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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » May 28th, 2018, 9:52 am

Yes ma'am, 'er Queeniekins ;-) I was gone for a short bit, had a short vacation on the island. Went to see Butchart Gardens, Miniature World, and other sights and sounds. T'was fun. So since I was there, I went to go visit my new baby. lol.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Queen K » May 28th, 2018, 10:19 am

You lucky bum, I love Vancouver Island! I rather suspect you went to see the new baby birdie and threw in all the tourist attractions as an aside. We expect photos of birdie growing up now! :130:
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Jul 13th, 2018, 10:38 am

Here she is. Delivered this past Tuesday :-)

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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Queen K » Jul 13th, 2018, 11:05 am

OH she's beautiful! I'll bet you have lots of fun keeping her/him happy in the new home.

What will be the first word she learns?
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby oldtrucker » Jul 13th, 2018, 3:19 pm

A friend has a Goffins cockatoo(?). It's so loud that you can hear it scream three blocks away even though it's inside. It's filthy ,and so noisy - I hate it. She has a Senegal that she wants rid of. Any takers?
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Jul 13th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Goffins are definitely noisey. Like a jumbo jet taking off. They like more attention than you can give. If I had known just a few weeks ago I would had been interested in the Senegal. Worst case, parrot island would take an unwanted bird. I adopted a goffin from them. The bigger birds have a lot of personality, and are very smart.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby oldtrucker » Jul 18th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Jlabute wrote:Goffins are definitely noisey. Like a jumbo jet taking off. They like more attention than you can give. If I had known just a few weeks ago I would had been interested in the Senegal. Worst case, parrot island would take an unwanted bird. I adopted a goffin from them. The bigger birds have a lot of personality, and are very smart.


Yup. This cockatoo she has...you can acually see it planning, figuring things out -very smart, probably at a human 2-3 year old level. It's figured out every latch and lock put before it...it tries to use objects as tools as well.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Jul 19th, 2018, 11:08 am

Queen K wrote:OH she's beautiful! I'll bet you have lots of fun keeping her/him happy in the new home.

What will be the first word she learns?


Who knows what she will pick up on ;-) maybe something like "Get me a beer". Maybe something like "I Love You ______" - put in name of 'ex'. lol. If I am lucky she will say something in her lifetime. I can tell from the range of tones she can make that there is the ability to imitate about anything.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Sep 19th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Here is Ruby (original name) and suggested name (Ruban) seeing she is actually a boy. 'Ruban' is now 5 months old, hatched April 11. Here he is standing on top of his nectar container.


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Re: Lorikeet

Postby just popping in » Sep 19th, 2018, 7:06 pm

Ruban is so handsome.

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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Catsumi » Sep 19th, 2018, 7:32 pm

And he knows it too. Just admire that orange beak will you? Looks like it was waxed and polished.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby oldtrucker » Sep 19th, 2018, 8:31 pm

just popping in wrote:Ruban is so handsome.

Right up to the part when it starts puking on you because it decided it loves you.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Sep 19th, 2018, 11:19 pm

Lorikeets are a special breed. They have a long tongue with a brush on the end for eating nectars. Even more special, while hanging upside down in their cage, they can squirt poop almost 4 feet away... a side effect of a wet nectar diet. Ruban growls like a dog as we wrestle. He’s a lot of fun.
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Catsumi » Sep 20th, 2018, 11:23 am

Hmmmm....the long squirt might come in useful for hurrying unwanted visitors on their way.

Will you rent him out for short visits? [icon_lol2.gif] Surely do appreciate such a colorful and engaging pet.

Added. Can you keep us up to date on his newest antics?
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Re: Lorikeet

Postby Jlabute » Jan 2nd, 2019, 9:35 am

Ruban is now talking! Quite clearly he is able to say “come here”, and “I got you”. I think he does the phone and a few other household noises. He’s getting louder, and likes plastic containers as toys. He walks into a 1 liter tapered plastic container and talks endlessly as the sounds echo from within. He has a deep laugh too, like Mua ha ha ha. Sounds creepy from the container. Hatched April 11 so quite a quick learner.
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