I don’t know how many of you have been keeping up with my personal posts about adopting Kiwi, the male parrotlet, but I need some advice. If anyone has experience working with troubled birds (I guess you could call them “troubled”) I could really use some answers. This little guy needs some tender loving care, and I really want to help him, but I need to know where and how to start.
Here is a copied post of mine from the TalkParrotlets forum, where I described basically everything:
After almost two weeks of trying to schedule a day for a home visit with the parrot rescue, we’re finally bringing Kiwi (a green Pacific Parrotlet) home! Well actually, someone from the rescue is bringing him home for us, but either way, he’ll be home with us tomorrow.
Soooo excited to start working with Kiwi. I know it’s going to take some time, since he’s been really shy even at the rescue, but I know he’ll come around. Wish us luck! (:
oh yes, and more pictures will follow once he settles in his new home a bit (:
Hey, remember that parrotlet that I mentioned last week? Kiwi? Jeanne at the parrot rescue I volunteer at just got this little cutie a few weeks ago, and I finally got around to volunteering this weekend so I got to see him. I FELL IN LOVE GUYS. I’M IN LOVE. He was a little scared to come out of his cage, but once he was out and I held him in my hand for a little bit, he was a whole new bird. As soon as I took my hand off of the top of him, he climbed all the way to my shoulder and wouldn’t move. I walked all around the house with him perfectly contented on my shoulder. Jeanne said she hasn’t had that kind of luck with him, and apparently he’s going up for adoption soon, so if I can run it by my dad and get him to give in, I could be first on the list! (:
ASDFGHJKDSJALK HE’S SO CUTE I WANT HIM SO BAD PLEASE DAD DON’T DENY MY DREAMSSSSSS