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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby galeriagila » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:42 pm

I simply must OUTLIVE the Rird. I promised him.
Bittersweetly, my world-class avian vet told me (threatened me?) that the Rb may well live another 20 years. I'll need to make it to my mid-80s.
But, yes, I'm building contacts, possibilities, alternatives.
The Rb deserves better than my denial/hopes/prayers!

GREAT THREAD!
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby alienlady » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:13 am

Pajarita wrote:
alienlady wrote:I have been looking into some sanctuaries recently. One is looking quite good but I haven't made a decision just yet.


I used to swear by sanctuaries but have changed my mind about them because I now think that pet birds don't really do well without a human.

I'm not keen because I want her to go to a single woman as an only bird.
The person I spoke with has a Parrot wildlife park about 40 odd miles from me but I haven't been there. He and his staff keep birds for rehoming in their own homes or keep them themselves. Birds are signed over to them so that they can take them away if the new owner lets them down. One thing I would like to see is the man's house. Apparently his entire house is for his Parrots, should be worth seeing :lol:
Hopefully the right person will come along at some point if it's meant to be :D
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby Pajarita » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:50 am

Well, I tell you, I also used to think that one person can keep many birds happy but I no longer believe that, either. Well, let me rephrase that, I believe that a single person can keep a lot of birds happy IF these birds are aviary species living in flock OR if there are a number of bonded pairs and just one or two single ones but, if we are talking about large species that are deeply imprinted to people and not to other birds, nobody can. Because it's not a matter of infrastructure, money, time, willingness or anything that can be acquired or worked through, it has to do with a person having only one body and not being able to split him/herself several ways. All parrots are, essentially, one-person pets so, although they will establish relationships with other birds and/or humans, they would cleave to the chosen one and would resent sharing him/her tremendously. And that's the reason why I work so hard to get my birds to mate-bond to another bird.

So when you hear about people with a large number of birds, you are talking about birds that are not really as happy as they could be. It can't be done. Not to everybirdy's satisfaction.
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby alienlady » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:46 pm

I agree entirely that's why I have one bird. People take birds in with the best intentions , you can't dedicate yourself completely to all of them. I used to take in aviary cockatiels when I had an aviary.
For Liseth I know what I want , just hope the right person comes along.
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby Pajarita » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:52 am

You just have to give yourself a lot of time looking. I've been looking for a new owner for Pookey for months and I think that I might have found him -not final yet because I have to do a home inspection.
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby alienlady » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:41 pm

I hope that turns out well for both of you, keeping my fingers crossed for Pookey.
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby seagoatdeb » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:17 pm

Pajarita wrote:
alienlady wrote:I have been looking into some sanctuaries recently. One is looking quite good but I haven't made a decision just yet.


I used to swear by sanctuaries but have changed my mind about them because I now think that pet birds don't really do well without a human.


i agree completely, if they bonded to people when young they are never completely happy without a human companion.
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby seagoatdeb » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:24 pm

Pajarita wrote:
stevesjk wrote:I was sold an aviary bird from what i thought was a reputable uk breeder 'parrotcare'. I paid damn good money too for hand reared. After some research i found they done it to others too. Sometimes i dont feel enough for him but all i can do is my best.


No, no, senegals are not aviary, they are always companion but, if you were sold a parent-raised bird you do have trouble taming them because they are not imprinted to people so, although they can become your friends, they never develop the deep bond of the hand-fed ones. The other possibility is that the bird was, indeed, hand-fed but that they used gavage instead of syringe -and that messes them up something terrible!


I have a 2.5 years old Meyers who was not human tame and was bonded to parrots. I thought we would only be as close as we got after a year, which was not as close as I am with my Red Belly parrot who is super tame. It took a while but he is now as close to me as she is. if your Senegal is young they are more easily able to make that close bond to you, but it will take time. You have to build trust over time. Also a hand feed early tamed parrot is no 100 percent guarantee, it will end up to be a better parrot than a young one tamed and trained later.

My Meyers is only a month older than my daughters and hers was very tame and loved people. The personality of her Meyers is that he really has a mind of his own. he doesn't care about rewards, so she has a hard time with any kind of training that gives rewards....he just doesn't care. He like to make all his own decisions. He is very independent and wants to do everything himself. He is quite the character, and he is a parrot of many moods. Often he wont go back in his cage, because he doesnt feel like it. He can be nippy when moody. He cant be out at the same time as her female Senegal. They are constantly wanting to fight.

My Meyers, is so careful to never hurt me, he loves any kind of reward, from saying good bird to treats. His needs are simple. He likes to interact and touch things i have touched. he loves games that he has to move something from one place to another and spends hours trying to take things apart. He is extremely easy for me to put in the cage. He loves to please me and have me say good bird. There were many times when he was not tamed yet that he bit me, that he was to afraid to do things, but he turned out to be such a happy sweet parrot. He gets along with my Red Belly and so they can be out together and he sometimes feeds her.
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby liz » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:37 am

I know I am the odd one in this forum. A rescued bird remembers where he came from and how he was treated. They come to me scared and I just ignore them and let them be in the flock. I can only touch a few of them but others can touch me. They accept me as their human and a few are starting to come to me like Tommy does to get kisses. That is as long as my hands don't show.
Even so, we are bonded.
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Re: What happens to your Parrots after you're gone

Postby Pajarita » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:44 am

HEY! You made it! Glad the log-in problem was solved!

But the birds you are referring to are aviary, most likely, not hand-fed [very, VERY few tiels are!] and came to you as adults, Liz. The other posters are talking about hand-fed versus parent-raised companion babies.
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