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Anyone know their birds? (feathered variety)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by melissa, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    We have a King Parrot in big cage in our back yard. He has lots of visitors and he likes to shovel birdseed out through the cage for the other birds to come down and eat in front of him. We buy him some of those blocks and quite often we will see birds on the front of the cage trying to eat the seed through the cage. He tries to scare off a Rosella that visits regularly but this morning I watched this blue parrot scoring a free feed while he just watched it. Does anyone know what type of bird it is? I can't seem to find a picture like it on the net. It even tried to climb up the top of the wire to get into the cage. It's beautiful.

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  2. dakbus

    dakbus Member

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    Looks like a Blue Indian Ringneck to me Melissa, a young one too.
     
  3. chester

    chester New Member

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    beautiful juvenile ringneck i think
     
  4. KellieBee

    KellieBee New Member

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    oh dear that's someones lost pet!!!!
    ringneck indeed not a local
    u need to catch it if u can cos that don't last long in the wild
     
  5. kombie200

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    melissa i think there was a picture of one similar in the lost and found section of the herald a week or so ago
     
  6. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh really! I had the feeling it wasn't a native wildbird - he didn't seem to be real smart LOL. I only get the Saturday Herald. How do you catch a bird like that? I caught a glimpse of it the other morning too so it might return tomorrow.
     
  7. greenbay

    greenbay New Member

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    cardboard box ,stick,string,birdseed ???
     
  8. Marlyn

    Marlyn Well-Known Member

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    Hi Melissa , that bird is in just about every paper "lost column" lately . Lost from Charlestown $500 reward this weeks Star paper phone 0428 427 184 ....now you have to catch it !!! good luck !!
     
  9. Terrordales

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    How about a .22 or 12 bore? :eek:
    On second thought either of these would make it an ex-parrot.:lol:
    Sure it's not a Norwegian Blue?
     
  10. phatratpat

    phatratpat New Member

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    I really think 12 gauge is too much gun for the job.....:rolleyes:
     
  11. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    I will send them a message
     
  12. 3Amigos

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  13. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    It came back this morning so I rang the guy but its not his bird - this one is too young.
     
  14. Deluxe

    Deluxe Active Member

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    Maybe freedom has taken years off him??
     
  15. MISS VDUB

    MISS VDUB New Member

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    You need to find someone with a big net, if it's not hand reared he wont come near you. Just be care ful though, as you don't want to scare it and have it die of shock.

    Someone out there must be devastated, i know how upset i was when Nebo flew off (luckily we got him back due to Bobs persistance).
     
  16. chester

    chester New Member

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    Get a big landing net and coax it down with food. Good luck!
     
  17. kombijon

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    you have a kombi? put food on one of the seats with an open door, make sure he see's you and knows the food is there, he'll get used to finding food there etc, then shut the door trapping it inside, you'll be able to catch it easy then! it should take a few days but you'll get your bird!
     
  18. winerot

    winerot Active Member

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    if you can anchor your bird carefully without hurting it & open the cage door then the blue will fly in closer to yours then trip shut the door that might work.
     
  19. OLLIE GIRL

    OLLIE GIRL New Member

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    do you fish? those big fishing nets might help in catching him
     
  20. GoblinSA

    GoblinSA New Member

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    Melissa, put an empty cage out with food inside. Often an escaped bird will fly down into a cage if there is food. If you can rig the door so you can close it with a piece of string from a distance or something, even better.
     

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