RedFeather HawkMember Since 24 Dec 2008
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- Member Title My Bird(s) Own Me!
- Age 35 years old
- Birthday March 6, 1979
I am completely obsessed with birds of prey. :P
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birds of prey, raptor rehab, birdwatching, pet birds, drawing, art, reading
Beau - a cockatiel. She was adopted from the local animal shelter (back when they took in birds), and her previous home was abusive, as she is a feather plucker and came into the shelter with a broken wing (which didn't heal right, so she can't fly), among other injuries. She still plucks, but that's more limited to molting time now than anything. I'm proud of her, because in the couple of years or so that I've known her, she's come such a long way. She would never have allowed scritchies back then, but now she loves them and will allow us to give them to her, so long as we tell her that's what we're doing first. She's really a sweet little bird, and is happy to just hang out with us. (She's so quiet sometimes, though. It's easy to forget you have her out.)
Cheerio and Yellow - our budgies. These two live in the same cage together. Cheerio's a male (a blue budgie), and Yellow's the female (she's mostly yellow, though she has some green spots, as well). Cheerio has a huge crush on Yellow, but Yellow's not interested in anything more than friendship, which is fine by us - I don't really want them to breed. Yellow's a little sweetheart - she has never bitten me or my husband, though she loves to nibble on your fingers. Cheerio's the little stinker, and likes to bite on occasion, just because he thinks he's tough stuff. These two are tame enough that they know how to step up and are not afraid of me or my husband, but they really kind of prefer one another, so we'll generally let them out to fly around the bird room a lot.
I volunteer at a place that rehabilitates injured raptors, and releases them. :) I completely love it.
What other type of pets do you own?
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