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Someone lend me a rocket launcher please.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Andy-K2, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Andy-K2

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    My daughter has bought an African Grey Parrot, we have had him for just about a week now and the dam thing won't shut up, he is only about 8 months and was in a shop for six of them with aviary birds for company.... My ., I have every chirp, squeak and whistle going including a wolf whistle and the occasional "hello". I have to admit, he is a beautiful bird and will already sit on our hands and shoulders... and as for the rocket launcher, just one round is all it will take and you can have it back:):):)
     
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    Enjoy it, it will probably out live you (if it does not get taken out by a rocket launcher). They are very intelligent and make great pets. Hopefully it will calm down a bit over time.
     
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    Cheers for that XTX, he's sat quiet now thank ..... The wife said if I can get him to say "click click walk on Linda" (like you would to get a horse to go), she would buy my HW100 for me.... so now he's quiet, its time to work my magic:up: she has given me two weeks to do it...:)

    EDIT: I hear they can live for 50 years, and seeing I'm 50 he has a good chance of out living me, fingers crossed eh, hopefully I could live to bury him :rolleyes::D:D:D
     
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    Who's a naughty boy then? :D
     
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    If he gets too much cover the cage completely with a dark blanket or.... slip some Rohypnol into his water! :p

    My neighbours one constantly chirps the McDonalds theme tune :rolleyes: and chunters like R2D2! :D
     
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    All Parrots and Macaws need training The easiest way is to give the bird a time out just like you woulda child. To do this get a big enough cover to completely cover the cage so it can't see out and do this everyday at the same time. This should be done for about an hour or until it goes into a light sleep. The bird depending on it sex will bond to usually one person. If male it will bond to a woman and vice versa. The bonded person needs to do most of the training. But everyone needs to be able to handle the bird. There is nothing worst than a beek passing through flesh to the bone, I know from experience. By the way your looking at putting it in your will can be a life expectancy od about sixty years. Some Macaws have been known to reach 100.
     
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    Sixty years OMG he will most likely out live my daughter (she's 23). I may have to take back my rocket launcher comment :D especially if he can earn me my new rifle :up:
     
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    Teach it some choice filthy phrases - the missus will get rid of it pretty sharpish!
     
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    When Grumps was a lad i worked in a pet shop we had an african grey hen , let her out off the cage every morning and she would spend the day on my shoulder chasing pin pong balls round the counter and drinking my tea :D came in one day to find a sold sticker on her cage !!!!! :eek: Gutted was not the word , the shop owner said he had to sell her but would let me hae her for trade price , think it was about a months wages for me at the time , anyway off Polly went and Grumps experienced his first heart break :eek: She was returned 3 days later minus a lot of feathers and looking very skinny !!!!!! had not eaten or had a drink and tried to attack everyone and everything took a while for the feathers to grow back but she was straight back into my tea cup , loved that bird
     
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    Quality thread :)
     
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    i've always always always wanted one. just cant afford one :(
     
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    Give to a good taxidermist and you will have in return a quite, clean and cheap to feed bird that you can pass on with pride to your daughter when you die.

    Andrew
     
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    i suppose if i get one now i might have a chance of outliving one!
     
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    Hi all, Grumps the tea thing made me laugh, Archie was on my shoulder today for a couple of hours so I asked my youngest daughter to make her old man a cuppa, Archie decided it was his and grabbed the handle of my cup. We had a pulling session and I was surprised how much strength he had considering he's a little fellow. I was unsure about giving in so I put the cup on the table, I could not believe the tantrum he had.... to say Archie was upset is an understatement...:eek:
     
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    Im considering a Tawny Owl , no room for a Dog but have a large aivuery i can have for free and iv done a lot of reading up , apparently make great companion pets !!!! who would have thunk it :rolleyes: Not that Tawnies make good pets But that Grumps would like a companion :eek:
     
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    Shame on you sir for making a statement like that, people are going to think your getting old and soft :D :D Saying that, since Archie has quietened down we are friends again or I might have considered feeding him to your pending owl mate.... Up the fields where I live there's a guy that fly's some sort of hawk, not sure what to be honest as I figure he's there for a little peace and quiet and from what I can see he is constantly being pestered by people and kids. If I see him around without his bird I will have a chat with him as its a little different from the usual.... Its good to have something to pass the time.:up:
     
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    Fair comment :facepalm: In Grumps defence a life companion ( Grumps is getting on a bit ) that doesnt talk and if wants to can fly away and not take my house :mad:
     
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    Poor bloody owl having to tolerate your mad ramblings ;):)
     
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    That would be Jenga to You :facepalm: See you in 3 weeks ;) Your Castle awaits :up: Ya miserable old fart :D
     

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