More pics of Rafiki

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More pics of Rafiki

Post by pinkdevil » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:08 am

Took these tonight. Tried to take a few flight shots but hard to hold the camera, focus AND call the bird to me lol. Bit out of focus but will post them anyway. :)

flying to me
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He LOVES anything red.
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He dropped his red lid toy.....awwww... lol

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yes I had not picked it up for him yet....can you tell???? lol

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Having a yawn...

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then he flew to me and I got this one

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Post by smallworld » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:57 am

The first 2 pictures are truly majestic. Wow really. And I really love the last picture. That innocent look is priceless :D

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Post by pinkdevil » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:17 am

Thanks smallworld. :)

I have added a new video of Rafiki.
He is chattering away trying to say a few people words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjIbZJWlKpg

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Post by pinkdevil » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:13 am

Another vid of Rafiki having a scratch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgIaHGkK0OU

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Post by smallworld » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:16 am

Took a look at your videos. The scratching one too:D He is really trying to talk isnt he? That was so cute. African greys are just wonderful! :lol:

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Post by pinkdevil » Wed May 19, 2010 6:51 am

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Rafiki surprised me today by saying a new word, 'bye-bye'. I had not even heard him practicing it. lol

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Post by pinkdevil » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:35 pm

Took a few more of Rafiki this morning.

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Aaaaaagggghhhhhhhhh.

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Post by CalamariBaby » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:55 pm

Wow! He is awesome. Love him. I like how he has that sweet young bird look.
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Post by pinkdevil » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:29 am

Thanks :D

Well I guess he still is only a baby. Got some maturing to do yet. lol

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Post by bec » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:58 am

i love that last pic tash its like this is where i want my food!!!!!!.......
NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by pinkdevil » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:51 am

LOL Bec, maybe he was! :roll:
He loves his food lol

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Post by pinkdevil » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:47 am

My baby boy has learnt a new word....'WATER'.

Every morning when I change his water, I tell him what it is and he can connect the two, word 'water' with the liquid. Very smart boy. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj_bB1S8IFk

And this one is of him giving his toy a good what for. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6L21gaJYfg


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Post by ringneck » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:52 am

Wow! Love the flight pictures! It's so nice to see them in flight! One time Brutus flew around the park--i thought his wings were clipped well--lesson learned for me! He really can pick up wind compared to my ringies...but i must say it was so wonderful to see him fly that high..so majestic! As always Tasha WONDERFUL photos! :wink:

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Post by sarahb » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:09 pm

Arhh so jealous lol Ive wanted one for years they are so expensive but worth every penny ive told hubby im going to get one even if it takes me years saving lol they are beautiful birds and Rafiki is absolutly gorgeous! congrats on him what a sweet heart and beautiful pics
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Post by pinkdevil » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:03 am

OMG Ringneck, bet your heart was in your mouth when Brutus decided to go for a joy flight!!
I think I would have had a heart attack if that had happened. I would love to let Raf outside but I am just not game to. I had thought of harness training him but there are a few predatory birds around here that give my aviary birds a hard time, so not willing to risk it.

Thanks Sarahb :D
They are very expensive, that was one of the things that I pondered over and over and over. The decision to bring Rafiki into our home was not made lightly. But, I do NOT regret spending that money on him one little bit. He really is worth every $, right down to the last cent. :lol:

A few people asked why I would bother spending so much money on a bird. My argument is I am a non smoker, and maybe drink a couple of times a year at celebrations. The money I would possibly spend on cigarettes over the course of smoking years, far outweighs the money I spend on "just a bird". Besides, Raf gives me more pleasure than any cigarette could. :D

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Post by kyria » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:51 am

Fantastic Pinkdevil , you go for it. The joy and love is priceless and as you said, people spend money on all types of wasteful things, gambling, smoking, drinking, over priced clothes and accessories, over priced cars, boats, motorbikes. People have their hobbies, boating, riding, horses etc. and we have our love too .. Birds ! no having to justify your passion to anyone.

Beautiful baby and beautiful pictures, enjoy every second.

xoxox

I just brought a new fid into my life. Dexter my baby Eclectus Parrot.

(hey imagine if they knew how much we spend on all the extra's for them, spoiling them rotten .. lmao)
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Post by pinkdevil » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:52 am

haha, thanks Kyria, and congrats on your not so little Dexter. :)

It is funny how some people do not batter and eyelid or question how much money is spent on material things, but when it comes to animals, it is like, "you spent how much on that? What a waste of money if it dies". Well, what a waste of money if your designer clothing gets a rip or hole in it! :P

Spoilt rotten doesn't even come close to how spoilt they are, hey. :lol:

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Post by bec » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:49 pm

rafiki is still as cute as ever
& i know what you mean about the people who say
why spend all that money on just a bird (shakes fists at non birdie minded people)
i have that from my family (all either dog people or cat people)
if they keep insulting rafiki by calling him "just a bird " let me know ill sic mutley on them :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Post by pinkdevil » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:29 pm

:lol: I will Bec, shall keep that in mind. :)

Rafiki has extended his vocabulary to now include, Rafikeeeeee and "I love you". Sooooo heart melting and he says it at the most appropriate times to.

Here he is learning his new phrase only after a few days of teaching him, clever boy! :D
Oh, he has also decided to add his name either at the beginning or the end of the "I love you". That, he has done on his own accord. I just repeated the phrase to him. Tickets much, Raf!!???!!! :lol: :P :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81g0tCJr7uE

The other birds couldn't get their mug in the footage so they let their presence felt by screeching throughout the video. :lol: :lol:

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Post by Becks » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:30 pm

Rafiki is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Beautiful!!

Loved your vids and Pics!!

Cant wait to see more :)

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Post by pinkdevil » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:48 pm

Thanks Beck, glad you enjoyed them. :)

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Post by pinkdevil » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:52 am

Another video of Rafiki.
I am trying to teach him to count. He is slowly getting there but........well you will see! :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkTBF7JnaYI

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Post by ~emma~ » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:26 am

Wow I love him, he is so gorgeous! All of the photos you have are awesome, I especially like the first two where he is flying towards you. His wings look amazing!!!

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Post by pinkdevil » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:49 pm

Thanks emma.
He is my long awaited 'pride and joy'. :lol:
Raf has added a few more words now. Seems if I don't give him anything to learn to say, he learns random words from our conversations. :lol:

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