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a friend needs to rehome a senegal

she is not a bird rescue but takes in some birds and if possible fixes what ever the behavior problem is and rehomes. this time she needs to rehome a senegal. here is her post. oh and she is not afraid of being bit by the birds she takes in. but not this one. she lives just outside of NYC. can anyone take this bird?
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Janet hessling <[email protected]>

Dizzy is about, well who knows old. I got him from Todd in NJ

He had a problem with digestion but its all fixed

He bit me in the face

Jon says he is out of here.

He comes with a cage and toys

NO Shipping

He likes to get his head scratched and will step up but if startled will bite

I will not let him out of cage until he finds a new home

Jon is beyound angry and he will put the bird down if someone does not come forward

Having scars on my hands and arms is one thong. But I am ugly enough with bite scars on my face

The bird has 24 hrs to be adopted

Sorry. Its either the bird goes or they all go
 

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I wish I could adopt. Sadly in the UK. I can't understand why they'd put him down though. They could take it to a shelter or something? I really hopes it gets rehomed. 24 hours isn't that much time to consider taking it on either. Well, I hope he gets rehomed! Good luck!
 

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:/ sorry to hear the bird has to be rehomed... Goober has bit me in the face, it's something you can't hold against a bird. I really hope he hasn't been put down, there are so many other options. If I lived in the area, I'd take him in :(
 

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It has been my experience that my senegal gets over stimulated easily, and when she does, she is likely to charge at my face. I wonder if this is a trait of many senegals. It is frightening, though.
 

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Surley there must be a proper bird rescue that would take him on if no one comes forward? I really hate to see adverts like this, it's almost blackmail, 24 hours to rehome or the bird gets it. :( I'm in the UK so can't help, hope somone comes along even if it's just temporary to find a good home for him. I have Senegals and have had the odd bite but their bites aren't that bad so I can't help but think there's other issues going on with this woman and her partner, as in the partner doesn't want her to keep birds.
 

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Hope he has found a home. I don't think it's fair for him to be put down like that. That's just my opinion.
 

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rehoming senegal

I wish I could adopt. Sadly in the UK. I can't understand why they'd put him down though. They could take it to a shelter or something? I really hopes it gets rehomed. 24 hours isn't that much time to consider taking it on either. Well, I hope he gets rehomed! Good luck!
the senegal is now in a rescue.
so many of the rescues are filled to capacity, due to lost jobs, homes etc.
at least they weren't turned loose. but janet finally found one that was filled, but knew janet well and squeezed the room to fit the cage and bird in.
i did not want to post till she wrote me/us in the group.

i was not going to. first we have exactly what we need for parrots in our house. and i already live with bandit, the senegal, that hates me. i have had a fingernail torn off and now sport a scar on my ear thanks to her. so didn't want another like her.

thanks for replying
 

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Thank goodness for that! I was hoping it wouldn't be put down :biggrin5:
 

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Glad to hear it found a good home, but sorry to hear you've taken such nasty bites :( That really stinks!
 

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I could imagine Jenny working with all the birds you have done, surely you would have had some nasty bites by now haha? I've had a few bad ones, and one off an excited dolphin!
 

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Oh yeah, plenty of bad bites here. My hands are all scarred up from bird bites and Goober tagged my face pretty good a few months ago - put a hole in my lip :shrug: She was pissed and scared, and I pushed the issue, so she bit the crap outta my lip and hand lol. It's something you just have to accept and get used to - tho it's NOT easy to do that. When I first started working with birds, I was terrified of bites. After a few Macaw bites, you just stop caring lol

And Dolphin? :giggle: Was that at Sea World, in the little section where you can feed them?
 

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Yeah I have to admit. I really hate being bitten by 'toos.
And yeah, when I was at discovery cove they behaved fine, but that dolphin lagoon thing at Sea World they had some new young male dolphins and they were really excited. And I wasn't keeping my eye on my hand in the water and now I have two scars either side of my hand, I just laughed it off. But I often get bit by a 'too in a store near me, he is such a decieving little guy. He does that scratch my neck for me thing where they do it with their foot and look at you, you go to do it, do it for a few seconds and he turns around and quickly snaps at my fingers. Really hurts!
 

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Haha, the dolphins in the feed area are devious, dirty little buggers I think. They love to toy with people and bite people all the time for not having fish.

My worst bites are from Caiques :shrug: they latch on and will NOT let go. One bit my coworker to the bone and she had to go to the hospital. My worst scars are from 3 white-bellied caiques we had at the shop who were 2 years old when I started. Oddly enough, we traded the three girls to a breeder for 2 babies and they quickly became one of my all-time favorite birds. I was going to take one home, whom I had named Caesar, but found him a really good home with his brother, Plato, and took Goober instead :)
 

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Awh that's awesome. Are you planning on having any more birds?

And yes, they're devious! Things were playing around splashing everybody
 

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It has been my experience that my senegal gets over stimulated easily, and when she does, she is likely to charge at my face. I wonder if this is a trait of many senegals. It is frightening, though.

i always thought it was just something that bandit didn't like about me. and i have read a lot of good things about senegals. how they love to cuddle, or just park on a shoulder and sit still. but i cannot get within 3 feet of the cage. she is clipped, but still can and has jumped that far to get me. and about the time i realize she is on me, her beak is in my skin.

when the kids are gone for the day or weekend, she will lift her foot up and wave at me. i know thats her telling me she wants me to pick her up and hold her. the problem is, if she bites me, i would have to be the one that gets her loose. not gonna happen. i don't trust her anymore.
 
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