On 1/31/06, Michael L wrote:
> On 1/31/06, Amy wrote:
>> Hi. About 2 1/2 years ago I had to sell my Senegal that I
>> had for about 6 months. The other day my friend had me
>> look at the classified ads to see a bird she was going to
>> buy and the ad right underneath it caught my attention
>> because it read so much like the one I had placed 2 1/2
>> years ago. Well, turns out it's him! I am considering
>> buying him back since I always felt bad about having to
>> sell him, but now he "may need some work". What to do you
>> guys think the chances of rehabing a Senegal are? I have
>> done it with a grey - but don't know too much about the
>> Senegals since I only had him a short time. Just wanted
>> some advice. Thanks!
> Sounds like this was meant to be if you ask me.
> I have a Senegal that I purchased as a potential breeding
> mate for a single male that I had.
> When I went to purchase her, knowing she was a breeding bird,
> I was not concerned when the former owner caught her in a net
> and handled her with gloves. At this point, I was there to
> buy it and bring it home.
> After the usual quarantine and such I tried pairing it with
> the potential male mate and it was a disaster. She was not
> receptive to him and both would have eventually killed or
> hurt each other.
> I put her in her own cage and cared for her as I would any
> other bird, but not a a pet as she had never been handled.
> I tell you all of this for a reason. This bird was always in
> a breeding situation although she didn't do very well.
> I talked to her as I do all of my pet and breeding birds.
> One day when I was tending to her feed cup she came towards
> me and I had no idea why. I've been bitten before but
> thought I'd give this a chance. It was almost a subconscious
> thought as I really didn't have much time to think about it.
> She walked towards me on her perch and put her foot up as if
> to say "I want to step up." And she did. She started to
> make soft chortling noises and lowered her head to have it
> scratched. From that day forward she became a pet bird of
> She is one of the sweetest birds that I have and to this day
> she has never bitten me or even attempted to bite.
> She was close to 12 years old by the date on her band.
> The bird you're asking about has a very good chance of doing
> well if it was to come home and live with you. It's already
> in a home situation and was kept at a pet.
> Anything is possible.
> Michael L
Another beautiful story. I bet you have hundreds. You really
out to write a book.