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Old 03-24-2015, 08:36 AM
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A question about rescues

I'm interested in the idea of adopting a rescue in about a year, but I have no idea if it's even feasible for me because of my location. I only encountered two in my state when I went looked for them online, one I emailed and got no response. Their websites seem a little unfriendly, or maybe it's just me. There are a lot of rules and conditions. When my email inquiry went unanswered I backed off the idea and bought a baby thinking I would have less behavioral problems anyway. That really didn't happen for us. We're working with our greenwing, and we're trying to get to touch her and interact with her without her going into attack mode. It's only been a little over a month, so we still have work to do with her obviously. We're progressing, we're just starting to get to pet her back without her turning on us but she's still unhappy about being touched. She does step up about 85% of the time without trying to bite us but she's still really unsure about it.

I want a blue and gold at some point, and I figure if there is no guarantee of getting a well tamed parrot as a baby I might as well try to get one that needs a new home instead and do the taming work with that one. But how is the question. How do you adopt if you live in an area that doesn't have much available? Who's going to drive here for a home visit when I'm many hours away? I think Sailor would really be much more happy if she had a companion bird to interact with and my tiny conure is not an option.

What do you guys with experience in this think, am I sunk and I have no shot of helping a rescue bird? Am I pretty much stuck needing to order a baby instead? The thought of an older bird who needs a good home appeals to me. I think we are a decent home, we really try to take good care of our birds. Fresh food every day (and hey they are actually starting to eat it!) good quality pellets, goldenfeast blends, lots of treats, toys, and anything I can think of for their comfort. I just ordered the Feathered Faire cookbook. I have a pan of banana nut/veggie birdie bread in my oven right now. I would love to take good care of some bird who needs it but I don't see how to go about it when we're ready. Any ideas on what to do?
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:17 AM
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Re: A question about rescues

I re-homed a Macaw and there are zero rescue places around me. Local vet has gotten in a few birds in the last year. Not a Aivan . She contacted me again last week about a Too but I have my hands full with BB and I have asthma . I understand Toos are dusty
I had no expectations as to what BB could offer me . I was in the position to offer him a safe warm place to live with healthy food. Anything he would give me was a bonus as far as I was concerned. My first Bird . I get bit and most of the time its just because he is scared . He is not a mush mac YET . Lots more trust and I feel he will be there . Right now he is having to much fun teaching the Dogs to come when he calls.
As far as remote area I have a hour drive inland to work 30 min to closest grocery story . So where there is a will there is a way. Don't limit yourself.
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Re: A question about rescues

I've seen several posts about cl parrots being treated bad. When you're ready perhaps you can look there or post a wanted ad.
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Re: A question about rescues

You could try craigslist. Where are you?
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Re: A question about rescues

Yeah I suppose I could. I'm a little afraid of meeting people through craigslist though, it sounds risky. So many bad stories on the internet about dangerous people answering ads. Years ago there was a murder in my family and the killers were never caught so now I think I'm more cautious than the average person about strangers.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:40 AM
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Re: A question about rescues

Just remembered if I was a liar I could have had 2 Amazon's. I was offered them for free. The guy thought I had more experience than I had. This was from a wanted ad I placed in the pet section.
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Re: A question about rescues

Mimi I'm sorry to hear that. If you go the cl router meet in a public place or take someone with you.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:47 AM
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Re: A question about rescues

There aren't a whole lot of parrots in my area, I've checked Craigslist when I was thinking of getting a greenwing. I have yet to see a blue and gold anywhere near me there but I did see a Scarlet once. Right now I see a small mac and an african grey on there. I guess I can check when I'm ready. I feel like I need to spend some time with this one and see how we do with her. I want more experience before I get another big mac. I guess I was just hoping there was a more legitimate route to go with a real rescue or group.

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Old 03-24-2015, 09:54 AM
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Re: A question about rescues

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Mimi I'm sorry to hear that. If you go the cl router meet in a public place or take someone with you.

This. I got Sydney, my male sennie, from craigslist and it was a good experience. I went alone at night, which I wouldn't recommend, but there are lots of birds out there that need homes.
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Re: A question about rescues

Well, when I was involved in it, I had three locally that I worked with, and five that were in my area. That wasn't a problem...

There are a lot of rescues that place a tremendouc amount of idiotic rules on people. Some of them I can see, some of them are just AR, and they aren't exceptionally friendly. It is made difficult because they want them to go to a safe environment. Inadvertently they drive people away, instead of encouraging them.

I essentially, didn't turn people away, but I did insist that they get training on the bird they selected before bringing the bird home, AND I DID THE TRAINING! Didn't pass the class with me, didn't get one. So sorry.

So that was how I kept it in check...

Other people do it differently. I tried to match the bird to the person.
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