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Turquoise Parrot (to adopt or not)

LunaLovebird

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Since moving house, I've been keeping an eye on Gumtree and the RSPCA page for a bird to fill my now empty flight cage since Anakin passed. I've mostly been looking out for lovebirds, but I've come around to the idea of another species since Luna is pretty independent and hasn't shown any signs of stress or grief. She does get excited when she sees my lock screen photo, which has a picture of her and Anakin (she will run up to it and start talking to him :(), but I try not to let her see it and other than that she has been totally fine.

Yesterday I came across a Turquoise parrot via the RSPCA and honestly, I'm in love. He is beautiful.

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I don't know a lot about them as pets. I think they're probably similar to princess parrots or Bourke's?

Anyway, I'm going to see him when they open again on Wednesday, so fingers crossed it works out and we bring home a new friend.
 

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Beautiful bird. Hope things work out.
 

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Beautiful baby, I wish you all the best. :hug8:
 

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Thank you. I'm hopeful it works out. I've looked at a few lovebirds but nothing has totally felt right.
 

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Wow he’s beautiful
 

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I love turquoise parrots! I hope you get him.
 

Zara

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Cute little guy!!! Maybe @Monica could help you with some care tips or if you have any questions :)


does get excited when she sees my lock screen photo, which has a picture of her and Anakin (she will run up to it and start talking to him :()
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Unfortunately it seems the person I spoke to on the phone Monday may have given wrong opening hours. She said they weren’t open until Wednesday, but tonight (Tuesday), I saw he wasn’t listed anymore. I know they don’t hold birds so I guess he’s either sick and needed to be given vet care or he was adopted. :( Hopefully he pops back up, but I doubt he will.
 

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Adopt! These parakeets are amongst the more easier birds to keep, so you’ll do fine :) hes stunning! :heart:
 

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Awww sorry. I was going to say adopt him. Can you call and see what happened? (Although I am guessing a bird as pretty as that probably got adopted pretty quickly.)
 

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Since POW's and bourkes are quite different birds, I would say that scarlets are most like bourkes but rarely kept as pets - generally more aviary birds.

I hope you are able to find out some information or perhaps find the perfect fit soon!
 

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I called them today and apparently it's just because their adoptions team is now reviewing the applications. They had a lot of interest because he's not a very common parrot to see up for adoption, so it might take a day or two. Fingers crossed!
 

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I got an email today saying he’d been adopted, so no luck. Hopefully he’s gone somewhere good. It’s worked out for us anyway, since it meant I could bring Charlie home last week.
 

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Charlie was clearly meant to be yours.
 
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