Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
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Life After Death
I will not go on too much. Life has to move on.
The situation as is.
I have Zinny and Gabrelia. The two Tiels that lived through the terror of that night.
Indy and Bubbles. The two that were up for adoption.
Sophie. Eclectus. who's story is elsewhere.
And wait for it! An Alexandrine.
This is one of those strange events! Alex (his name) popped up on Trade Me our local auction site I follow all the time.
It was only four days after the dog attack. And I was still a mess. And I never will replace Dexter. Nothing can ever replace our love we had for each other.
Owner advertised as needing a good home as he was too humanized to breed with. This is a term I have not heard others use, but is one I use often. So it was agreed I would go meet Alex. So Alex came home.
He is a 6yr old flighted and super humanized. Took him a few days to warm up to me. Attributes. He loves me already wants to be with me all the time and flies to me all to often. He sleeps in my bedroom on a manrobe and I have a cage upstairs in the main area. I noticed a week or so back that he was regurgitating on things. So knew he was happy being here. But he now keeps trying to feed my ears. and likes having sex with my hands. Whew! Sex i can deal with. My poor ears are not doing well trying to digest all this food. I cover my ears with my hands that stops that, but he will also feed my neck or my hands sometimes. In time I feel this will come under control.
He does not like being down stairs in the bird room that much. Sophie is alright with him, I think she is just interested in him, but he still wants to be away from her.
He is showing signs of jealousy towards the Tiels, which I will try to deal with. Again as time goes by this should settle.
Zinny has laid three eggs since the attack. And i have seen her offer her body to Bubbles, who did make some sort of effort. But he is to young to get it right! I think, so doubt the eggs were fertile. Anyway two got destroyed, by I assume Sophie who must of spotted them. I set Zinny up with two dummy ones on a towel in a small cage, and she went in there and another egg appeared. Which I changed for a dummy. No more eggs have turned up.
Gabby is doing alright and is over her fear. But noticed she was closing her left eye. I booked her in. And before the appointment dropped some optrex in her eye, off to the vets we went. We could not see any real problems in any of the tests. And her eye was looking so much better already. She is having eye drops twice a day. Which is fun as I have to use the net to catch her, and she was never fully tame, being a parent raised aviary bird.
A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.