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King Parrot in my backyard

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ellieelectrons
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King Parrot in my backyard

Post by ellieelectrons » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:12 am

Yesterday morning I was just about to leave the house and two King Parrots landed on the railing on our back patio. I slowly put a few sunflower seeds on the railing for them to eat. They didn't seem too scared of me. So then I put some in my hand and the gamer of the two (the male), actually ate them out of my hand! It was quite exciting! Just thought I'd share.

Ellie.

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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by willowisp71 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:36 am

That's super cool Ellie! :)
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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by Skyes_crew » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:50 pm

That must have felt great!!! The parrots here won't allow you anywhere near them :(
I am owned by my birds...and I wouldn't have it any other way :D

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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by ellieelectrons » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:55 pm

Yes, it was a bit weird, I suspect the birds were quite young and hadn't learned to be too afraid of people yet.

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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by Jayjess2013 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:09 pm

I love king parrots, they are always in my yard, and will come eat straight out of our hands! My neighbour has a pair of dulited kings in an aviary out the back so I think that is what attracts them. I love their red and green colours, they are so graceful with their chime note sounds.
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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by ellieelectrons » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:46 pm

Whereabouts are you from?

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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by Jayjess2013 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:23 am

mount Ainslie & mount Majura area Canberra- lots of forrest for them
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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by ellieelectrons » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:57 am

Great - I didn't know their habitat extended to cooler areas like that - but I guess it makes sense that it would as I've seen them in colder areas of Queensland too.

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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by Jayjess2013 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:46 pm

yes, they like the scenic area I surpose. Maybe I can get some pics up for you :)
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Re: King Parrot in my backyard

Post by Jen&Bug » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:32 pm

I have a friend on Mount Dandenong (just outside Melbourne) who gets heaps of king parrots at her place. She puts seeds on her balcony, and even the adults are quite confident having people nearby when they come and eat them. I agree with you Ellie, it's always a special thing to see them, and I always go home thinking that Bug and Rufus are tiny in comparison!

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