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  Just_A_Tree  |  20

It's all fun and games, until the bird bites!

I used to have a African Grey, and let me tell you, that guy would make eye contact with you while he snapped a bone (chicken, from KFC) in half like it was a toothpick. Some of the bones we gave him were similar to fingers!

Trust me! It's not the feet or claws you should really worry about.

  isisorchid  |  16

Baby. Parakeets. One ounce, two inch tall, baby parakeets. Their beaks open millet spray. Not exactly a bone crusher like a large parrot. If the parakeet bit, which they don't usually, it'd be a small pinch.

  Just_A_Tree  |  20

Ya, we thought it was pretty bad too. But the bone marrow is very good for them. And he seemed to react like it was a treat.

But I did at one point have chickens as well (not fed to the parrot).

Fun Fact:

Chickens are naturally cannibalistic! Yes, they will eat each other, and a common problem is, if they tasted their own eggs (one breaks on accident and they taste it). Because they like their own eggs enough that they will stop laying them for reproduction, and they would start eating the eggs! Chickens will also naturally kill off and eat any obviously weak or injured chickens!

They are more savage than Kanye West's ego!


@109 Chickens will eat their own eggs, yes, because like the taste if they accidentally break an egg and then eat part of it. But they won't stop laying because of that, and it's entirely possible to break them of the habit (using wooden egg decoys in the nests as well as putting a ton black pepper in a broken egg and letting them taste it work well).

Chickens in most normal circumstances will not kill each other; there is always a pecking order and some hens are lower and often get picked on. Keeping sick or weak birds with a healthy flock is a recipe for disaster as they will see the weakness and, yes, will attempt to kill the weak bird to keep predators away. This, as well as aggressive pecking, are extremely uncommon problems and are often caused by stress in a flock, such as having inadequate space per chicken, external parasites, and nutritional deficiencies of salt and sulfur.

I'm only clarifying this because your comment made it sound like chickens often kill and eat each other. I can promise that they don't. :)

  cakefete2  |  30

Romantic?! She comes home to her boyfriend drunk with three chicks on his cock and you call it romantic? Where are the people who always say "I hope you mean ex bf/gf"?

  foxwasalamb  |  24

a hard feat to acumplish. maybe he should try feeding the birds nuts as incentive? or maybe the birds weren't used to that kind of jungle. either way, his wood just wasnt right