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Tinkerbell Legacy - Living with a flying parrot

Getting a very young bird or a hand fed bird?

by Jane Hollander

Above is a very interesting article to read. Even if she talked on another issue, that of CAG vs TAG.

Especially for those who are thinking of getting a very young not weaned bird (any kind of bird) in hope of bonding with.

That is not even necessary as Tinkerbell was already past weaning when she came to me. Yingshiong was about 3 years old when he was captured from the wild and came to me when he was 5 years old. Yet you can see how they bonded with me.

I seen all too often little chicks , some with eyes still closed, offered for sale. Because there is such a demand.

Getting birds young, or even getting 'hand-fed' birds might even work against you in the long run. Read Jane's article and then think about it.

Feel free to post this in your bird forums.


Warmest regards


editted and added on 7 Aug 2011

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