I recently started volunteering at a bird rescue. It's been my "therapy" after losing my beloved quaker of over 17 years. Anyway, I never thought I would bond with a bird there but I met a super sweet Senegal parrot. She's 8 years old and extremely tame. She's been at the shelter since July of this year. I have only interacted with her several times and already she lets me scratch her head and pet her. She also sits on my shoulder and curls up under my neck. And while on my shoulder she has even taken the liberty to offer me kisses! It's incredible. I have never seen this in a bird I just met. Anyway, I put in my application to adopt her seeing it appears that she has taken to me so quickly. Does anyone have any experience with rescuing birds? Any positive or negative feedback concerning this? I have never rescued a bird before in this manner. So it would be interesting to hear anybody else's experiences with this.
Congratulations! You've been chosen by that Senegal parrot . Hope that the adoption process goes quickly.
I've never rescued a parrot but I did adopt Scooter the CAG. Her previous owner had to re-home her because of serious illness in their family and Scooter wasn't getting adequate attention. It was a long slow process for Scooter to adjust to a new home and to finally feel that she belonged here. She had a nervous disposition and her move here was abrupt and unexpected for her, which complicated matters. She had never seen me before she was dropped off here to stay. So you already have a big advantage in you and the Senegal getting to know each other, and it's certain that the parrot not only accepts you but likes you.
For the most part you should be able to follow the usual recommendations for bringing a new parrot home. With a parrot who had a previous home a little extra patience may be needed and it could take longer for the parrot to settle in. Of course you should do plenty of research on the specifics of Senegal parrots, which I imagine you've already been doing.
Thanks Cnyguy for your feedback. Yes, she definitely chose me, it has been so sweet. That is very interesting about Scooter. Every bird is so different in how they handle a new home. And yes I have been doing a lot of research on Senegal parrots. I just purchased a book on Senegals and reading a lot of online sources. I am still waiting on final authorization to come through for me to adopt her. Will see how things go....I am also thinking about acquiring another quaker down the road... but will start with this Senegal first.
Thanks so much cnyguy. Yes, I will keep you all updated and informed as to how things are going. I was at the bird rescue volunteering yesterday and I did speak with one of the ladies from the adoption committee and she told me she needs to speak with someone else from the adoption committee so it sounds like that's one thing we are waiting on. I think it takes about a month for the adoption to come through from what I understand. Will see how things go.
Waiting isn't easy and I imagine you're eager to get the decision and of course are hoping it will go your way. No doubt you're enjoying spending time with all the birds at the rescue. If it were me, I would probably want to bring them all home.
Yes, waiting is really hard but I know if I'm meant to have her, it will happen at the right time. I absolutely LOVE volunteering at the bird rescue and yes, it's very tempting to want to bring them all home. They are all so cute! I did hear back today from someone on the adoption committee and looks like we are getting closer. This is SOOOO exciting!!!
I just found out today I got approved to adopt that Senegal! I get to bring her home on Saturday. Yay! I can't wait to be a bird parent again! So much to do between now and then. But looking forward to a new beginning!
Congratulations! I know how excited you must be. I'm sure you're well prepared for your new feathered friend. We'll be looking forward to hearing how things are going and learning more about your new Senegal parrot.
Thank you everyone! I brought Chewie, my new Senegal parrot home yesterday. She has acclimated well to her new home so far. She has been eating, drinking, playing and being active in her new cage. She loves being outside of her cage and so I had her out a little bit today but not for too long since she just got here yesterday and I want to ensure she is familiar with the layout of my place before she goes flying around. I'm so happy I got her! Even the bird rescue staff said to me that I got a really good bird! She is very tame, cuddly, super sweet, never bites, quiet - really couldn't ask for anything more in a parrot companion!
I hope that you and Chewie ‘fit’ well and she helps you to miss your Quaker less. [b r]I adopted a Meyers parrot, jasper, shortly before finding Willow. Jasper is still quite on the alert but was so edgy for a long time that we did not get close.
Jasper has become less snippy and more relaxed and cuddly in the last two years. But I just think the Quaker parakeet personality works best for me.
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2023 14:25:03 GMT -5 by heatherg