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Margaret1 <email address not displayed>
Margaret1 wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Yes, that is probably true that the guy lied to you. Another age clue > can be the color of the eyes as in many parrot species they have dark > eyes when young and those eyes lighten up to where you can see the > pupil more easily. But if this bird really likes you and is a sweet > bird, you haven't lost anything. Love your new bird regardless. > These birds can live many years, so even if the bird is 10 yrs old he > can still have a good 20-30 years left in him. > > Myself, I prefer to adopt an older bird, especially in those species > which can live longer. Heck, even a cockatiel can live to be into its > 30s (I have one of those that is 25 yrs). Those older birds need good > loving homes too. A baby has a much easier time finding a new home, > it seems. So I think it is wonderful that you adopted an older bird, > even if it was unknowingly. The Nanday I adopted last Friday (not > even a week in my home yet) is between 2 and 3, I was told. Since I > acquired her a day before my birthday, I will always celebrate our > birth/hatch days together. <smile> It doesn't really matter anyway. > > It is sad, but the majority of birds do not live their entire life > with their first owner (not including the breeder). They are very > intelligent and emotional beings and it can be painful and scary to be > moved out of a home that was their whole life before. Even if it > wasn't the best of conditions the birds can still mourn for old > friends (human, bird or otherwise). Being prey birds (birds that are > basically there to be food for predators) they are naturally hesitant > and afraid of new things. > > So I'm sure that with all your love and a good nutritious diet, fun > things to play with and do (while you are away from home or otherwise) > that your Nanday will quickly relax and fall right into being part of > your family. > > Love that birdie! > > Margaret Madison > firstname.lastname@example.org > www.cockatiels.org > > yogureta wrote: > > Ive been sold this lil creature by a breader who convinced me that > the > > bird is only a few months old.. just seperated from its parrents. > > However, now that i've read here that nandays up to 1 yr old have > > dark feet, and Hugo has pink ones with only few dark spots (no ring > > to tell the date of hatching by) Im begining to think the guy lied > to > > me. What do you guys think ?
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