Grahamcracker My husband ordered a leash from chewy.com for our kitty. He ordered a size small, but she needs a medium. He called the company for instructions on returning the item. He was told to keep it and donate it to a shelter. They then replaced the item and there was no shipping charge. Just want to let people know that Chewy is a great company! BTW, we did give the leash to the Almost Home Foundation, a wonderful rescue group in northern Illinois.
February 9 at 10:19 EST .
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StormCnter This is from the Iowa Donor Network. Get a tissue ready.
MeiDei I'm hoping Bird will tell us it's identity; resembles her avatar.
January 4 at 18:36 EST .
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BirdsNest Now that I am looking at it on the laptop I can see it. On the cell phone it was fuzzy. Looks like a Conure and a pretty good size on to boot. We raised Conures, still have some that I refused to sell because at the time the movie "Paulie" had just come out and EVERYBODY wanted Blue Crowned Conures. But everybody has a short attention span and in a couple of years they decide the parrot is not for them, and it gets re-homed. Today I went out into the garage where the parrots are and low and behold, "Cowboy" a BC Conure was out of his cage. I offered my arm and he stepped right up. I had not latched his water door properly. He hasn't been anyone's pet for many years. He was one we rescued from a young couple who decided he needed to go. I love BC Conures.
January 5 at 18:33 EST .
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BirdsNest My avatar is a Quaker parakeet. He was Hagar's pet. He talks and sings and is the joy of my life.
January 5 at 18:34 EST .
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MeiDei Parrots can live for a long time - do sellers take age of buyer in consideration? My cousin has a white cockatoo living w/them for at least 35 years; she said she'd be too old to get another if anything happened to hers.
January 6 at 12:24 EST .
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BirdsNest Most people just buy on impulse and don't even comprehend the life expectancy of a parrot. Hagar knew of a Green Winged Macaw that was 98 years old. Responsible owners leave their parrots in their wills and to people who would want them and care for them. Melvin is 22 years old, we have had him for maybe 15 of those years. When someone asks me how long a parrot will live, I tell them 15 min to 50 years, depending on circumstances. The diets we feed our parrots now are far superior to the sunflower seed only diets of many years ago and most owners know to offer table food. Melvin LOVES seafood(except oysters ) and will devour pasta,chicken,pork, yogurt(blueberry ), and most anything I will eat. I avoid avocado, salty foods, chocolate for him. Now that I have brought the rest of the parrots in for the winter to keep from having to heat an extra space, it is very noisy in here and they all want to share whatever I am eating.Melvin is annoyed, he was used to being the "only child". And now he has to live in a cage because these other noisy interlopers are freaking him out. He has never been confined to a cage, happy to stay on his playtop and never flying off anywhere.
January 7 at 08:20 EST .
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BirdsNest To answer your question some sellers just want to make the profit then move on. A great many stores no longer sell large parrots. As for us, we took great care in explaining to prospective owners. Some you could tell were just wrong. At one event the lady had written the check for a Lory, had gone to another vendor to buy a carrier. When she got back with this tiny carrier maybe big enough for two parakeets, Hagar took over the interview. He asked her a few more questions. Not satisfied with her response, he handed the check back and said we would not be selling her the Lory. She got really mad and loud and asked "why"? Hagar kept his temper and simply said "Because you are too stupid to own this parrot". She raised all kinds of stink but she left. Other vendors watched the "show" and sgreed