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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 05:27 PM Thread Starter


 
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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.


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Congrats on Alex coming to live and love you while trying to feed your ear neck face cheek and more with regurgy goo of love. He sounds like a great bird to help you move forward after your horrible ordeal.

I'm sure I'm not the only one here who'd love to see a pic of Alex.





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The vid shows my boy in action. Warning sexual content.
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Alex is a beauty! His feather coloring is so bright and vibrant.

Even though he's really having a great humpity bumpity time on your hand he's incredibly gentle. No digging in the beak or aggression at all, he LOVES YOU!





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I try not to think about comparisons with Dexter. And that is very hard getting another Alexandrine. So I will not say too much.
In some ways it may of been stupid getting another Alex. But he came up needing a new home and owner was very specific about it must be a great home.

Last week I had to go past the place I got Alex from and called in with Alex. And he was so cool went to the wife and the owner Ash. Sure seemed like he knew who they were, but was still good about coming back to me. So we all had a good time. And I saw no negative response from Alex. Ash commented on how good he was looking as well. So very pleased with that.


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Such a beautiful bird I am so happy he found you... it looks lie he has found a wonderful person who loves him back.. Interesting the maneuvers he takes to get close hehe

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I know how difficult it can be when you lose one that was so close. I was like that when I lost my Big Bird. It took me a long time to get close to another Alex, even though I had 5 or 6 at the time, most hand raised but none as close as he was. He had been my mate for 10 years.

Alex is really lovely and I know he has gone to a great home. But don't you just hate it when you get given crunchy bits. I feel very honoured when it happens but I can do without it. I can so relate to half eaten seed down the ears and neck.
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Alex is beautiful. I love the asiatics. The eye pinning is gorgeous.

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Congats Clive, what a beautiful addition. I really hope he helps things improve for you. He looks to be in good shape too!

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Alex is beautiful.
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Clive, it was fate that after the evil dog attack Alex was waiting for you.
I know a beloved parrot can never be replaced. But last year after Janosch's death I experienced that little Yuki helped me so much healing my pain. She is very different from Janosch although it's the same species and color. But she has such a cute and adorable personality that everybody would immediately love her.
And I think ist's the same with Alex and you.
I'm so happy for you that you found each other.
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