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Re: Update on Senegal (Mine Again)

Posted by Michael L on 2/08/06
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    On 2/08/06, Amy wrote:
    > Well I went to pick up "Captain Morgan" on Sunday and the
    > girl who had originally bought him from me had him back in
    > her computer room. I walked back to see him and his cage
    > was so DISGUSTING! It was my cage originally that I gave
    > to her when she took "CM". I am almost positive she hadn't
    > cleaned it in the 2 1/2 years she had him. Food and debris
    > was spilling out the sides of the tray onto the floor.
    > There was no grate in the bottom because it was apparently
    > too full to bother putting that in there. Why she didn't
    > clean it when she knew I was coming to take it - I don't
    > know. "CM" was looking away from us when we walked in the
    > room and my friend said something to him, but he didn't
    > look. Then I said, "Hey Captain" and he whipped around
    > really quick to look at me. His pupils were going
    > big/small/big/small as he checked me out. She said that he
    > liked to be petted, but not held. She went up to the cage
    > and tried to get him out but he just kept acting like he
    > was going to bite her. I went up to the cage and mumbled -
    > "I have 2 greys, I'm not afraid of that beak" and stuck
    > my hand in the cage. He immediately stepped up with no
    > problem. I was also able to scratch his head.
    >
    > So - we went home and gave his cage a good bath. We threw
    > out all his toys (they were Macaw toys!) and I set him up
    > with all new perches and toys. He just fluttered his wings
    > with excitment. Now everytime he sees me he gets so
    > excited! He says "hey, what are you doing" in his little
    > robotic voice and makes kissy noises. He always comes out
    > of his cage right away and loves to be cuddled. I am so
    > glad he is back! Only problem we are having is that he is
    > now a seed only junkie, but we are trying to change that!
    >
    > Sorry this is so long, but just wanted to share! Thanks
    > again.


    That is wonderful Amy, that he remembered you and was happy
    to come home with you.
    It sounds as if he is back where he belongs and you and he
    will have a great life together. Nice to hear a story with a
    happy ending.

    Michael L