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First time Grey owner..

Postby sheps4her » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:11 pm

I rescued a grey 2 days ago that was pulled from what could only be described as a bird mill situation. I have always wanted a Grey from the time I was a little girl and now one landed in my lap! I look forward to learning all I can about him/her and what would be best for him/her. I am still deciding on a name. I think he is a feather picker though...either that or he looks like that from poor care. I am glad I stumbled upon this site! :gray:
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Re: First time Grey owner..

Postby Michael » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:32 pm

Give him a shower and perhaps even spray him with some preening oil and he may be able to restore his feathers to be a bit less scraggly condition. Just wait till the next molt and he should be good as new, unless he really is a picker.
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Re: First time Grey owner..

Postby tacotaco » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:11 pm

welcome and good luck with your new feathered friend. always loved greys myself :)
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Re: First time Grey owner..

Postby MandyG » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:18 pm

Welcome! Good luck with your new Grey! :gray:
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Re: First time Grey owner..

Postby MissLady9902 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:26 am

Hi and welcome!
It's so awesome that you're taking on a rescue! Good luck!
Cathy

Busy beaks are quiet beaks!

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:gray: - Marvin
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