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Our latest rescue was 6 birds who were previous breeders. The person who surrendered them bought out an existing breeder and in doing so, got these retired breeders. They are all 20+years old, some are much older. Some of them had been wild caught and all of them have been plucked either by themselves or their mate. This Goffins Cockatoo I decided to name. I named her Alinea and I will call her Ali (Alley) for short. Alinea means basically a new train of thought and I figured since she is going to be starting a new life it fit perfectly. She is also plucked as you can see in the pictures above, some was from her previous mate and some she did herself.
I wanted to just share with you some happy news. Ali was totally wild and I it was not know if she was ever a pet or not besides her life as a breeder. I have been working with her and I have been able to handle her outside of the cage and she has never bit me once!!! I am so happy about her progress and I think she will not have a hard time finding a forever home.

 
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AWWW Look at Ali. How cute is she? hahahah Very very cute!
 

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Wow you have made great progress with her! It must've been hard training a wild bird to perch. Lots of dedication. :)
 

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that is fantastic news I am glad she is doing so well it made my day thanks for sharing
 

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You are so welcome, I have to admit, I didn't think she was ever going to be tame due to her history. I am especially proud of her because I have only had her approx. 1 month. I was sure any progress such as this would take months if not years.
 

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Oh my gosh, she's just too cute!
 

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Jennifer I am offically in love with that girl.

No bites even? I get bite by my hand raised birds more than that. lol
Ali looks like a little vulture with that bare neck, poor thing. But with a new start maybe she can stop that busniness. If not at least she is gonna have a whole new life to look forward to. She no doubt has had many families of babies. She is a mama.
 

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Well, if I lived in Ohio, I would be introducing her to Truely Girl and if they liked each other I would be bringing her home.

I am glad she has you.

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Jennifer I am offically in love with that girl.

No bites even? I get bite by my hand raised birds more than that. lol
Ali looks like a little vulture with that bare neck, poor thing. But with a new start maybe she can stop that busniness. If not at least she is gonna have a whole new life to look forward to. She no doubt has had many families of babies. She is a mama.
I have never been bit once by this sweet baby :) She is so sweet. She doesn't really want to be petted she is still very afraid but she at least lets me step her up. I am also sure she is quite a mama :heart: HAHA I wish you were close enough to adopt her! :laughing12:
 

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Aww thank you.:hug8:

Make sure she gets a esp loving home, maybe one where she can get fresh air, experience new things, run errands with the owner, gets new toys all the time.

Question, the last guy I got was a ex breeder and I wondered if he would know what to do with toys. He sure does which is great, has she discovered what toys are all about yet?
 

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Well, if I lived in Ohio, I would be introducing her to Truely Girl and if they liked each other I would be bringing her home.

I am glad she has you.

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Aww thats my problem. The only people that have been interested in her in my state are either bird flippers or a breeder who wants to taker her out of retirement. I have had some other people intersted in her but they either have no experience to deal with a bird as such as her or they are a hoarder. I am not really sure what to do as far as adopting her out at this point. However, I am sure her forever home will come along. :p
 

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Aww thank you.:hug8:

Make sure she gets a esp loving home, maybe one where she can get fresh air, experience new things, run errands with the owner, gets new toys all the time.

Question, the last guy I got was a ex breeder and I wondered if he would know what to do with toys. He sure does which is great, has she discovered what toys are all about yet?
HAHA :lol:
Oh my goodness her cage is full of toys. She has a very large cage and I put in a feather duster for her to preen instead of her own feathers. I have some toys in there for her to chew the wood off of. As well as some rope like knot toys. She also has a rope perch, two manzanita perches, as well as a cement perch and a large swing. She loves to play with her toys and squawk! LOL She competes with my Ekkie sometimes haha. I will make sure she gets a special home, it will take a special person to care for her. I also gave her a mini phone book as I took in a Rose Breasted (who I still have today) and he was a plucker. After, shredding it daily and still to this day, he has totally stopped plucking.
You can visit my "Beaks of Mass Destruction" to see the life of a phone book at my house :rofl:
http://thebirdnerdsrescue.com/BeaksofMassDestruction.aspx
(My site is under construction so some of the pictures you can't see.)
 

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So glad Ali knows how to play, and play very well by the sounds of it. :loveshower:

Thanks for the link I will go check it out.;)
 

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The poor baby! Awww Im so glad she is making good progress :)
 

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Awh, I would take her in a heartbeat but Ohio is kind of a long drive from Maryland ;)
 
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