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  1. Talon


    Please. Welcome back!
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    Need advice

    Hi everyone’s, I got home from work tonight to a vm left on my house phone. A women I have bought bird things from who lives a few towns over had given my number to a another woman. This woman left a long message on my answering machine , her elderly parents are ill and are in a nursing home, nd have an approx. 25 year old African grey that is sitting alone in their trailer sits in its cage all day, they’ve had it for 15 years she said, they can’t care for it any longer and she feels sorry for it and has cats dogs and horses so it won’t fit into her household. She wants it to go to someone who has and understands birds. i have cats, dogs and well you know...Nilah...Talon and Rikki. We all know our place in the flock. I do work a lot of hours, some days my birds are in their cages 11 hours..but they get out of their cage time always when I get home until bed, and Sunday is theirs day to have all day out. I’ve aleays felt 3 are enough....but my heart breaks..and I’m torn what to do. He is a male, I have 3 females....I don’t want to disrupt the flock and household...do I just ignore the phone call? I’ve done that once before, but it was just a woman who was looking for a home, not the elderly parents and bird sitting there all day....just looking for feedback from my family here. i tend to make a quick decision based on my heartfelt sympathy for all animals...want to rescue them all...thus my 3 dogs, 2 cats and 3 birds 🙄 Thanks in advance!
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    Need advice

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I sent the info to a woman I work for who owns a pet store, she knew a woman who has had birds until they passed away and wanted an African grey, she passed the info on and said it sounds hopeful, still waiting to hear. I did offer to foster or help in any way, but I ha ent hears anything more..
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    Need advice

    What do you think introducing a male to 3 females would do if anything? Should that be a concern? Ideally I would foster him & hopefully find him a forever home, but I don't know whether to offer or just let it go.
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    Passing on your Grey

    This is difficult for me, I had a plan, but now that my kids are older, they and it has changed. Nilah is my biggest concern, she is bonded to me, doesn’t like other females...but at the moment, all my birds will go to my daughter to do with as she sees best for them. She knows them, understands them and has a heart like mine. She will do right by them. 😥
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    Such a fascinating topic!! Talon, say “thirsty bird “ when she wants a drink. Nilah who never leaves me alone....she’s a huge shoulder bird...makes a gurgling sound whenever I go to the bathroom 😝, or run water anywhere. Rikki sau “good morning” when she first see me in the morning. When I have to put Talon in her cage before I-go to work, she says. “Be back soon okay?” Something I’ve aleays said to here before I was working full time and I would put her in her cage when I’d go out.. She always say, “Hello”in her politest voice when my phone rings..
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    How is Jayd???

    Yes, I have heard from Maggie, Jayd is not doing well and at this point has decided he wants to spend his remaining time home. Without going into details, both of them are sleep deprived and it is difficult for him to post, but Maggie is hoping she can get a post on here from him soon...please pray for them both...❤️
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    How is Jayd???

    Yes, me too. I messaged them both several days ago..., but haven’t gotten a response..
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    Today we welcomed home Fynn!

    So pretty !
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    Wonderful news! Thank you for looking out for her! We can all relax now. 😀
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    Oh Maggie, I am so sorry for you both. Prayers for you and especially Jay that times quickly heals him. Love you both. ❤️
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    Accident at the house today

    Omg! I LOVE that!!! So clever!
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    Aloe Vera (Plant)

    I don't see a problem with you doing that. That's what many people do to use on themselves. It's a great idea in my opinion!
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    Will this cage be fine

    Beautiful cage & set-up!! About once a month, I make a big mix of Veggies, rice, pasta, quinoa, and freeze it in containers to feed out daily before I go to work.
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    Prayers for her. Hope all is well. Please keep us updated Jayd
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    Is this Normal?

    That does seem like a bit more than normal. How is the humidity in the room ? Do you,have some soothing music perhaps? Please try not,to,worry, they can sense when you are under stress and will react accordingly. You need to be relaxed and calm around them .
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    Partner for African Grey

    Judy offers good advice! I second it.
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    Adopted new grey

    Congrats on rescuing this beautiful grey. He is very lucky. I would do away with the dowel, those are scary if they are not used to it. If you put you hand facing down and make a fist, when you ask him to step up, there really is nothing for him to latch onto. This will help gain trust. Does he know how to step up? Please be careful of the bleach, that’s toxic and very bad for them. They have delicate respiring sytems and can die very quickly from toxic fumes. No candles, air fresheners, self cleaning ovens or chemicals.
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    Wow, I,love following the updates. He’s one lucky bird, and you are such an angel for rescuing him
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that! What a sweetheart! He is forever yours....such a resilient precious gift.
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    Bird Mites From Doves and Outdoor Aviary

    I have an outdoor aviary & never felt the reason to worry about bird mites. I do not leave them out there full time,but in the last 4 years, the only thing I watch if the wasps that may make it inside which I am right there to make sure they are gone asap.
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    I agree, wait on the nail filing. This is a critical time for him, what happens these next few weeks will determine how he acts around human touch and handling. Leave him be..
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    Did I go too big?!

    Not too big! I buy macaw cages for my greys. Rabbit toys are cheap, just make sure they are bird safe.
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    We could be rescuing a grey today

    Oh I am soooo happy!! You guys did great. What a sweet bird and so lucky! Thanks for the pics! How heartbreaking to see how he was kept. You are a true angel. Please keep the updates coming!