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Old 10-27-2020, 02:09 PM
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Question Rehoming an Alexandrine in Texas

Hi All,

I have an Alex who is about 7-9 years old. We adopted him about 3 years ago, and have worked with him extensively during that time. He is a very loud boy who screams when I am home, expecting to be out of cage whenever I'm around. Having said that, I have been forced to work from home since March 2020 because of COVID. My husband also wfh and my children are in virtual school sessions all day.

During the summer, we had the luxury of putting Sushi outside by our pool with a view and lovely baths every other day to help with his stress of being forced to stay in cage even though I am home. Well, last night the temps hit the low 40's and now he is stuck in my laundry room with constant screaming.

I have not made a final decision to rehome him (this will be his 3rd time at minimum) because it's just so tough. But! I cannot lock him in a closet for the next 6 months, and I cannot keep him out of cage all the time because we have other pets we seclude for his 2 hour/day out of cage time.

I am looking for advice. I am not looking to find another home for him unless the new owners are very familiar with Alexandrine's and their special needs. Despite doing my research before adopting Sushi, he came with attachment issues/needs I didn't expect. We have adapted for a normal schedule, but not for constant at home. I have considered an exotic rescue where he might live in another aviary with other birds, but the only one in our area is currently closed because the director is in hospital with COVID.

I appreciate the input or advice you can give. Also, yes, he has toys that are changed out and an ample cage to accommodate his very long tail. He gets seed treats, fruit, veggies, and his main diet consists of Rowdy Bush pellets. Other than the screaming he is healthy and loving.
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