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Canary wing/Brotogeris parrot personality?

Discussion in 'Other Parrot Lane' started by Featheredfuffs, 5/28/17.

  1. Featheredfuffs

    Featheredfuffs Walking the driveway

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    I just read a little about the canary-wing parakeet, and they sound exactly what I'm looking for, from what I can tell. If anyone with more experience than me could add to the little list of pros and cons that I've made, that would be great! Thanks!

    Pros:
    Adventurous
    Affectionate
    Inquisitive
    Active

    Cons:
    Bold (could be a pro or con)
    Accident-prone


    I'm especially interested in the canary-wing, but really if anyone has any info on any
    Brotogeris species, I'd love any insight! Thanks!
     
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  3. Cat The Great

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    Hi Featheredfuffs! I own a canary-wing named Georgie and she is great. Here is the pro and con list that I came up with. Pros:
    Very sweet
    Affectionate
    Very hands on
    Loves attention
    Is happy to go to anyone.
    Usually very quiet

    Cons:
    Troublemaker ( my bird does try to kill the cat or anyone else she doesn't like)
    Very Stubborn and will do anything to get their way
    Can be hesitant to try new things
    Be very loud ( sounds like car alarm closest that I can come up with to describe it

    I hope this hope this pro and cons list helps you!;)
     
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  4. Featheredfuffs

    Featheredfuffs Walking the driveway

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    Oh wow thanks so much!!!! That was super helpful!!!

    I've decided to get one, and a breeder who I've been talking to just sent a picture of my baby. I've already named her Delilah (I'm not DNA sexing, but if she turns out to be a boy, she'll just be Dell) :):heart::cwpkt:(this is the canary wing, right?)


    My little guy:
     

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  5. Cat The Great

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    Yes, this is a canary-wing and she is sooo cute!!:heart: Congratulations!!
     
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  6. javi

    javi Sprinting down the street Avenue Veteran

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    Why not dna sex. You can submit the dna sample yourself. I have used IQ bird testing 3 times in the last year and all were accurate for $10. I had two of the birds already sexed so when the results came back matching I had no choice but to trust. They can do it with either a couple of drops of blood on an index card or with a few pluicked chest feathers.
     
  7. schnitzle

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    I'm sorry I missed this! Caitlyn is a more experienced canary-wing owner than I am anyway :)

    Congrats on Delilah! I think I saw your posts on the yahoo canary-winged parakeet forums. I'm so excited for you!

    I'll only had my CWP Clover for 2 1/2 weeks, but what I can tell you is that she has been what I'd call a very confident bird.
    She wasn't scared coming home in a travel cage like I expected her to be, and she loved exploring her cage and toys. She was eating and drinking well the first night home. A week later though, along with that confidence has been her feeling comfortable telling us not to touch the stuff in her cage or that she doesn't want to step up right then. We're working on that. In the snuggle department, we have what we call "baby times" where she gets all puffed up and enjoys some head rubs and makes little peeping sounds. :xflove: I feel like she's got a pretty big personality in a small package.

    I think you'll love your little Delilah (or Dell) and I hope you'll post a lot of photos!!
     
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  8. Mdbbirds

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    Javi, do you have the address for the place that does $10 DNA sexing? Do the plucked chest feathers require blood? Are there any behavioral issues that give a clue? I have no desire to breed so I guess it really doesn't matter. Thanks!
     
  9. javi

    javi Sprinting down the street Avenue Veteran

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    It is www.iqbirdtesting.com . I usually just do the drops of blood as my birds usually need a nail trim when I am doing DNA. I have been very happy with it. Even without breeding it is good to know what gender you have in case there are gender traits you need to be careful of.
     
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    Thanks much javi! Will do so when he/she needs another nail trim which should be fairly soon.
     
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    I just got a Canary winged toO!!!! hes so cuddly and his name is rico!:heart:
     
  12. schnitzle

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    Yay!! One of us, one of us!
     
  13. Featheredfuffs

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    Canary wing owners unite! :heart::D

    Oh and here's a picture of my little Delilah:
     

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    I was digging around looking for more information on CWP, they sound great! My only worry is the noise. Would you say they're louder than a conure?
     
  15. Porter

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    Lol I've had Porter for going on Six years now.
    They are STUBBORN.
    But so sweet and cuddly... definitely velcro birds. Mine is a perch potato.

    They can also get cage territorial and are very very very very very picky eaters.
    Watch your protien amounts, in the wild they are fruit eaters and don't readily eat much in the way of insects or even as much seed as you would expect.
    Lower pellet content, higher fresh fruit and veggies.

    But all in all they are awesome little birds.
    Just don't expect much in the way of tricks... they are like the cats of the bird world... *Why should I do that?*
     
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  16. Porter

    Porter Strolling the yard I'm a SECRET SANTA - Are you?

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    Car alarm... lol.
    We live across the street from the firehouse.
    Porter very accurately mimics the sirens when he wants attention.
     
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  17. Featheredfuffs

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    I fostered a Green cheek conure before I got Delilah, and they’re about the same in volume... but Canary wing parakeets call more frequently. She will yell when I leave the room, but the rest of her vocalizations are Whistles, words, and other sounds. It’s nowhere near a sun conure or Quaker or something like that, but she loves to talk:)
     
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