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For the record, what is the name of your pet Fox?

:lol:

This is Fox.

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Despite how he might look like he wants to rip your face off, he's actually very friendly. "Mischievous, but friendly" is what this breed of parrot tends to be known for.

To be clear, he's not named after the old coach. His legband says FX3235 (breeder was called Florida Exotics). I saw that and decided to call him "Fox".

The female's name is "Quak", which is short for quaker parrot.

I realize these names took a lot of crativity on my part :unsure:

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Are the trained to poop and pee in certain areas/cage?

Having them around would be kinda cool, but only if I didn't have to clean up bird poo.

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Nah. I still love the little brat too much.

But just so you know, Fox absolutely loves the taste of chicken. Turkey too. He'll even eat scrambled eggs (kinda disturbing when you think about it).

I took a picture a while back of him holding a wing from Dominos in his claw and munching on it. Pic somehow got deleted though :(

I had a litter trained pet rabbit that loved ground beef. I never gave it to him on purpose but he was always trying to steal my burgers and poo off my plate if I left it sitting.

There's something distinctly unnatural about a rabbit eating a cow.

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Are the trained to poop and pee in certain areas/cage?

Having them around would be kinda cool, but only if I didn't have to clean up bird poo.

It's possible, but very difficult. For most bird owners, the compromise is recognizing the body language of "I'm about to poop" and holding them over a can or something.

They'll also peck at your clothes, and that's a behavior that's nearly impossible to train out of them. That's why I have a bunch of old t-shirts that I use as "bird shirts".

Birds need a significant amount of attention. If that's not possible in your or your family's situation, I wouldn't recommend having a bird.

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It's possible, but very difficult. For most bird owners, the compromise is recognizing the body language of "I'm about to poop" and holding them over a can or something.

They'll also peck at your clothes, and that's a behavior that's nearly impossible to train out of them. That's why I have a bunch of old t-shirts that I use as "bird shirts".

Birds need a significant amount of attention. If that's not possible in your or your family's situation, I wouldn't recommend having a bird.

Wow, sounds like a ton of work, but a cool companion.

I could never have one, I work far too much to be able to spend enough time with it.

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Wow, sounds like a ton of work, but a cool companion.

I could never have one, I work far too much to be able to spend enough time with it.

Birds definitely aren't for everyone.

They can be very sweet companions for the right person, but the situation has to be right.

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My dog expects me to share beer with him. I win.

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To be fair, dealing with begging dogs is relatively easy. All you really have to do is make sure what they're trying to get to is out of their reach.

When the animal that wants your food can fly... :(

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New wrinkle...

Birds have an "if I see it, it's mine" attitude about stuff, so now if I set my iPad down somewhere, he automatically thinks it's his property and gets pissed if I pick it up and take it away from him.

Today, just to pacify him (and just for the heck of it) I pulled up an internet search window and the virtual keyboard just to see what would happen. He pecked out "NBVO" before hitting the 'Enter' key.

Searching "NBVO" pulls up the National Beach Volleyball Organization.

For the record, Fox is male and in the bird equivalent of his early twenties :unsure:

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Probably stuff like this...

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Lmao

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Would you wanna try to explain having "bird sex" in your search history? :blink:

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