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    Default ♥ Introducing Mr. Turkle ♥

    I can't remember if I posted about this, but last June, our beloved male peachface lovebird, Mott The Hoople, passed away. We'd had him since he was a baby, and Mott bonded to me. It was heartbreaking, as those of you who have lost a fid will understand.

    I thought that I'd dealt with the loss, though Mr. Pippin didn't think that I had. He told me that I seemed all right on a superficial level at best.

    Last Saturday morning, he and Boris drove off to place their sports bets after we'd done the dreaded Saturday morning food shopping as per usual. After the shopping is done, I get dumped at home so I can put everything away and they go to place their bets.

    Mr. Pippin and Boris returned, and Mr. Pippin handed me a large bag of birdseed. I thanked him for it, though I was puzzled because I hadn't asked him to swing by the pet store to buy it.

    He then gave me a small cardboard bird-carrying box, and claimed that he found it outside the pet store. Startled, I put the box to my ear. "I hear feet scratching inside!" I exclaimed. "Who could have left a tiny budgie outside a pet store in this cold weather!"

    Like a mope, I believed Mr. Pip...but not for long.

    I gingerly opened the box and clapped eyes on a beautifully-coloured lovebird cowering at the back of the darkened box. I saw Mr. Turkle for the first time. It was love at first sight. He's here a week now, and we have bonded.

    He has such a different personality that our late Mott did.

    He is a year old. However, the time he spent at the pet store, he was handled and loved by a couple of female employees, and he is extremely well-socialized and is gentle, sweet, and does not bite anyone.

    He does have his favourite human, though...me!

    Mr. Turkle clings to me like the proverbial clinging vine, same as our late Mott The Hoople did.

    I missed having a lovie so much; wasn't that the nicest thing that Mr. Pip did?

    This photo is of lookalike birds. I'll soon get pics of Mr. Turkle and post one or two.



    The lovebird on the left is a normal green peachface lovebird, which is what Mott The Hoople was.

    To the right is a pied peachfaced lovebird, could be a lutino pied, I'd have to check. That would be our Mr. Turkle.

    Mr. Turkle puts the 'love' in 'lovebird'.

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    What a beautifully colored bird, so soft and pretty! What a cute pet.

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    They really are beautiful birds. Didn't know anything about them. Nice thread Pippin. And very nice of Mr. Pippin.
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    I'm sorry Mott the Hoople died, but on a lighter note I love that name!!
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    What a wonderful and happy surprise. Mr. Pip sounds awesome.

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    Aww what a beautiful bird. I'm glad that he is well socialized, I know lovebids can be a bit nippy. He really is adorable. I wonder if his color is going to change?
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    He is just lovely! All spring colors. Mr Pip did a great thing. I love birds of all kinds. He is a special addition to your home. Just a love.
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    How did you make the cute little hearts on the thread title Pippin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baked_tater View Post
    What a beautifully colored bird, so soft and pretty! What a cute pet.
    Cute? Do you know intelligent these little cuties are? Turkle will keep me on my toes...before I'd even had him, he twice figured out to keep me on my toes.

    Remember that lovebirds are indeed parrots and they are far from being stupid. They are like perpetual toddlers; I'm guessing that most parrots are smarter than most of the people I know.

    Mr. Turkle has tried to chomp me. All parrots do it. The trick is to ignore the chomps and the ensuant sharp pain. If you show fear during a chomp, the parrot will antagonize you, but he will think that he is king of the roost.

    And yes, these little guys can be potty trained.

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    Sports bets?
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    Awww, Pippin! Those birds are absolutely gorgeous and I'm really glad that Mr Turkle is fitting right in with you. And Mr Pip deserves a pat as well for surprising you

    I really didn't know that some birds could be house trained. Is it just love birds and similar or can other types be trained too? In my first shared house one of the others had a budgie that was the bain of everyone else's life and crapped all over everything (amongst other issues...) and that really put me off having birds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    How did you make the cute little hearts on the thread title Pippin?

    I used the Character Map on Windows to make the hearts.

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    Pip - what gorgeous colors on these beautiful guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    How did you make the cute little hearts on the thread title Pippin?
    ♥ Oh I know this one.. I found this out last weekend while playing around on the computer.. easy version: hold down Alt and then press the number 3

    Wahhhhhhh-lah! ♥♥♥

    forgot to add: those birds are beautiful and I love your names for them Pip! Very sweet!!!
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    Beautiful birds! Your hubby sounds like a sweetie!!

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