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Discussion in 'Bird Boulevard' started by Ripshod, 9/6/19.

  1. Ripshod

    Ripshod Rollerblading along the road

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    Since the loss of Summer it's been deathly quiet, certainly not busy enough to keep Tau's mind occupied. I could have brought the lovies back into the flock but they are definitely mum's birbs now. Sprite is happy at my sister's, so I had a look through the vet's books, see if there' s anything up for fostering and adoption just to keep Tau company for a while and help bring him back out of his shell again.
    I thumbed through the photos. Plenty of budgies - no thank you. As much as I love them I've had it with them. Couple of tiels - Tau's not ready. He'll either hate or fall madly in love. A pair of kakariki? Don't have the cage space. GCC? Bad experience with those. Then a Crimson Rosella on the back page.
    I went through the book again, a little more slowly and negated everything, apart from the Rosella. He was reared/adopted at 2weeks by a pair of Cockatiels. His mother died and dad lost interest, and this pair had just lost 2 chick's (crushed). So he is used to tiels.
    He has been plucking (his owner died and never got any stimulation from the children), and was surrendered to the vet's 3 weeks ago. He's remarkably healthy despite a seed diet and very skittish. The only thing is his right wing is heavily clipped :bash:
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  2. Beasley

    Beasley Jogging around the block

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    Wow he is gorgeous!
     
  3. JoJo&Loki

    JoJo&Loki Rollerblading along the road

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    Oh he’s a beauty!
    So... are ya saying he’s yours?? :bounce7:

    Congrats to you! And I pray this time the birb gods are smiling down on you You’ve had enough heartache :heart:
     
  4. Sodapop&Co.

    Sodapop&Co. Walking the driveway

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    Oh congrats!! That's awesome! What a cutie pie <333
     
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  5. Rain Bow

    Rain Bow Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Wow! Beautiful colors!!!

    The ckipping will grow out in time, are you going to do it? Or did you do it already?
     
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    Lady Jane Joyriding the Neighborhood Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Your vet is an adoption agency of sort? Pretty bird and I hope it works out for you and flock.
     
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    Farlie Rollerblading along the road

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    WOW! That's a pretty bird. What is it?
     
  8. Ripshod

    Ripshod Rollerblading along the road

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    It's a great system my vet operates. Here in the UK we have the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), who unfortunately deal only with indigenous birds. Then we have the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) who rescue and take in abandoned birds, but have very limited facilities for birds, they deal mainly with mammals. Good bird rescues are few and far between so my vet set up his own rescue as part of the practice to give birds the safest place to wait for fostering or adoption. He carries books for some local-ish rescues but I would rather get any bird from a vet. In fact the operation is so large he employs peeps to look after the birds full time and has himself become a consultant to give him the time to run things. You can imagine it's a rather large operation.
    The clip to the right wing was done by the previous keepers for 'training' purposes. I have the choice now between a bird that can circle to the floor or a feathered brick.
    He may end up being an adoption. I'm waiting to see Tau's reaction.
     
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  9. Ripshod

    Ripshod Rollerblading along the road

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    Crimson Rosella. I know, not very crimson, but I think this mutation makes him special
     
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    Such a pretty bird - I hope this works out for you and Tau.
     
  11. sunnysmom

    sunnysmom Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    He's beautiful. Congrats!
     
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    Zara Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Well isn´t he a pretty bird?! What a stunner!❤️

    I hope Tau takes to him well. If not, at least he will have a nice home until he is adopted :)

    Babysteps - no pressure. What is his name?
     
  13. Ripshod

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    Roger the Lodger for now. The name might stay though :roflmao:
     
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    iamwhoiam Ripping up the road Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Congrats. He's beautiful.
     
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  15. Dorcas George

    Dorcas George Strolling the yard

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    What a beautiful bird!
     
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    I never heard of this type of birb (I don't think)... I looked up Rosella, they sound like they're interesting & they all have beautiful colors. Your new Loger is particularly unique, & as I said before... Beautiful. I hope, Tau & Roger get along well.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Congratulations! Crimson rosellas are beautiful birds.
     
  19. Tiel Feathers

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    He’s so beautiful! I hope it works out for you and Tau!
     
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    He's gorgeous! I've actually never seen one of him before, I actually gasped out loud!
     
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