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PostSubject: Went to a store today   Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:15 pm

I haven't left the house in some time but my nan asked me if I wanted to go out to pick up some bird food for the outside birds and raptors. I also needed some food for my frog and plecs Smile I wasn't too fussed at first but she asked if I wanted to go to a garden centre that I knew had a lot of birds there. So of course, I HAD to go Laughing

They had all kinds of fish, furries, birds, reptiles etc. I can't remember exactly what they had but from off the top of my head they had an Alexandrine parakeet, 3 budgies all different, 1 lutino red fronted kakariki, 1 lutino yellow fronted kakariki, about 5 peach faced lovebird of different mutations, a blue masked lovebird, a hybrid lovebird, 3 red rump parrots all different mutations, 6 Bourke's parrots 1 rosie and 2 normal, 2 green cheek conures 1 normal and 1 pineapple, a Japanese quail, 4 diamond doves, various finches all in together (I saw cuthroat but I didn't have the chance to identify the others) and I think that's about it! Oh and 1 normal male cockatiel. Only the Alexandrine, green cheeks and cockatiel were hand raised birds. I couldn't believe the prices! The pineapple green cheek was £450 yet the Alexandrine was £550... I don't think they had a clue!

Honestly though, I can't stop thinking about a couple of those birds, but especially the Alexandrine. If I had the room I'd of snapped him up in a heart beat! I didn't get many photos of much, but I got a couple. They're a little blurry because the birds kept moving a lot Rolling Eyes

Here's the Alex




I have a really cute video of him playing with me and talking to me that I'll upload to youtube later and then put into this thread Very Happy

Here's the yellow fronted kakariki (it was labelled as a red fronted but the red fronted next to it really showed the difference, yellow fronted have a lot less red!), it kept regurgitating to its reflection on the disk that holds its perch on, I don't think the staff had noticed because there was tons of seed and parrot love sick all over it! EW!


Here's the first green cheek I saw, he was hand reared but he wasn't really bothered about anybody around him, I don't think he's been handled much at all since they had him in the store...


Here's some blurry pictures of the pineapple green cheek. Now, I do love green cheeks, especially my own, but I was always told they're very cuddly and crazy and playful. Dexter has never been overly excited about me being around her and that was even before Pickles was around... so I don't really understand what happened there! I guess it's just her personality. WELL, this green cheek was exactly how they are meant to be! Extremely hyper, fun, bouncy, fluffy, crazy and wouldn't get off me haha!



After I'd gone to that store and not actually managed to buy anything Razz I ended up going to another one which I knew sold rats and the foods I wanted. I picked up everything I needed except for frog food which I just cannot find! And had a look around the birds there. They had 2 baby CAGs that had just come in, as well as 2 quaker babies being sold as a pair. They also had about 6 various mutations of peach faced lovebirds, a stack of different zebra finches and a bunch of budgies. They were all cute! But I didn't get many photos, before I'd left the house my battery was very low

Here's one of the quakers, for hand raised babies they sure were shy


Here's the grey babies



I fell head over heels for this budgie and if only I'd had some spare room I'd of taken him. He's an adult and not hand raised but his colours just knocked me off my feet! I must have a budgie like him some day!


I ALSO, fell for this bunny, I know it's nothing to do with birds but just look at his head!!!! My nan nearly took him home but we don't have the room at the moment Crying or Very sad


Yeah, they're not great but I wanted to share!
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:09 pm

Wow those birds are all so beautiful and that bunny is too cute Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:01 am

I know! I want them all Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:48 am

Me too lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:24 am

Wish i could have come with you, we should go up soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:54 am

Definitely, it says they allow dogs when the pet events aren't on so I don't see why I can't take one of the birds with us! I wanna take Bandit Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:34 pm

i cant believe they sold that alexandrine before we got him especially when i never even got to meet him Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:28 am

I know. I had made the decision to take him too Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Went to a store today   Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:10 pm

I forgot to mention that I went back to the store last week (hence why I know he's not there any more) and I took a couple more photos...

Here's that same green cheek again being friendly


Here's the pineapple green cheek, he/she wasn't anywhere near as keen to play as the first time I went in


Here's the cockatiel I never got a photo of the first time I went


Here's a black winter white hamster, I REALLY want one of these little guys


Here's a cute chicken


I bought a haul back as per usual, it seems to be something I do wherever they sell pet stuff Rolling Eyes


I got some Hagen seed mix reduced, it has pellets and fruit n veg in it too with loads of good added stuff, a snuggle hut for Perry because no green cheek's life is complete without one, a feather tether harness, I don't like them but now I have 2! A shredding toy, a large preening toy, a leather heart and a java wood and coconut toy for Harvey because he doesn't have much in his cage. Only reason he doesn't is because he's just SO clumsy. He has other things besides that obviously Laughing I picked up some more cuttlebones too, and treat sticks for everybody

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