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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about Lineolated Parakeets

Discussion in 'Linnie Landing' started by suileeka, 3/19/13.

  1. Birdlvr1925

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    Hello, I'm a new member and looking to adopt my first linnie in the near future. I enjoyed reading your info and it all seems to make sense. I stumbled upon another article while surfing the net and came across a page of facts that seemed totally opposite to what you and others have stated. I wasn't overly confident in the other write up so I thought I would post the link so you could read it and maybe help make sense as to why anyone would be inclined to believe and write about the opposite information to yours and others. Also, it was like they were generalizing all linnie's to be characteristic of their info.
    Here's the link:
    The New “Small Bird”: The Lineolated Parakeet | Petcha

    Could you maybe start s threat to discuss common myths and misinformation about linnie's?
     
  2. Lady Jane

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    I have read articles written by this person before and there is, in my opinion, mostly fluff. Not much substance. Its true Linnies prefer to climb than fly. My Linnies were never cage aggressive.
     
  3. JLcribber

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    "You" should start a new thread with your questions. Posting it here it's buried deep in a sticky.
     
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    All of mine were left flighted and they seem to like to fly and they like to fly a lot. It is true that they tend to like to play with foot toys a lot and will use their feet a lot of the time though. They are also kind of like monkeys and will climb on toys a great deal as well, but I think it's silly to say they don't enjoy flying if given a chance to find out what those wings are for. Their toenails do grow quickly and you have to keep up with them and I would stay away from toys made out of anything that they can get those nails stuck in, anything with frilly stuff. I've lost a few to toys of this nature and will never buy anything like it again. The Booda perches are fine, it's just the toys that have rope that is frayed is a no go. They do best in pairs or anything even. When you start doing odd numbers, they can get aggressive with each other. They aren't cage aggressive and aren't particularly aggressive except they can beat up on each other if you have too many, no matter how big the space, at least this is what I have seen. Generally, they are fun and curious little birds who tend to be hand shy but are a hoot to watch play.
     
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  5. Seth

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    I am having a great time with Itzy, my turquoise linnie. She is about five months old and I've had her for about six weeks. As I write this, she is perched on my glasses, where she loves to sit and press against my forehead. Compared to the 'American parakeet' that I raised when I was a kid, she is quiet but does chirp along to country radio.
    She is really curious about most things, and loves to climb to the top of her cage (which I leave open when I'm home) and "patrol the perimeter". I'm not sure what she is protecting her cage from, but let's just say that she keeps a close eye on her "neighborhood".
    When she first came home, she was very happy to be out of the cage and crawl all over my wife and me any time. I am retired so I'm home most of the day, and spend a lot of time sitting near her cage, talking to her and singing a bit. She likes to perch on my shoulder and supervise while I cut fruit and veggies for her, and like other posters have mentioned she loves to eat (especially hand feeding).
    But now that she's discovered the toy wonderland that I turned her cage into, I notice that she is much more interested in being in and around her cage (or the playground I put next to it) than being with humans, although she likes my visits. She plays a lot and seems quite happy...thank goodness she is so fun to watch and interact with, because I'm not sure if she will warm back up to "human time". If it turns out that she just doesn't want to spend a lot of her out of cage time with me, I will look at getting her a companion, but I'm still hoping that she'll choose me!
     
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  6. Lady Jane

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    That is a heartwarming post Seth. Itzy is a sweet bird as most Linnies are. This particular species of bird will flourish with a cage mate. Yes they do love to climb. Can you post a photo of her?
     
  7. Seth

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    Here you go Itzy 3-18-17.jpg
     
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    She is beautifully colored.
     
  9. Seth

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    Itzy seems like a happy camper! Since I first posted, she continues to do something new every day. It seems that she's decided her "human time" is at breakfast. After sharing some egg white and fruit with me, she likes to supervise clean up efforts from my shoulder and she spends anywhere from a half hour to about an hour hanging out with me watching tv, listening to music or watching videos on youtube. She is also getting very clear about letting me know when she wants attention. These "baby days" are fun...hope she continues to grow into our household :)
     
  10. laura c

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    I just adopted a 6 year old male named kiwi. The previous owner described him as very social and sweet. Its been almost 2 weeks now and hes extremely cage aggressive. He was/is obsessed with his reflection, and I found him mating with a toy last night. Hes clearly wanting a friend/mate which is good b/c I have 4 other birds. My cockatiel is definitely my companion and I'm hoping he will eventually warm up so they can be out together. I was concerned this morning with his aggression BC he lunged at me while I was changing out waters and food, and he fired a huge runny poop at me that sprayed the wall. Does anyone have any sage advice for handling this behavior? I'm certainly not about to throw in the towel.. I would just like him to feel more at ease so we can interact.. even if he doesn't want to be with me like my cockatiel. Thanks Everybody!
     

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