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Laurasea 08-03-2018 11:43 AM

Rescueing Penny
Wednesday evening a neighbor was treating me to dinner for helping him find a basset hound puppy for his retirement. He wanted to stop at a little mom and pop pet store, how could I refuse?! While wondering around I came across a green quaker in a dark corner in a tiny Finch cage, on a shelf next to an aquarium of rodents,She coulduld barely stand up in the cage and had a filthy yellow hut she hid in, pictures below will show the hut. When I peeked at her she was agressive, charging and hissing. I could see she was in bad shape, with some feather picking, and only sunflower seeds to eat. My heart was broken. I already have a beautiful blue quaker named Neptune whome I had purchased from a breeder I had researched and took home fully weaned at 7 weeks, abd have only had for a month and a half. As well as my cinnamon teal green cheek conure who is seven. And two cheerful parakeets....Did I have room in my heart for one more??? S quaker who was so neglected, whith behavior issues? I went on to dinner, and that night I couldn't sleep...I was so concerned about that little green quaker. So the next day my mom gave me some money and I headed off to the pet store as soon as they opened, and politely inquired about the little green quaker in the back. I was told she belongs to a guy who cleans the store, and they would ask if he was looking to part with her. I met the man who was obviously down on his luck, with possible substance abuse problems. He said she was a friend's bird, who had health issues, and he was helping her out abd they we're willing to re-home her. He said she was seven, abd a female. He asked for more money than I had..... I negotiated down, but still couldn't afford her. So I left and went home and added my neighbor to lend me the money to get her. So yesterday afternoon I went back and got her!!!! Yippie!! Now what am I in for right? He took her out of the cage abd she tore into him. I was willing to take a bite so I put up my hand, she leaped onto me and ran up my arm and burried herself in my hair and snuggled right up to me. Wow! They brought out this filthy cage covered in feces with spoiled water in the dish and two wood purches and no toys, and said this was her original cage. I could have it to take her home in. She is now in a bigger cage with toys, fresh food, and water and a sunny window to look out. I renamed her Penny, abd she is an amazing loving sweet most charming parrot I have ever met!!! I can get her in and out of the cage with no bites, she ate broccoli, fruit and nipples on pellets. This is our first full day together!

Laurasea 08-03-2018 11:57 AM

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Ok I was running out of room but wanted to share a few more pictures of this lovely sweet little old lady bird, I feel she is older than seven.. whatever really happened to her she has a big heart!! She purrs for me, grooms me, has given me a wolf wistle and wants to be on my shoulder always! Penny even regurged for me, she had given me her whole heart, flat out no holds barred! When the time is right I hope introductions to the rest of the flock will be just as beautiful. A little angel has flown into my heart!!!!

lplummer52 08-03-2018 12:03 PM

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Fantastic! You are the angel for sure. She is rewarding you for saving her....whew! I would not be as brave. Good for you!

Jen5200 08-03-2018 12:03 PM

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Aw, she’s adorable - and so lucky to have you!

noodles123 08-03-2018 12:06 PM

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AW! Good for you. I think you have a friend. I hope that things continue to go well. It is always a little sad when a bird is in a situation with someone who has good intentions but just cannot manage. I do think that most people just have no idea what they are getting into (especially older people who bought birds years ago and didn't necessarily have the same resources to research--cough cough, internet). I still feel guilty when I think back on my little sister's childhood parakeet.... we had a library book and a book from the pet-shop, but both certainly failed to emphasize parakeet complexity and intelligence. You sound like a better fit.

wrench13 08-03-2018 01:29 PM

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Well you rescued this one for sure - those conditions are abysmal - maybe even shutting the store down abysmal. good luck with Penny!

Laurasea 08-03-2018 06:50 PM

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One day can make a difference! Below in the thumb nail will be yesterday when I brought her home filfthy and today after two baths, I'm surprised to see such s difference in one day

Laurasea 08-03-2018 06:57 PM

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Did the pic work? Why no pics?

Jen5200 08-03-2018 07:07 PM

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I don’t see a picture, no.

Laurasea 08-03-2018 09:22 PM

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