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    I have always been fond of this Budgie. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...98197061,d.eXY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    It's a boy. I bet if you keep him long enough you might hear a few whistles or words.
    Thanks Keith, I was wondering about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_N View Post
    Yes!
    Found you a good link on how to tame him further. Good luck!
    http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Bird,%20Parakeets.htm
    Thanks Eric, that was a good informational read.

    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Parakeets are parrots.
    I had no idea But thanks I will definitely give this guy a haircut b/c I tend to handle animals & allow them outside of their enclosure. I wouldn't want it getting injured by flying into something.

    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    It's a Budgie ( Budgerigar) Melopsittacus undulatus, originally from Australia.
    Thanks for that information fred. It looked very out of place among the grackles (cowbirds as we call most blackbirds here), doves, flying rats, & butter butts lol.This budgie seems to be part of the family for now at least.

    I plan to go find a proper cage & supplies for it today. I'll post a few more pics after it gets settled. Thanks everyone

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    One thing about clipping wings Knuckles. The link Eric provided had some good information, but the clipping technique described is very annoying for the bird. You're better to take an equal number of primary flight feathers from both wings. This will let the bird get around much better. It still prevents serious flight, but makes it easier for the bird to hop in a straight line. If you leave two primaries on the left wing the bird constantly veers to the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    One thing about clipping wings Knuckles. The link Eric provided had some good information, but the clipping technique described is very annoying for the bird. You're better to take an equal number of primary flight feathers from both wings. This will let the bird get around much better. It still prevents serious flight, but makes it easier for the bird to hop in a straight line. If you leave two primaries on the left wing the bird constantly veers to the right.
    Very good point that I should have mentioned. Thanks SubRosa! All of my birds (aside from the canaries) have their feathers evenly clipped on both wings.

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    Thank you guys for the tips! I really appreciate the great info & I'm sure this little feller will too. . . because now he has a home here with me after the reassurance.
    I was talking with a neighbor, who I know has birds, & ended up walking out with a free large cage & homemade jungle gym. Lol its pretty neat looking but I'm sure it will eventually get torn up. I cleaned everything up & he seems to enjoy the space. I also went ahead & gave its wings a trim. It was surprisingly calm. How do you think I did?
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    Other birds lol
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    So cute! You're doing a great job.
    Love myself some chickens. Used to have a bantam hen that would perch on my shoulder like a parrot.

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    He looks very content. Nice chickens too!
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    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

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    Thanks! Those chickens give me breakfast on most days & are extremely tame. They follow me around the yard bug me anytime I'm outside. They're also great at eating any weeds that are germinating & eradicating ticks around the yard (very common around here).

    Well here are a few pics of the baby blue quaker I just added to the family =) I believe she is 6 weeks old but may have heard wrong. The breeder does dna sexing but pelvic sexed for this 1 & said hes 90% sure its female. It needs formula 3x per day at this point & is still not quite on anything solid.

    Here she is just after messy supper:
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    I can't seem to decide on a name.
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