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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Navre » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:49 pm

This all sounds like great news. I had a potential mate for my GCC, he’s 9 years old, but he has asymptomatic PDD. He had a couple of seizures when he was 2, so he was tested and the test came back positive, but he’s never had another problem. I suspect the test was a false positive, but I won’t take the chance.
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 am

Well, I certainly would not risk it either! But, for what I understand, false positives are rare = the false negatives being more common. But a crop biopsy is not that invasive and (again, as far as I know) it's the most reliable. Have they tried that at the rescue? He is at the rescue, right?

In any case, a male will eventually show up for adoption in CL, Kijiji or RescueMe. If you look there all the time, you find the bird you want - well, for some species you need to look everyday for a looooong time - I've been searching and searchin in NJ, NY, De and Pa for over a year for a female caique and I haven't been able to find a single one!

And I forgot to tell you, guys! I also got a mate for Rajah Plet! I had put him up for adoption but could not find anybody who had an unattached adult female for him -the greatest majority of people who applied (I had made it clear that the person needed to have knowledge AND experience and that he was only being rehomed because he had lost his mate) had a single tiel, a single budgie, a single lovebird or even one of a larger species. People kept on saying that they would provide the bird company - as if that was even possible! There was a lady in Pa who claimed to have three of them but, when I asked her for genders, set-up, etc. she never replied again. So, one day, I saw an ad for a female plet and I answered it thinking that I would get her, switch her to a good diet, make her bond with Rajah and then put the both of them up for adoption but, when she came in, I started hesitating and my husband said to just keep the both of them - at least for now. The reason for my hesitation was that she is very young, only 8 months old, and she is clipped which would necessitate her staying grounded for an entire year. The couple who had bought her wanted to make a pet out of her so they clipped her and kept on grabbing her and walking around with her in their hand, touching her, etc which only resulted in the poor thing being extremely shy and highstrung (she is parent-fed) so it's going to take quite a while for her to calm down and start trusting people again. As the whole thing is going to take some time to resolve, I decided to keep them for now and wait for their situation to become more 'manageable' for the new owner. And they are doing great! She is a pretty little thing, a more powder-blue than turquoise with gray wings. Her ex-name was Blueberry but I don't like to use nouns as names for animals so I changed it to Rani, which is the wife (princess or queen) of the Rajah (prince or king) in Sanskrit. I asked my husband to take pictures of the birds because I haven't posted any in a long time and you will be able to see the two new ones.
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Navre » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:50 pm

I love p’lets, we have only had a few since I’ve been at the rescue. Maybe 3? A pair and a single if I remember right.
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:06 am

Although I have seen menage-a-trois that work out real well, it was always something they chose in the middle of a flock - meaning, it wasn't for lack of a potental mate but because they prefered it that way. I usually discourage keeping three of any small species (and, in truth, I think that in larger species, the only one that really works out well is amazons) because, even if there is no fighting, one of them is being short-changed - and I don't like that.

Plets are the cutest thing, no doubt about it! And so very easy to keep - they are excellent eaters and keep to themselves so they are really no trouble at all if kept the right way. It's shame that people try to tame them and keep them as companions... most of these end up all plucked, the poor things.
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