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  •  already have a Broto ;) (13+ / 0-)

    a White Winged Parakeet .. he's a rescue, who we got after losing an 8 year old Parrotlet

    they're really nice birds, not horribly expensive .. I'll put up pictures when he/she arrives ;)

    actually, they're sexually dimorphic at 3 years .. males get a gorgeous ring around the neck

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    by zeke7237 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:18:37 AM PST

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    •  they are the larger cousins... (8+ / 0-)

      of my guy...(here he is imitating a cockatiel... ;-)  )

      All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

      by kishik on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 12:36:59 PM PST

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      •  they have very cool beaks (4+ / 0-)
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        that drew my attention to this baby initially .. then I ran into his adolescent sibling and saw what they look like in full juvenile feather .. it'll be a long wait to see if he is a he or a she, and what the heck am I going to do about a name?

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        by zeke7237 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 06:04:08 PM PST

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        •  Up to you... (3+ / 0-)
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          Wait or get it sexed (blood drawn sent to lab). With mine, he was named a girl's name and learned to say it by the time he was 5 months old. When his adult plumage came in at age two, it was hard to think to rename him.

          Or simply pick a name that is sexless! :-)

          All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

          by kishik on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:12:13 PM PST

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        •  Blood test is only $25 or so, and you have the (1+ / 0-)
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          result within a week.  It's easy to make it part of your initial checkup.  Or, as kishik says, go with a neutral name.  Fortunately, the possibilities there are endless.

          •  yah, I realized that last night (1+ / 0-)
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            so unless we come up with a gender-free name we'll hold off

            problem is we tend towards people names for our animals ;)
            whippety mix rescue dog = cleopatra (cleo)
            russian blue rescue cat = clyde (came from GA as gary)
            broto rescue bird = mack

            previous dogs - bertha, elizabeth, ruby, otis ;)

            "Electronic media creates reality" - Meatball Fulton

            by zeke7237 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 02:06:57 PM PST

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