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Thanks!Zydabird......Rowan is absolutley stunning!! I love your story, we can tell how much you adore her and let her walk all over you! I can't believe she steals your things, does she have a favorite place to hide them?
What a story! Thanks for sharing!Here's my Pionus Figaro. He's 1 year and 8 months old. I got him from a bird fair, but the breeder is from near my home. I was looking for a Pionus (but did NOT what a White Capped) I wanted a Dusky or BH or BW ANYTHING but a WC! I went to the bird fair and found only one breeder with only one available Pionus on the day I was looking and it was... a White Capped! He was SO scared in the cage of everyone! He was near injuring himself. The breeder told me she would give me 2 weeks to make a final decision if I didn't want him for ANY reason she would take him back, and she thought he would settle down with some time and attention.
I took a while to think about it then found myself looking at new cages, and getting things for my pionus before I even bought him . When I went back to her booth to mull it over again there was someone in front of me with a small child that poked his fingers through the bars scaring the poor thing to DEATH and said "mommy I want this one, does it talk?!" The breeder said 'no' and looked at me sadly. When the woman asked what's the smallest cage that she could get for him, she answered shortly and pulled me aside and told me she had dropped the price to $150 because she knew I would take good care of him and she wanted him to be enjoyed. I took him and purchased some things for him.
When I got him home it took just about 2 weeks for him to adjust and he was just SO scared! On the 14th day I was about to email the breeder to take him back and Figaro jumped to the front of the cage when I opened it in the morning and just stared at me. I emailed her then and there and told her to cash the check that he wasn't going anywhere! Since then he's improved slowly but at a constant rate. He took 5 months to step up and even longer to take food from my hand, but he's my buddy and I love him so much!
I just bought him a BIG new cage because since he's not so scared I'm not afraid of him hurting himself by falling off of a perch or if he gets spooked. Now he just flies around the apartment so there's new dangers, but at least he's able to glide down now. He can even land pretty well and doesn't use the wall to brake! Sorry for the long story, but that's my Figaro (Fig) Newton! Now for pics.
Thanks, and the breeder also told me of another bird that she sold at a previous fair, the new owner resold her 3 days later to a pet store for triple the money. That poor Pionus sat in the pet store for 2 years before she got a new home! The store had been trying to sell her for $1800!Zydabird......Rowan is absolutley stunning!! I love your story, we can tell how much you adore her and let her walk all over you! I can't believe she steals your things, does she have a favorite place to hide them?
brdfvr......I LOVE your story too! I was the same way, any Pi but a WC!! But I know that if I were in your spot, I would have made the same decision and bring him home! I bet you don't regret your decision, you've made wonderful progress with him. He is beautiful and I can see he loves you! His cage is the same as Bronson's. I originally bought the cage first thinking I was going to get an African Grey.
Wow, those colors!Andre my BH pi in his favorite tree. View attachment 76077
Yes, she is FULL of hormones! Never ever mean, cranky or even territorial. She doesn't even try to build a nest. What she does do is constantly honk (it is very loud and quite annoying) and rub on her toys or her cage. All I have to do is walk in the room or even if she hears my voice she will start, it goes on forever! I see it getting worse every year and think she would be a good candidate for Lupron injections. She also lays eggs, a lot I think. She really doesn't lay them, she lets them drop from her perch. This behavior starts in Nov and doesn't let up until March/April and I think she laid about 8 eggs during those months. I try very hard to not set her up for theses hormonal times. I really can't touch her at all,(during the hormonal time) like I said she'll start honking just hearing my voice. I cut back on light and warm mushy food is limited. No scritiches, that part kills me! So that is what it is like with Bronson, I dread the winter months!@Dani: Bronson is absolutely beautiful! I love Bronze Wings! When she went through maturity, did you notice her mood changing at all? Just curious how these guys react to all the new hormones. It'll be quite a while until i have to worry about that with my guy, but I was just wondering. Thanks.
Way too FUNNY!!Thanks!
And yes, she generally hides them under the bed or the couch. Just depends on how far she can drag whatever it is before getting bored with the idea.
Saemma, you have the most beautiful WC girlie!! I will birdysit for you anytime or you could just send her to me for a loooooooooooong visit!!No recent photos of Sachi but here is one of the last videos. Oh.. and I think it's Pionus parrot hormone season around here. She's been making her crazy hormoney sounds and is more touchy feeley than usual.
well, i guess it makes sense! he is a bird after all....Andre my BH pi in his favorite tree. View attachment 76077