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Old 01-04-2017, 11:35 AM
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Re: I need advice folks..

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You might suggest that instead of putting new paper on top of the dirty paper, he can put in a big stack of clean paper, and then just pull off the top one and throw it out. It's a lot less work than putting a clean page on top, and at least gets most of the solids out of the cage.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:05 PM
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Re: I need advice folks..

Sitting here with Willow on my shoulder, and I still not sure how to respond to this one.

It's a "rock and a hard place" kinda situation.

I guess, depending on how well you know the guy, and how good of friends you guys are, it sounds like a heart-to-heart sit down is in order. Talk it through, honestly, and offer what you're willing to do to help.

Tough situation.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:43 AM
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Re: I need advice folks..

Agree with ToMang07, sometimes people just dig themselves a large hole and then cannot see a way out. You could be the lifeline he needs? Avoid confrontation but make sure he knows you are there to help IMO. Good luck.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:00 PM
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Re: I need advice folks..

Hi folks..

I'm going to try and get over to see them this weekend..Unfortunately DJ lives almost an hour away from me but that's no real big problem.

We do breakfast at least once a week and I visit for a couple hours.
I have a couple toys that Amy isen't interested in and will give 'em to Pookie. I have given DJ a container of Nutraberries which she seems to like.
I'll bring my camera and see if I can get a picture or two of her.

Thanks folks for all your input/advice/caring..one of many reasons I love this community.

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Re: I need advice folks..

Sounds great, Jim! For now you can be an awesome role-model, helping a bit here and there. See how DJ reacts, I am sure he will be grateful.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:40 AM
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Re: I need advice folks..

Ok...I was planning on visiting today (Saturday) but a major snow storm is barreling down towards us and I'm not too keen in driving in snow.

I talked with DJ tonight,and since both of us have this weekend off from work,we made plans to do breakfast and for me to visit Sunday.
I have a couple of toys Amy isn't interested in and picked up a small container of 'Berries for Pook.

I'll bring my camera and see if I can take a couple pictures...DJ may just tell me "Don't take the camera out and try to take pics...it'll freak Pookie out and send her into a frenzy" We shall see...

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Re: I need advice folks..

Dude, you FIGHT the good FIGHT!
Good luck!
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Re: I need advice folks..

Do you think he would let you take Pookie for just a couple of weeks, to have a break from the chores? Maybe it's just been too much and a little vacation will help. If he's been wanting to not be a parront but feels guilty to say it, it's a way out. Sometimes a little break can help a parrot stay in their home eventually. On the other hand...do you think he depends on her? I have a dear friend who might not be here today but for his sense of responsibility to his bird. And it might be hard on Pookie to be suddenly separated. There's just no good single way. Every choice is fraught.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:45 PM
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Re: I need advice folks..

Quote: Originally Posted by Kentuckienne View Post
Do you think he would let you take Pookie for just a couple of weeks, to have a break from the chores? Maybe it's just been too much and a little vacation will help. If he's been wanting to not be a parront but feels guilty to say it, it's a way out. Sometimes a little break can help a parrot stay in their home eventually. On the other hand...do you think he depends on her? I have a dear friend who might not be here today but for his sense of responsibility to his bird. And it might be hard on Pookie to be suddenly separated. There's just no good single way. Every choice is fraught.
Absolutely NOT! She is terrified of me! Or anyone/thing new,,and I have no house for her..

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Jonesy, a cute goffins 'too
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:29 AM
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Re: I need advice folks..

If he is considering rehoming her, why not encourage and help in that direction? Help post her on re-home sites, help screen potential homes. That way you are doing something positive to help, without taking her yourself. It may be that with all of this other issues actually following through on the leg work of rehoming may fall by the wayside for him. You could keep that ball rolling, and make it about helping *him*, not mentioning that you are really desperate to help the bird.
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