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Baby bird ID help please. Is it a Lovebird?

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Today my wife found this little chap on our balcony. It must have been planted in secret by someone because it certainly didn't fly there! Anyway, my daughter is well chuffed and it's taking food and attention very well. 

Does anyone know the species? We reckon a Lovebird. all help and advice is most welcome, and thanks in advance.

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My next door neighbour bought one within the last few days. I will ask her 2morrow what it is. 🙂

 

Looks like some kind of parrot.

 

OK, She told me. It's a Sun Kaw Nua. (spelling) It's a species in Thailand. Very pretty. 🙂

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9 hours ago, thequietman said:

OK, She told me. It's a Sun Kaw Nua. (spelling) It's a species in Thailand.

 

Possibly that's the Thai version of Sun Conure (a.k.a. Sun Parakeet, Aratinga solstitialis), not native to Thailand and an endangered species.

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Thanks guys. 🙏🏻

It made it through the night and is eating well. Let's see how it looks when fledged.

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1 hour ago, Oxx said:

 

Possibly that's the Thai version of Sun Conure (a.k.a. Sun Parakeet, Aratinga solstitialis), not native to Thailand and an endangered species.

Thanks, so even the neighbours have no idea. I don't agree with them keeping a bird in a cage, and now, I know it is endangered, even more so. 😞

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11 hours ago, 2long said:

It must have been planted in secret by someone because it certainly didn't fly there!

It's a 2000 baht bird, so not sure if it was planted there. Possibly fell from above. ( assuming you live in a condo) 🙂

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2 hours ago, thequietman said:

It's a 2000 baht bird, so not sure if it was planted there. Possibly fell from above. ( assuming you live in a condo) 🙂

I live in a townhouse, overlooking a canal. Neighbours could climb over if they really wanted to, but they're not that type. There's nothing above for it to fall from.

My daughter has been going on about a bird for ages but I refused, saying that we can rescue birds in need but not buy a pet. She wasn't home when my wife found it. My wife swears that she didn't plant it or have anything to do with it, and I believe her because she doesn't like birds or want this one.

Someone, somewhere knows what happened, but it looks like I will never find out.

It will not be caged in my house, so we will care for it and let nature take its course. I get the feeling that as a monogamous lovebird it will try to befriend the little dog as its partner. Let's hope so.

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On 8/9/2020 at 2:38 AM, thequietman said:

Thanks, so even the neighbours have no idea. I don't agree with them keeping a bird in a cage, and now, I know it is endangered, even more so. 😞

To my knowledge, sun conures are not endangered.

 

EDIT : they are now considered to be so.

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We're pretty sure it's a Masked Sunbird, which is doing very well and making friends* but we still have no idea how it got here. 🤔

 

 

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Very cute bird and doggie.  Just a little warning as the baby bird grows, watch the wing feathers and when the bird starts to flutter them.  Would be really sad if the bird suddenly is frightened and flies away.

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44 minutes ago, ProbPossConf said:

Very cute bird and doggie.  Just a little warning as the baby bird grows, watch the wing feathers and when the bird starts to flutter them.  Would be really sad if the bird suddenly is frightened and flies away.

Thank you and yes this will happen within the next two weeks. I feel that destiny and nature should decide what happens to Muffin. The plan is to make it tame, but uncaged, and always feed it at home, hoping it hangs around.

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The demeanor of Muffin interacting with your doggie strongly indicates with proper training will influence the bird's behavior. 

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4 minutes ago, ProbPossConf said:

The demeanor of Muffin interacting with your doggie strongly indicates with proper training will influence the bird's behavior. 

Thank you. 🙏🏻

We're confident that they (and we all) will do just fine!.... we hope!

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