At first I was unsure if I should make this, but in the past couple of days, I have been reassured that my plan is 100% for sure and 100% in action. So guys, if you haven't already heard in my other posts, then here it is....
I'm gettin' a Grey.
If you know me at all, you know that I've wanted an African Grey since I first laid eyes on one. Ok, maybe you don't know that. But now you do!
And it's so true. They are gorgeous, intelligent, and they completely fascinate me. I don't know what it is about them, but they really charm me.
I knew I'd eventually get one. I always said I'd get one when or shortly after I graduated, but after some certain circumstances and a new job, I've decided now is a better time.
So with my first job, I have predicted that in about three months hopefully, so around October, I will have enough money for both a cage and a Grey. I will be working my butt off for this, at my first job and at school. To keep my job, the deal with my parents is to keep my grades well. I must keep everyone happy, and keep putting money in the bank, taking every opportunity I can to make money.
I will also be taking trips to the Bird Farm (my local bird specialty store) to handle their Greys, to get a feel for what I am getting myself into. I will more than likely get my African Grey from the Bird Farm as well, but if they do not have babies available at the time I am ready for one or the babies they do have are far away from being fully weaned, I might look for a different specialty store or breeder.
I thought, as a first time African Grey owner, that I'd put all my experiences through this process and through my future Grey's life with me in this thread. I will learn from my mistakes, and hopefully others can see what I've done and learn from my mistakes and experiences as well.
I am so, so, SO excited for this new flock member.
I'm preparing all I can now. I just bought a book about African Greys specifically. I'm trying really hard in my job and preparing for the new school year. I'm getting to know what options I have specifically regarding where I can get a Grey. I'm looking at breeders and such all over Ohio, and I am asking what they will have available around October. I'm deciding on cages and other supplies. Of course I've already discussed this all with my parents.
So yeah. I will keep everyone updated here.
Hehehe, I'm so excited...!!