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Re: No More Worries about My Umbrella! Yay!

Posted by Leigh on 6/22/06
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    Hey Leann and Elizabeth,
    Thank you so much for your advice, I really appreciate it. I
    talked to my baby;s breeder about this yesterday and she
    understood my concern but assured me that I would make a GREAT
    umbrella mom. Here is just a little bit of background: I am
    with the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries Bird Rescue and
    Rehabilitation. I have handfed and set free Mockingbird babies
    (mealworms and formula-double gross!) I have also tried
    lovebirds and I found them to not be the species for me.
    Mainly because they loved to hate their mommy and the breeder
    was stumped and so was I! My fiancee (Joe) and I, went to a
    bird fair in our state last weekend and there wereso many
    beautiful birds there! I fell in love with a cockatoo there
    (Goffin) that actually is owned by my breeder! The bird flew
    to me and set up home in my lap the WHOLE day and tried to
    bite her mom and my fiancee when retrieving her! Obviously I
    was HOOKED!!! Who couldn't be!! I have ordered several books
    on cockatoos in general, am reading every bad or good thing I
    can get my hands on! I also have a friend who is a Triton
    Breeder and I called him last night and he knows me very well
    and he reassured me that I would be a wonderful Umbrella mom,
    So all your wonderful comments just assure me that I am human
    and I will make mistakes but I will do my dangdest to be the
    best mom I can be! I will be firm and consistant and repel
    those birdie-eyes no matter how sweet and innocent he/she looks
    (don't know sex yet breeder is getting it dna'd)!! I will stay
    on this post and ask more questions as they come up!
    Oh, one more thing I recommend ONE book in particular -
    Parrots for Dummies- By Nikki Moustaki(?) BEST GENERAL BOOK I
    HAVE READ....so far!! lol
    Thanks again for your help and concern!
    -Leigh and Joe