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    Cool You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    Ok, I'm pretty sure a thread like this has been made before, but I thought I'd start my own! Let's begin

    You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    -You go out in public, unaware of the bird poo on your shirt.
    -People talk about their kids; you talk about your birds.
    -You've passed up going out just to stay home and spend time with your fids.

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    You know you're a bird person when ...

    -You get to to work and and you find you have bird poo in your hair
    -Other people show you photos of their grandkids/kids and you whip out your cell phone and show off photos of the fids
    -People talk about their families and you talk about who's mating with whom, who has a clutch and who is still single
    -Spa day isn't for you, it's the day you have everyone's wings, nails and beaks done
    -You bring in a brand new pair of shoes, never worn and there's already a feather stuck to the sole

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraK View Post
    -Other people show you photos of their grandkids/kids and you whip out your cell phone and show off photos of the fids
    I totally did that yesterday at work. I was telling a girl there about my new baby, and I whipped out the cell and started showing her pics. She just looked at me like I had three heads. Obviously not a bird person.

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    You know you're a bird person when...
    -You whistle at your friends, family, and other pets (like you do to your fids)

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    When...

    You make your date rush home because you need to get back to let your bird out before bedtime
    You get excited about extra money left over from payday not because you can buy a new outfit or shoes, but because you can finally get that super-cool toy for your birds
    You start looking at furniture for what would fit the bird best - what color is he not scared of, what would hide the poo the best, what will be easiest to clean, what doesn't come with harmful chemicals.
    You prepare meals based on what your bird can eat with you.

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    When...

    - You have makeshift "playgyms" all over the house
    - Your water cup becomes theirs because they want to drink out of it
    - You have "millet days" instead of "miller days"
    - There's bird seed / pellets all over your floor because your birds fling them everywhere
    - Every time you get an apple (or some other kind of fruit or food), you cut it up small and give some to the fids first before you even get a chance to eat any
    - You are forbidden to take naps because every time you try, one of the fids have to scream because they want attention or some other convenient thing! (I swear, every time I try to nap in the day Zen starts singing!)

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    - You own 4 playstations
    - Not a single playstation is electronic or plugged in
    - You and your husband don't stay out late because the birds have to be in bed by 8 p.m.
    - If you or anyone in your house pour themselves a glass/mug of anything you are reminded of Hitchcock's "The birds" cause everyone flocks to you for a drink (even the ones who don't like some members of the family)
    - You can whistle cockatiel whistles better than the theme song of any t.v. series or movies.
    - You don't have guacamole in your house on Cinco de Mayo because it's bad for the birds.

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    I just love this thread! I do so many of those you've mentioned.....!!

    - You make as many trips to the pet shop as you make to the grocery store...
    - Pet shop staff know you by name... and your bird's name.....!
    - People you know ask you how (put name of bird here) is doing...
    - You get up 30 minutes earlier so you have time to cut up veggies and fruits and spend a bit of time with your bird before work.
    - Your cell ringtone is... your birds chirping!
    - For some reason you're attracted to anything with a bird on it... greeting cards, dishes, mugs, clothes, jewellery...
    - You have many bird feeders outside and are fascinated with them. When you drive you must focus and not watch the birdies. I especially like Canada geese and like to watch them fly.

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    -Pet shop bird staff recognize you on sight and tell you about their newcomers and who got sold.
    -People at check-out ask you what pets you have because you're holding rodent and cat items, and when you answer "birds" they look at you as if you've grown horns and a tail.
    -You hustle visitors in and out of the house so the door isn't open and someone doesn't try to skedaddle.
    -All smokers are banned from the house and you don't care how cold it is outside or who the smoker is.
    -You buy fruit and veggies that no-one in your house will touch, let alone look at.

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    Oh my goodness,
    So many of these apply to me me also. Im in fits of laughter here reading that so many of you all do the same kind of things.
    The only rule I have that is different is...
    I have tea and coffee making facilities in the garage for my husband. He come home from work sometimes at silly hours of the night/early morning,. I will not allow him to boil the kettle in the kitchen and disturb the birds, so he is banished to the garage

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    Sandra, that smoker one was the case BEFORE the birds I refuse to let that stuff in my house, it makes me cough and I can hardly breath.

    - You make your SO strip naked at the door because their job puts dangerous smells/particles on their clothes and you don't want the bird to get any from the carpet.
    - Everyone in the house has to creep around before the bird's wakeup time so that he gets 12 hours sleep without being disturbed.

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    - For some reason you're attracted to anything with a bird on it... greeting cards, dishes, mugs, clothes, jewellery...
    Hahaha! That is SO true!

    We went to the store and it reminded me...

    - You always go to the "bulk" section in the store to buy unsalted nuts / seeds for the fids
    - When buying produce you think of what your fids might like before anything you would like to buy
    - Always finding things that might make good bird toys
    - All the place mats have chewed edges
    - You buy a really expensive toy that's super awesome and colorful. They hate it.
    - There's no such thing as "too many bird toys"

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    HAHA I do so many of these...

    Also, you know it's bad when
    You have to explain to your chief why your reports all have frayed edges
    You never throw out an old shirt or sheet- it becomes a bird mat
    You refuse to use the really nice pan your mom/bf/whoever got you because it isn't bird safe
    You issue standing orders to guests to be vewy vewy quiet until the bird wakes up

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    oh how I love this thread! Not only does it make me laugh out loud, but it gives a first-time bird owner like myself the security of knowing that I haven't completely lost my mind (despite what my non-bird-owning mother, friends, & co-workers might think). Thanks to all you lovely folks who sacrifice normality for life w/fids!
    "Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, & yet sings, knowing that she hath wings." Victor Hugo

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    Re: You know you're a bird person/obsessed with your birds when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny P View Post
    Not only does it make me laugh out loud, but it gives a first-time bird owner like myself the security of knowing that I haven't completely lost my mind (despite what my non-bird-owning mother, friends, & co-workers might think).
    Ditto! Hahah my mum thinks I've gone insane when I act like a mother to my fid. I think I actually said "He'll sleep well tonight now he's tired himself out!" the other day

    Quote Originally Posted by SandraK View Post
    -People at check-out ask you what pets you have because you're holding rodent and cat items, and when you answer "birds" they look at you as if you've grown horns and a tail.
    Hahah that happened to me the other day in our local garden/pet/tool store. I had a spray bottle, cat toys and bird food. Everyone was a bit baffled XD

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