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Where my linnie folks at? :)

April

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Now that I'm a Linnie momma I'd love to hear some of yalls experiences with them. I've read the old posts but I'd love some current chats about them.
I've only had my little guy since Sunday he was completely unexpected I found him at a Petsmart and couldn't bare to walk away from him. I've long admired the species but never thought id be able to find one.
I believe he's a Colbalt he seems a deeper blue to me then the lighter blue kiddos I've seen online.
So far he's settled in well he's eating and drinking and his poops look good. He won't let me get too close but he will happily trundle over and stay at the side of the cage closest to me and chat with me and preen. He'll be seen by the vet tomorrow so hopefully all will be well on that front.
He's unfortunately on a seed mix but at only 5 months old I'm hopeful I can get him onto pellets and fresh food without to much of a struggle but not gonna lie I am scared he'll be a seed junkie forever so I really hope that won't be the case.
So far his noise level isn't bad,he's being vocal longer periods of time than the first night but thankfully at this point the volume has stayed the same. He sounds like a video game,kinda a laser sound effect and low level budgie chatter(he was housed next to two cages of them so no suprise)
I'm encouraged by his willingness to approach me while in the cage so I'm hoping this means that eventually he'll want to have a friendship with me outside of the cage.
I've never had a bird who wasn't tamed and wanted to be with me right away so this is a bit of new territory for me but I'm letting things happen at his own pace and not pushing him.
Unfortunately I will have to get him transferred to his travel cage for his vet check up tomorrow but I'm hoping that once that's over that we'll really be able to work on a relationship. I know Linnies even hand tamed ones tend to be hand shy and phobic so I'll happily love and accept him even if he always remains hands off. I'm just so thrilled to have a bird in my life to love again.
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Dona

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Oh what a handsome boy! Looks cobalt to me. It sounds like he is settling in nicely! All the best to you! Linnies are awesome birds!
 

Zara

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Wishing you luck with the seed/pellet conversion :)

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April

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Oh what a handsome boy! Looks cobalt to me. It sounds like he is settling in nicely! All the best to you! Linnies are awesome birds!
Oh good that's lovely to hear that's the case,thank you!
So how have you found your little one to be? Has she remained hand tamed and friendly? Where did you get her from again, a breeder?
I'd love to hear any little quirks or behaviors you could tell me about that you've learned over the years sharing your life with her :heart:
 

April

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Wishing you luck with the seed/pellet conversion :)

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Thanks Zara! I've had luck before but that was with Conures not a species in the Parakeet family who would be more likely to stay a seed junkie. But I'll never give up I've been mixing Harrisons pellets in from moment one and I could be wrong but I think he may have eaten one this morning but I of course don't wanna crowd him while he's eating so I praised him and backed away.
Oh! And thank you so much for tagging some other Linnie members I really appreciate it.
 

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Good luck with diet conversion and he looks like a really sweet guy. You must be so proud :)
 

April

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Good luck with diet conversion and he looks like a really sweet guy. You must be so proud :)
Thank you! I just got home and checked his bowl and I think there maybe pellet crumbles in there but I'm not 100%. I'm already so in love with him,he's all I thought about all day.
 

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I'm still stunned these show up occasionally in box petstores, maybe I should be frequenting mine more. Cobalt is high on my list of "i want!" lol. Glad you bought him and sounds like you two will get along well. :) Congrats!
 
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