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    Quote Originally Posted by Samudra
    And such HUGE pictures of CATS !
    Its too higefor a small one.i call her velumbi meaning "whity".....
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    Sometimes I like to play pirate with Koko, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
    Can Koko fly ?
    I dont like disabling birds. :(

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    Yeap, pretty much. He's a very capable bird.

    He doesn't fly much though, he's very scared of the "outside". We had to shift him to Pakistan since I live in a flat in Dubai and is no place for a jungle animal. People say birds forget people, but he remembers me, after several months as well. He comes infront of me and starts dancing like crazy.

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    Great , maybe Ill get one like him someday.

    I was always scared that folks would disable it to prevent it from getting away.
    May be I must take a bird into possession while its too small - a kid.

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    I know, but when my parents move him to their house, I'd probably would like to get his wings shortened so he cannot fly away.

    A bird worth 13,000 Dh. isn't something people will give back if a crow scares him away.

    I've taken him outside sometimes, hes comfortable as long as hes on my shoulder. But the crows in Pakistan HATE him. They literrally do all kinds of manouvers infront of him and try to attack him. And it won't be right to keep him inside either.

    I hear in Australia they're as common as pigeons in Dubai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asim Aquil
    I'd probably would like to get his wings shortened so he cannot fly away.
    And that is not nice.
    Last edited by Samudra; 03 Aug 05, at 16:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asim Aquil
    Sometimes I like to play pirate with Koko, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
    Very nice bird Asim

    My ex-roomate has an African Grey Parrot, an albino Burmese python and a water monitor.
    Current roomate has 3 highly trained ninja attack cats.


    And don't let Tophatsliberal fool you. She is really into massive carniverous reptiles that you have to walk with a leash.
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    Thats a reality with all domestic animals. They'd be killed by the street smart animals if not caught and sold... by meaner animals like humans.

    13,000 Dh. Means about 2 Lakh rupees, People in Pakistan won't let go of him, u know.

    Shortened wings, doesnt mean he can't fly. He can still flap them, enough to roam about in a villa. He's raised like the 5th member of the family and included in our family portraits. My mother has hired an exclusive care-taker for him (well they're cheap in Pakistan). My folks are even making a Koko room in their new house that they're building.

    He's a little too spoilt, you should see him throw a tantrum, the entire neighbourhood would come running "Someone go murdered or seomthing?" I wouldn't advise you getting a bird if you can't give him 24/7 attention. These birds don't eat much, but they want to be around people all the time and you have to be ready to get a lot of furniture chewed off. I used to have a German Shepherd, several cats... but keeping a bird is a whole lot different. They can actually fall sick if they feel you don't love them.

    REPTILES!? For some reason I'm getting a visual of a girl swarmed by Lizzards and Snakes :D lol... what kinda reptiles? Frogs? They seem like a cool pet, though that'd be an amphibian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asim Aquil
    Shortened wings, doesnt mean he can't fly. He can still flap them, enough to roam about in a villa.

    I always had birds, though much smaller, around and we always kept their wings clipped. Actually, the vet recommends clipping only one and so that is what I would do. This also keeps them from flying into windows, ceiling fans, etc in the house. Since I am slightly uncomfortable around birds, this also kept them from flying into my hair and in my face.



    REPTILES!? For some reason I'm getting a visual of a girl swarmed by Lizzards and Snakes :D lol... what kinda reptiles? Frogs? They seem like a cool pet, though that'd be an amphibian.
    Frogs...cute, but not quite. I have never owned a frog. I have no reptiles as of now. I now have a three year old and no time for them. When she gets older, I will have them again.

    I had (here we go): 3 Green Iguanas (one of which would hang out outside with me on a leash and she would ride in the car, looking out the window), a pair of Chinese Water Dragons, a pair of Jackson Chameleons, a Ball Python, a Mexican Black Kingsnake, 2 California Kingsnakes, and (my pride and joy) a Nile Monitor - who would also walk outside on a leash, though not often as I was afraid of him seeing something and those reptile instincts kicking in and trying to take off. Due to his size, I would have had a hard time controlling him myself.

    I had fostered a Burmese Python for about half a year, but she was never 'mine'.

    So your vision of the girl swarmed by lizards and snakes was right on. They all lived in their cages and tanks in an extra bedroom where I could keep it heat and humidity controlled, except for the Nile Monitor who was too big. He had a pen in the basement.
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    They let you keep snakes in America!? They wouldn't let harmless Koko, there. Then again a snake isn't as annoying to the neighbours as is a spoilt bird like him. Unless they got out :D.

    Man your 3yr old has got to be the bravest kid, if she can handle all those reptiles in her home. I got a 4yr old nephew, and snakes are the kinda things I tell him, that come to get you if you do bad things.

    Any clue, why clip only one wing? What's the idea behind that?

    Vets can't handle, Koko. I have to do it myself. His one bite, can rip apart a lot of flesh. The nails are an even bigger problem. The vets are stupid. He has like veins running in his nails too, so you've got to be really careful about what part you chip away. And he knows it, as soon as you start cutting nails he SCREAMS like anything, like I'm about to do a bird sacrifice or something... you have to hold his neck and beak, so it doesn't panic and bite a fingertip off.

    So your vision of the girl swarmed by lizards and snakes was right on. They all lived in their cages and tanks in an extra bedroom where I could keep it heat and humidity controlled, except for the Nile Monitor who was too big. He had a pen in the basement.
    Awesome! The kind of pets I would like to keep are frogs, turtles, hamsters. But these three have a lot of bad rep in our culture. I mean frogs kinda live in all the dirty palces in Pakistan. And hamsters, well people just think of them as mice.

    Ooh then when I'm a big fat rich guy, I'd keep some dolphins. Call it indoctrination or something but I've just got a gut feelin they'll be some mighty fun pets.

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    This is Bilo, the second 2 are just some stray friends of hers.
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    Anyone wanna see a pic of my giant pet snake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUND
    Anyone wanna see a pic of my giant pet snake?
    That all depends on the species.

    Is it a Burmese Python? An African Rock Python? Reticulated Python?

    Or are you making a lame juvenile attempt at grade-school humor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LUND
    Anyone wanna see a pic of my giant pet snake?

    Keep it to yourself, Lund, please - For all our sake.



    Quote Originally Posted by ASIM AQUIL
    They let you keep snakes in America!?
    I think the jurisdiction lies with counties or towns. Where I lived, as long as they were not venomous, they were fine. All mine were constrictors, and small ones at that - the largest snake (not counting the fostered Burmese) was only 4 feet. She posed minimal, if any, threat, except to mice.


    Man your 3yr old has got to be the bravest kid, if she can handle all those reptiles in her home. I got a 4yr old nephew, and snakes are the kinda things I tell him, that come to get you if you do bad things.
    I did not have these when I had my daughter. I do take her to pet stores that specialize in reptiles and to different reptile shows, though. She is not afraid of them, but she sees that I am not afraid of them. Spiders are another story, now. Neither one of us can handle them - I actually called TopHat in FL one day cause there was an unidentified spider in my living room that I was convinced could strike me dead. I sprayed it with cleaner, covered it with a plastic cup, put a stack of CDs on the cup, and a chair on top of them (you never know!). Then I sat and waited for my ex-husband to come get it.


    Any clue, why clip only one wing? What's the idea behind that?
    The way it was explained to me (and I am by NO means a bird person, so I am only going off of what I was told to do with Love Birds and Cockatiels) was that if both wings are clipped (and btw, this does not mean they cannot fly outside. Even with both wings clipped, a slight breeze and the bird may be able to get himself up off the ground and into the air), then eventually, the bird may just teach himself to fly with shorter wings. His muscles can build and make up for the wingspan loss. If only one is clipped, he cannot do this. It is my understanding that they have to move both wings at the same speed. If one is longer, and one is shorter, it wont work. They can flap all the want, but flapping a longer wing with a shorter wing is not going to get him very far.


    Ooh then when I'm a big fat rich guy, I'd keep some dolphins.
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    I was always fond of horses.
    I guess i must get one after i settle down in my career and all.

    My father had two horses at a time....both he gave it to his friends.


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