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Post: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw

Posted by JKCASWELL on 12/09/07

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    I just wanted to tell everyone, that somebody emailed me,
    about my post of Adopting a Macaw. Blu is a 3 year old,
    Military Macaw female. She was bought when she was 3
    months old by this family. The husband is in Iraq, and Blu
    was his, the wife doesn't have time for her, as she has 4
    young children, so her husband said to find Blu, the
    perfect home. Blu had to have a toe amputated this spring,
    as she had a accident with one of her toys. She has also,
    started plucking feathers withing the last 2 weeks, which
    is what prompted her to call her husband and tell him she
    is miserable. The wife came to my home last night and saw
    my bird and how happy and healthy she is, and then I went
    and met Blu, this morning and she is adorable, shy, but
    sweet. I don't need a cage or a stand, as I already have
    one, but she insisted that they went with her. It's
    probably better anyways, as it is what she has always
    known. Her feather plucking, isn't a issue at all, she is
    molting! The wife assumed it was plucking because there
    was feathers on the bottom of her cage, she never actually
    saw her do it. She only wants $200 for her, her cage and
    stand and food and toys. The cage alone was at least
    $1000. I told her I would give her $500, but she is
    arguing and refuses the extra money, so now I have to get
    trickey! I have a vet appointment tomorrow, to make sure
    she is healthy, and then I will bring her home, keep her
    seperate from my Macaw for a few weeks, and then introduce
    them to each other....in seperate cages of course! I have
    never seen a Military in person before, and her colors are
    more brilliant than I have seen in pictures. It will be
    interesting to see how brilliant she looks when her new
    feathers come in, and she gets used to being bathed!
    Apparently, they don't bathe her as she doesn't care for
    it. The have only tried a spray bottle and a shower. My
    Scarlet only likes to swim in the bath tub (3 inches of
    water), but she does this at least every other day! I'
    ll have to try this for Blu, her skin must be sore and
    icky!

    What started as a thought, has now become a reality. I
    know I offended alot of people on here, with my idea. Blu
    will have a home forever with me. She will not be sold, or
    given away. I only had one birds best intentions at heart
    with this idea. It wasn't to make extra money by resale.
    I am now at full bird capacity, and with 2 young Macaws, it
    will be a life long fullfillment. I don't understand how
    some of you people on here, have the time or energy, for so
    many Macaw's, I commend you for it. It's definately a full
    time job. There are some nights, where my house cleaning
    doesn't get done, because bird time is more important. Now
    my husband and daughter are going to have to chip in and
    help out more often!

    Thanks for listening and I'll keep everyone updated on my
    new adventure!

    Any ideas on how to give a stubburn person more money that
    they refuse to take, would also be appreciated!

    Jenn

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  • My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/09/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/09/07, by pa..
  • Re: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/09/07, by Meeko's Mom.
  • Re: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/10/07, by To Jenn.
  • Re: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/10/07, by Banker.
  • Re: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/10/07, by JKCASWELL.
  • Re: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/10/07, by GreyLady.
  • Re: My new "ADOPTED" Macaw, 12/10/07, by Bird Mom.