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parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby Munchy » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

I was wondering today what makes parrots so adaptable to life with humans while other wild birds just seem like wild birds? Not that other wild birds that have been raised by humans don't seem like pets because there are some that do. It just seems like parrots are more adaptable to being pets. And they seem more content with being pets than other wild birds would be.
Is this wrong and it's just that humans like them more?
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Re: parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby Cozzy » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:37 pm

Well I reckon with time you can tame other brids too.
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Re: parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby Munchy » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:39 am

Those birds are adorable!! I love the last picture, how sweet. I have heard of other types of wild birds being pets. A woman I know fed a couple of fledglings and they stayed around after she let them go, and they land on her shoulder every evening when she goes on her back patio.
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Re: parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby Munchy » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:41 am

They look so cozy on your neck. how precious those birds are,
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Re: parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby Cozzy » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:48 am

they are not my birds, they belongs to my gf, she has 6 little one and one :gray:
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Re: parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby zazanomore » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:44 pm

My mom had a canary throughout her teen years and it was tame. I think any bird is able to be "tamed". Parrots just happened to be the most popular pets, so that's why they're in the pet market rather than robins or crows.
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Re: parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Don't forget falcons and flaconers... while these can be working birds, there is certainly a long history and, in my mind, they are far more "wild" than parrots. I have a friend who had red-tailed hawks. Very different, but still a close human/bird interaction. Actually, in this case, human/dog/bird team.
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Re: parrots/wild birds as pets

Postby Cozzy » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:16 pm

entrancedbymyGCC wrote:Don't forget falcons and flaconers... while these can be working birds, there is certainly a long history and, in my mind, they are far more "wild" than parrots. I have a friend who had red-tailed hawks. Very different, but still a close human/bird interaction. Actually, in this case, human/dog/bird team.

Well, in HK it is illegal to keep falcaons....otherwise I reckon I would love to have one...
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