Murzik is a sweetheart! I want to share a success story.

veimar

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Hi again,
As some of you may remember I posted about a 18 months old cockatiel I rescued from very bad conditions on July 15. He was kept outside in a small cage with 4-5 other tiels in a mobile house community. According to the owner he was never handled, never let out of cage, parent fed… The guy took him out of cage with a thick towel. He didn't have a name…
He was screaming like crazy for the first few days, and once in a while we still hear this scream now. Luckily he happened to be a strong and healthy bird. He smashed into the walls and made himself bleed when I accidentally let him out. He drew my blood several times… I felt like I caught a wild bird from a jungle. I put on thick leather gloves and clipped him myself on the very first day.
I was skeptical, but decided to give him all the love he deserved.
And now, less than 3 mo later he is my lap kitty - cage free, cuddly and sweet. :) He is still a bit suspicious, but the transformation is amazing. We are learning to step up, and Murzik is surprised to find out that my fingers are not for biting them, but for stepping up, giving treats and scratching his head. We take showers and go for the walks together, even to the grocery store. :) I'm so happy he is in my life now. Sharing a few pics…
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81155678@N02/15430709851/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81155678@N02/15433894585/
on the beach - Murzik is patiently waiting for me while I go to swim
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81155678@N02/15430612021/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81155678@N02/15433462072/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81155678@N02/15247207778/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81155678@N02/15247046599/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/81155678@N02/15247041479/in/photostream/

It breaks my heart when I think how many miserable birds are out there and how little it takes to make them happy! :grey:
 
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faeryphoebe1

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Those are beautiful pics. Your tiel is gorgeous and you're so pretty!

Congratulations on all your hard work, patience and your amazing progress.

Thank you for rescuing little Murzik. He's a darling!
 

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That's such a nice thing to read!! :D Wow he really tamed quickly! I've heard that parent raised wild Tiels can be tamed as easily as budgies, but I've never heard a first hand account of it until now. That's wonderful! Such a great feeling I'm sure. Murzik has such a cute face too :)
 

Allee

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Murzik's success story really makes me smile. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics of your flock.
 
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Thank you for your kind words! I shared this story to encourage people to adopt birds instead of buying from a breeder. It's so rewarding to see the little miserable thing to transform into a loving fun creature.
 
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