There was a parrot in our tree! (updated)

I was on the computer and my dad came inside and told me there was a parrot in our tree! So I grabbed my camera and ran outside. It's a really beautiful bird. We got it to go onto someone's arm and then got it into our garage. Then it landed on my arm so my dad tried to come catch it with a box and it almost got stuck in my hair. Eventually we got it in the box and brought it over to my neighbors house (she was helping us catch it) because my mom would have a cow if she came home and saw that I had a parrot. They're going to call the police department and stuff so they most likely won't be able to keep it :(Update The neighbors had the parrot for quite a while and they had put an and in the newspaper and everything and then they gave it to one of their friends to take care of and then later the person who owned the bird came back from vacation and contacted them about it. I'm not sure what happened after that.

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Advanced AR Drone?

I've been thinking and have a good understanding of physics, and am planning on possible making an AR Drone similar to the Parrot, however capable of carrying a load and perhaps a small compact paintball gun. Can anyone else say awesome? 

Asked by Douglerful 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Musical Parrot Toy

Serious request... my Parrot (African Grey) loves music. I would like to buy/build 'Parrot-proof' musical 'instrument/s' device/s that he can play, perhaps triggered by either percussive impulses from his beak and/or his vocal range. This would help him remain stimulated when I am out. All genuine replies welcome... :) The closest thing available is this, but it isn't very versatile (only pre set sounds) + not very musical  http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/bird-toys/jm-bird-babble-ball?pageSize=45&orderBy=1#

Posted by ParrotFX 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How do you teach your bird too eat more variety of fruits and seeds?

I already tried a few methods already such as mixing it with his normal food and using it on it's own but they just don't eat it so has anyone got a solution?

Asked by Yrewol 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Post your pets!

Post your Pet's best Pictures!!! Formula: Name, Breed, details This is my doggie, his name is spicky. He's a mix, we don't know of what though.... He loves to pose for the camera!

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


skating birds!?!?!

My bird has been ripping off some major air and I got some pics of them in action.1. big air2.dropping in3.180* FS grab 4 spine killer.

Posted by the_burrito_master 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


The new i pod speaker docks

The Griffen Amplifi, The parrot, The i luv, The Gear 4 street party size zero, Shaun the sheep and the heculesAll i pod speaker docks, all different in style, size and performancePrice ranging from £30 - £160Take a look, If you canhttp://www.megawhat.tv/clips/58/ipod-speaker-docks

Posted by mariamhassan 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Being a bird brain isn't so bad after all: Singing in the Brain...song birds n songs, people and speech...

Here is a bit of the article: ' Given the proper teachers and timing, most humans can learn to produce a seemingly infinite number of sounds and sound combinations. Such is not the case with most animals. In fact, only whales, dolphins, bats, and some birds are known to have the ability to learn vocalizations. Separate a kitten from its mother or other tutor, and its mew will be basically the same as that of its littermates--a pattern that holds true for the howl of a wolf, the grunt of a gorilla, and the whinny of a horse. The trait shared by song birds is even absent from our closest living relative: chimpanzees. Vocal learning has been repeatedly demonstrated in two bird orders, Passeriformes (specifically the oscine songbirds) and Psittaciformes (parrots), and is believed to occur in a third, the Trochiliformes (hummingbirds). By comparing brain structures in these three bird orders, which are widely separated from one another on the avian family tree, Rockefeller University biologist Claudio Mello and his colleague Erich Jarvis, of Duke University, have shown that the same areas that control song learning and production in songbirds and parrots are also present in hummingbirds, a finding that strengthens the case for vocal learning in the latter.'Singing in the Brain: the science of vocalization we share with song birds, but not with Chimps...

Posted by Goodhart 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Sugar Bush Squirrel

Sugar Bush Squirrel is a real, live Eastern Gray Squirrel who is owned and photographed by Ms. Kelly Foxton. Rescued, as a baby in her nest, from a tree which was being cut down, she is now living the 'good life' with Kelly in Boca Raton, Florida. A small, lime-green parrot, named Rio, is her big sister and constant companion.Being an International Superstar and The World's Most Photographed Squirrel, Sugar Bush loves to dress up, and has over 2,000 outfits with matching hats and accessories. Sugar Bush Squirrel has her own, posh studio with an elaborate stage and thousands of stage props, and has posed for over 5,000 photos since her modeling career began. AWESOME!SQUIRRELS!!!:OLINK

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A Visit to Simon Field's Farm

Last Thursday my friends Quinn and Xander invited me along on a visit to Simon Field, a chemist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He lives on a small farm in the mountains south of San Jose, with his wife, a couple of alpacas, some goats, and a great many chickens, parakeets, and other parrot-like birds. And a tree house with a rope bridge going out to it, where he occasionally hosts parties. And a solar cell array from which they get most or all of their electricity. And a huge redwood tree, which someone in the '60's rented out to live in! And a hillside spring which under the right circumstances can shoot a fountain 30 feet into the air. And an art studio, and many artworks of various sorts just set here and there for one to stumble across. And a lot of salamanders... Check the image notes for details. Inside, his house is filled with science toys, spilling out from his workshop.  I had to make a separate forum topic on those to treat them properly!

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


Is it possible to turn a small, novelty windmill into a generator?

The windmill is very small - probably about five feet tall, judging by my own height. It is very simply four posts holding up a rotatable windmill / fan with a tail. Both the fan (the blades) of the windmill and the entire top piece (the fan and the tail) rotate. It is a little rusted, but still works perfectly - as evidenced by the creaking and squeaking we heard on a windy day! It can work up quite a bit of speed. Unfortunately, due to the wind, we also get a lot of power outages. I don't expect that such a small windmill could power an entire house, but if it could power a computer or a freezer/fridge we'd save a LOT of money -- every time the power goes out my mother's computer fries and all the food we just bought goes bad. Is it possible to turn this into any sort of generator? (The windmill is outside and while we DO have windows leading in I don't want to encourage any critters. HOWEVER the windmill IS near a door from our garage that no longer opens, but does have an old, unused dog-door.)

Asked by Inept-Parrot 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago