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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby Kim S » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:53 pm

I agree with the above postst. At least two years old.
My Kika will turn 1 somewhere this month and he still has a greyish blue shading in his eyes.

Doesnt your bird have a legband? The rings always have the year stamped on them.
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby Natacha » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:20 pm

I agree with everyone, you definitively do NOT have a 6 months old parrot. At least two years old.
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby HyperD » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:08 am

Kim S wrote:The rings always have the year stamped on them.


I thought the breeders just the number they wish? There is no set format?

My sennie's legband is 3 letters and 3 numbers and there is no way it forms 2010 :D
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby Kim S » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:41 am

Really? Is there a difference in what the band says over there? Ours always have the year, the breeders code, and the babies number on them. I can try to make a picture of one of mine if you would like.
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby HyperD » Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:33 am

Oops my mistake, she was on my hand today and I noticed there is a 10 written on its side on the other side of the ring... So the ID is ABC123 but then there is an extra 10 :)


I had never looked at it in detail and I assumed they were incorporating the year into the actual ID number
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby JBOO46 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:58 am

Random question - my senegal's eyes never turned yellow. Anyone else have this happen?
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby pchela » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:35 pm

Yeah. They are known as blue eyed senegals even though the eyes aren't really blue.
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby hercules » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:58 am

I visited a pet store in York in August 1996 and saw 2 small green parrots in a cage. I thought they were far too expensive for such small birds and left. I went back next day and one was gone, so I offered the one left a head scratch as I thought it might be lonely, and it would have let me do it for ever. That was the start of a love affair that continues to this day. I bought the bird (a hand-reared "male" named Hercules) on the spot; it was 7 years before I confirmed that he was actually a she, but the name has stayed.

Hercules is just the best friend one could have. She is affectionate, socialises equally well with my son and I, greets all visitors most courteously and very rarely bites, although she packs a huge nip on the rare occasions she does do so. Some Senegals are one person birds, but not Hercules; she loves everybody. She loves to come out and play and is an accomplished and persistent beggar for food (refusal to give her some is dealt with in a very assertive, no nonsense way, so forbidden food can't be taken into where she lives if she's out). She has a limited vocabulary but talks clearly. Hugely intelligent, she plays nicely and is full of fun. She adores being cuddled and nibbles fingers affectionately. If she really doesn't like something, she will take your finger in her beak and put a little pressure on; it pays to take the warning and she will let go. She does everything possible to avoid biting anyone. She is a very active bird and plays vigorously with the toys in her cage as well as getting into any mischief she can when she comes out. She likes to investigate and loves visiting new places.

She lives on a commercial premier seed mix, supplemented with fruit, pulses, veg and nuts with an occasional treat such as a potato wedge or a millet spray. She is a very quiet bird; her main calls are quiet whistles. She lives with 5 other parrots (all have separate, large cages) and gets on fine with them, though she's the clear boss. The only downside was when I acquired a male Senegal as a rescue; she suffered reproductive stress due to his interest and began some minor plucking which we haven't been able to get her out of the habit of doing yet. This can happen in Senegals as they can be a bit highly strung. Still, she remains totally healthy and fit otherwise and is not stressed by him any more.

She needs a lot of attention but is simply a joy to share my life with. Would I recommend a Senegal as a pet? Well, if you have the dedication and love to give, Senegals will give it back with interest.
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby hercules » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:04 pm

JBOO46 wrote:Random question - my senegal's eyes never turned yellow. Anyone else have this happen?


Yes - my female (Hercules) is 14 and her eyes have not gone yellow. Bubble, my 8 year old male, has had yellow eyes since he came to me at 3. I suspect the reason is hormonal.
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Re: Senegal Parrot Information and FAQ

Postby mtdoramike » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:25 pm

I just purchased a Senegal Parrot Yesterday from a lady who bought him as an impulse buy 11 months ago. The Senegal is 11 months old and was purchased by & hand fed by the person who I got it from.

Now even though the Senegal (Tiki) was hand fed and relatively young, she isn't what I would call hand tame. It wants to bite when I try to pick it up. I do the step up method and it wants to pinch me. I then push back toward his chest with my hand which causes him to stop the pinching. I wouldn't really call it biting as much as pinching He hasn't drawn blood yet no even left a bruise so I don't think he really wants to hurt me, just scare me a little to back off.

I was able to pick him up twice yesterday when he tried to fly (previous owner clipped wings) and he hit the floor from the top of his cage. The second time I decided rather than put him back in his cage, I would take him to a small area and sat with him on my lap while I watched TV. He walked up and down my leg and then sat on my foot to get as close to the TV as possible. I think he was getting into the bull riding show I was watching.

Then he walked back up my leg onto my chest where my hand was and sat on my finger, but then he started to pinch my finger. He then went back down to my foot and then shortly back onto my hand. At this point it was about 9:30pm so I figured he was wanting to go back to his cage so I brought him back without the first pinch. I put him back in his cage and turned off the light and off to sleep he went. I think he was trying to get me to take him back to his cage the first time he got on my finger, but I wasn't picking up what he was putting down.

Now he is very possessive of his cage and I was told by the previous owner not to try and remove him from inside his cage, wait for him to step out first or he will bite you.

Now, today, the second day I have had Tiki, I noticed he wouldn't come out of his cage, seemed moody and any time I tried to feed him something by my hand, he would grab it and either drop it or fling it down with his beak. So decided to leave him be today, but tomorrow we will begin a little training and see if I can stop this piching stuff.
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