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sara+lacey

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Re: How this came about...
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2009, 01:35:39 AM »

aww see its true wat i belive then
everything happens 4 a reason
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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2009, 07:46:56 PM »

I remember it clearly.  Every week my mum would go off to do the weekly shop and would take me with her as i must have been about 4 and not yet in school. I was always told that if i was good she would take me to the pet shop round the corner to see the mynah bird. i was soooo facinated at this glossy black bird in the tiny cage that talked back to me!  I am animal mad and had my own pony at 10yrs ( yes spoiled ;o) ) My sister was given a baby budgie for her 14th birthday and he was so sweet and lots of fun. i left home and went crazy for a few years    2 love birds  a cockateil,
a senegal who now lives with the ex and my darling Vern (sun conure) who only passed away 2 years back. 2.5 yrs ago i bought my eclectus forest followed 6 months later by coco my CAG who very sadly died in Oct from, well the vets still dont know why as he was so fit and healthy.   I am hoping to become the proud mum of another grey again as we miss coco so much.   But yep its all mothers fault taking me to that pet shop every week   :biggrin:    parrots are amazing and i learn new things about them every week,  i love them :worthy
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Re: How this came about...
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2010, 03:35:51 PM »

What wonderful stories!
Bobby came via a friend of a friend who was moving back to the UK.
We'd always wanted one too but couldn't afford to layout 1,000 euros or more for one.  In hindsight, it was probably for the best as we were working such long hours at the time, and without ever having done any research to realise the interaction they need, the poor birdie would have been alone much of the time.  Now though, being lucky enough to work from home most of the time, I can devote hours to him - well, when I'm not sitting at my laptop on this site anyway!
(But WOW - I've never cleaned my house so often as I have to now!).
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2010, 03:39:34 PM »

I know what you mean Guideycat - I'm going to have buy a new vac soon as I've nearly burned this one out vaccing up at the back of Jack.  Who would have thought such a small creature could generate so much mess  :biggrin:
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2010, 02:47:00 PM »

 :hi5: The new partnership i have formed along with my wife and four children (two human, two African grey parrots) have taught me the defenition of pacience, and am now in it for the long haul. Hence the new forum. Please understand im quite shy and dont do much talking but i will be regular with my posts and pics and wil deffinatley be looking round the forum for tips and funny stuff see you all soon guys...... :egg
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Re: How this came about...
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2010, 12:12:52 PM »

Hi I am Alasdair aka PaPa
Thanks for the info on the hatching of the site.
Animal mad family as many seem to be on here... we currently have a rescued dog (Heinz), 4 cats (the tom we rescued was pregnant!!!!) 3 coldwater fish, 2 guinea pigs and Shrek, a ring-necked parakeet (more info on him to follow).
Have started reading through some of the threads and will start posting properly once I know my way around a bit more.
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Re: How This Came About...
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2010, 03:24:20 PM »

I was searching for toys for my African Grey - Carly.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2010, 06:55:06 PM »

Clair you should start a a new thread in the New Members section so that we can all welcome you properly  :thumbsup:
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Re: How This Came About...
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2011, 12:38:46 PM »

Hi all,
  I'm new to the forum and also a new owner of an African Grey Parrot called Rube. He is 12 weeks old and has a super temperament. He loves to be cuddled.
 I collected from the breeder last Sunday and each day that goes by, he is gaining more and more confidence. He is really coming out of his shell.  :egg :-)
 I hope to meet other like minded people on this wonderful forum, gaining much knowledge through many experienced owners.

Kindest Regards
Ru-bee
 
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2011, 12:41:17 PM »

hello and welcome to the forum.  How exciting a baby - I love seeing baby pictures (hint hint  :biggrin:)

Why don't you create a new topic in the new members section and tell us more about him and how you came to get him?  If you need any help while your finding your way around just give one of us a shout x
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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2011, 12:43:07 PM »

My dad had various parrots,my sister also had a grey. I loved them and have asked and asked for one from my hubby and when i reached yes that age i woke up that morning with an empty cage no bird and a book in it about greys to read but weeks later i got my Bingo at 11wks old that he had ordered  and it was the best present i got from hubby and my girls even tho i was expecting a holiday but hey Bingo was better and is for life where the holiday would have only been for a few weeks.Love him and all my other animals. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bighug: :ducks
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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2011, 02:00:47 PM »

my hubby had always wanted a parrot,when we came to live in lanzarote he thought it would be ok as we had retired early and had tiled floors. I was terrified of birds,but i had only really had seen budgies. So we did loads of research and then found pablo when he was just a baby.  I said im not looking after it ,not cleaning its cage or feeding it ,you have to do everything. He said yes thats fine . 3 days later i did everything for pablo and i love him to bits he is my baby.   :biggrin:
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2013, 12:29:44 PM »

I was in a long term relationship and felt lonely, originally wanted a dog but was too lazy to take it out for walks in the winter.  Then I was watching TV one night and a cockatoo appeared on TV, my mum suggested as a joke "Why don't you get a parrot for companionship?". 

I started to research online on parrots, and the more I read the more I fell in love with them.  I wanted a medium sized bird because I was afraid with small birds I might not be able to get them back in the cage and they might fly through the smallest gap of an open window! And I didn't want a large one because of the noise they made.  So I advertised for an african grey online and a breeder contacted me and now I have Chewy.

Then I met my husband, and he was not so keen on Chewy due to him being noisy.  Now my husband loves Chewy to bits and treats him like family. And he gets the same respect back from Chewy.

Never looked back since.  I'm a proud mother to an african grey  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2013, 12:55:45 PM »

I was taking a chipmunk to my local petshop to be rehomed (my pair had bred and they would have killed him eventually, they don't live well together) and when I walked in there was a baby grey (well 16 week old) and when I went to talk to her she put her beak through the cage and closed her eyes. Heart melted and i put a deposit down on her there and then. Picked her up a week later. She has been my love & laughter ever since!

Hubby works away & I didn't tell him about her until he was back about 3 weeks later. He wasn't over joyed, we have a cockatiel that i hand reared and she is his baby.

That was 18 months ago, he's still scared of her but he now tells everyone how funny she is.
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« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2013, 01:28:12 PM »

Hi.  My husband said he was going to buy me something really special for my birthday........he wanted to get me a handreared cockatiel and I started looking, then discovered African Greys, did my research, joined AGPF and no looking back.  I have Elliott and not sure what I did before I had him.   He is fab, hardwork but wouldn't be without him now.
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