New Linnie Baby!
Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:03 AM
She's exactly what I expected a Linnie to be... very quiet, calm, and sweet.
I got her from a lady who had purchased her for her friend with MS who was set on getting a linnie. She said she had spent months finding a breeder and had driven 8 hours to pick her up... I'm not surprised as linnies are hard to find here. Sadly, the friend passed away only 6 weeks after getting her baby linnie, and the lady who had bought her clearly loved her, but was allergic and could not keep her. The house smelled like smoke too, not good for her.
So the poor little thing's been moved around quite a bit, but she's still very young and has been treated very well, I gather she's been spending most of her time out of the cage and loves to cuddle.
It was late when I brought her home, and although I was hoping she would eat a bit after getting home, she promptly fell asleep instead, so I will get to know her better tomorrow morning.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:14 PM
How's your girl settling in now? It's been a couple of days (or just about).
Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:48 PM
Anyway, I've had her for a few days and it's pretty clear that she really was loved and well cared for despite the small cage.
She is absolutely fearless. My GCC is a pretty steady bird, but this linnie is even calmer. She doesn't understand toys, but she loves to explore, which isn't surprising (and if you think about it, it's probably more natural - wild birds don't have toys.)
The lady I got her from did seem to sometimes handle her a bit roughly, flipping her on her back and such. She never bit or protested but didn't seem to enjoy that sort of handling at all. I wouldn't have thought anything of it if it was a more hands on bird like a conure, but I've read that linnies tend to become fearful of hands as they reach adolescence, hopefully this treatment will not make her more likely to become afraid of hands. Right now she steps up fine but prefers shoulders and will usually shy away a bit if I try to 'grab' her, although if I hold her gently and scratch her head she will immediatly relax and fluff her head up.
Oh and she poops - a lot. With no warning and no effort to avoid pooping on people. She seems to go about 10x more often than my GCC. Hopefully that will improve a bit as she gets older although linnies seem to be known for pooping a lot. She certainly eats a lot... she can just eat for hours it seems. She does love her fruits and veggies.
I have photos but can't get them to work. I guess flickr doesn't work here?
Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:44 PM
Here's a couple of images from Flickr that I took myself. Assuming they appear, the first image I highlighted, copy and pasted into the post (shows up!), kind of like how you would highlight and copy text. The second image I retrieved the image URL, then used the forum options above the Reply Box and pasted the URL into the image screen that came up.
Seems to be working on my end! This new forum handles things a bit differently, however it also handles things easier, once you get used to them. If it helps any, I'm also using Google Chrome.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:02 AM
The woman I got her from was calling her she, I assume the breeder mustve told her it was female, but when I look at her, I'm not sure. Almost seems like it could be a male.
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