Ruby (Parrot) Update

I dont think i've done a Ruby Update for a while so thought i would. She is still growing :eek: I thought she would be fully grown by now (9 months) but apparently they can take 2-3 years to be fully grown physically and for their adult feathers to come through. She's going to be gorgeous when she's done growing though ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Anyway, here she is!!

What a beautiful colours she has, pretty parrot girl :D.

Ruby is so pretty, I love her colours:D

Beautiful! I love parrots. I have a senegal called Pepe, had him 13 years now. Used to have a blue crowned conure and a little conure years ago. Could have gone on and on collecting them, once you get the bug it's hard to stop lol.

Houston

She is looking so cute..her colors are grand..thank you for sharing.

@lukris:

Beautiful! I love parrots. I have a senegal called Pepe, had him 13 years now. Used to have a blue crowned conure and a little conure years ago. Could have gone on and on collecting them, once you get the bug it's hard to stop lol.

I know what you mean, I have 5 parrots in all :o Two of them are conures - I just love those little guys!! Lovely fiesty characters ๐Ÿ˜ƒ At one point when I was doing a lot of rescue work and fostering parrots temporarily we had about 20 in the house at any one time :eek: Thats too much to live with though!

Senegals are lovely little birds, the eyes freak me out a little bit though :eek: You must post some pictures of Pepe ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ta for the replies!! I am told that her colours will be more vibrant and clearer in a couple of years. All the black bits will disappear as her adult patterns come through - cant wait! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I'll post some pics of Pepe soon. He/she is a fiesty character. Not even hand tame to be honest. I suspect he was wild caught as he has never been easy to touch. Doesn't bite but is very hesitant. He comes out, flies around and settles on his cage for the night. Love him to bits though. Milo goes nuts when he flies about lol!
Had ****atiels first and a splendid parakeet for a bit, from a unwanted home! would have loved an African Grey but dogs took president.

Looking forward to the pics!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I have a pair of ****atiels, one is lovely, the other is evil! He's like a pitbull when he bites, just wont let go lol! I hate him! I had an african grey years ago, she escaped out of a door one day though ๐Ÿ˜ž Lesson learned very quickly thereโ€ฆ

Maya tends to just sit and watch the birds when they are flying around, but i know if i took my eyes off her for a second she'd have grabbed them! We fell asleep on the sofa a couple of weeks ago and I woke up with Maya on my feet asleep and Ruby on Maya's head preening her!! Ruby had managed to unlatch her cage and get out :eek: Had to very quietly grab Ruby without waking Maya up - luckily she will sleep through anything ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ruby is a beautiful looking lorikeet. Yes, her colours will enrich as she gets older. I find it interesting that there are a number of parrot owners on this basenji site. Maybe we all like more unique pets?

My two ****atoos and my brown head (similar to a senegal) are all sleeping quietly right now. Then in the early evening comes a feast of sounds - screeches, whistles, cricket type sounds, it runs the gamut. It might drive others crazy but I find it delightful.

Here is Pepe. A stern little bird with quite a character as most parrots have.
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@lukris:

Here is Pepe. A stern little bird with quite a character as most parrots have.

He/she is lovely Thersesa:D

My inlaws have a 7 year old african grey that we will be inheriting when they pass:eek: Not really looking forward to it to be honest as he doesn't like anyone apart from my father in law.

Pepe is beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thanks for sharing!

African Grey's can be bloody vicious!!! I had a couple of rescues in that had lost their owners and they did not like new people at all, I got some nasty bites from them!! But others were really friendly and loved everyoneโ€ฆ!

Maya and Lukris - what great pictures. I think Ruby's colour s are gorgeous. How will her adult colours be? Do you show your birds?

I've always found my basenjis good with pet birds unless they (birds) are nervous. However I must admit that they have caught birds on the wing even though they ignore them on the ground.

Maya has caught a pigeon out of the air once, she jumped about 4ft from a standstill and grabbed it, then didnt seem to know what to do with it! That was when she was just a puppy too..! So i am very careful if i do have her out with the birds (very rarely), she is kept on a very short lead and not left out of my sight for a second. She has never attempted to grab at them but she is a bit to fascinated by them for my liking..! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Ruby will look like this as an adult:

Not a whole lot different to how she is now, she will lose the blue ring around her neck and instead will have a red ring going around the top of her neck and just a blue nape instead of the blue ring. She will also lose the black feathers in her red chest. Really she will just have clearer colours than she does now, the baby colours are not as bright and vibrant and have a lot of black/blue feathers mixed in with the other colours.

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