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Old 04-23-2012, 05:24 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm posting on here as I need some help and thoughts on what to do. PLEASE NO rude or Negitive comments.

I did something horrible last year, I rehomed my CAG. After talking with my doctor regarding my horrible headaches , he told me I was allergic to my bird .

" I loved my bird, I got him once he was weaned and had him until he was a yr old. We hung out everyday, I cooked multi times a day for him. He was my baby and we were always together. We sang and danced.

I'm a stay at home mom with 2 boys. So JB basically was never in his cage unless we needed to leave. "

So I found him a great home and rehomed him, however my headaches did not stop, they continued. I became depressed , I lost my best friend.

I started cleaning everything, Still my headaches. We bought a home and started to pack to move out of our rental house to find the house completely covered in MOLD !!

On that note I called the lady I had rehomed JB to and she refused to let me have him back, gave me a spill about home awesome he was and I shouldn't of ever let him go, and I should be greatful he has such a great home. She started sending me pictures of him monthly, driving me nutz ,taunting me as I felt. Finally she got the point and stopped thankfully.

Now I have a empty hole in my heart and I want another bird in my life, since I have discovered what the true cause of my headaches were.

I loved my grey, but I was the only one that could handle him and my kids love animals. My CAG was not noisey, screamed a every other day and just pretty much talked and made noises.

I would like to adopt a bird. But which breed? I would like something thats more outgoing so my kids and can handle, and something that is atleast the size my CAG was or bigger. But I can't handle a bird screaming all day.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:30 PM
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Re: Bad decision

I feel for you. I had to rehome my CAG because my mom died (bird was going to live with her while I was in college). It was making me very sad this week, as I know I could care for him from now forward having graduated and gotten a home. I know he has a great home and owner and I get to see him online sometimes, but that doesn't change the fact he isn't MY bird anymore. We should feel lucky, though, because many people on this forum have had to rehome birds, but they do not have a clue where they are or if they are alive!
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:31 PM
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Re: Bad decision

I'll leave this one to the experts...
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Re: Bad decision

How old are your boys?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:09 PM
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Re: Bad decision

Thank you Quauk, so very true !

Let me reword what I first said, I will be the main handler, however I need a bird that is open to also my husband taking care of the bird/ handling when I am not around . My boys are 4 and 6, However they just like to feed treats and also pet. " they will not be handling any bird without myself or my husband by thier side ". My CAG would bite my kids and Husband. If I was leaving I had to cage my CAG as he would not let my husband . So I need a bird that is more more none to be a family bird. Yes I no depending on the bird any breed can be a " family pet " however there are breeds that are more known to be more of a family bird then a one person birdie

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:31 PM
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Re: Bad decision

Oh I bet you miss your CAG, I am so sorry! But at least you know he has a good home. I am not quite sure what kind to tell you to get. Your boys are pretty young, so you might not want one with too big of a beak. If you want your boys to be involved a lot, I would get a cockatiel (I know this is probably not what you want). However, they are the sweetest little birds you can imagine!! My Grand daughter just got her own, and it rides around all the time on her shoulder and is so tame! It is a lot of fun. It is not noisy at all either. But if you are wanting a larger one, I am not quite sure what to tell you. A lot of the larger ones can be very loud. Maybe another member will have more input. Any way Good Luck!! Parrots are a lot of fun!
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I am so sorry for what happened.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: Bad decision

I am surprised that the doc told you you were allergic to your bird. Did he do any testing at all?

Too many doctors, particularly GPs, are quick to blame the pet, but without testing, there's no way to know for sure. If they did blood OR skin tests, and you tested allergic to feathered critters, you might have to consider a different kind of pet. But if no allergy tests were done, that is a shame. I'd write to his boss, or even the AMA.

I am allergic to cats, so badly that my allergy doc shook her finger at me and said "Don't you EVER ..." and now doesn't even test for it, as it screws up any of the tests near it. My sister, sadly, is allergic to anything with fur or feathers, so her son had betta fish instead!
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Re: Bad decision

A tiel is defently something I would like to get for my kids/us.


Basically what happened with my doctor is , I was allergic to EVERYTHING when I was younger, food, animal dander, air !! however I grew out of them. I had gotten my CAG begining of summer so windows were always open or window a/c were on. Once fall came we closed our windows and turned on the heat. All the mold started blowing through the vents and I became sick. My doctor had me thinking that when the windows closed and I turned on the heat on it blew the dander from the bird around and was causing the headaches. I didn't place him until late winter/ early spring, as I was hanging on to him as long as I could, hoping I could find another reason for my headaches,, 2 weeks after he left we found the MOLD in the house when we packing. If only I could have held on a little longer. what a mess
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Re: Bad decision

Id recommend doing what we did. Get a male tiel for the boys and something else that you want. You wont find a bird the size of a cag or bigger that will be guaranteed to want to interact with anyone else. Most birds, especially the bigger, bond to one person (im pretty sure). Our cag tolerates the kids and will take treats from them, and ive heard of other larger birds doing the same. But without getting a bird, doing a trial run and having to rehome the bird, theres just no way to know. And i dont recommend that route to anyone. You *could* search through craigslist or other places for a larger bird and possibly find one who is friendly with children and see how it works out. If he isnt friendly with yours, go buy a tiel. If he is, awesome.
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