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    #1 godofhtedeli



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    Posted 21 July 2021 - 03:45 PM

    Heya guys! My Daddy and I both really love animals, they help me feel little usually, but taking care of them isn't a grown up chore for me so they're amazing uwu. So anyway, Daddy mentioned possibly getting a bird when we move into our own house. I think it's an amazing idea! They're so soft and smart and we would get an eclectus parrot. Do any littles here have experience with birds? How do you keep them from chewing on plushies and playing with your toys? I think we will put our birdie fren's cage in the living room. Plus, the toys would mainly be in the bedroom and a playroom. Any cute bird stories and tips are greatly appreciated :3

    #2 DerbyNerd


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    Posted 21 July 2021 - 05:56 PM

    Hi there, 


    As someone who has owned birds and has a couple of friends who have birds I can offer a bit of advice. I also nearly bought myself an Eclectus last year (stunning birds - super smart and wonderful). HOWEVER bigger parrots such as Eclectus require a LOT of care. Eclectus need to be fed fresh food DAILY (they need to have fresh chop provided every single day - they cannot live on a diet of bird seed - you can find good recipes for chop online but Eclectus are also known to be a bit picky so chop can become expensive). They are also highly intelligent so require mental stimulation daily too, otherwise they will either become bored (very very loud and screechy) or become stressed (which leads to them pulling out all their beautiful feathers). Most Eclectus owners like to give their birds free roam of the house when they are home (especially since they can be pretty reliably toilet trained - which takes time but is worth the effort). Eclectus do also like to chew - providing them with lots of mental stimulation and things they are allowed to chew on helps but you're probably gonna lose some things to their beaks. 


    If you've really got your heart set on an Eccie then do LOTS of research and buy from a reputable breeder (also kinda expensive but worth it) - otherwise it may be worth researching smaller birds who are more newbie friendly and require less intensive care. 

    #3 Jet



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    Posted 24 July 2021 - 06:17 AM

    We have a Birb and it's very evil. It's always trying to bite me! Beware the Birb... Stay safe!!


    I still love it though lol. It's a cockatiel. :) 

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