I am looking for someone special to inherit my African Grey when my time is up . I worry about her being mistreated so I have to set up this for her .
She is very intelligent and says so many words and sentences too.
If you can take her or know of anyone who can please put my in contact with them I need to tell them things about her so nothing would change for her, food and such and likes and dislikes
This is my first choice if not possible ,please recommend others in that case.
Thank you so very much
I am sorry you need to be thinking about this issue that really so many really do need to plan for. But it is important.
So often a family will come into our store and one or two at most of of the group acts of interest to the bird of the families’ needs and often the rest wander around, showing obvious boredom. As I help them I will make a point of telling the child or teenager, etc that is sulking at being there, that they really need to get involved with this feathered family member as at some point, it may belong to them. Their eyes widen but they have a look that seems to be more thoughtful at this revelation.
Now is your current planning due to aging, ill health or financial? Or are you thinking in 20 years you may not be able to care for it?
I mean if you are ill and want a home fairly soon (within a few months or a year), or are aging and want someone to take the bird once you are passed? These are similar situations, as if you live alone and you are ill or aged, if you suddenly passed, the bird could also pass before you are found.
If you are indeed ill or just cannot take care of the bird anymore, or have other issues that have caused you to look into new homing for your bird then it is best not to wait until the last minute.
I see you are in Louisiana. If so, I personally cannot help you but I can get in touch with those who can. No one will rush you to take your bird away. There are a LOT of birds needing good forever homes currently all over the US and I am familiar with many who have dedicated much of their lives to do find just the right homes,
Please, if so, send me your phone number. I have your email. If you are not in LA, then please give me the city and state, I will work on getting the right people in touch with you so you can talk to them and make the best plans you can.
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My rosies (Bourke Parakeets) wont eat fruits or pellets….they are on .basically a seeded diet. I am told that nuts (peanuts, sunflower seeds?, almonds etc.) are bad for this species due to fatty liver disease. Any info and help on their diet would be greatly appreciated.
Regarding your question on your birds diet.
In the wild this issue does not come up because they scavenge for food wherever they can locate it and fly many miles exercising which helps to prevent sedentary illnesses like Fatty Liver disease.
Pelleted foods help in keeping a caged birds diet consistent. A variety of foods are best, not just pellets and we have written and collected a number of articles on this topic. Also, vegetables are more important to a birds diet than too many fruits, so try to entice your birds with corn, peas and cooked beans more so than fruit and especially serve very little citrus as this has recently been proven to cause other nutritional problems as it changes the normal intestinal flora negatively.
Here are a few I have selected. I have also included the links to the pages that contain these articles and many others that may be helpful to you and your birds.
http://www.birdandparrot.info/blog.asp This is the link to our Blog posts on many topics such as feeding, housing, toys, etc.
http://www.birdandparrot.info/Bird-Care-Facts-Info_ep_394-1.html This link takes you to the page that has many articles we have collected and written that also may help.
Please take a look at them and I am sure they will be helpful.
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I saw your site and was hoping you might be able to assist me. I have a Turquoise Green Cheek Conure (Camilla). Approximately 1 year old. She is actually a great bird with no issues, other than wanting a lot of attention. I live in a condo where we are only allowed to have 2 pets.
Due to an increase in work hours I have been wanting to get a “pal” for our 6 year old dog who seems to be very lonely during the day. In order for me to do that, I must make choice since I can only have 2 pets.
I have made the difficult decision to rehome Camilla in order to get a playmate for our dog. I have tried selling her on Oodle and Ebay classifieds, with no luck.
She really is a nice bird and has been doing well. She will try to nip a new person, but she quickly adapts and becomes comfortable with new people.
I am trying to find options or contacts for a way to rehome her. I feel horrible to not be able to keep her and the choice was difficult, but I do feel this is the best decision for us. If there are any suggestions you may have, I would be most grateful.
Thanks in advance for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.