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    ive finaly decided on a bird!

    ok so ive finally decided what bird to add to my flock. a goffin cockatoo!
    there not huge like an umbrella, there not too expensive, and there soooooo freiking cute!

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    How much do you know about cockatoos? A goffins has just as much personality and instability as an umbrella....I mean, are you really sure you want to get one? They need huge cages, lots of toys, and tons of time and patience.

    How old are you?


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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    Arent they the same as owning a 3yr old that never will grow up?
    "I will lend to you, a Bird", God said, "and teach you all you have to do. And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too."

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    My take tends to be to each their own. We give you the info and you do what you want with it and I usually don't believe in telling someone not to get a bird, but you are 13. You are way too young for a 'too. You have high school, college, and eventually a significant other and possibly kids to think about. You don't know what your life has in store for you and it would be unfair and irresponsible to bring a bird of such magnitude into your life right now. Think about it in 10 years....

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    you will love him or her

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    Oh no, you're 13?

    Please please PLEASE reconsider. Even if you were ready for this financially and emotionally and everything...you have no idea where you life can go in the next few years. This bird needs way more attention than you will be able to give it. What will you do when you move out? Cockatoos are too loud for an apartment. Or when you go to college? You can't have pets on dorm. And you won't have enough time to offer it between school, friends, etc.

    The babies are really sweet, but after a couple years they get hormonal and will start screaming, biting, possibly plucking....why not get something easier to care for??


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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    im not 13.... im 14 now. and were getting it as a family bird... so it should get plenty of attention.

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    gotta say i agree with the age thing being an issue
    and i'm usually the first to defend younger owners.

    It's not age i worry about... it's experience. I;ve been around birds all my life. I would hesitate, gulp and stand back before taking on a 'too. My life isnt stable enough and from what i know about 'toos the wouldnt handle moving around the country well.

    plus my bird sitter couldnt handle a too. his other bird might get ate!


    PS... sorry but i think that toos generally arent good family pets... dont they tend to bond with one person?


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    ive been thinking about all this. trust me.
    and i mainly want a nice cuddly bird. so if you have another suggestion itd be fine but i really want a too.

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    Cockatoos are cuddly when they are babies.

    What are you going to do when he turns 2 or 3 and starts biting everyone in the house and screaming all day long?


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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    ok, so maybee thats not the best choice. tell me about counures.

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    What kind of conure? I think there are too many to generalize. lol


    R.I.P Nikko.

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    As much as I usually can't stand this website, have you checked out http://mytoos.com/ ?
    I'm pretty sure if you weren't really reconsidering before, you sure will be afterwards.

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    a cuddley one! maybee a green cheek. nothing too small.

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    Re: ive finaly decided on a bird!

    Green cheeks are pretty tiny. They are smaller than 'tiels, they just don't look like it in pictures. I can't recommend conures because I don't have any interest in owning one....

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