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Message #2024. This is a followup to #2023.

Date:Friday September 10, 2004 5:47:04 pm MDT
Subject:Re: banding
Message:Anna and Boo wrote:
> Does this bird LOOK like a 9 month old? Feet should still be
> lightening up from dark to pink, eyes gaining color, skin around the
> eyes and beak softer and more pliable like in a baby... Older birds
> look mature, but a 9 month old wouldn't just yet.
> Is the 92 printed sideways on the band? If so, it indicates the year
> the band was made. Is the band itself scratched or worn looking? Does
> the bird look older than a year-old youngster? If the breeder used an
> old band that was lying around, the bird could be young, but most
> breeders will not do anything so stupid. It's far easier to sell a
> young baby with the appropriate year band.
> So it is possible you were duped. You'd have to take that up with the
> seller.
> Don't expect ANY bird to talk, talking is just a bonus. Nandays are
> not known to be one of the better talkers, anyway. If you get any
> bird, you should do it because you love their behavior and
> personality enough to want to live with them. Not because you expect
> to show off a talking parrot.
> doug wrote:
> > i have a nanday and was told it is 9 months old it took a few day for
> > the bird to let me hold it, it has a band on its left leg with the
> > "no fff 92 144" does this mean the bird was born in 92 and will it
> > talk and was i duped

i bought the bird because i am disabled and wanted a companion

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