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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi from Southern California

It's been a long road from me and my linnie. I was "given" two linnies five years ago by my then boyfriend. I say "given" because they were his and when he moved out he left them and his cat. I loved them though, they were my little buddies through thick and thin. They were brothers, one turquoise and one green and completely inseparable.

Last year I left them with a friend when I went on vacation and when I came back, she told me there had been a "tragic accident", the older of the two, and the one that had most bonded to me had passed. I never asked for the specific details. As soon as she said, "He got out of his cage..." I stopped her. We had a little funeral. Verde was depressed for weeks. He who had always been quite shy, but with all the attention and no brother to run to started coming out of his shell and in the past year has really developed into a little lover. He loves to be around me.

This brings me to today. I was offered a job that I couldn't say no to. Unfortunately, it looks like the travel requirements are far more than I previously anticipated. I can't leave him by himself, it's not fair to him. So now I'm trying to figure out what to do. I think that I need to find him a new home, even though it totally breaks my heart. I want him to live with other linnies and be happy. I'm crying as I write this. I've been waiting for two weeks for the Linnie Forum to come back up, but it doesn't look like it will. So here I am, wondering what to do.
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So sorry for your loss. Maybe someone can take him until you see how this new job works out for you. Or there are a few people from your area on here that maybe interested in him. Best of luck and sorry you have to male such a hard decision.

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So sorry to hear your sad predicament. Your bird's needs is you first concern. Losing his brother is hard, being left alone is harder. It depends on how long you will be gone. If it's hours or just over night I would consider getting another linnie in a separate cage, but next to each other for company. Plenty of food and water. Even a radio playing easy music. Food for thought...now you have two different answers.
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I'll be gone for a week at a time, so another bird isn't an option. As I said I'd love to find him somewhere with other birds, but where he'll get some human attention too. Here they are. Verde is in the front, obviously.
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Hopefully someone on here can help you out. If you were local I'd take him in a heartbeat. He's a beautiful bird. Good luck!

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I would have taken him, but I just got a linnie 3 days ago.

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I just want it to work out for the little guy. He's just a ham. We're currently catching up on Breaking Bad.
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Cute!!!

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Is there no way you could take him with you? What sort of travelling are you talking about, driving or flying?
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Very sorry for your loss, Verde is adorable.
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Is there no way you could take him with you? What sort of travelling are you talking about, driving or flying?
Flying, sometimes overseas. I'll been a China for a couple weeks for sure.
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In that case contact Peggy Burke who recently became a new member. She is just outside of San Diego and just moved into her new place. Her goal to set up outdoor aviaries and good luck. PeggyB has a big heart!!!!
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how old is verde?
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Aww he is so sweet I would absolutely take him if you were close to NY! How well does he ship? hehe
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I'm sure somebody here will be able to take Verde on. Such a shame
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Hey everyone! I just wanted to know that I dropped him off with a member of the forum yesterday. I have no doubt that he'll have a wonderful life with her and his new linnie friends. I cried all the way home, but it was the right thing to do. I'm off to China in a week, and it'll be great knowing that he'll be with birdie buddies.
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Jules, this is good news. I hope you won't be sad too long.
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