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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2014, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Bird Lovers

Hi everyone! My name is Kelly and I live in Alberta, Canada. I am currently birdless but hoping that will change within the next year.

I fell in love with parrots when my Grandma had Budgies as I was growing up. I would spend all of my time in the room with the birds when we went to visit her.

When I grew up I got myself a lovely Quaker. I was his second home and he was a chronic plucker. He could talk and had the sweetest voice. At that time I didn't know much about parrots and although he lived many years with me, I think he probably passed away from his all seed diet. I'm so glad we have the internet now to help educate us about parrots and what to feed them.

Years later, I decided to get a larger parrot. I was in contact with someone who had a blue front amazon that she wanted to rehome. Unfortunately, I found out after that he hated women. Because my hubby doesn't have much interest in parrots, I had to rehome him because he wanted nothing more than to attack me any chance he could get. He would charge the bars of his cage when I tried to change his food, water or toys (cleaning was lots of fun) and would even leap off his cage when he was out to try to attack me (he was clipped and I was so worried he would seriously hurt himself). The lady told me that he was probably just going through Spring hormones but over a year later, nothing changed. I did find him a home with a great family where he was going to be the husband's bird. He is still with them and he loves the hubby to death.

I also fostered a male Ekkie for about 4 months. He was such a doll but had a horrible habit of screaming for attention. He was adopted permanently by a lady last year and I have been without a feathered friend since then.

Besides these parrots, I have also been a bird-sitter to a cockatiel and two gc conures.

I am keeping my eyes open for a CAG or TAG to adopt or buy. Hoping that I will know the right match when I meet him or her.

I am also a wife and mother or two boys and live in a small, rural town that is about a 3 hr. drive to the nearest city. I love living in a small town but it really makes your options limited when it comes to adopting a rescue parrot. Nobody wants to consider me because they say I'm too far away to do a home visit.

So the search will continue until I find that feathered one who steals my heart.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone here.
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Welcome to Talk Parrots Kelly! Woo, another Canada/Albertan! I am sure you'll find your perfect feathered friend even if it takes time! I myself am also hoping to get a TAG in the next couple of years but I have to wait until I'm at least finished my schooling.

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Welcome to the forum (: hope you find the perfect companion in the near future!

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six tiels, two dogs & two tortoises
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Welcome to the forum! I'm a huge fan of the TAG. Hope you find your ideal companion

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