Soooo I'm not getting my red tail until January, mostly because the breeder I wanna get it from doesn't think this clutch of eggs is fertile. Well, he said call in January to make sure, but they wont be ready until after then I assume. So I have plenty of time for that.
Well it's the falconry fair on the 14th coming up and I intend on buying all of my equipment there. I will now get all my red tail stuff and my new mews (well... a shed to sleep in) at Christmas out of whatever money I get. I have perches and everything, I just need a shed and leg equipment. Anyways, I have decided I'd like to get my self a little male imprinted American kestrel.
I worked with one at the centre for a while and I have to admit, though being super super tiny they are definitely brave. Reason being I want an imprint is so it is able to feed without me having to cut the weight down. I've only ever worked with very big birds, but tiny birds have too much margin of error going on so I don't wanna mess up. I wouldn't want an imprint red tail though
so yeah, the bird will be happy to take food from me, which is good! I have found two ads that looked good to me, one was stating they had one 2012 imprinted baby left so I have sent them a text asking whether or not it is male or female and whether or not they can deliver etc etc. Hopefully I will hear back soon. I really want a male, so I hope it isn't a female (I WOULD have a female if somebody gave it to me but as an imprint I'd rather it didn't lay eggs or anything for me
). Another person has some babies available FOR imprinting, so I would raise it my self. I would love to do that BUT I have to wait until the 15th at least before I could get one. Plus I need to organise a courier if they can't make it
I'll let you all know what happens, I am very excited! Hopefully it will take my mind of my current troubles