Ideas on how to find the best home for my IRN.
Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:49 PM
Posted 19 July 2010 - 10:38 PM
Edited by rabidsmiles, 19 July 2010 - 10:39 PM.
- Zahadoom aka Doomie - Pacific Parrotlet
- RabidSmiles - just the crazy human
Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:36 AM
Two Jack Russell Terriers (Rocky & Jack) & Four Fish Tanks
Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:10 PM
She hasn't bitten me in a couple of years, but if she is out and my husband isn't paying attention, she goes after him, or after the cockatiels. If she could happily live in her cage, then it wouldn't be an issue, but that is cruel.
Princess can be a sweetheart, but since the agression has very little warning, I don't want to take the chance.
Interviewing people sounds like the way to go. That way I can see how she reacts to them, and find out if they have other pets that she could become agressive with.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:18 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:47 PM
It is sad when a bird has to be rehomed, but at the same time, even with working with her with children, she cannot be trusted. Trust me, I wouldn't be doing this if I had another choice.
She already has limited out of cage time because of my cockatiels, which she tries to kill.
I wasn't coming here to be crucified, which it seems like some members are all too willing to do. Would it be fair to the bird for the next 5 years to only let her out when the child/children are napping behind a closed door? She goes to bed by 7:30 at night, and if you take her out past that time, she bites anyone near. Is that kind of life fair to her? I'm looking for her best interest, not mine.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:38 PM
Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:15 AM
I love animals, but a child takes priority always. From your signature, it says you've had a tiel for over 20 years which is something I think is so cool... so I trust your decision
Since you're in Canada, I would also suggest kijiji, that's where I started my search for a bird. Is it very common for IRNs to... kill? They're so cute, its about as absurd picturing it in my mind as a bunny killing a small cat.
But I digress. Hopefully you can find someone nearby so you can meet them before rehoming. For me, I think I would have been uncomfortable if, when buying a bird, the owner asked to see my house or "interview" me... not because I wouldn't allow an owner to see my house, the wording would subconsciously rub me the wrong way. Maybe when you wanna check out potential rehomes, ask if you can "bring the bird over for a visit" to see "what you think of her". That way you can see if they interact well AND make sure you're not giving her to a breeding farm or something.
A good strategy for getting potential homes more interested: the way I got lured into choosing my bird was with PICTURES. When I was deciding on a bird species I was set on a pionus. I emailed a breeder about hers, and she gave me a written description. I then emailed a small local exotic pet store about their babies, and they didn't have any pionus in store, but they DID have a sweet little brown headed parrot... and they sent me GORGEOUS pictures and I never thought of a pionus again!
(... Yes I am susceptible to marketing ploys, why do you ask?)
Anyways, some ideas for ya. Good luck, and congrats with the baby!
Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:28 AM
Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:55 AM
I do agree that an "interview" process would discourage many people, but with wording like you said skcopland, it will probably work. Princess takes an immediate love or hate to most people. In the end, I know that she will choose her home.
Compassion, it is too bad you are so far away, but I too would be worried about the lovies. Even though they are good at defending themselves, what Princess will even do to a full size image of another bird would worry me.
I'll see if I can find the person in Agoura that has IRN's and see if he knows anyone that can handle an agressive hen.
Photos I do have. She is a great bird one on one with me.
Thank you for the extra ideas. Here are a few more images to leave you with.
Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:00 AM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:18 AM
Rembrandt "Remi" - 7 year old male white bellied caique :wbc:
Tiki - 1 year old male?? white bellied caique :wbc:
Lily - 1 year old female goffin's cockatoo :i.batan:
Many thanks to Renae for the adorable signature picture!
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