I had to go up to NYS on Jan 8th and stopped and picked up this sweet Starling being his/her mom couldn't keep him/her due to health reason, so I took Bebe in. Here are a couple of pics, not the greatest pics, lol.
LOL, didn't think of that. He is the boss after all. Funny that Simon doesn't get mad at him.Reti, it sounds like George wanted Simon to wake up and keep him company or he is getting even with Simon for the time he was sleeping and Simon woke him up LOL. I swear these little guys don't forget anything LOL.
Wow, talking starlings is something new to me also, I would have never thought of it. I have starlings every year during migration and one day I was in the fence row when 1000'snd of them filled the trees with there calls, I was overwhelmed by this sight but they where gone as quick as they came. It seemed like 5 minutes but I know it was only about 0ne, I will remember that day for life and have yet to talk to anybody who has had this happen. As for pets I have always thought it was against the law to hold them in captive in Michigan without a permit? I don't know but if they can talk I might just try and befriend a few>KevinGarye, yes these little cuties actually say human words in captivity. Bebe is happy, spoiled, and can't forget the boss of the house LOL.
I also did not know that they where non native but judging by the ten's of thousands I see migrating every year I feel that rehabing any injured starling is just being human, there population here is definetly set. There are a few sportmens laws here in michigan that I also do not like regarding starling's that I do not care to hear about and I myself just let them be, they will nest in any spot they can get into, I will get picks in the spring but I will not take any captive as easy as it would be. >KevinReti, Simon is a very good natured, they usually are. Starlings are the boss in the house LOL, they make the rules.
pattersonk2002, You can have them in Michigan. In the wild they don't really mimic(talk), some do pick up some sounds like cars, trucks, etc, but that's about all they do. Now don't have coin machines they can get into because they will help themselves to the coins LOL. In captivity they will talk eventually as long as you talk to them. They are really beautiful pets. There is only three states that I know of were you can not have them, all other states don't care. These little guys are not federally protected in any states. The federal goverment does not want rehabbers to rehab them and put them back in to the wild being they are non native birds.