Funny Parrakeet

by Michael Moscarella
(Reno, NV, USA)

I just got a parrokeet yesterday. He's a blue Rare Parrokeet. I named him Tim. ^.^ Tim the Enchanted. Haha anyway. At first I had him in my room and left my radio on, but then I read a little about him and now keep in the computer room with me.

He's verry funny. He likes to get on the roof of his cage and dance, but he's clumsy and falls off. :) He's very healthy. He sings all the time. (Or what he thinks is singing.) And I'm still getting him used to my hand in his cage. Anyway, I just wanted to know if ALL of the white plumage on his face changes color at Sexual Maturity, and approximately what age he is when this happens. *GASPS* He just sang the tune of the music I'm listening to!

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Aug 24, 2009
by: Michael Moscarella

That answered my question. The not-too-smart Petsmart staff said that the FEATHERS around his beak changed would be blue if he was a boy, not the area around his nose. I can post a picture later today, when dad gets home from work. He takes his camera with him for some strange reason. It'll be in the Parrot Stories section. ^.^

Aug 24, 2009
Tim the Enchanted LOL
by: Mary Ann

Congratulations on your new buddy. Tim sounds like one special little guy. Keets are some of the best talkers in the parrot world, but tend to talk fast. If you listen closely, you may be surprised at everything "The Enchanted One" says.
Yes, a picture would be great. I'm sure he is as beautiful as he sounds.

Aug 24, 2009
Tim the Enchated
by: Linda

Your story is a wonderful one that makes us all smile!!! Sounds like Tim is a very talented bird, and sounds also like he already loves you. Please take good care of him and feed him a high quality pelleted diet. Tracie carries two organic ones out here, Harrison's and Goldenfeast both of which are great, and my favorite is Harrisons. The changeover from seeds to pellets takes some time, and has to be done gradually so bird can adjust to new diet with ease. ( Switching Birds to Pellets article.) Be sure and ask any questions about that or anything else you may have as we enjoy answering questions and talking with people about their birds.

It would also be a good idea to take Tim the Enchanted (you can have Vet's office people put that name on his chart) to an Avian vet when you have time as birds sometimes contract bacterial infections from pet stores, and from moving around. It is all very stressful for them. Avian (Bird) vet is the kind you need for Tim, and he needs to go in for a checkup at least once a year or when his toenails need trimmed.

I'm also glad to hear that you DID SOME READING ABOUT HIM because doing your homework about your bird and his needs is one of the most important things to do besides good food and trips to vet as needed. Budgies live quite a while, and I wish for you both that each moment be a journey of learning, love and thankfulness for each other.

Linda PS post a picture when you can as we are excited to see Tim the Enchanted and his Magical Band!

Aug 24, 2009
Parakeet feather changes?
by: Tracie

I am not sure what a blue rare parakeet is, but it sounds like you might have a blue budgie? It would be great if you could post a picture for us all to see. Maybe you could post a story about your bird and post a picture under our "Submit Parrot Stories" section?

The white feathers on my blue budgie have never changed color. His cere, the part above the beak where their nostrils are, has turned blue so I know he is a male budgie.

My blue budgie has dark cheek patches and dots on his "beard" feathers that come and go with every molt. Also, the bars that are on young budgies above their eyes go away with the first molt.

Our budgies learn tunes and phrases quickly also. They are very smart and quite fun! Congratulations on your new friend.

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