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Old 05-06-2015, 12:15 AM
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Hello from Texas :)

Hi everyone,

My name is Zeeshaun. I'm 27, Houston born and bred. Nature/wildlife appreciator. Ever since I was a little boy, I have been fascinated by our beautiful planet, how it works and all the living things on it. I really care about our home and strive to understand it better.

I am an avid organic gardener and love to make my own compost chock full of amendments from bat guanos to alfalfa/kelp meals. I grow all kinds of vegetables, tomatoes, kerela, kale, especially a variety of peppers. I also have a pear, mango and peach tree that I raised from seed. I stumbled upon this forum because like our planet and the plants on it, I also love the little critters roaming all around. In particular, I am admittedly bias towards our feathered friends. I have always loved birds because to me, they were the ultimate symbol of freedom. Nothing can hold them back. Spread your wings and fly!

I was 19 when I adopted my first parrot. An African Grey Timneh that I named Einstein. All the older people were worried that I would get bored and would not be a responsible owner. But I think I did really good for having no experience. I gave him a lot of time and company and always did things with him. Training, talking exercises, exploration, etc etc...He was truly an amazing companion. He was the most loyal, loving, funny and INTELLIGENT buddy to have around. Could talk up a storm too. I truly love him and miss him everyday.

Sadly, when I was 24 (he was 5). Someone broke into my home and burglarized it. My pal Einstein was stolen from me (cage and all) never to be seen again. I tried everything to find him but no one could help me. Not even the police. He's truly a part of my family and I hurt anytime I think of him...

Here he is when he was still a baby:



And here he is making a mess of things 1 week before he was taken from me........




A long time had passed since I had owned a parrot. I was bitter for a long time and blamed myself for not being there for him. I was supposed to protect him from danger and I felt like I totally failed...Then a few days ago, I got a call from a friend telling me that some Sun Conures babies had just been weened and are up for adoption. I really missed the joy of having a FID as you guys call it and decided it was time for REDEMPTION. I wanted a companion who could be part of my family and for a long time. But never owning a conure before, I was hesitant. I still decided to AT LEAST go look at the babies and I am glad I did.

There was 3 left when I got there and 2 had already paired up. Then there was this third one roaming all over the floor of his cage and looking like he was up to no good. When I put my hand near him, he jumped right on. I'm a grown dude, but this little guy was just so darn CUTE! My heart melted and I knew we would have many fun years together. He is 8 weeks old and he is just the best little friend any guy could ask for! He loved to snuggle up into my shirt and sleep. Very inquisitive, curious and surprisingly intelligent.

Overall I am very excited to see what the future holds, I just hope I can be a good father/protector this time around...

Say hello to MANGO!!











Thank you for looking everyone and sorry for the long introduction.

Have a good one,
Zeeshaun

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Old 05-06-2015, 12:16 AM
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Re: Hello from Texas :)

Welcome from a fellow Texan! Gorgeous birds you've had!
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:08 AM
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Re: Hello from Texas :)

I am also from Texas. In Austin. It is good to meet you! Very pretty birds you have.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:54 AM
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Welcome! Beautiful little baby!!
Sorry for your 'loss', FYI, your not alone!
Bird theft ring in San Antonio targeting CAGS!
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:05 AM
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Re: Hello from Texas :)

Hello and Welcome to the forum, Zeeshaun! I enjoyed reading your very interesting introduction. Thank you for sharing.

I'm so sorry to hear about the burglary and Einstein being stolen.

Mango is a beauty, Congratulations! Beautiful photos!
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:46 AM
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Re: Hello from Texas :)

Also a fellow Texan, gardener, tree lover, and parrot lover, I welcome you here. Your new baby is adorable and I can't wait to read your posts about how your relationship grows.

Very sorry to hear about Einstein. Please don't feel guilty about that. I would like to imagine that he ended up making someone's life wonderful after your idealistic upbringing.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:14 PM
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Re: Hello from Texas :)

Hello and welcome! I am so sorry about what happened to Einstein, that is heartbreaking
Mango is beautiful, and I am so excited for you both to have begun this journey! Please post more pictures and updates
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Welcome from another Houstonite

Thank you for sharing your story and your pics.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:07 PM
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Hello and Welcome from California
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What a little beauty...congrats!
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