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Old 05-12-2015, 09:05 AM
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Does anyone have a jelous bird?

I'm just kinda lamenting here. My beloved Smokey's passing is still hurting me deeply. Sometimes I have a difficult time looking at members pics of their wonderful Greys.

Here is a short story about Smokes. She was an impulse buy from a pet store,wild caught,about 6 months old. She only ate seed. I was a huge subscriber to Bird Talk and read everything I could about Greys,trying to tame her,get her to eat good stuff,only to have her throw it on the floor.
Get on my hand? NO WAY! She growled like a pack of dogs,or nipped at me.Even after 27 yrs I had to chase her to step up,then she'd tell me she was a "good girl"

About a year later a friend introduced me to Apollo, his Blue Front. I was never keen on a "green" parrot but this guy was handsome! all the colors!

So I looked in the back of a bird Talk and found a "breeder" of BF's and went to see. A huge cage with about 10 BF's in it and one inparticular kept following me around the cage looking at me. This is where Amy comes in :-)

16 weeks old,had to hand feed her once at night for about two weeks..the breeder said it would help us bond. She was already eating pellets and got right into veggies and fruits and pasta etc.

Now Smokey see's what Amy is eating and must be thinking "hey? whats this stuff"? Thanks to Amy,Smokes began to eat healthy food.

But Smokes was jealous of AMY! Anytime they were out together and Amys back was turned that brat smokey would run up to her and yank her tail. After Smokey bit amys tongue and it required 5 stitches, I never let them get that close again.
If both cages were open,and I took amy into the kitchen with me for some one on one..5 minutes later Smokey is walking down the hall to check it out. Think she'd walk into the kitchen on her own? NO. only if amy was there..
Anyway...I miss the little grey girl...SNIFFF

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Jonesy, a cute Goffin 'too
that had to be rehomed :-(

And a Grey 'teil, BB...a.k.a. The Beebs
that was 18 weeks old 5/20/2016,






Rest in peace,my precious Smokey..4/2015 at 28 years young
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:05 AM
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Re: Does anyone have a jelous bird?

I feel for you, many years ago I lost my YNA Karma after about 15 years together. He left a whole in my heart for many years. Seeing other napes depressed me and I just couldn't think of getting another for a very long time. Last year I was out bird scouting with a friend. She was looking for an older amazon and asked me to go along to assess them. When we met Brady it was love at first sight much the same as it was for me and Karma so many years ago. Brady took to me instantly and not so much to my friend who ended up finding the perfect zon for her that day as well.

No one will ever replace Karma but I must admit that Brady has filled a space in my heart I thought would forever be empty. Maybe some day down the line another grey will find room in your heart and flock...you just never know.

In the mean time cherish your memories with Smokes. So I would never forget I wrote down quite a few of my most tender and memorable times with Karma. I lost all his pictures and a tape I had of him talking in a storage unit flooding so the written memories and the ones in my heart are all I have.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:35 AM
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Re: Does anyone have a jelous bird?

Thanks Labell..I do have my 'Too Jonesy now..its only been a month and he is a very funny character..loves lovin' and talking and cussin' and jumping and a little hollerin' but he is so handsome and good natured..he is helping me..but I still cant stop thinking of smokey...who'd ever think a bird could grab your heart so strongly??


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Amy my beautiful Blue Front. Who was four months old when she picked me to go home with to her "forever" home in 4/1990.. DNA'd MALE in 2015
Jonesy, a cute Goffin 'too
that had to be rehomed :-(

And a Grey 'teil, BB...a.k.a. The Beebs
that was 18 weeks old 5/20/2016,






Rest in peace,my precious Smokey..4/2015 at 28 years young
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Re: Does anyone have a jelous bird?

As with any deep love, passage does not mean we forget. I keenly remember every bird that has passed, and can vividly recall many moments of joy. It can be challenging to not descend into a valley of wallowing sadness.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:06 PM
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Re: Does anyone have a jelous bird?

Jealous amazon?!

WELL... that's unusual! (Unusual that it took so long... !)
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