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Help with African Grey

Discussion in 'Rehome Highway' started by RawPasta, 7/1/18.

  1. RawPasta

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    Hey all, a coworker of mine is looking too help his mother in law rehome one of her African Greys. From the few details I have, he's around 15 years old, previous breeder bird, and possibly needs medical attention. They are not willing to take it to a vet at this time. I will attach the pictures he sent to me. He thinks the bird may pluck, and says that the neck feathers have always been the color that they are. The grey is in his own cage and shares a room with another grey and a cockatoo, from what I've been told, as well as another smaller parrot. They are located in South Eastern PA. Can anyone help me to point them in the right direction? Also, they are asking a rehoming fee, but seem willing to work with someone from the conversation I had today.
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    I hope he finds a nice home soon. A rescue may take him too if they can't find a home. I help with one in Pittsburgh (PEARL).
     
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    What a sweet thing...he has that look of wisdom all Greys have...:heart:
     
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  5. RawPasta

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    I don't think they'd be willing to drive there, but I think there's something closer. It's about 6 hours to Pittsburgh from here. I really hope that whomever decides to take him in is willing to work with him. It sounds like the other birds get attention and this one does not because he's not as talkative or not as cuddly. I wish we had the space but I couldn't even quarantine him in our space at this point.
     
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    Awww! Such a cutie! Why do they think he needs medical attention? Is it just because of the picking? Not that all birds shouldn't go to the vet every year or so, but if they are just worried about the picking, while there can be medical reasons for it and that should be ruled out, it isn't uncommon for greys to pick. The red feathers that are growing back are probably turning color because they were plucked. You see that color change in plumage that is damaged a lot. Or he could just be a red factor. I really hope he finds a home. I have such a soft spot for these little guys!:)
     
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    Feathered sanctuary is in Lancaster.

    They are actually now inside That Pet Place. Since their move they have placed more birds in one month than they did last year.

    They may be able to help.
     
  8. RawPasta

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    He's constantly puffed up, and has never been to a vet to begin with. I know the contact that I have with the family is moving to Florida this month, so I don't know what will happen after he moves.
     
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    I'll mention this to them, hopefully they are willing to let the bird get to a place where he can be loved and cared for with at the attention he deserves.
     
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    I really hope he finds a good home!
     
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    Some greys have odd red feathers, it is part of the mutation that has allowed a few breeders to breed red African greys. It is also common in greys that pluck for a stray feather to grow back red. I have a few greys that came to me as chronic pluckers and now that some of the feathers have grown back they have a few stray red feathers.
     
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    Very true.

    I think the "wild" stray red feathers give a Grey a certain amount of character..:)
     
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    If he does decide to travel a little further west to the Pittsburgh area I work with the same rescue as @sunnysmom, we'd be happy to help.
     
  14. RawPasta

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    I'll mention it to him, hopefully they decide to let the bird go for a good home rather than hold out for a rehoming fee. It's unlikely they would be willing to drive 12 hours round trip to get to the rescue, but I will let them know it's an option. He thinks the cage alone is worth $500. I asked size but he didn't know. I guessed it's about 32" which puts cage price around $400 brand new, and that is not a new condition cage buy any means.

    I just want this little guy to get the love and attention he deserves.
     
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    Update: I was able to find him a home. I'll find out more details later, but the picture they sent this morning, oh my, he looks so much happier already! Thanks everyone for your help and support!
     
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    Excellent news!
     
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    He looks like a red factor Grey
     
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    I'm glad you found a home.
     
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    Great news! Thanks for letting us know.
     

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