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New bird owner

Postby m3retired » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:16 pm

Hi everyone. I recently acquired a 6 year old male Eclectus. While he's the first large bird I've owned, I am a professional pet sitter and have many clients with large birds that I care for.

Jack is very calm, and talks already. He lived with another family in another state for the last two years (I don't know where he was before that) but had been relegated to the garage for the past several months. His owner realized this was unfair to him, spoke about it with her pet sitter, who contacted me to see if I'd be interested. So eventually, I hopped in my car, drove 4 hours and met Jack. I took him to vet before bringing him on the return trip home.

By the next morning, Jack was talking (about 6 different distinct phrases), whistling, and muttering (sounds like he's been listening to talk radio!) and since he seemed very comfortable, that evening we took him out and he's since been spending time on a t-stand, cage top, and our arms.

He hasn't shown much interest in the fresh foods I've tried, but we're working on that. I know there are some things I want to ask, but I'll check previous posts first, so that I don't become the annoying newbie.

I'm looking forward to this new and wonderful relationship with Jack!
Miranda
Shreveport, LA
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Re: New bird owner

Postby kimbo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:40 pm

what a beautiful bird and its good that he settled in so quickly. hope you enjoy the forum like i do.
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Re: New bird owner

Postby MissLady9902 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:03 pm

Hi and welcome!

He's so beautiful! I'm excited for you two!!
Good luck!
:eclectus:
Cathy

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Re: New bird owner

Postby Kathleen » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:30 pm

Welcome to the forum!! :)
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Re: New bird owner

Postby MandyG » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:21 am

Welcome! Congrats on getting Jack! He's a beautiful bird! :eclectus:
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Re: New bird owner

Postby tacotaco » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:51 pm

welcome, congrats and best wishes to you and your new feathered kid :P
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Re: New bird owner

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:21 pm

I mutter when I listen to talk radio, too!
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Re: New bird owner

Postby JAM » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:41 pm

Welcome to the forum !
Good Job to you for taking him in !
I cant wait to hear more about him and how he is settling in, Im just glad he is in a better place now
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Re: New bird owner

Postby katie » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:05 pm

hi welcome u have a very pretty bird :D
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