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Old 07-29-2019, 12:46 AM
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Another day, another rescue.

Yesterday I got a desperate message. This very nice woman was in over her head. An umbrella cockatoo had been dumped on her and she was in way over her head. She tried. She really did try her best and she loves him, but she had to admit she couldn’t do it. I am not in a position to take in another permanent resident, especially not a U2, but I saw the pictures. This bird is in pretty bad shape. His beak is overgrown and he cannot comfortably close his beak. He is basically a Skelton with feathers. He’s got some other issues as well. I couldn’t say no. But I had to make it clear that I was only a temporary emergency home. I would take him and get him vet care and get him healthy, but then I would need to find a forever home. She agreed to that. So today I drove 240 miles round trip to get him. I had to make a second quarantine area because the room I usually use for the purpose is in use as a nursery, but thankfully I have a large house and MrC is basically a saint and didn’t mind helping me convert the first floor (house is a tri level split and the bird room and nursery are on the second floor, with family bedrooms on the third). We have a lot of work to do, but we will get him all sorted out in time.

So, without further ado, meet Sydney.
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Re: Another day, another rescue.

I love him, he’s gorgeous and you’re a star. Let us know how it goes. Are you two getting along well so far?


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Old 07-29-2019, 12:56 AM
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Re: Another day, another rescue.

He’s terrified, but he’s a sweetie. He’s not a biter, just quietly refusing to give up
That death grip on the bars of the travel cage. It took some serious bribery to get him into a regular cage to sleep.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:03 AM
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Re: Another day, another rescue.

He must be seriously confused but that look in his eyes is so sweet!


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Old 07-29-2019, 01:16 AM
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Re: Another day, another rescue.

He really is very sweet. That picture was taken as he was listening to my resident cockatoo singing the song of his people. He got soooooo excited to hear another one of his species. I can’t wait to introduce them after quarantine is over.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:17 AM
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Re: Another day, another rescue.

And my friends have a betting pool going on for how long he will be here before I declare myself his forever home. We shall see. I really don’t think I have the ability to do right by him long term. I’m going back to school in January, so that’s going to make a major impact on my available time.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:25 AM
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Re: Another day, another rescue.

That’s funny that he’s excited to meet your other cockatoo I always wondered what Bianca’s reaction would be upon running into another bird that looks just like her. Maybe I’ll look for U2 playdates near our new location.


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Old 07-29-2019, 01:53 AM
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Re: Another day, another rescue.

They haven’t met yet but they’ve heard each other. Sydney will stay separated until his infectious disease tests and other blood work all come back showing he’s okay to introduce to the rest of the flock.
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Another day, another rescue.

I hope he turns out to be healthy. He looks undernourished for sure but that’s easier to fix.


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Re: Another day, another rescue.

Welcome to the PF Flock Sydney. Despite everything he does look like a sweetheart!
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