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adopting

  1. A

    Old fearful macaw

    Hi! There is a bird store in my area and the owners also sorta run a bird sanctuary and so people will surrender their birds to them and they adopt those birds out. I've been looking into getting an older bird and saw they have a greenwing there about 50+ years old and went to go take a look...
  2. S

    Project of adoption: help me

    Hello all, After the dramatic event that occured to our parrot recently (see my recent posts) my family is starting to consider getting a new baby in our home. For some context my beloved friend who recently passed away was a senegal. We got him when he was 2, and we were already his 3 or 4...
  3. papaya13

    New Bird Jitters?

    I'm driving down to pick up my first bird on Friday, and I feel really nervous about it! I've been waiting for this for more than 7 years, doing as much research as possible in that time... but I still feel unprepared! Has anyone else felt this way before adopting a new bird? Should I be...
  4. papaya13

    Preparing to Adopt an Older Grey, Need Advice on Making the Transition Easy

    I recently made the decision to switch from buying a baby to adopting a 22YO CAG from a retired couple in my area. According to them, he's the 'sweetest bird they've ever met' and has no behavioral issues whatsoever... but my family has purchased a lot of ranch horses, and all of them are 'the...
  5. M

    Good idea?

    Hello everyone, Im in quite a situation. Ive been looking at getting a green cheek conure for years now and im finally in a position to make it happen. I found someone local looking to rehome their 3 year old bird and its exactly what ive been looking for. The issue is that im going to be...
  6. D

    Can't take care of budgie anymore, what to do now?

    So, I'm 18 and I've had a lone budgie for a few years now and ever since my aunt has officially moved in with her two cats at my parents house 7 months ago (against my wishes), taking care of my pet has been real tough. It doesn't help that I've recently been working full-time and going to be...
  7. devin711

    Advice on Adopting an Older Cockatiel

    Recently someone in my neighborhood posted about needing to rehome their 11 year old cockatiel (no indication as to why), who had also just lost it's best friend. I've always been interested in owning a cockatiel, but I'm not sure of the risks that may come with his bond to original owners, his...
  8. Lily’s mom

    Looking for a Senegal or a Meyers

    Hi everyone! I’m a mom to my rescue Senegal Lily. I also had a rescue Meyers parrot Tuki who had passed several month s ago and left a big hole in my heart. I still cry thinking of him. Anyway, I’d really love to get another bird for myself and to keep Lily company when I’m not around. I would...
  9. lillie

    Best Bird for Us?

    So, we have (as we've mentioned before) decided to add to our flock. I have already sent in my adoption application to my first choice. Now, they tend to have medium-large birds, so this is already unfamiliar territory. But, you have to start somewhere, and you can't get experience without...
  10. Heyit'sChaney

    I'm curious about adopting

    Hi everyone, I'm going to get a GCC and I want to know if it's better to adopt or to get a bird from a breeder or pet shop. Please let me know your experiences and thoughts.
  11. D

    Unique housing situation, can’t make a decision!

    Hey everyone! I joined the forum today to get advice as to which bird will be my next.. I had a cockatiel (Chi) until January 29, 2016 that was truly the love of my life. She was the cuddliest cockatiel I have ever known - we did everything together. It was heartbreaking when she passed away...
  12. Reggie

    Cooper the GCC, and His Horror Story

    I decided to move everything Cooper-related to a new thread, because I didn't want people getting confused about what kind of bird I brought home. Let's recap all of the events that led up to me going and getting Cooper tonight from a woman who lives in Denver. (I've ordered them chronologically...
  13. C

    Newcomer with no birds....yet.

    Hi everyone. I've been doing research on different parrots because I would like to bring one into the family within the next three years or so. I had a cockatiel when I was a kid through college. Right now I have two dogs, two old cats (14 and 12) and lots of pet rats. :) Because I am...
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