- Aug 16, 2016
- Eastern rosella; Juniper, house finch Zebra (RIP November 27, 2016), Eurasian collared dove Snowflake, ringneck dove Prince.
I bought Juniper one year ago on September 2. She was falsely advertised as a crimson rosella, one I had been looking for for at least three years. When I arrived at the breeder's, they explained to me that she was a three year old rescue bird that nobody wanted.
So I bought her. She was awfully scared and tried to chew her way out of the travel box/carrier (?), but eventually we reached home. After giving her a few days to settle in, I began to train her. Plucky little bird she was, she made rapid progress and was soon eating the seeds I thrust in between the bars.
She is currently eating from my hands now, but one day she'll step up. Her clipped wings have grown back, and she's finally free.
Here she is a few months ago, out of her cage.