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27th-Apr-2009 03:18 pm
Buffy cute!

Daughter and I went to a bird show yesterday.  No intention of buying a bird of course!  We had a lovely look around at all the pretties, and I got to meet a few folk off Smiley's bird forum.  :~D

But this little darling was irresistible!  Full of personality and the prettiest blue I've seen in a Quaker parrot.  Handraised, so she's very friendly, and she has been DNA sexed, so we know for sure she's a girl.  And we got her for half the price we'd usually pay for a hand-reared Quaker.  So what if we have to live on soup for the week?!  Heh.

Now we just need to give her a NAME.  ;~P

She has the most gorgeous, growly sort of voice, and does this little chirrup that sounds for all the world like "Uh oh!"  XD

27th-Apr-2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
She's beautiful. I keep thinking I'd love to give keeping a bird a try, but since I live alone and I'm out at least 8-9 hours a day, it wouldn't work. ::sigh::

How about "Billy" as in Billy Holiday as in Lady Sings the Blues?
27th-Apr-2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I know somebody down the hallway from where I live has a bird because I can hear it once in a while.
2nd-May-2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
I adore the sound of my birds. I know a lot of folks can't stand it, but I love the background chatter, singing and trilling.
We have a lot of wild birds around too; cockies and lorikeets are particularly loud!

There's nothing nicer than waking up to my birds, then hearing the contented grinding of beaks at night as they settle to sleep... :~D
2nd-May-2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
8-9hrs is tough, and would be extremely hard on a bird. Something like a canary, or one of the less handleable types of bird might be ok, but parrots need a lot of interaction with you. I tend to think of them like 2yr olds - they really need to be supervised and played with.

Billy is nice, but daughter decided on Evie. ;~)
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