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Final Update-Sassy the found grey

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Greycloud

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Update on Sassy! Mike and I went over to evaluate Sassy. Very nice young couple with two small children. Sassy was a little dreamboat! Flew right to me and cuddled my neck. Nibbled gentlely on my fingers, layed upside down in my arms. Very well socialized baby. Needs some work on stepping up and I went over that. She is now not eating her regular seed mix she was on with her two HF a day. They said since she has been home all she wants is handfeeding. I told them to up the handfeedings that she needs the nurishment and comfort of it after such an ordeal. We discussed pellet diets versus all seed. We went over veggies and fruits, rice, pasta beans etc. They had no idea. She is kept in a very large flight cage in thier kitchen. I asked if they knew about teflon and non stick, candles and air freshners and cleaning supplies. No idea! Thier eyes got like big saucers. I told them about avocado, onions, chocolate, caffienne. I gave them links to toxic plants and items to parrots. They listened very carefully and were extremely concerned about things I mentioned.
I clipped her nails and examined her wings. No blood feathers. We discussed pros and cons of clipping the wings and her age, mental and physical wellbeing. I told them that I thought it was best to holdoff on the clipping. That baby greys can be a little clumsy and she needed to build up her body muscle, coordination and strength. It took a little convincing but they agreed to hold off. I told them I would do it at a later date if they wanted. We discussed her cage location, kitchen and right next to the back door. I told them about hanging a curtain at the back door, to deter Sassy. I said they have to be deligent in being aware to her location at all times. We discussed the pitbull and lab having free reign while the bird is out and all the dangers that go with it.
I truely feel that they listened and learned alot today. We exchanged email addresses and I will pass on the link to the forum. All in all it was a good visit and Sassy was an absolute princess!​
 

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Judy,
What a nice thing to do. I'm so glad
you met Sassy's owner's and gave them some
information. You are great!
 

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What a happy ending! I am glad you were able to provide them with some positive education about the care of birds. A lot of people go into it with no clue what so ever.
 

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Judy you're amazing! Thanks so much for helping!
 

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Yay a happy ending..You're a good person Judy helping out like that.
 

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Judy you are so amazing and it is wonderful that they seemed to want to learn about her....bless your heart
 

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Way to go Judy. You have given Sassy a chance to be safe and happy with her parronts. That's what it's all about my friend.


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I am so glad for Sassy!

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AWesome update...i really hope they will join the forum. Sassy sounds so adorable!
 

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That is so nice!!! :dance4:
 

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Thanks for the update! A HUGE thank you for educating them on everything that goes along with bird care. :highfive: Sassy is sure lucky your paths crossed :)
 

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Judy so glad you took the time to talk with Sassy's owners. Maybe they would be interested in joining the forum? Sounds like they have a lot to keep track of with young kids and dogs in the house besides Sassy. I hope they can maybe join us.
 

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Judy, thank you so much for the update on Sassy!
I am hoping they will take what you have said and given to them and further their knowledge of Gray's/parrots and their well being...Please Keep them in your "loop" and let them know we would welcome them with open arms/wings to the Neighborhood!
Many :hug8:
 
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