TJ RelicMember Since 16 Jul 2007
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- Member Title My Bird(s) Own Me!
- Age 30 years old
- Birthday March 21, 1983
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Stuck in Texas
College Undergrad, Physics Major
My first bird was a yellow budgie named Penelope I adopted from an older woman who had to move into a nursing home. I was about 10 years old. After an unfortunate encounter with my uncle's dachshund, Penelope went to the 'keet afterlife :(
Greenie and Yellow were birthday gifts to ease the pain of losing Penelope. I am clearly horrible at naming pets. They amazingly survived being left behind (against my will) in our house during the 1993 flood in Kansas. A few years later they also died, but my memories of that are fuzzy and I suspect my family sold them when I wasn't around.
Later in HS my grandma and I jointly bought two more budgies. Hers was "male" Galveston, mine was female Chatty Kathy. She was all white except purple on her cheeks and seriously never shut up. While I was away at USAF Basic Training, a cat snuck in the house and grabbed Kathy through the bars of their cage. My family didn't have the heart to tell me, as it happened the day they left to see my graduation. Galveston lived many more years and eventually befriended a cockatiel named Shaggy (or Scooby?). "He" died last year from egg-binding.
Now, 5 years after losing Kathy, I have left the military and decided my life is stable enough for a bird. I spent a year researching different breeds and contacting breeders and it all went out the window when I saw my little Green-Cheek in the petstore. The description said they were "quiet and cuddly," so I brought him home that day: 3 July 2007.
Rigel is a Green-Cheeked Conure hatched 20 April 2007.
Former USAF Staff Sergent. Current Air Force Spouse. Current college student. Science-Fiction Geek. Book Worm.
What other type of pets do you own?
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