African Grey & Lorikeet need new home - their mom passed away....
Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:51 PM
2 wonderful fids need new homes!
Very sad....the mother of a good friend of mine recently passed away leaving behind her 2 beloved fids. I am unable to take the birds, as I have my hands quite full with my boy Sydney. But…I told my friend about the wonderful community here on BirdBoard and said I'd post some info.
These birds were this woman's life. She took great care of them….people often joked that if they ever died and came back, they'd want to be one of her pets.
They are both apparently plucking some feathers here and there…but their mom went through a difficult illness before she passed, these guys are a bit upset to say the least. Aside from this – which we both think will pass as soon as they are in a new loving home – they are both in perfect health and sound like sweet, wonderful birds.
About the kids….
Merlin is an African Grey. Approximately 5 years old. My friend couldn't remember exactly when his mom got him. His mom was his 'person' but he does well with other people….my friend has been able to easily care for him since his mom's passing. I didn't get any more info because our call was cut short….my friend is dealing with so much right now…
Bandit is a Banded Lorikeet. Red with a purple band around his eyes. He is about 15 years old. He has lived with my friend's mom for 10 years. He is very playful and loves to give kisses. He loves to 'wrestle' too…but left to run on the floor, he goes after feet!
- The birds are in Ellwood City, PA. That's about 45 minutes from Pittsburgh. The birds will need to be picked up from their current home.
- They can be separated….they don't have to go to the same home.
- They both will come with their own large cages as well as travel cages, toys, food bowls and such. They will basically come with everything they need.
- TIME is an issue. These guys are sitting in an empty house – with daily visits from the to people caring for them of course…but both of these people (one of which is my friend) will need to get back to their homes as soon as they can.
- My friend said that monetary compensation will be discussed on a case by case basis.
It is SO important that these guys find good, loving, bird-friendly homes. Their mom asked 3 things of my friend before she passed – one of them was to find good homes for her babies.
So BirdBoard…..can anyone help Merlin and Bandit out? If you have some space in your home and your heart – or if you know of some other resource, please PM me. I will give you a call to discuss any further details.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:06 AM
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:17 AM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:01 PM
Again - thank you all for you interest.
Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:02 PM
My son is 7 and mildly autistic. My screen name is the nickname he was given by his pre-school teachers years ago. He was the only one who could handle their aggressive birds (they loved him!!). They'd come get him out of class when it was time to clean their cage. We also have chickens on our farm that are his absolute favorite! His rooster and he have such a wonderful friendship he named him after his favorite teacher at school (gym teacher, of course) Mr. Jardin.
I have a long history of having birds throughout my lifetime, the last being a quaker that I miss dearly. It's been almost 3 years since I lost her, so I'm finally ready to have a new friend. I just can't have another quaker -- she can never be replaced.
Let me know please if they are still available!!
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