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A few musings

Discussion in 'Comment Court' started by CrowCall, 8/17/18.

  1. CrowCall

    CrowCall Walking the driveway

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    Recently I have been reading "Of Parrots And People", a book I've loved for years (seriously, look it up)
    and I have a few of my thoughts and musings I had while reading the book to share.

    Give a brainy 5 year old a Swiss army knife, a jetpack, and a megaphone, and you pretty much have a large parrot.

    Sometimes abuse is more damaging than neglect. A rescued Macaw had to be cut out of his cage, he had been stuffed in it when he was purchased, and had long outgrown the door. I almost cried reading this paragraph.

    Many birds, even today, with unknowledgeable owners rarely see the light of day. Sitting alone in a cage. Waiting for their owners to remember they have a pet.

    The silent ones suffer more. Parrots that scream for attention get rehomed often, and have a chance at a better life. Others stay quiet, sometimes starving or dying of thirst as a result.

    African Greys can speak with incredible comprehension, take Morgan. She knows how to use a telephone to speed-dial favorite humans when she feels like a chat. She can name dog breeds that pass by her window. In her own words: "Morgan wants a puppy. A beagle." Beagles are her favorite dogs. She can repeat a new human's name and introduce herself after only hearing it a few times. Take this example from the book: "Hi, Mira. I'm Morgan."

    Seriously, this book is a must-read. I need to find it for retail and add it to my collection permanently.
     
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  2. CrowCall

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    Not from the book, my own findings.

    On this forum:

    Macaw people seem to be responsible and tough, often seeming a little abrasive to newcomers, although, like all of us, they want the best for parrots.

    Amazon people tend to be like Grey people. Geeky, smart, friendly, and usually have answers.

    Conure people seem to be overall friendly and easygoing, though not afraid to defend their opinions!

    Cockatoo people generally seem to be friendly, very open and welcoming to newcomers, but, like Macaw people, won't hesitate to give out information, sometimes not what people want to hear.

    I guess we really do start to act like our animals!
     
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  3. finchly

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    Or we who choose a certain species have a given personality.

    What about Pionus people? :D
     
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  4. CrowCall

    CrowCall Walking the driveway

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    I haven't really met many of them, the ones I have seem to be very humorous yet smart. :D
     
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    :lol: Good answer!
     
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  6. CrowCall

    CrowCall Walking the driveway

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    They also seem to really like smilies :hehe:
     
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    finchly Biking along the boulevard Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Vendor

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    LOL maybe they smile a lot IRL!
     
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    What about Vasa people? Even though I'm probably the only one :xflove:
     
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    And lovie people?:p I love hearing your musings! And I don’t know that book, I Will defianlty look for it today and probably read it in a day:D
     
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  10. Shezbug

    Shezbug I have a macaw and don't post enough photos I Can't Stop Posting!

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    The book sounds rather interesting I will try to remember to look it up.
    I like your observations on birds and their owners :)
     
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    I personally approve of your evaluation of Conure owners. :D:dancing:
     
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    I guess folks with different species might be a blend? :) That would make sense.

    @Nikomania and @saroj12 must be very well balanced, indeed. :laugh: I know there are others with widely varied flocks but they escape me atm. Oooh, @Danita too.

    I know the are others with large flocks but only one or a few species @webchirp @Macawnutz @finchly @ncGreyBirdLady Would that mean they might lean more towards their dominant species' traits?

    Fun musings to think about! :hehe:
     
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    I'm a macaw-grey-pionus-cockatiel person. Mixed well like a good ol' Long Island Iced Tea.
    :shocked5::lol:
     
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    Perhaps the people with an affinity for different species are just plain crazy:lol: But then, I think all parronts are, which is why we get along so well:embarassed:
     
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    Agreed! :embarassed:
     
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    Long Island tea! My weakness! (In 2 ways, since I slide to the floor after just one):shocked5:

    I’’m a finch-canary-cockatiel-pionus-parrotlet-caique person. Don’t even say what you are thinking.:canthear:
     
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    We're a different blend of sheer craziness! :lol:
     
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    What a cool thread!
     

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