On 12/03/09, Wanting to do right by George wrote:
> So, George still won't do 'up or down' but he doesn't mind
> me picking him up. I don't need a towel or anything to do
> so. he just lets me pick him up and move him to wherever.
> the only time he's bitten me in the process was when one
> of the dogs came around the corner at the same time and it
> scared him. even then, he barely broke skin. we've really
> bonded and i feel like he trusts me a lot.
> A local man has an African grey that he is potentially
> going to re-home. I LOVE george and i'm absolutely
> content with him. however, i was curious if greys usually
> like having a bonding partner? i've read that birds in
> general are picky about their mates and i can certainly
> respect that. but in general, do they want a mate? are
> they wanting to find the right mate? does it need to be
> another grey or would a macaw or another bird make a good
> i'm asking strictly for his own happiness and bird
> companionship (which obviously being a human i cannot
> match companionship another bird might be able to offer).
> i'm not asking for breeding purposes bc i have no ambition
> to breed at the moment.
> if they do desire a mate, what signs should i look for
> if/when 'testing' a potential bonding partner? how should
> i go about it?
> i just want him to be as happy as he can possibly be.
> thank you.