Jogging around the block
Celebirdy of the Month
I totally agree with this. It can be really difficult to rehom a bird but it could be a huge weight off you shoulders. I know we never want to think of our birds as "burdens" but they are a lot of work and it's unfortunate that the people who want the best life for their birds are the ones who stress about it the most.I felt overwhelmed by the number of birds At the time. I will tel you that once you actually go through with it, a huge weight is lifted. It did help a lot.
I just rehomed three cockatiels and it is tough. All three were adopted and two of the three had behavioral issues that I couldn't help them with. The one loved to stick his toe in his beak and he'd do it to the point that his face would start bleeding from the irritation. The first time he made himself bleed I knew I needed to rehome them. I don't have constant, easy access to a vet and being new to the parrot world I knew I wouldn't be able to help their behavioral issues. As difficult as it was to give them up it also lifted a huge weight off me. I didn't have to worry about him bleeding to death and I'm sure they're getting better care than I could provide them. It also cut my flock down from 8 to 5, I just had too many birds. I ended up with all the cockatiels by accident, one suddenly turned into three lol
Anyway, I do hope things work out for you but don't beat yourself up if you need to rehome him. Again, I think it would be great if you could find someone to temporarily foster him until you're in a better place but I don't know how easy that would be. I know you won't be able to replace tango but keep in mind you can still get a bird once you're more settled. You're not a bad parront, sometimes life is just unpredictable and we get into these difficult situations. I hope you can come to peace with whatever decision you make.