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Old 08-02-2016, 03:02 PM
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Howdy from Vermont

Hi!

I joined last November, but only became active in the forum recently. I adopted a middle-aged Patagonian Conure from Feathered Hearts Rescue last year, and the adjustment to having her in our home and lives has beeb occasionally challenging and mostly enjoyable.

A couple of adorable things about Lucky, who is genetically sexed female:

- If I laugh a real, hearty laugh, she laughs too.
- She doesn't have clear language, but said "I love you" the first day I had her home from the rescue.
- She doesn't respond to food reinforcement, praise, "punishment" or anything but whether or not she gets to be near me. So when she goes after the cat, I put her on her least favorite boing and leave immediately.
- She is utterly indifferent to my partner Matt's Alex. "Baby" owns the airspace and Lucky owns the floor, and they're happy to have their own domains.
- Lucky was unclipped but had low muscle tone when she came home with us. We are committed to allowing flight in our house, and we've been working on teaching her to fly.
-She's made huge strides in trying new, healthy foods (she's a former seed addict) and being more active and less dependent. She still has to be convinced to eat new foods.




Looking forward to many enjoyable conversations with you all!

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Old 08-02-2016, 03:12 PM
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Re: Howdy from Vermont

Welcome! I take joy in seeing a rescued fid! I know most people would rather a baby but clearly you two have a wonderful relationship.


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Old 08-02-2016, 03:25 PM
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Hi, welcome back ! We have a few other Patigonian owners here as well.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:27 PM
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Awesome and welcome!
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:52 PM
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Re: Howdy from Vermont

Welcome & Congrats from one Vermonter to another! Did I understand you correctly? Does your partner have an Alex as in Alexandrine?? Not to change the subject, but if that's the case, where did he adopt him. I would like to adopt one next year and am having trouble finding a breeder.

Lucky is adorable and seems to be adjusting well. I'm so glad he found you!

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Old 08-03-2016, 01:35 AM
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Re: Howdy from Vermont

Welcome and well done for taking on a rescue
We've got an old Patagonian called Archie who was bought from a shop but was a rescue as he was in a state. He's doing great now

Lucky is a very pretty girl ❤️


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Old 08-03-2016, 01:53 AM
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Re: Howdy from Vermont

Welcome!
Can't wait to hear stories about baby & Lucky who is beautiful !!
Would love to see baby too )

I love when they mimic the laughing it just tickles me pink
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:08 AM
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Re: Howdy from Vermont

Lucky is a real beauty! Congratulations and thank you for adopting an older bird! Looking forward to hearing more about Lucky and Baby!
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:31 AM
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Re: Howdy from Vermont

Hi,

He does have an Alexandrine. "Baby" is also a rescue - she came from a rescue in Massachusetts having been abandoned on their doorstep in a bare travel cage. I'm afraid I don't know the name of the rescue. She had no history and has some intense attitude that may have come from neglect and mistreatment. So I'm afraid we don't know any breeders.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:34 AM
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Re: Howdy from Vermont

If that's Archie in your avatar, I'm here to tell you that Lucky loves that same style of toy! She came not knowing how to play with toys. It was heartbreaking but hilarious to demonstrate chewing on a toy for her to give her the idea that she's allowed to chew on things. I have to imagine she lived with someone who cuddled her a lot, but left her in a mostly bare cage. She is now a cardboard box shredder bar-none. Good thing my sweetie has Amazon Prime. We have a steady stream of boxes entering the house. We let her play in bags and boxes to express her "burrowing parrot" side.
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