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Is across the street in a house w/doors and windows closed.<br><br>
My doors and windows are closed.<br><br>
It screams like it's being assalted.<br><br>
Tithers doesn't like the neighbor's parrot.
 

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I've never known anyone who knew anyone who had a parrot.<br><br>
Maybe it is being assaulted...<br>
or his owner is being assaulted....<br>
just sayin'
 

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I'm sure it is a Macaw. We had a neighbor that would keep her friend's Macaw, and it was so LOUD!! Our current neighbors used to have a parrot in their freakin' backyard! It was also loud. One day it stopped. They told us a week or so later that they found it dead. Oh, darn! They also had a dog drown in their pool. I think our neighbors should not have pets. Their cat hangs out at our house, and they have two yippie dogs (I hate yippie dogs!) We have a dog that never barks (border collie). In fact, our neighbors were surprised a few months after we moved in when we told them we had a dog (an outdoor dog!)
 

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keeping birds as pets seems mean.<br>
I mean at least with dogs you can take them out for runs and whatnot.....<br>
birds at home in cages seem sad.
 

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My neighbor's parrot walked around the house (and flew). She actually worked at an aviary, though, so she knew how to care for it and what to feed it (no, they don't eat birdseed). That bird was gross, though. It threw it's food out of the cage against the wall (in their bedroom). I would never have one! Our dog even has her own pool (a kiddie pool). She loves our backyard. Until last year, she had a heated doghouse. (Did I mention my DH is an engineer??) That doghouse finally bit the dust. So, when it gets really cold, DH puts a concrete paver in our oven and heats, then he puts it in her doghouse. Spoiled dog!
 

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Tithers, it's not a parrot that you are hearing. It's my younger daughter not wanting to go to bed. Not surprising you can hear her down in the ATL.
 

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Damn Dougie! Your girl could win some mega $ in a contest or something!
 

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Not all parrots are noisy. We have a Senegal and she is a very sweet, and quiet bird. She isn't caged all day either. She spends a good portion of the day in her play gym. She eats lots of the same food we eat. She really likes fresh peppers. Birds tend to scream if they're left alone too much. They need more attention than other pets.<br><br>
We also have 4 dogs. 3 of them run with us, the other is too old. We keep fish in a pond in our backyard. Then there's the 2 gerbils that only get out of their cage a few times a week to play in their playpen.<br><br>
We love animals!
 

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I'm impressed your bird has a playgym. I don't have a play gym!
 

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We used to have a play gym for our birds. Norman was my husband's bird. Shortly after, I bought Myron, who ended up being a Myra. Myron died when she was fairly young because she got egg bound. Several years later, we caught another bird outside. We put an ad in the paper, but noone ever claimed him. We named him Ivan the Terrible. He is NOT tame. We can't have both birds out at the same time because they will fight. Ivan starts it every time. It got expensive taking Norman to the vet. If we let Norman out, but not Ivan, Ivan will scream. So, yah, they are caged a good amount of the time. Hubby does fly them a couple times a week, though. They seem happy.
 

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I have an African Grey and two lovebirds. One of the lovebirds and the Grey both live with my dad right now to keep him company. The grey is pretty quiet, and the lovebirds can screech from time to time, but are pretty well-behaved. They are great little pets and so smart. But they have to be trained properly or they can have behavioural problems (like dogs). Daisy, my little lovebird is spoiled rotten. She has two cages (her big, daily cage, and a smaller "play" cage in my office), but most of the time she rides around the house on our shoulder or snuggled into my sweatshirt. Birds aren't for everyone, but if you're a bird lover, they really do make incredible pets. I'm so smitten with mine. They are a big part of the family.<br><br>
Your neighbours probably do have a macaw, or a cockatoo. They can get noisy, and if not properly trained, do have a habit of screeching. Unfortunately that is the owner's fault, and not the bird's! They can be taught to be well-behaved. The problem is that most people don't know how to take care of the emotional needs of birds (or know that birds even *have* emotional needs :blush<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">. They get them because they are "pretty" and don't have a sense of the kind of maintenance and care required for a large parrot. It's really sad. Around here, you always see ads in the classifieds for 1 year old parrots whose owners can no longer manage them, decide to move, or have a child, and then look for a new home for them. That's how I ended up with Daisy (the lovebird). It's sad how many parrots are unwanted and unloved because owners just had no idea what they were getting into.<br><br>
As for keeping them as pets: as long as you're getting them handraised from a reputable breeder, they think they're more human than bird, and really do become part of the family.
 

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I would guess its a cockatoo. We have had a cockatoo, an african grey, and a few others. The cockatoo, Ubu, was very loud at times. He was like a two year old. If he wasnt getting the attention he wanted, he would scream! Our neighbors across the street and two houses down could hear him in the middle of winter with the house closed up! He was a screamer when we got him, and was about 10 years old, so retraining him not to didnt work. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> But he was soo darn loveable, we put up with it! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> )<br><br>
He was absolutely the sweetest bird in the world though! He would take that big old black beak and kiss my cheek and follow me all over the house. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> He was only in his cage when we werent home.<br><br>
If I had room in my current house, I wouldnt hestitate for a minute to get another bird! There is something special about them. They are sooo smart, and they DO know what they are saying when they talk! My grey was simply amazing!<br><br>
Yeah, they are messy.... but more then worth it! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I miss my birds...<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 

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Seemed to me like Tithers was looking for away to get rid of the bird... So how is the exact species relevant? Do you use different ammo for each species? <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Tithers is NOT looking to hire anyone to get rid of the bird. The guy's a cop with a gun and a german shepard. Tithers likes her hawtness without bullet holes through her body!
 

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I have a sweet little kitty. If I cat nip their house...the german shepard will be sure to have "fois gras" for dinner!
 
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