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Fid vs Soda Can - a visual aid in size of all species

Beth In Alaska

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I picked my smallest fid for this one. hee hee...
Molly
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handfed pacific parrotlet, female
fiesty, bossy, hilarious, adorable, thinks she is an amazon!

HA!! I am actually terrified of parrotlets after reading this forum. There was one for adoption nearby so I researched and decided I am not woman enough.
 

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Is this what I see in the trees in Melbourne Australia and call a Rosela?
No a crimson rosella is a different bird. A male eclectus is green with a candy corn colored beak. The female is red and purple. There was a male Chaucer a few posts earlier.
 

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@JudiNH - our fids are almost the same size. Saya is molting excessively, so she is less fluffy.

I guess Ill get this one covered...

fid name: Saya
Species: Zebra Finch
Age: 1 year
Sex: Female
Weight, if you know it: 22.5 grams (most finches top out at 15 grams)
Import or hand fed: hand fed
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@JudiNH - our fids are almost the same size. Saya is molting excessively, so she is less fluffy.

I guess Ill get this one covered...

fid name: Saya
Species: Zebra Finch
Age: 1 year
Sex: Female
Weight, if you know it: 22.5 grams (most finches top out at 15 grams)
Import or hand fed: hand fed
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Saya is cheating, standing on millet to look taller!! :rofl:
 

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Fid name: Mika
Species: Peachfaced lovebird
Age: 10 in September
Sex: Male
Weight: 45g
Import or hand fed: Handfed by me.
Personality/vocabulary or what makes your fid special: No vocab, but he is special because he's the best, most perfect bird I could have ever asked for.

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Fid name: Raptor
Species: Meyer's Parrot
Age: 3 in September
Sex: TBD
Weight: 109g
Import or hand fed: Unknown, we adopted him.
Personality/vocabulary or what makes your fid special: Tries to say "bird bird", mimics other parrot sounds perfectly, extremely blood-thirsty toward any and all other birds.

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I wonder if its a common trait that the meyer be aggressive or dislike other birds? Is it other types of birds or his "own kind" as well??
 

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No pop cans, but a 2L which Fritz fluffed up at and growled until I took him off the counter XD IMG_2164.JPG
 

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I like the fact that there's a military in the post above Chloe's. Really shows the size difference. :) That ought to be helpful for folks who get the two species confused because of similar adult coloring. Of course, Chloe doesn't have her red forehead yet..
 

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I took this one ages ago and forgot to add it to this thread.

Mango, Blue Throated Conure, 90 grams, she was two and half years old when this was taken (With cameo from @Heather F ;))



She's sort of hunkered down in this one rather than standing straight up, but I think it gives a decent idea of her size.
 

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Hey everybody, new member here! I actually joined the forum due to this post and I couldn't wait to add to it, so here goes!

This is my first true feather baby, Echo. His full name is Echo Pascal Rufflebottom, but he only knows how to say his first name. He is a 1 1/2 year old Maximilian Pionus, and at his last vet appointment he weighed 223 grams. I got him from a breeder about an hour away from where I live. I wasn't intending to get a medium parrot when I went to look at them but I fell in love with him the moment I held him. I took him home when he was 3 months old and he's been my baby ever since.

He's picked up a fair share of words, including his name, "pretty bird," "hello," "om nom nom," wolf whistle, the "come here" whistle, meow, and much more that I'm currently blanking on. He also knows how to wave, spin in a circle, flip under an open perch (we call it loop), and nodding is a work in progress. :) He is also registered as an Emotional Support Animal so he sometimes goes with me in a revamped cat carrier complete with treats when it's nice out. It's nice to show people that ESAs can be any animal and that parrots are cool, but my favorite times are when he lets me give him head scritches. <3

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Echo is adorable.
 

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All the birdies here are sooooo cute!!! I'll try to bribe my societies on to a soda can!
 

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I would love to take part in this and I love all the photos! So cute!! :D Unfortunately, I cannot drink soda because of my dad (he's very into taking vitamins and lowering sugar in the diet etc.) but maybe I can ask my brother for help!
 

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I would love to take part in this and I love all the photos! So cute!! :D Unfortunately, I cannot drink soda because of my dad (he's very into taking vitamins and lowering sugar in the diet etc.) but maybe I can ask my brother for help!
You can use a soup can or a can of vegetables.
 

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What a great thread! Very interesting! Unfortunately I don't drink soda or any canned drinks really
Also, I have several fids but doubt they'd hang with a soda can. It'd be totally new to them!
 

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Fid name: Java
Species: Greater Vasa
Age: 9 years old
Sex: Male
Weight: 430 grams
Import or hand fed: Hand-fed
Personality/vocabulary or what makes your fid special: sweet-natured and rather passive. Has been a breeder his entire life until 6 months ago. He's learning what it means to have a family. Also, he's missing his left leg from a racoon attack in his past. He does not talk.

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This is as close as I could get the can to him without him getting nervous.
 
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