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Message #2380. This is a followup to #2379.

Date:Monday November 29, 2004 12:10:51 pm MST
Subject:Re: I'm back from the Pomona birdmart
Message:I can't wait to hear her story unfold there in your loving hands. She doesn't realize yet just how lucky she got when you found her. I'm so happy for her.

LOL! I just thought of another name. How about Lady Godiva? LOL!

Anna and Boo wrote:
> No she's not tame, she's really scared, but she must have been a pet
> at some time. She knows what "step up" means, since she raises her
> right foot to the command, but when I'm too close she runs away in
> panic.
> She spent the night in the garage, under a heatlamp, because I really
> wasn't PLANNING to bring home a bird. I was completely unprepared, but
> what can I say, I'm a sucker for Nandays in trouble. Today I'm setting
> up a way to quarantine her in the house, away from my fids... Who
> knows what she might have, I don't want her to even share air space
> with the rest of my flock at this point. I'll take a look at her poop
> under the microscope, so if she has any obvious parasites I'll treat
> her. I'll send off blood for DNA and disease testing (Polyoma,
> Psittacosis, PBFD, Pachecos) and after I get the results, I'll set up
> a vet visit. Probably a basic check, fecal, gram stain. We'll go from
> there.
> Right now, I'm prepared to see her stay naked for the rest of her
> life. Don't want to set my expectations too high, and besides, she's
> really kinda cute in the nude. I've never had a naked bird before, so
> I'm finding, I don't respond to her in the way I thought I would. I
> mean, the naked is just part of her, so it doesn't bother me as much
> as I thought. She's a neat bird. She's lonely though, I can tell. She
> really misses the company of other birds. When she first heard my
> flock she got all happy, screamed back, and now that she's still
> separate from them she looks sad again. I'm sure she'll pair up with
> one of my lonely guys when quarantine's over.

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