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  1. I wonder if you could put something like a chinchilla shelf above the bowls, high enough that bird can get his head in but low enough that he doesn't have space to stand on the bowl? He'd probably really enjoy destroying it as well.
  2. I would think that it had had its wings clipped for some time and so, assuming the owner didn't turn up, would wait for them to grow back. Is there any point in imping a bird that might not have the flight muscles to use its new wings? While growing its feathers back, there would be time to encourage the bird to exercise to develop those muscles, and for it to make flight learning mistakes without getting high off the ground.
  3. I can't visualise Aqua or Jinpei ever being recallable enough to let them fly outside. However, nearly 20 years ago I was driving to work past a travellers camp and a boy was flying his cockatiel free. It looked a fantastic thing for the bird, to be free of bars and walls and windows.
  4. http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/05/resident_parrot_at_staten_isla.html
  5. I suppose part of the problem with breeding captive parrots at all is that there is a restricted gene pool to breed them from. There will only have been so many birds of each species captured and bred from in the first place, and the history of captive bird keeping is that the majority of birds originally taken from the wild did not get to breed at all and died young. Genetically pure from this restricted pool is not going to be as good as genetically pure from a larger pool. I know mutations occur in nature. Years ago I saw a beige magpie (makes it look almost like a collared dove at first glance) in my garden. There's a large park a couple of miles away where I've also seen them. I assume some beige, or partly albino, magpie has turned up by chance and bred successfully and so that gene is now active in this area. My original sighting was long enough ago that I'm sure that all my sightings have not been of the same individual bird.
  6. Lawrence, that was a bit unnecessary. The original poster has already had budgies and cockatiels and enjoyed them. As he/she has already posted in this thread
  7. Aviator do a petite size - don't know if that would be the right size for your bird. I bought a harness for my conures (in the hopes that I could get one to wear it) but it is one of the very few things they're afraid of. Which is ridiculous because the closest they've ever been to it is me hanging it near the outside of their cage.
  8. Have you considered the smaller conures? I have two green cheeked conures that live happily in the same cage together so they don't particularly miss me when I'm not there. One of the birds chose my daughter as her favourite human. They can be nippy but then so can many birds, and they don't have huge beaks to do serious damage to small fingers. They're bolder than cockatiels and very different in personality despite their small size. The downside to mine is that they are quite noisy (verified by people who have bird-sat them) but I'm told that this is unusual in general for green cheeked conures.
  9. Maybe it depends on the type of bird? My first two birds were parent reared cockatiels, and the budgies that were around while I was a kid were obviously parent reared too. Once they trusted us they were absolutely fine and friendly. In fact, my first cockatiels were eventually friendlier to humans than the hand raised ones I bought more recently (they had been in the shop for a while, the parent reared ones I bought were younger as they didn't have their adult plumage whereas the hand raised ones did). But cockatiels and budgies are happy to be tamed, I'm guessing it takes longer with the feistier parrots?
  10. From all I've heard about sun conures, your terraced neighbours would not like it. Possibly the neighbours in the next couple of streets as well
  11. Is that a pic of the bird outside on a garden table? Perhaps it was taken just before it flew off.
  12. Mine are green cheeked conures - much smaller than your ringneck
  13. I've just had a look through the CITES sticky. The one that needs the paperwork is one of the african subspecies of ringneck, and yours is a mutation indian ringneck. That's why you don't need paperwork.
  14. What kind of bird is this? Is it a yellow ringneck? Can you put a picture up? I didn't think ringnecks needed cites papers.
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