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Message #1979. This is a followup to #1927.

Date:Thursday August 26, 2004 5:55:44 am MDT
Subject:Re: Free bird?
Message:Nick wrote:
> Do you think it would get along with a couple others.  I have two
> other nandays, but i don't know what sex they are, they are very
> passionate towards each other so i don't know if it would fit in!
> Hannah wrote:
> > Hi! I'm trying to find someone with a home and heart big enough to
> > take in a nanday conure. His name's Mr. Bird, and he's approximately
> > 6 years old. A little background - my sister bought him from a pet
> > shop about 4 years ago and had him without problem until this last
> > October, when she had a baby. With the new addition, her and her
> > husband lacked both the time and the patience necessary to deal with
> > the bird anymore and he was extremely unhappy about it...he took up
> > screaming whenever the baby was visible (we all know how loud they
> > can be), biting at Brooke and Brandon, as well as plucking out most
> > of his feathers. Fast forward a few months and I was just as tired of
> > hearing about how awful he had become and how they'd resorted to
> > squirting him with water whenever he made a sound as they were of the
> > I figured the issue was with the owners rather than the bird
> > and asked for him, more out of pity than out of really wanting a bird.
> > He's doing a lot better in the months I've had him (most of his
> > feathers have grown back in and he's super-affectionate), but I
> > travel a lot and still feel he doesn't get the all of the attention
> > and love he deserves. More about him - he doesn't really speak
> > coherently, but you can definitely infer his mood by his tone and the
> > types of noises he makes, like grumbling and mumbling almost under his
> > breath when upset, making quiet talky noises when he's relaxed and
> > happy or if you're talking with him, he loves to bob his head and
> > whistle along to music, he mocks laughter, and when I share fresh
> > fruits and veggies with him I've got him saying "Mmmm!" and we're
> > working on "Thank you" (sounds kind of like a hiccup when he does it
> > though :P), among other noises. I live alone with him and 3 cats and
> > don't have a lot of company, so he's not used to a lot of people, but
> > he tends to be affectionate with everyone once he gets over the
> > initial shock of someone new being in the house. I don't know how he
> > would react to being around other birds as he's been alone with
> > people since his purchase and probably thinks he is one. I never shut
> > his cage on him, allowing him free reign of the living room but he
> > tends to stay on top of his cage and knows to go in when it gets
> > dark.  If anyone is interested, please respond to this post or e-mail
> > me, and here's a few recent pics
> >
> > I'm in the Columbia Gorge area of Washington state and am willing to
> > travel within a few hours to meet potential owners. I want him to get
> > the attention he deserves. Thanks!
> > Hannah

Yes my name is Clinton Robinson and if you are looking for someone to take in the bird I will be willing to. I have three other birds at home and I will take very good care of it. If you would like to talk to me please e-mail me.

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