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With how tangled he was, I'm just glad he wasn't injured at all. He hardly struggled when I was trying to get him out, which helped, but perked right up the second he was freed.
And nah, you're not prying. In March I was having a incredibly difficult 'low' with depression. I only had Mango and Bird then, I think. I had my parents support for a GCC and after seeing Reptar's ad, it seemed perfect. Fast forward a month or so, Mango had passed away after multiple surgeries for a prolapsed cloaca, and I was devastated and had a lot of guilt. I wasn't 'getting better', and my parents started to become really concerned that Reptar was more of a hindrance than a benefit.
My mom is very firm on the idea that when you bring a pet home, its for life, but at the same time, they were concerned for my health and that came first. I was in a pretty bad way so I entertained the idea for their sake. I got an offer that was three times what I had paid for him, but in the end, it wasn't something I could even consider. My parents understood and didn't push it after that. On this trip, when my aunt and cousin found out how much I could have gotten, I guess that's all they really considered. I understand that non-bird people don't get the bond, but seriously..
lindsay, owned by three conures
six tiels, two dogs & two tortoises
Last edited by SoCalTiels; 11-11-2014 at 03:19 PM.