie. Their range is very large, from the tip of India all the way into the Himalayan foothills. They are flock birds rather than solitary, I'm kind of terrified of what a few hundred of them could be like in one place. Easy to tell gender, because females don't have the neck ring or the long tail. They have a rep for not liking to be touched, but he loves to be stroked, so I think people just aren't getting that they don't want their feathers ruffled like a cockatiel. They are built along the lines of a fighter plane rather than a cargo, like an Amazon or Grey. Very long pointed wings and a great tail for manoeuvring in the jungle canopy, so he flies like a bat and usually crash lands because he doesn't get a chance to plan his landing.
He's a pretty awesome bird, actually. Thanks for the kind words!

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Re: Frogmom has provided inspiration! After bath blow dry...

I guess when you blow dry them they probably start thinking to themselves:

"I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky.....
Think about it every night and day,
Spread my wings and fly away...."

I love birds, but cannot stand the whole idea of keeping them locked up and clipping their wings. Not saying any of you are doing this....anyway it is just how I feel and my opinion..... Sorry!!!!!

The parrot and parakeets I have seen on this site are totally adorable!!! And they look well loved and cared.
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I guess when you blow dry them they probably start thinking to themselves:
"I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky.....
Think about it every night and day,
Spread my wings and fly away...."
I love birds, but cannot stand the whole idea of keeping them locked up and clipping their wings. Not saying any of you are doing this....anyway it is just how I feel and my opinion..... Sorry!!!!!
The parrot and parakeets I have seen on this site are totally adorable!!! And they look well loved and cared.

I know what you mean about caging. The birds my parents had before I was born weren't caged, but then they were cockatiels and a lovebird, so there wasn't too much damage they could do or trouble they could get themselves into. They had perches around the house to roost on. My current parrots all live in cages at least twice the recommended size, and they have toys and food scavenging items that keep them busy and entertained when they aren't out, so as long as they show no signs of stress, I'm not worried about it. They aren't clipped either, so they can move around as they please. My cockatiel flies like a crazy swallow, my pionus buzzes around like a slow, heavy helicopter and my alexandrine moves like a straight line missile! Ultimately, you could make the caging argument for any animal, including every reptile, but I do get what you mean.
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OK!

But somehow the cage argument (against) seems more powerful when applied to birds that are built to zoom through space, as opposed to reptiles that crawl or dig around on the earth, which they can do quite well in a good sized and properly set up cage...caging birds, however, would seem more harsh, if there was to be a measure of harshness or "cruelty" at all.

If the bird has space to exercise its right to fly even a short distance, that is much better than being locked up in a little decorative wire cage with its wings clipped.

I have never really seriously kept birds other than wild caught "rescues" that I released after a while, like a Jamaican parrot that someone brought to me in a cage and I kept it until its wings grew back and then released it.

I did have a pair of budgies once as a teenager.
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Just like a little baby.
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Re: Frogmom has provided inspiration! After bath blow dry...

Beautiful alexandrine!! There's acully the largest species of parakeet. Unless you want to concider macaws and conures parakeets. (which they are)
Love seeing herpers with parrots.
As for the in cage stuff. It all depends on the birds attitude. If they hate it. It's wrong.
But if they enjoy it. I see nothing wrong. Because iv seen far worse concequences with cagless birds.
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