Southwest Gardening forum: New family members...

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 29, 2010 5:09 PM CST
I had some new family members stumble into my life late last night. I didn't get to pic them up till this morning. My groomer had passed away, and they were hers, and her husband asked me if I would take them. The first one is a female parakeet. Her name is Misty.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 29, 2010 5:10 PM CST
This little guys name is Seabrook. He is Misty's boyfriend. They really love music. It surprised me. I turned on the radio in the car and they sang all the way home with the radio...so cute! Seabrook has awful pretty eyelashes for a guy, don't you think?

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Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 29, 2010 6:37 PM CST
How sweet are they! Congratulations Dad!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jun 29, 2010 6:55 PM CST
Alan, I am sorry to hear about your groomer but you will make the perfect bird Daddy! Teach them a song!

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Jun 29, 2010 10:37 PM CST
Howdy!
Misty and Seabrook, the very FIRST new family members to join Southwest Living! Welcome to ya!
Alan, I think I read once that parakeets (of the parrot family - two toes forward and once back) have the biggest brains per body mass) they are SMART!

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Jun 30, 2010 7:40 AM CST
I have no doubt in my mind that most birds are smart Susie. For 18 years I was the papa of a Quaker Parakeet that I named Keebler. She passed away about gosh...four/five years ago. She was my little angel, and oh so very smart! She could sing the following song, to the tune of "I'm a litttle teapot" all the way through, and loved singing it with papa.

I'm a little quaker, green and stout,
Open up my cage and let me out,
Better pick me up or else I'll squawk
Rub my tummy and then I'll talk.

She understood things too. Once I was carrying the laundry though the kitchen to the laundry room, and dropped a towel on the way there. She told me, "whoops! You dropped something". The same thing I would tell her when she dropped a treat or toy.

Her vocabulary was immense. She knew "I Love You" and laughed when I laughed. And she knew how to call Chip, my dog, just like I did.. "Chip, come here". She imitated the dogs barking too. Oh geeze, and a whole ton of other things that I can't think of right now. I haven't had my coffee yet..hehehe!

I don't think the budgies are quite that smart, but we'll work on learning new things with them as long as they want to learn.

























Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Jun 30, 2010 10:01 AM CST
It's fascinating how smart those birds are! I hope your little peepers like to learn!
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Name: Crista Abel
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Crista
Jun 30, 2010 10:46 PM CST
What cuties!!
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Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Jul 1, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Thye are cute!! Lucky them for finding such a good home!!
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