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Re: adoption???

Posted by feeling for you on 12/07/07
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    On 12/06/07, Aunt Bea wrote:
    > On 12/05/07, JKCASELL wrote:
    >> 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.
    > Sure I'll take your bird and give it a great forever home.
    > Let me know.
    I know it has got to be hard to let one of your kids go to
    another home . But if i can ask why are you getting her a new
    home? I took in a Blue And Gold about 9 months ago the biggest
    joy to have around. Toby is spoiled but thats ok with me. I know
    it is heartbreaking to have to post things like this but if you
    feel she needs another home then maybe you truely have your
    birds intrest at heart. There are alot of tears when doing this
    also. I hope you have some support around you. Where do you
    live. I'd love to give Toby a friend