Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
Oh happy day!!!
I did it I did it I did it I did it - without further instruction!!!
Okay, here's the scoop. We went to the bird/exotic animal show on Sunday nearby here. This particular bird (a Patagonian) was walking around on the tops of the cages of all the other birds on his table. Bubba walked up to him and picked him up and he immediately snuggled and was just extremely friendly.
Meanwhile I was looking at something else, so Bubba had to come looking for me. I picked up the bird, loved on him , etc. The man who owned him had already told Bub he would make him such a good deal on the bird that it would be like the bird had a $5 bill in its beak. So out of no where this voice comes from my mouth and says "would you trade?" So we talked for a while, he told us to come home and get Piper and bring her to him (it was almost time for the show to end).
We ended up bringing the new bird (Zoe says we should call him Rainbow) and meeting him and his wife later that night at the Cracker Barrel. He took one look at Piper and said "This bird is going in the living room; it's not going to the aviary." She is a very pretty bird, great feathers, but absolutely HATES me and I can't even reach into her cage to feed her.
We watched the shuttle take off - a different view than the one from our house because we were closer but there were more lights - then all went in to have dinner together. Dena, they have (I think) 50 pairs of parrotlets! And that doesn't count their other birds - 7 pairs of Congo grays, etc.
We had a really good time, stayed too long, but they want us to come to their place on Indian River and see all the birds. The lady (Diane) said I could come spend the day with her any time because she is hand feeding 70 babies right now and I could get my fill of them.
I realize that I may get some grief from some of you for swapping an African Gray for another bird. But we talked about it for a long time (I had to shed some tears last night) because we want what is best for her - and since I lost my hold on her when I had the blood clot she has never been a sweet, loving bird. We were talking about selling her; I think this is better because this man really knows his birds and will work with her. Maybe we just weren't the right family for her.
This bird came to us with the name "Pretty Boy". which has got to go! I wanted to name him Jonathon, but Bubba said no. So he's being called all kinds of assorted names until the right one sticks!
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