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Any Parakeet Owners Out There

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by buckeyegrad, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    My fiancee got me a parakeet this weekend for Sweetest Day. This is the first bird I have ever owned and I was wondering if any of you had some advice on taming and training it, or just general care.
  2. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    My advice: Teach it a lot of nasty words for entertainment. Nothing funnier than birds cursing. :wink:

    EDIT: Do parakeets talk or am I just retarded?
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    cant it be both?
  4. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Try this:


    And if that doesn't work, grab it like this:

    And squeeze really hard! :lol:

    fwiw, if you don't teach it to 'talk' it's squaking will drive you nuts, and you may be driven to kill it. At least, I've entertained thoughts of offing my friends conyer before.
  5. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    we had a bird once... we named him Eddie Murray after the baseball player. my wife woke up one morning to find him hanging upside down on his perch... dead. he bought the farm and still hung on to the perch!
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2004
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    "Pretty bird, pretty bird."

    What's the bird's name grad?
  7. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    it's a bad sign if the head falls off and you have to put it back on with duct tape.
  8. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    It's harder to get a parakeet to talk than it is a parrot or a cockatoo. If you train them when they are young, they will sit on your shoulder while you walk around. We had one when I was a kid, but it escaped one day when we were cleaning it's cage outside and never came back-I wonder how it liked Ohio winters...............
  9. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

  10. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    You need to break up with that bitch ASAP. She is obviously trying to turn you Gay!!!!

    kill the fucking bird.
  11. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    What to do with the bird. . . hmmm

    I say PULL
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007
  12. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Plop Plop.

    Fizz Fizz.
  13. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    I should of known it would be impossible to get a real answer here, but thanks for the laughs.

    I've named the bird Daya, which is the Hebrew word for "bird". So far the thing just sits in its cage not making a noise. I told it this morning that I'm not running a welfare state so it better start doing something to earn its keep or it will be out on the street--which is not to say that seeing a caged animal is not entertaining.

    I don't think it cared for me eating chicken wings in front of it yesterday either.
  14. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

  15. Buck Nasty

    Buck Nasty You'll have nothing and like it

    Try giving it some Paint Chips, or if you want some real entertainment get yourself a black and white putty tat and see what hijinks ensue:)
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2006

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