We have rapidly become a bird sanctuary here in our little house. After Dufus and her mate were killed, I was really sad and depressed. I wanted nothing more than to find another like her. As it turned out, we purchased Button the Patagonian and though he is a wonderful and sweet bird, he wasn't what I thought he would be. Then came Rembrandt, the talkative and funny Black-capped Lory. I absolutely adore him and he is incredibly beautiful. He even likes to ride in the car.
Then I fell in love with an African ring-necked parakeet who was still being hand fed. We bought him and his cage mate Squirt who is a Green-cheeked Conure. The ring-neck is a lovely shade of blue and they had been calling him Sunny Sky - but as we talked to him, we kept referring to him as Blue, so the new name has stuck. Then a friend of mine who is battling bone cancer gave us a breeding pair of cockatiels, Skipper and Summer.
Finally, last week, I bought a little Sunday conure (the kind of baby Dufus and her mate would have had) I wasn't going to buy him. We had enough birds. I just went up to see him. I started to cry when he nuzzled up to me and started to nibble on my lip. I was had. Punkin came home that day. That was it. With the 3 doves outside and 7 assorted birds inside, we were full up.
WRONG! I saw an add in the paper and called. The lady's partner had died and she needed to liquidate some of her stock as she no longer felt able to care for all her birds. We took 2 rescue birds - Pedro - a Blue and Gold Macaw who began to pluck his feathers about 2 years ago. He doesn't know how he looks, and we aren't telling him. We also took Beak, a green-cheeked Conure whose upper mandible had been bitten off by a Rosella. Both came with their cages. Then we purchased two more ring-necks - an Indian Lutino and an African. The prices were extremely low and I couldn't resist.
So now we have 3 girls, 14 birds and a dog. Can you say overcrowding? We need a bigger house, but that probably won't happen very soon. We're pretty comfortable in this house.
I've been kind of overwhelmed lately and have had to turn off my alerts. I still want to read your journals and comment, but with severe back pain and other stresses, I haven't been able to. If you've written something you think I would enjoy a lot, drop me an email and I will be sure to read and comment.
May the Lord richly bless you all,