saltydog75 Posted May 4, 2010 Share Posted May 4, 2010 I have an almost-4-year-old female Congo grey named Koko. I'm thinking about finding a new home for her, and I'm wondering whether there is anyone near the Washington, DC area that is interested in being her new forever home. I've had her since she was 3 months old. She was hand-fed. I don't clip her wings, so she's an excellent flyer - although I think this has lead to her being a bit of a brat. She always wants to be wherever the people are in the house. She always wants some of whatever I'm eating - she'll walk over and say "koko!" repeatedly until I give her a bite of my food. She can also say "what?" - although not on command. She likes head scratches a lot. She hasn't had exposure to many people (just me, basically), so she's a bit leery around anyone aside from me. Her favorite foods are apple slices (especially fresh, crisp granny smith apples), Nutriberries, and peanuts (junk food, I know) - but she will try almost anything. If I leave a tomato, mushroom, etc (basically anything) on the counter she will fly over and nibble at it. For a while, she was crazy in love with pizza crusts. She is an expert mimic of my microwave. I work all day, so she's in a cage for 9 hrs a day at least (sometimes more). She definitely doesn't like that. She much prefers to be out free. In fact, for about the first 3 years I had her, I basically just let her stay out of her cage 24/7 - although that was started by her refusing to go into her cage, and me getting tired of chasing her around the house to get her to go in. One day she just decided she didn't like her cage, and that was that. Now, I keep her in her cage while I'm gone, which she doesn't like at all. She won't go willingly into her cage - I have to put food in there, or basically hold her and put her in the cage. I know, my fault for not being strict at first. But she would *love* to be in a home where she doesn't have to be caged up all day. Having said all of that, of course I am attached to her, since even before taking her home, I visited her from time to time at the hand feeder's house, so she's kinda known me from almost the time when she was hatched. So, I'm still not 100% sure I want to find another home for her - just trying to find out if there's anyone local to the area who is looking for a grey to take in, who has a home with people around all the time, because I think that would be a much better situation for her. Thanks in advance - I know it probably sounds like I am a horrible parrot dad, but if she could find a home with experienced parrot owners who are around more often than I am, she would be happier (eventually, I guess; probably sad for a bit after the transition). Just trying to find out whether such a home is out there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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