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Blacky

Common Mynah

Overall satisfaction

2.75/5

Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: Female

Appearance

2/5

Friendly with owner

3/5

Friendly with family

2/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

4/5

Mimics sounds-words

4/5

Health

3/5

Easy to feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Not a First Bird

By

United States

Posted Dec 04, 2014

I've worked with a lot of birds. Blacky was one of the most challenging. I never did come to trust the bird with other people. The Mynah are smart and pick up tricks if you can get them to focus; I found Blacky to be easily distracted. The bird swore like a sailor, and the owners were hoping I could break the habit, but I told them their best bet was to resell the bird to someone who would find the swearing funny. Eventually they did. Early training is so important with these birds. Either buy a young bird, or a fairly young one that's received early training. Not a good first bird.

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