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Tramp
03-05-05, 00:52
The following are pics of my winners on Sunday.

No Comments about them being behind bars. We really can't have nearly 200 birds flying around an open pavillion.

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Sammy my Champion C0ckatoo

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Devil Child

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Baby Bird

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My Stall at the sale for my Lorikeet Mix.

Hope you like them. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Camera Obscura
03-05-05, 01:01
Nice birds! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

I like the second one most but aren't those cages a little too small? They don't even have room to glide a little. :(

Tramp
03-05-05, 01:12
Hi Camera. The cages are only used to show the birds they don't live in them. The idea is to get the birds to sit on the perch and display themselves. They are judged on size, colour, feather quality, stance and confirmation relating to the species. We cannot take the birds to a show in an aviary as we would need a semi trailer and a forklift to get them there and it would be impossible to look at them closely enough to judge them. They are usually only in these cages for a day.

I presume by the second one you mean Devil Child. He is normally in a much bigger cage and also is tame so he comes out of his cage regularly to play. The same with Sammy the white one. He is 4 years old in September and I hand raised him from 2 weeks of age. The big green one Baby Bird is normally in an aviary with his girlfriend and 5 other members of his species. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Camera Obscura
03-05-05, 01:34
Hi to you too! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Well, it's good to know they have room to move around.

Devil Child's colors are really magnificent! He/She reminds me of a popsicle. And Baby Bird reminds me of a breath mint. :D

Tramp
03-05-05, 01:47
Devil Child is adorable and he is a little boy. He is not 2 years old yet and his colour for his age is exceptionally good. They normally don't colour that well until they are 3 years. Hence my Avatar. He loves getting his head scratched and fluffs his feathers right up. They are really beautiful little birds that come from Brazil and are relatives of the Macaw's. There are quite a lot of varieties of the Conure's and Devil is a Sun Conure. The largest and most brilliant in the family is the Golden or Queen of Bavaria Conure which is nearly pure Gold.

Baby is an Alexandrine and is found from Nepal right down to Sri Lanka. He is actually 60cm or 2feet tall and when they are in good feather like he is they are a really magnificent bird with that brilliant red beak. They were named after Alexander the Great and are a very Regal bird with a wonderful placid temperament.

Sammy is an Australian species which are very common over here. I regularly have a flock of them coming into my yard to feed. Overseas they are a very popular species and are a little bit hard to obtain and cost quite a lot of money. They are probably one of the best hand raised birds in the world as surprisingly for their size they are a really affectionate bird. Sammy just loves having a big cuddle with me. They tend to bond to just one person and love them whole heartedly. If he is on my arm nobody gets within 2 feet of me. They are very popular in the US, along with their cousin the Galah or Roseate C0ckatoo.

Suzan
03-05-05, 06:28
Oooooh birds are one of the most beautiful animals IMHO! Devil Child is just... wow! Those colors<3<3 Baby Bird has a very fine shade of green there :D

Nice birds anyway http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif I have never had a bird myself.

tlr online
03-05-05, 08:19
Devil Child looks awesome! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

nikos
03-05-05, 08:22
LOVELY!everyone!congatulations!

Catlantean
03-05-05, 09:31
The birds are beautiful! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Thorn
03-05-05, 12:34
Those birds are gorgeous! I love Devil Child's tropical look. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

[ 03. May 2005, 13:39: Message edited by: THORN ]

Tramp
03-05-05, 12:38
Hi Justin. Now you know why I have the Sun Conure's as my Avatar. They are the most beautiful little birds. They have amazing personalities, really outgoing and extremely funny. Dev is really beautiful for his age as he is only 18 months old and is coloured like a fully mature bird. He did really well as like Sammy it was his first show. The majority of my birds have been hand raised, most of them by me and the bond that is built is very strong.

Parrots are so clever, it has been scientifically proven that they have the intelligence of a 5 or 6 year old child. When you have hand raised them yourself they really become like your children.

I think birds are amongst the most beautiful creatures on this earth, when you get a bird like Baby with such lovely tight sleek feathers he is really something to see. Pic's really don't do him justice. He is just so regal and proud but at the same time they are really gentle placid birds. Very little upsets them. If you get to see them in the flesh you will see what I mean.

Thank you for the congrats everybody, I am really proud of my babies. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Kay
03-05-05, 14:33
Oh wow Tramp! Those birdies are amazing and beautiful, congratulations!

Anubis_AF
03-05-05, 14:37
Sammy is white like an angel http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif
I love them all, they're gorgeous :D

shrensh
03-05-05, 22:55
Wow, your birds are really beautiful, Tramp!

I love birds too. I have a bunch of budgies and lovebirds, and I also have a c0ckatiel. I'd love to get a c0ckatoo like Sammy, but as you say they are pretty expensive.

Tramp
03-05-05, 23:20
Shrensh you have a really big breeder over there in South Africa, I can't think of his name but he is a multi millionaire involved in the transport industry. We have seen photos of his aviaries when one of our breeders who knew him visited his aviaries. He has a passion for Australian C0ckatoos. He has something like 50 pairs of Major Mitchell's, 50 pairs of Galah's and I can't remember how many pairs of Sulfur's and Black's. I started off with Budgies and Lovebirds (they are really vicious little things) then I got my first hand raised C0ckatiel and I was gone it was the big parrots for me from then on.

My dream is to get an African Grey, these are the most intelligent parrot in the world. They are still very expensive over here, I could have gotten one last year for $3500 Australian.

The only reason I have alot of the birds I do is I hand raised for other people and got paid in birds. I took a lot of risks and a lot of work to get most of the birds I have now.

Tramp
03-05-05, 23:27
Adam Sammy may look like an angel but he is far from it. When he yells wow his voice packs a punch. He was yelling one day cause he wasn't getting any attention so I went inside and said, Sammy, Naughty Boy. And he got an innocent look on his face and said, Sammy not a good boy?

He is very mischevious and can be a little bit of a brat. But he's my baby and I love him.

Melonie Tomb Raider
05-05-05, 11:43
AWWW!! So cute! Is that mango colored one a lovebird? I almost bought a lovebird before i got my Budgie, Skooter, but I changed my mind because of my lack of bird experience. Oh, I moved Skooter to his new cage by the way. :D I put him back in his big one a week later though. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif lol. The new cage was way too small for him and he was used to being in the huge playgym.

Also, when he was in the smaller cage I picked up his cage to move it to my mother's room, since my room was getting pretty hot and Mom's room stays nice and cool. Well, usually moving his cage like that is a simple task and he doesn't mind, but he freaked! He kept on getting so scared, so then I realized that I need to put him in his old cage that he was comfortable with, otherwise it would be nearly impossible to travel with him.

So it looks like I'll be holding a 10 pound cage in my lap in the car for about 9 hours. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif I don't mind though. Oh, and when I moved him the second time, I was holding him and at first he was a little scared and bit me a little, not hard, but then after about 3 seconds he stopped squirming and was very calm. So I took advantage of the moment and started petting him with my other hand. He wasn't scared either. :D So that was good. I'm going to get his wings clipped asap, and then I am going to start taking him out of his cage more often to tame him.

Tramp
05-05-05, 14:11
Hi Mel, I'm glad you are starting to succeed with Skooter, just keep on trying and he will come around.

The mango coloured one is Devil Child, he is a Sun Conure and he comes from Brazil. They are related to the Macaw's. He's a cheeky little brat but he certainly doesn't have the nasty nature of the Lovebird. They are particularly vicious little birds who will kill their partners and babies if they so choose. Devil Child is about 4 times the size of a Lovebird. He really loves having his head scratched. He will back up to the wire of his cage and put his head right against the bars and when you scratch his head he will fluff his head feathers up. The Sun Conure's are exceptionally affectionate little birds when hand raised. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

WhisperofWind
05-05-05, 22:07
Hi Tramp, your birds are very beautiful!! Especially Baby Bird!

[ 06. May 2005, 02:11: Message edited by: WhisperofWind ]

shrensh
05-05-05, 22:21
Tramp, yeah, I'd also love to have an African Grey, but they are way out of my price range. They are not as expensive as in Australia (about ZAR 2,000 usually, I think. I'm not sure how much that is in Australian $, but ZAR7 = US$1).

Also I don't have enough experience with birds yet to have one. Near where I live there is a bird sanctury called The World of Birds, and they have keep wild birds that have been injured there, and they also breed endangered birds. As well as this, they also have many beautiful parrots that people have donated. They have a whole aviary full of African Grey parrots that pull their feathers out because people bought them and then just stuck them in a cage and ignored them, and that caused them to get stressed out and now they have a chroic feather-pulling problem. African Greys are very intelligent, and I wouldn't want my inexperince to hurt it.

I think I'll stick to budgies, lovebirds and C0ckatiels for now.

You're right when you say lovebirds are viscious little things. They look very cute when they sleep cuddled up together, but the rest of the time they are little demon birds.

[ 05. May 2005, 23:25: Message edited by: shrensh ]

Tramp
05-05-05, 22:32
My thoughts are that Peebrain is a boy and Pollo was a girl. Mind you calling him Peebrain could put him in a bad mood. Male C0ckatiels definately have attitude and can be very moody especially during breeding season. Was he hand raised or is he just tamed. There is a big difference between a hand raised bird and a tamed bird. Tamed birds are never as quiet as hand raised. Nearly all my birds are hand raised, in other words they were taken away from their parents at about 3 weeks and I have fed them. This is done so humans can handle them easily as pets but I like my birds hand raised as they are more placid breeders (they don't tend to freak when you check their nest box and youngsters) and also they show better because they don't have a fear of humans. Last Sunday was my first show of the season and the birds come from big flights into the show cage which would frighten an aviary bred bird but doesn't worry a hand raised bird.

We have another show this Sunday will see how I go in that.

Tramp
05-05-05, 22:47
Shrensh African Grey's here are usually around AUD$5000 I could afford one when you convert it to ZAR. I have a number of birds here that were given to me because of feather plucking, much loved pets that people got tired of as they can live so long. The African Grey is probably the smartest bird in the world and they get bored very easily. Rainbow Lorikeets are like that too so all my Rainbow's have toys, even the mature breeding pairs. One of their favourite toys is the cardboard centre out of the toilet roll. They put it on their head and run round the cage, crashing into the wire and falling in the water bowl. They will also get at each end put their heads in and yell at each other. Another favourite toy is an empty soft drink can. They kick that round the cage like a football. Get their beak into the hole and throw it around the cage. The majority of them also have swings. All hand raised birds need plenty of attention if they don't have other members of their own species around them. I try to make sure all of my birds have either a mate or other birds that they can talk to.

And yeah who ever name the African Lovebirds Lovebirds really had a warped sense of humour.

Nephili
05-05-05, 22:50
Stunning birds!
I love the second one, he has amazing colours :D

Tramp
05-05-05, 23:11
He's not fully coloured yet, still has a bit more to come they don't colour fully until they are about 3 and he is about 18 months old.