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#93325 - 11/16/04 02:41 AM Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I bought Beeker at Bird World. Where did the rest of you buy your birds. And any recomendations to buy a good seed mix would be appreciated.


"God would rather see us walk with a occasional limp than a perpetual strut.
And if it takes a thorn for Him to make His point,
He loves us enough not to take it out." -Max Lucado
#93326 - 11/16/04 07:25 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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i got all three of mine, tucks, squeaks , and jet from petsmart. Had to save them from the small cage crammed full of birds :p anyways! i use nutriphase Gold parakeet formula for mine. I guess its got all the good stuff n stuff. cool

#93327 - 11/16/04 08:26 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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All three of my current birds were hand raised so I got them from a breeder. I highly recommend hand raised birds as being very healthy and also quite human-socialized.

Seeds are important, but remember they're only one small part of a balanced diet. Eating only seeds is like a human eating only white bread - the malnutrition will get to you pretty quickly. Be sure to provide a healthy mix of greens, veggies, fruits, bread, etc. to your keet!


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#93328 - 11/18/04 09:16 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I got my Joey at a locally owned pet shop downtown. He was in a cage with a bunch of other budgies and so he wasn't hand raised. I was worried he'd be hard to hand train and stuff because of this, but it actually wasn't a problem. He was very shy the first few days, but ever since then he has been very social. He was also surprisingly easy to hand train. (He's MOST LIKELY a boy the vet says, but it's still too soon to know.) So yeah.

#93329 - 11/30/04 05:00 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I got Grendel at a locally owned pet store. Like the post above my little guy warmed up to me very quickly...I can hardly remember now how he acted so shy when I first got him. I do notice though that my friends and boyfriend cannot get him to come out of his cage by getting on their fingers..I am the only one he lets get him out of his cage. Once he is out is wants to be the center of attention and I think he shows off for company.



#93330 - 11/30/04 10:44 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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ParakeetWhiz posted his personal phone number which isn't allowed in this forum, sorry about that! This is a non-commercial forum with people posting notes to help each other out, but we aren't here to make money off of each other. If you want to help people out, please answer questions here in the forum smile


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#93331 - 11/30/04 10:46 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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That's great, Budgie and Sarah! Definitely parakeets are VERY smart and learn to trust each person individually. It's like a toddler. A child will cling to their mommy or daddy when strangers are around. They know the difference between who they trust and who they do not trust. Parakeets are exactly the same way! You have to earn the trust of your keet smile


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#93332 - 11/30/04 11:42 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I bought Pebbles (my keet)at Bird World The same place Kacey got hers!


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#93333 - 11/30/04 11:51 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I don't think I've heard of a BirdWorld. Around here they have PetSmart which is a general pet store, that's where I get my seeds and toys.


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#93334 - 11/30/04 11:55 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Well I don't think "Bird World" is a franchise. Yah I like Petsmart to!


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#93335 - 12/01/04 12:02 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I don't like Petsmart all that much any more. That is where I got my first keet that died. It had some sort of desiese that a bunch of other birds died from too. AND we bought so dog food from them that was contaminated with the parasite "Gherardia" and our puppy was sick for weeks! frown So, I am beginning to wonder about them.


"God would rather see us walk with a occasional limp than a perpetual strut.
And if it takes a thorn for Him to make His point,
He loves us enough not to take it out." -Max Lucado
#93336 - 12/01/04 12:04 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I use Zoo Preem food for mine. Although, they don't seem to like it all that much.


"God would rather see us walk with a occasional limp than a perpetual strut.
And if it takes a thorn for Him to make His point,
He loves us enough not to take it out." -Max Lucado
#93337 - 12/01/04 04:12 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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"Bird World" hand raises birds but my lil pebbles was held once. When the lady took her out and she tried to fly off in the store she landed on the ground a few feet away and I picked her up and she bit me hard! I dont think she drew blood though. But now she is very nice!!


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#93338 - 12/01/04 04:14 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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The keets love millit!! When I give Pebbles millit it is on a branch! She just picks it off the branch!


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#93339 - 12/01/04 04:34 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Yah, guess wat Jaclyn!!!! Kacey is eating now!!!!!! laugh


"God would rather see us walk with a occasional limp than a perpetual strut.
And if it takes a thorn for Him to make His point,
He loves us enough not to take it out." -Max Lucado
#93340 - 12/01/04 04:35 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Oh! and I posted a poll. It's called "Most popular keet color". Go and vote on it. smile


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And if it takes a thorn for Him to make His point,
He loves us enough not to take it out." -Max Lucado
#93341 - 12/01/04 05:03 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Yet millet is a parakeet treat but don't give your keet too much of it! It's like candy, it's not very healthy smile Look on my site for advice about healthy fruits and veggies smile


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#93342 - 12/02/04 04:00 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I got my keet, Sushi, at Petco. Luckily she's happy and healthy, although she's still pretty uncomfortable being on a finger outside of the cage. I don't think I would get another parakeet from a pet store. Keep your fingers crossed for me, though! I'm going to put in an application to adopt a displaced or neglected parakeet in January. Their screening process is pretty intense, so I'm really hoping I'm an acceptable candidate.

Here's a picture of Sushi:



(Lisa fixed the photo so it shows up live now smile )

#93343 - 12/02/04 05:10 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I hope you are able to get the keet! Good luck! Oh, and Sushi is very pretty. smile

#93344 - 12/04/04 12:34 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Shushi is beautiful! I hope you get your bird!


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#93345 - 12/04/04 07:53 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Oh! I think I might post some pictures of Pebbles today! Cause I think I know how now! smile


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#93346 - 12/04/04 08:39 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Sushi is sooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!! That is so sweet you want to adopt a neglected keet and give it a second chance for a happy life!! laugh


"God would rather see us walk with a occasional limp than a perpetual strut.
And if it takes a thorn for Him to make His point,
He loves us enough not to take it out." -Max Lucado
#93347 - 12/06/04 08:43 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Yah that is nice you want to adopt! laugh


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#93348 - 12/06/04 09:55 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I posted a poll "where did you get your keet poll" you could go and vote on it now!


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#93349 - 12/09/04 08:08 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I love sushi's blue face feathers smile


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#93350 - 12/09/04 02:35 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Oh yah! They are very NEON blue in his cheek area! Thats so cool! smile


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#93351 - 12/09/04 03:24 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Thanks for everyone who commented on how pretty Sushi is! I'll be sure to pass that on to her - although I think she already knows she's beautiful. Her cheek feathers are actually more denim blue and white - I just love how the light caught them in that picture.

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Your welcome!!!! Really!?!? Wow! It looks so neon in the pic. but that sounds really really pretty(the denim blue and white)!!!! laugh


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#93353 - 12/10/04 04:17 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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She is just.......So unique! smile VERY PRETTY The light is just perfect! smile


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And if it takes a thorn for Him to make His point,
He loves us enough not to take it out." -Max Lucado
#93354 - 12/10/04 06:49 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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If you give your keet enough sunshine, those feathers will flouresce, i.e. glow under a black light smile You can read about that here -

http://www.lisashea.com/petinfo/articles/bird_glow.html

that would be a cool picture to take smile


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#93355 - 12/10/04 09:33 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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Sushi is a beauty! What vibrant colors!



#93356 - 12/11/04 09:02 PM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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How do you find a hand raised budgie? My sister wants to get one and I thought it would be best to Get it from a breeder so its hand raised and real friendly.


~~Zoe~~ and ~~Kiwi~~
#93357 - 12/14/04 06:55 AM Re: Pet stores: Where did you buy your bird?  
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I have a small list here -

http://www.lisashea.com/petinfo/choosing/handraised.html

but your best bet is to ask at the local pet stores if they work with a breeder, or talk to your local vet. Or try your phone book! smile


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