Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
Can you ever have enough???
We took the FIDS to the breeder to board for a few days. I'm going to see Zoe and Bubba has a meeting which requires that he stay at one of the really nice hotels at Universal for 2 nights, so I get to take the dogs & cat to board on Tuesday but he has to pick everybody up AND hand feed Sweets until Monday!!
The breeder had some new birds that were really awesome. A Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (seen pictures, never touched & felt 'til today), she has three baby rose breasted 'too's that are absolutely adorable.
But the one that got Bubba and me was a Blue and Gold. Not a baby - they aren't sure of his exact age. The former owner asked them to sale him for them because they are afraid of him. They think it is actually a "her" - she's kind of small and has obviously not been fed a good diet. The previous owners had not paid enough attention to her so she could call their bluff easily by growling at them.
Of course Bubba couldn't stand it - he had to get her out of the cage. OHHHH,she snuggled and loved on him then he handed her to me and she did the same thing. Fish hooks all around! The bird has a potential buyer, but I told the breeder that if she let this guy have the bird I'd lose all my faith in her. He hasn't even paid a deposit on the bird and has made arrangements about 5 times to pick it up and has failed to show up each time. He was supposed to be there today while we were there and called and said he was "stranded" and wouldn't have a way to get there until Friday.
Bubba told her that next time he calls tell her we've put a deposit on the bird and not let him have it. She agrees that missing one appt is forgivable, but not to keep on and on and on.
It's kind of ironic because Bub has always wanted a blue and gold, but we've never gone in that direction. As I said, this one is small compared to hers (and his name is Dane - that would have to go!!) and we could actually get this one for less than I paid for the Gray. And he/she isn't a screamer.
Macaw owners - it's your job to talk me out of this!!! I already have 4 birds! (And yes, I need to post a pic of Sweets since he has wing feathers now.)
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