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Atomiklan

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So as most of you can guess, I have been doing more and more research as I have been "waiting" (More on that soon). A few days ago, I was basically at the point where I felt I had done all the research I could possibly do and my only next step was to foster (sorry, but still not going to just jump in and buy a parrot). I kept trying and trying to meet up with the rescue that has been helping me, but communication has become increasingly difficult. Well I finally got in touch with Jennifer and we met last Saturday. Lada the Eckie is now back home! :) She apparently did NOT have a good time down at the summer camp as she came home due to a good round of plucking. Now that shes back home she is doing much better and it turns out Jennifer is going to let her come stay with me at hopefully the end of the month once she's feeling better. While I was there, I also gave Jennifer her Atom/Orbit present I made last month. Lada loved it! Here are two pictures of her on the atom.

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In the meantime, I have been getting quite anxious... I have been supplementing my lack-o-parrot by spending way too much money on wild bird stuff and working from home in front of my sliding glass door... However... I finally broke down... I decided to bring home two society finches!!! So I am finally a bird parrent! I have been thinking on this for quite some time as a slow introduction. I've only had them home a few hours and I have already fallen in love with them. I'm not getting my hopes up, but would be fantastic if they eventually warmed up to me as well. I would LOVE to get them hand tame at some point. I know that is a tall order for finches, but I also know its not impossible.

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By the way, here is Ruto, the Pineapple green cheek near my office that I visit regularly. I visit him so much and play with him out of the cage that I get the feeling he is starting to bond with me (Both good and bad I guess). He's so cute when I first walk up each day. Apparently he only does this for me (rolls on back when he sees me). Also, here is a really short video I uploaded to YouTube:


So cute...

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Ok question time. I know society finches generally have to be DNA sexed or sometimes your can tell by their singing, but can you guys help me identify differences in their vocalizations? The darker one (I have not picked names yet.) makes this constant quick chirp that sounds like three successive chirps (very close together). The lighter one makes the single type chirp that I typically associate with Finches. These behaviors are consistent between both of them. They don't switch ever. I'll upload an audio file later tonight for you to hear both. Think you can explain these differences? Subspecies? Sex? Just unique little buddy? Thanks again!

~Andrew
 

Tiel Feathers

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I think fostering is a great idea! Congratulations on your finches, sorry I don't know much about them. They sure are cute, as is Ruto and Lada!
 

sunnysmom

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Congratulations on your finches. And fostering is a great idea.
 

jmfleish

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I think you've really been bit by the birdie bug! Congratulations on the Finches but I don't know a whole lot about them either. You might want to pose your questions in the softbill circle sub section. They are beautiful and that little Greencheek is adorable! Good luck with your fostering endeavor!
 

Rolanda

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Your Atom is Gorgeous! Beautiful job!
 

Atomiklan

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I took everyone's suggestion and asked specific questions in the finch sub forum, but I also promised to upload an audio clip here too, so here is a video from this morning so you can hear the differences.

 
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