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Paintz

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Hello! I'm a trans boy, 18, don't really have a name picked out, but you can call me graham. I own a yellow-sided green cheek conure named marzipan who is a little older than a year now--he's my ESA who goes on trips with me. He's very sweet. the only person he doesn't like is my sister lol. we're having a little issue with mounting my hand while im typing but here's hoping he'll figure out my hand isnt another bird with enough teaching...

I used to own a seagreen peach faced lovebird named Lima Bean and a cobalt pied budgie named Gaston, but they died from an unknown cause. they died about a month apart. they loved each other a lot, so i'll assume gaston died from grief, as he was very upset.

In about a week or so, I should be getting a baby pied cockatiel shipped to me! i'm real excited. I'm hoping marzipan will like them because he gets very upset when i'm busy, but i'm also real excited as cockatiels are a favorite of mine, and they seem to be quite intelligent. I hope they end up being a sweet bird, too.

Here's a pic of Marzipan!



on a side note does anyone know of any cute names (for my cockatiel, not me!) and how i could get marzipan to eat more than pellets and carrots?
 
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Marzipan is cute!
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Welcome to the forum! Your bird is adorable!
 

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Welcome to AA :) Your fid is gorgeous! I can't wait to read more about him and your future bird!
 

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Welcome. I love the name "Marzipan."
As for foods pellets and carrots are a good start. Just keep trying a variety presented in different ways - cooked, raw, chopped in different sizes. My guys like veggies added to grain dishes.
 

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Oh marzipan is so cute! Maybe almond? Toffee? Taffy? Eclair? Donut?

To go with Marzipan:p:lol:
 

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Welcome to AA. Marzipan is beautiful. Be sure to quarantine the new 'tiel for about 30-45 days.
 

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Marzipan is so cute, and I love his name! You'll have to post pictures of your cockatiel when you get him!
 

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Marzipan is very cute :xflove:
 

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:greet5:... Marzipan is so cute, you must be so excited about the new addition to your flock ! What about the name "Cookie" for your new Teil :shy:
 
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Marzipan is gorgous! Be sure to take a lot of pics of your new Tiel when she arrives so you can share them with us!:D
Have you tried Feeding other orange vegetables? Mine only ate carrot at first too! But then they started eating sweet potato and pumpkin and then Bell pepper, mostly I would be sitting on the Floor with a plate of vegetables and pretendend to eat them so they would Come and try!:D
 

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Thank you everybody for welcoming me and for the name suggestions!

Be sure to quarantine the new 'tiel for about 30-45 days.
I was planning on quarantining, but would that include putting them in a different room, or can they just be far apart? I wanted Marzipan to see him first before i quarantined him, just so he knows who's squawking and that the tiel isn't evil. I do have a guest room available, but I was worried putting the 'tiel in there would make them a bit lonely as the doors are always closed away from the other animals to reduce them messing with the furniture (i have 5 other pets, i should mention)

Have you tried Feeding other orange vegetables?
I didn't think about it that way!! I tried giving lettuce, kale, kiwi, apple, peach, and watermelon, but he didnt seem to like any. maybe i'll try some more orange things along with carrots and maybe he'll pick something different up!
 

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I hope she will! And if she does not, your new baby probably Will, so she can teach Marzipan to eat Healthy foods!
 

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