For my sister's birthday, she wanted a bird. Obviously, we knew I'd be the one caring for him, considering she's 4.
We went to Adventures in Birds in Houston to get him. (The store was fun, but why did they do this?)
1) She's really good at picking out beautiful birds. She knew EXACTLY which bird she wanted.
2) I thought that since Turtle is her bird, he should be clipped, so he'd be more attached to her, which she'd absolutely adore.
3) I asked for his wings to be clipped, but I didn't notice until we got home a few days later that they only clipped one of his wings. Previously, I've had two flighted birds from a breeder and one clipped from Petco. He's more clumsy than either of them.
Why would someone clip just one wing? He definitely can't fly, but he's so clumsy I worry every time I let him out with the rest of the birds.
Another grievance, but this one is completely my fault.
I don't know what made me think that three birds in one cage was a good idea. To be fair, it's a big cage, but I didn't really think through the two-boys, one-girl situation.
They were good for the first two weeks, but now Elvis and Turtle are fighting. Would getting another girl alleviate the tension?
We don't have the space for another cage. (I originally thought we did, but there was a miscommunication and my dad won't tolerate another cage)
We'll be building an aviary, but that could be months out.