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Old 10-17-2020, 01:35 PM
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Someone contacted me about Booby

Hello everyone,
Someone contacted me about Booby. I need advice on how to approach this.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated tyvm
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:28 PM
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Can you provide details? I feel like I am missing something..
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:34 PM
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Re: Someone contacted me about Booby

Booby flew onto our terrace on September 11, 2020. We live on the 14th floor. I don't know if parrots can fly that high up but the person lives more than 10 miles away. I posted on 911parrotalert and someone emailed me yesterday.

I am not giving the bird to anyone until i am sure that it is their bird. I want to know what to ask. i sent them an email and am trying to contact a vets office in the Bronx, NY but they don't pick up their phone.
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The person who contacted me said that they got her from a breeder on September 10. But has no paperwork. Like I said I'm from NYC I don't trust anyone. She said her other bird bonded with Booby. Do they bond like that in one day?
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Re: Someone contacted me about Booby

It's absolutely possible and they can fly 40+ miles per day...So, it can happen...probable? Not so much, given the "story". You have the bird, you can always say "no" if the reaction you see when they meet is bad...right? they can bond fast if they "choose" you (but don't expect that if you meet a random parrot at a store)...I mean, if the bird likes you better than this person, I feel like the ball is still in your court.. It feels mean to say that...but I want the bird to be happy...the bird has likely been through some trauma...You have the power here-- ask questions if you feel brave enough...I'd not meet this person anywhere other than the police station...

Banding or microchipping = not required and can be serious health hazards, so this person could very well be telling the truth...but they could also be full of it.

Ask how she escaped...
If they had her for a day and couldn't keep her....I'd say.. cough...you know...

I know that birds get away as adults etc (even when they love their owners) but a loss on day 1 raises some red flags for me...If you have a bird long enough, it is easy to let your guard down...but not on day 1!

I am 500% in favor of reuniting parrots and owners, but if the bird hates the past owner...I guess I just think it should be the bird's choice at some point...I hope no one kills me for saying that...TO CLARIFY, many well-loved birds escape and are too disoriented or frightened to return..

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Old 10-17-2020, 02:42 PM
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They are telling me that they got the bird off of Craigslist but that they don't have any paperwork. I'm not buying that at all.
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oh yeah as soon as i saw Booby on my terrace he flew towards me lol this lady might be telling the truth but how do you make a purchase for something on Craigslist and not get any paperwork? These birds are not cheap.
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Re: Someone contacted me about Booby

Many people do not...It's a very weird industry...do you have paperwork if you get a puppy from a friend?
Unlikely.
I am not saying to give this bird to a sketchy stranger (skepticism is very healthy)..I am just saying, it isn't black and white.

They could VERY EASILY be telling a lie..but its not certain. If they are telling the truth, how did they lose a bird on the first day they had it???

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How long had they had her? (reportedly)?
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:02 PM
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They are telling me that they got the bird off of Craigslist and that they got it on September 10. but that they don't have any paperwork. I'm not buying that at all.

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