Okay so as everyone knows, this site is dedicated to Lovebirds. However, I would like to broaden this subject as time goes on to all pet parrots, otherwise known as FIDS. FIDS you ask? Yes that stands for “Feathered Kids” aka FIDS. Of course that could refer to your canaries and finches, but I would rather concentrate on parrots for the time being.
I find parrots to be a very interesting species of bird, not just for the plumage, hooked bill and ability to talk, but rather the intelligence and general joy that they bring to their owners.
They are funny for one thing!
Yes, I realize I am biased because I love animals of all kinds and find humor in most all of God’s creatures. What is life without a little bit of laughter? You do remember laughter don’t you? Just kidding, as I was thinking about a Led Zeppelin song with that last bit of jargon. Does anybody remember LAUGHTER?
Now back to FIDS yes it stands for feathered kids, or in this case, your pet birds namely parrots. Lovebirds are parrots, by the way, in case you are just tuning in. They are considered one of the smaller species; but a parrot nonetheless. Pocket Parrots consist of Parrotlets, Lovebirds, Budgies and maybe a few other small species that I am forgetting at the moment
A step up the ladder and we can talk about Conures, Cockatiels and Quaker Parrots or “Monk Parakeets” as some refer to them as. The confusing part is that there are many different names for the same species. For instance, you have Sun Conures, Green Cheek Conures, Blue Headed Conures and so on. Bird enthusiasts know the difference, but many other people really don’t.
So I guess by now you have gathered that FIDS stands for feathered kids. If I refer to your birds as FIDS in the future, just know that is what I mean. Many people in the bird hobby understand the term but just so we are on the same page..
Hopefully if you have more than one FID, they are getting along alright and if not, well I guess try to keep them in separate cages and monitor the interactions as much as possible.
Birds can and will squabble and sometimes it’s not pretty. On the other hand, they could fall in love or become friends for life, so all is not lost in the world of introducing FIDS to each other and hopefully playtime turns into a positive thing!
I always like to see birds forming some kind of positive bond because it’s nice to know that they have each other when you are not around and let’s face it, they have more in common with each other than they have with us. (Although we have the ability to spoil them like what happens in my aviary)
Happy FIDDING or PARROTING and until next time…