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Old 06-17-2019, 12:35 PM
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An Odd Occurrence

So one day last week I got a voicemail from a number I didn't recognize. It was from someone who said they purchased a couple birds from me a year or two ago and asked me to call back. So I did.

Now, back when I was breeding full time, before I lost most of my birds to the carbon monoxide leak, I always guaranteed two things. People were always welcome to contact me for questions no matter how long after they took their baby home, and I would always be willing to take any of my birds back, no questions asked

So I called the lady back and she had purchased a pair of green cheeks from me that I had gotten as a breeding pair. However, they were so tame and friendly that I had them out all the time and they showed no interest in a box, so I decided to rehome them as a bonded pair of pets because with mt own pets and all my breeders, I just didn't have time to give them the attention they wanted too.

Come to find out, if I would have just left them alone for a month or two, they would breed. The lady put them in a large aviary she had once used for finches, she adapted it to be parrot safe because she had some life issues come up and didn't have the time to spend with them for a couple months so thought they could at least enjoy the large space to play and be birds. (I did get to see the aviary and it was gorgeous. I was a bit jealous to be honest. It put even some of the largest macaw cages to shame and it was in her dining room).

She asked if I wanted to buy them back. I paused for a minute and told her that I'm always willing to take my birds back but I generally don't buy them back, but I asked what she wanted for them. She told me I could have them plus their two babies for less than what I sold her the pair for, so I decided to go for it.

I had to drive over 2 hours to pick them up, and the babies are only about 6 weeks old if I had to guess. There is something so soothing about having a pair and babies back from before that awful time.

My little family in their travel cage

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Old 06-17-2019, 05:49 PM
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Re: An Odd Occurrence

May those of the past return with happiness to fill the future with joy!
As they say; each day starts anew!
Looking forward to updates and stories!
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Old 06-18-2019, 02:54 AM
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Aaaaaswww! Iím glad you got them back, and it sounds like they had it great in the mean time!


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Old 06-22-2019, 12:45 PM
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Re: An Odd Occurrence

Well, working on taming the two babies, who have been named Skippy and Schmuckers. Which might make a lot more sense when you know the parents are Peanut Butter and Jelly. This is how we served everyone breakfast this morning.

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Old 06-22-2019, 11:35 PM
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Re: An Odd Occurrence

I love it! My sister gas 4 gccs; burger bun, patty, mustard, and relish


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Old 06-23-2019, 04:39 AM
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Re: An Odd Occurrence

Before I lost them, one if my favorite parrotlet pairs were named Beef and Pattie. I didn't even name them, they came to me with those names already. I wad told they didn't know their names well and that I not only could change them but that I probably should (they were a pair I got from a temporary home as rescues). I couldn't change them though, because I thought the names were adorable. Lol.

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Old 06-23-2019, 01:47 PM
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Awwww wonderful! Theyíre so cute.


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Old 06-24-2019, 09:05 PM
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Re: An Odd Occurrence

Thatís awesome! It seems my sister really likes food names best for her pets since she also always recommends food names for mind lol. I like theme names but I usually go with literary characters


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