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Posted by JKCASELL on 12/05/07

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    Hi there everyone. I just came across this board, and
    spent hours reading all of the threads, very informative.
    I have a female Scarlet, Lucy. As I grew up owning, then
    breeding tiels, when the opportunity came up, to get a Free
    Scarlet, and her cage, I jumped at the chance. Nobody
    bothered to tell me that a Macaw IS NOT a bigger tiel! 6
    years later, I have finally got it figured out, and have a
    somewhat trained best friend. How I didn't ruin her
    completely, I will never know, but we overcame all of my
    mistakes! I know I was fortunate to get such a beautiful
    bird for nothing, I couldn't have afforded to buy her out
    right, and had I not gotten her, who knows what would have
    become of her, her previous owner was threatening to set
    her free, and I think she really would have. Her husbands
    African Grey, accidently flew away supposedly, and she
    threatened to set him free also. I spend a minimum of $200
    per month on her for toys, food, and bedding. I also have
    the vet expense every 3 months for pedicures. I have no
    issue with the monthly expenses of her. I also keep an
    emergency credit card, which has not been used as of yet,
    to cover any crisis that may arise. I have entertained the
    idea of getting another macaw, if the opportunity should
    arise. I just don't have the extra savings on hand, to
    spend more than a couple hundred dollars. Is it really
    offensive to look for this kind of option. I can say I
    would never sell my bird for any amount of money, I love
    her too much for that, she's my soul mate. She gets more
    attention than my kids and husband. I don't want to offend
    anyone at all, but from my perspective, I would rather give
    my bird to someone, who can offer her everything in the
    world, than sell it to just anybody. Any thoughts on this
    would be greatly appreciated.

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  • adoption???, 12/05/07, by JKCASELL.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/06/07, by Aunt Bea.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by feeling for you.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by to the bird begger.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by To JKCASWELL.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by whatever.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/07/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: adoption???/Pay no attention, 12/07/07, by GreyLady.
  • Re: adoption???/Pay no attention, 12/10/07, by Diana.
  • Re: adoption???/Pay no attention, 12/10/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: adoption???, 12/10/07, by Marti.