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TheBirds

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... She Who Has Yet to be Named! :roflmao: I posted this under Bird Boulevard already but felt it also belonged in the appropriate Linnie forum :)


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:yah:

So this rounds out our flock at THREE (two PFLBs and this little Linnie) which I think is a nice, reasonable number :D Hubby is convinced this is a very slippery slope and was reluctant to agree to add a third bird to our household but I think this little ball of feathers ticks a few boxes that the Lovebirds don't (I've always, always wanted a parrot that used it's feet for things other than just perching and until very recently, never knew Linnies were capable of this!).

Also, not having to purchase another cage (we already have one that's being underutilized) or new toys or different food made it a bit of an easier decision :D The colleague at the store - also a Linnie owner - thought she was a female based on her black markings (thoughts, anyone?). She's still being handfed and transitioned over to pellets, so isn't ready to come home quite yet (and due to COVID restrictions, non-essential stores are closed so I haven't even been able to see her in person). But I'm so excited to meet her! Not excited about the impending quarantine period, but at least that's only temporary :laugh:
 
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What a beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you and the flock! Linnies are the best!

And yes, eating with their feet is crazy cute. Such a big parrot style.

I'm no expert on figuring out the gender but I've also heard that less black on the tail could indicate female. I don't see any on your cutie.
 

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Oooh very exciting! Congrats! :starshower:

Hubby is convinced this is a very slippery slope
I think your husband is very wise :lol: With each bird you have join your flock, sometimes it´s easier to add more, ¨well, we have 3 birds, may as well get them a friend¨... ¨oh, we have 4 birds, what´s one more?¨... and so on.
But if this bird was truly something you desired, then I don´t think there´s anything wrong - lots of people have numerous flocks instead of just one bird :)

or new toys
That´s the beauty of having multiple birds... If you buy a toy for someone, and they don´t like it, you can usually find another bird who will enjoy it :bliss:

Any ideas for names? A theme or type?
 

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Congratulations!
 

TheBirds

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What a beautiful baby! I'm so happy for you and the flock! Linnies are the best!

And yes, eating with their feet is crazy cute. Such a big parrot style.

I'm no expert on figuring out the gender but I've also heard that less black on the tail could indicate female. I don't see any on your cutie.
I'm inclined to agree with you, @Dona :) I'm thinking the colleague at the store is probably correct in her guess that this little pickle is a female. Here's hoping she's a happy kinda hen!
 

TheBirds

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Oooh very exciting! Congrats! :starshower:
I think your husband is very wise :lol: With each bird you have join your flock, sometimes it´s easier to add more, ¨well, we have 3 birds, may as well get them a friend¨... ¨oh, we have 4 birds, what´s one more?¨... and so on.

But if this bird was truly something you desired, then I don´t think there´s anything wrong - lots of people have numerous flocks instead of just one bird :)
That´s the beauty of having multiple birds... If you buy a toy for someone, and they don´t like it, you can usually find another bird who will enjoy it :bliss:

Any ideas for names? A theme or type?
Thanks @Zara :D Even as I was telling the hubby that this one completes our flock, I was thinking in the back of my head, "..... unless this one wants a little friend and then we'll max out FOR SURE at four of them" :roflmao: Unfortunately he can read my mind :cautious:

Obviously, it's easier to justify keeping more than one bird if they're small because they don't take up as much space as the bigger guys (and they can even be caged together under the right circumstances). No idea on names yet, although I have a list saved somewhere of gender neutral ones so will try and pull one from there :joyful:
 

TheBirds

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She’s still not ready to come home yet so I’ve stayed busy stalking the birdy store website to see which of her siblings were still available (because apparently I needed to tempt/torture myself further by revisiting the birds I didn’t choose) :shy:

It took them an additional week to sell the two cobalts and the mauve babies which kinda surprised me because they don’t seem to be all that common around here. How in-demand are Linnies where you live?
 

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Oh I would've bought a mauve the second you could tell the color! I hope I live very very far away from your area and didn't miss out :)

Linnies seem hard to find in my area, and they sell really fast. Many times they sell via word of mouth or off a waiting list rather than someone just happening upon them.
 

TheBirds

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Oh I would've bought a mauve the second you could tell the color! I hope I live very very far away from your area and didn't miss out :)

Linnies seem hard to find in my area, and they sell really fast. Many times they sell via word of mouth or off a waiting list rather than someone just happening upon them.
Oh gosh DON’T, lol. The mauve is the one I was so tempted to get (instead of? in addition to?) the olive hen!

I don’t think I quite realize how lucky I am to have this particular store within an hour’s drive (but YES I can see this becoming a problem if I keep checking out what new birds have been added to their site :laugh: ).

So are Linnies just over-looked and that’s why there aren’t many breeders or ..? I still have so much to learn about these little fluffballs and find the supply/demand of different species interesting.
 

TheBirds

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She's hoooome! Within a couple hours she was already clambering around her cage in a way Lyric and Indie never did. Here, she's enjoying her java branch while pretending I'm not even there (hence the closed eyes, lol):

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I'm so infatuated with the way she moves, it's so deliberate. And I can't wait to hear more of her vocalizations (she's treated us to some quiet chuckles already), so we'll be patient as she adjusts to all the new sights and sounds! Yayyyy Linnies :joyful:
 

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I know exactly what you mean about the deliberate walking. Slow cross over foot, cross over foot, while leaning forward. Adorable.
She is just too cute. Enjoy your new baby!
 
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