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Our new flock member should be joining us next weekend. I am excited! He is a wild caught senegal! This will be our first senegal and I am really looking forward to him! I love the personality and they are apparently great mimics! How am I going to survive the wait? :giggle:
Sure I will have babies to feed buuut I will have to wait on my senegal!!!!:eek: I hate waiting! Lol!
 

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Are you going to try to tame him? I heard they are impossible to train from the wild. Truly just wondering. :) Congrats.
 

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@ The Brute Squad, it is illegal to import birds now so we know that he was imported prior to 1995, his exact age is unknown. However he belongs to a young man who is going to university and requires somone with much more time so he is coming to stay with us. :)

@ Julea, thank you! I find it very rewarding and fulfilling to work with birds and be able to heal a bit of the damage that has been done by other human beings. We're not all bad. :)

@ Apple, I can't tell you how many times I have read or been told that it is impossible to tame a wild caught parrot, that they make terrible pets ect...

Well I suppose they do not tame and don't really make good pets, however no parrot even those that have been handfed really make good pets. Parrots are wild animals, even those born and raised in captivity. That is why they are so unpredictable.

Maggie is a wild caught parrot and he is my best friend. He is not tamed and he is not a pet. He is my companion. We have a mutual and unconditional trust and love. That is what I hope to achieve with our senegal. I plan to prove that it is possible to earn the trust of these very angry and fearful parrots.

Amazons are by nature fairly trusting and friendly parrots. Senegal though they are clowns are very grumpy and moody.

Some of the work has already been started with him. He will step up on to a perch which is really good. The young man I am gettin him from is an experienced parrot handler so that is a very big help!

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Congrats on getting the Senegal! I absolutely love how they look! :lovehearts:

I was a little "put off" as I visited two new arrivals at a pet store awhile ago, and if those two could have got through the cage bars, they would have done some serious damage....:eek:I can imagine what they go through to get to a pet store, though...and maybe they will make lovely additions to someone's home...

Don't forget pics when you get him! They are quite beautiful!
 
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Congrats on getting the Senegal! I absolutely love how they look! :lovehearts:

I was a little "put off" as I visited two new arrivals at a pet store awhile ago, and if those two could have got through the cage bars, they would have done some serious damage....:eek:I can imagine what they go through to get to a pet store, though...and maybe they will make lovely additions to someone's home...

Don't forget pics when you get him! They are quite beautiful!

I will for sure post pictures! He is a beautiful bird! So colorful! I like the attitude of the senegals, it is very unique.:yesnod:
 

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I wish people would stop catching wild birds that have a decent number of breeders already. It's not like they make better pets or anything.
 

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Are you going to try to tame him? I heard they are impossible to train from the wild. Truly just wondering. :) Congrats.
Well, I had a rescued wild-caught Umbrella Cockatoo as a kid... she was wild caught and physically abused in her first home, went to a wonderful rescue home with a bunch of other birds but then was attacked by his amazon - he had to pick between her and his 30 year old amazon he hand-raised, so he re-homed the umbrella to my neighbor... who couldn't keep her because the kids wanted a puppy and she turned out to be deathly afraid of dogs... so she came to us because she LOVED our moluccan... I can't tell you how AMAZING that bird was! Unfortunately, a lot of that was because of her abuse... she would NEVER utter a sound or bite even under the worst of circumstances. So it is possible, but it takes a lot of time, love and devotion. She was an exceptional case in how snuggly she was in spite of all she'd been though. More often than not, they're like Mr. Maggie and will tolerate people and desire attention but don't usually enjoy being touched :rolleyes:
 

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Thank you for answering my questions. I look forward to hearing how it goes with your Senegal.
We have a 3rd chance guy who is a great bird and a true companion. He seems to know when something is really funny, and when its an uh oh. His previous humans have given him love and it shows. He is not mean or aggressive. His is a one person bird. I wonder how your will turn out? I wish you both all the best!
 

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Yay....4 more days...:lol: Doing the countdown for you
 
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