Good luck with Chimi! A green cheeked conure would be exciting - I've heard conflicting reports as to their aggression and personalities. It will be interesting to see what your thoughts are about him after the first week.
Post by Sharyn and Mr P on Apr 12, 2016 20:33:13 GMT -5
Chimi has been with me since Sat. He is absolutely adorable and very sweet. It is pretty obvious that he got really good care and a lot of attention in his previous home. I'm still not exactly sure why they gave him up but whoever winds up adopting him is going to be really happy. He was a little shy and timid at first but is used to being around people and is already stepping up like a pro, taking food from my hand and chirping pitifully when I leave the room. He likes almonds, chop, apples, grapes, veggie pasta and eats Harrisons lifetime maintenance fine as his normal food. He has already bathed in his water dish and he is trying to talk. He makes little kissie noises and I believe he is trying to say "love you" and "good nite".
He goes for his intake visit to the vet on Thurs. This weekend I'm going to get some decent pictures of him for his Florida Parrot Rescue bio, and I'll post a few here too. I had no idea that he was going to be that small. He is of the cinnamon color mutation I was told and has a very long tail, much longer than his little body. It's weird to have him perch on my hand, he feels like he weighs next to nothing compared to the other fosters I've had and even Mr P who I'm afraid is getting fat.
He is in quarantine and is not allowed in the same room as Mr P. He does hear Mr P though, and calls out to him, but Mr P is his usual self when it comes to the fosters and just ignores Chimi's little chirps. I really doubt they are going to spend any time together because I think as soon as Chimi comes out of quarantine, he will be adopted. He would even be good around older kids as long as they were supervised and were taught how to handle him without hurting him.
It's sort of nice having a foster that doesnt draw blood every time I try to handle him, but definitely not as challenging