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Re: How do I rehome my bird?

Posted by Todd Quinn on 2/20/08
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    On 1/18/08, David Villiotti wrote:
    > On 8/13/07, Cheryl wrote:
    >> On 8/13/07, Shawna wrote:
    >>> On 8/12/07, Cheryl wrote:
    >>>> On 8/11/07, Shawna wrote:
    >>>>> I have a two year old senegal that I got as a baby. I've
    >>>>> done everything I was told I should do to train him (or
    >>>>> her--I never did a sex test) well to be a good bird, but
    >>>>> over the last year he's become incredibly aggressive
    >>>>> towards me, and as a result everyone else in the family is
    >>>>> afraid to handle him. Thus the only time he gets taken out
    >>>>> of his cage to be played with, he bites me (and draws lots
    >>>>> of blood--not a joking kind of bite) and so gets put right
    >>>>> back. I don't think this is a good situation for him, and
    >>>>> I'm sure he must be lonely and frustrated about something,
    >>>>> but I can't deal with it anymore. How do I go about finding
    >>>>> him a good, loving home? Thanks for any advice.
    >>>>
    >>>> You basically wrote your own ad:
    >>>>
    >>>> I have a two year old senegal that I got as a baby. I've
    >>>> done everything I was told I should do to train him (or
    >>>> her--I never did a sex test) well to be a good bird, but
    >>>> over the last year he's become incredibly aggressive
    >>>> towards me, and as a result everyone else in the family is
    >>>> afraid to handle him. Thus the only time he gets taken out
    >>>> of his cage to be played with, he bites me (and draws lots
    >>>> of blood--not a joking kind of bite) and so gets put right
    >>>> back. I don't think this is a good situation for him, and
    >>>> I'm sure he must be lonely and frustrated about something,
    >>>> but I can't deal with it anymore.
    >>>> I am looking for a good and caring home for him. (insert
    >>>> price, name your location, supplies included?, etc)
    >>>>
    >>>> There's your ad.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, Cheryl! Is there a particularly good place to post it? I
    >>> mean somewhere on line, or in the newspaper, or at the vets? Is
    >>> there a section of this board devoted to adoptions? (All I see
    >>> is rescue and this isn't a rescue, unless you want to count
    >>> rescuing me and my left hand!)
    >>> Shawna
    >>
    >> Shawna there is a classified section right here on Birdmart.
    >> Look at the top of the page and click on Classifieds.
    >> You can also go to Up at Six and register and post there. That
    >> is a very active board for buying and selling.
    >> Keep in mind that you need to say if you are willing to ship the
    >> bird or not and by the sounds of it, I would say you're not
    >> familiar with the process.
    >> State that it is a local adoption and name your location.
    >> Also a local newspaper or vets office would be a good idea, too.
    >>
    >> Hello my name is Todd, I,ve been raising birds for forty odd
    years.
    would like to talk to you about your birds behavior, please contact
    me, maybe I can help.