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Off to the bird shop!

I'm sooooo excited!! I'm volunteering at an exotic bird shop today I kinda had a "online interview" (? ) for the past 2 days and she said she'd be glad to have me volunteer there. I know its just a tiny volunteering thing but I'm very excited I asked at PJ's and they rejected me because of my age even though I probably know more about birds then they ever will
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I get to work with amazons and greys and baby conures and tiels and budgies and IRNs and sooo many other birds I'm leaving in 30 mintues and can't stay still!! first time im going to be volunteering at a pet store and have no clue what to expect Has anyone worked/volunteered at a bird/pet store and can give me some advice?I'll be sure to update when I get back

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Oh awesome! That other store missed out! I'm sorry, but I haven't volunteered at a pet store.... I'm gonna wait for that update!


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eeeeeeppp! sooo hyperly excited right now!! only if i could drive

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No waay!! Lol i want to voulunteer at bakers :0

u need to tell us how it was!!!


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How exciting! Have fun and let us know how it goes!

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Oh I cant wait to see how it went!

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That's awesome! I work at a falconry centre, I can't really compare that

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I can sum it up in one word - AMAZING!!!
I got back at 6:00pm but then had to take a shower since my dad said I smell "birdy" and Diego might get sick
OK I'll tell you guys everything from the beginning
I first went there and i was so jittery and excited Paul Baker (the owner who doesn't know much about birds ) greeted me and a girl named Megan started making me do some sorting the great thing was they have 2 bold and gold macaws in the huge back room!!! Tony and Coco (?) Coco's 52 ( ) and tony was just staying there for the long weekend
So I worked on sorting wild bird seed bags and such and pet their dog (Casey a fat welsh corgi - a real sweetie, she's so cute and the birds aren't scared of her)
Then we started talking about breeding pairs, and stuff OK then we started feeding the birds they all get roudybush pellets, nibbles for the tiny birds, mini for the medium birds, and small for the big birds. I looooooove their rainbow lorikeet- we made a special nectar mix for Picasso and he wanted to play peek a boo with me They have african greys up for breeding and when the babies are born I just might be handfeeding!!!
There was this adorable pair of baby tiels around 8 months old both female and they love me they were eating my glasses and nibbling my hair and were fighting over head scratchies! The 2 cockatiels were handfed by Megan (i think ) and they were sold to a girl about 8 or 9. It turned out that she had allergies and they gave them back to the store just last tues. They are 2 absolute sweethearts and they def stole my ♥heart♥ I met the girl and her mother today, they seemed so happy to see them the girl was so sad and they come almost every month to meet them. I would get them in a heartbeat but $300....

2 people came for bird sitting and one lady had a 6 months old cinnamon GCC and a 6 month old sengal The sengal was such a cutie! He flew to my head and started making "flirting" sounds with my fingers The GCC was a calm little girl until we closed the cage door, thats when she went hyper
I also got to play with a meyers that BFAS was birdsitting. He's 5 years old and stayed on my hand for a little bit but then went back to his owner. He's a only bird with a house filled with 3 dogs that are terrified of him

Then we talked about a bunch of things (all bird related ) I made "mush" for the macaws and fed it to them by spoon (so mannered ) turns out that they make such a big mess when eating out of a spoon! the much was all over my hand!

I kept on opening the tiels (Tango and Rico, although they are both girls - full grey body, spots under the tail feathers, and they already had their molt) cage to play with them They hopped straight onto my palm and up onto my shoulder and wouldn't go in when I stuck my hand in the cage

I did a bunch of other things but to tired to type

wowzers that was a long post!

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that sound amazing!! Oh my goodness you hve noo idea how much i would love to do that.. LOL

paul didnt know alot about birds? weird, lol isnt the store named after him?? AHAHA

i really wish i lived closer.. its a 30+min drive there

hand feeding would be a great opportunity..

Did you get in contact with BFAC with that kijiji ad of yours?? that was a smart idea


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That sounds like an awesome experience! You're so lucky!


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Wow, I'm so jealous. I would love to do something like that.




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WOW! All this on your first day! Sounds great!

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Sounds like a great day it's just made me waaaay more excited to get my macaw haha!

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Gah, jealous! Lol. Where is this store ?! I think I may want to go check it out. :P



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I'm pretty sure it is in south Edmonton..


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Sounds like a blast! Ask them if you can pay for the cockatiels in casual labor Do some extra volunteer hours!



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Sounds like a blast! Ask them if you can pay for the cockatiels in casual labor Do some extra volunteer hours!
Hmmmmm But I'm afraid they'll say no and think of me just volunteering there to get free birds, which I am totally not!

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The macaw is Paul's, the 52 year old one and he's been taking care of him ever since he was a chick Paul just doesn't know much about some of the smaller birds like budgies and p'lets and finches

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9784-51 Ave
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Ok wow thats amazing!!

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