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I wanted to wait until it was set in stone before telling you all but I just can't hold it in! I am getting an umbrella cockatoo!!
After the recent loss of the cockatiel eggs, I've been very discouraged and confused about what I wanted to do bird-wise. I had my heart set on raising those babies and keeping them. However, since I have the suspicion they are siblings, I really don't want to try breeding them again. Besides, my family would prefer I didn't breed. So, I think I will find them a new home pretty soon. I will let the new owners know of my suspicion that they are siblings and let them decide what they want to do from there. Honestly, I'm tired of birds coming and going. I have had issues in the past that have not allowed me to keep birds, and or I have bad luck (such as with my goffins, the owner wanted her back).
However, after lots of thinking and consideration and discussion with my family, I'm ready to commit to ONE SINGLE large (and needy!) bird. It's something I take very seriously, as I understand the kind of commitment I am signing up for when it comes to taking in a bird like this. I'm currently researching umbrella care specifically and coming up with a care routine and other plans to make sure my cockatoo has the best possible life with me.
Her name is currently Sassy, she is 2.5 years old and is about two hours away from me. I plan on renaming her Ava as I really don't like her current name. She will come with all supplies and whatnot. I will be making payments on her. The very kind owner and I agreed on the amount I am required to have paid before I bring her home with me. I plan on making my first payment within the next few weeks when I go to meet her. I can't wait!
When I get on my computer I will post a picture of her. She's so lovely!
DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey