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Mathews

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« on: September 25, 2016, 10:29:37 PM »

Hi. My name is Jeff. My wife, Jennifer, and I had been considering the idea of bringing a parrot companion into our home for a while. After studying several species, we concluded that the grey was the one for us. So, the search was on.

We looked at different pet shops local to us, searched breeders online and kept our eyes peeled on Craigslist. We finally discovered Maggie. She belonged to lady who owned Maggie as well as a macaw. The two birds didn't get along. So, she needed to find Maggie a new home. Instead of asking us to come and meet Maggie at her home, she asked if she could come to our home to see if she would approve of us to be the ones who she would trust as Maggies forever home. She said she had already turned down near 40 people because she didn't feel like Maggie would be loved or taken care of properly. Well, she did approve of us as Maggies new forever family. And we are ecstatic about it!

The lady told us that she acquired Maggie from a feed store which sometimes has parrots for sale. I know this particular store and know they do carry birds, because it's the same feed store that I always used to buy hay, horse grain and some tack from for my horses. I never saw anything like a grey there though. They usually had parakeets, cockatiels and an occasional Amazon or conure. She said Maggie was hatched April 23rd of 2015. And that she got her from there in October.

The second day we had Maggie I noticed that she didn't have a ring on her leg. I contacted the lady and asked if she knew why. She said the feed store didn't do it and that she herself never worried about losing her, so she didn't either.

Maggie is supposed to be a timneh. And at first I didn't question it, but now I'm starting to wonder if she is or is not a timneh. I'll let you all help decide the question, if pictures of her would help. Her tail feathers are darker than congos that I've seen, but they aren't much darker. And her beak is definitely darker than the timnehs I've seen, however there is one spot on it which is lighter than the rest of it. I'm "fairly" certain she's a timneh, but would feel better about that after hearing from you experts.

We look forward to spending time on here, learning and reading. Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 05:33:50 AM »

Hi and welcome
And congrats on giving Maggie a home
Lookin at your pics she has the look of both birds if that makes sence
From the front she looks like a timnea and the back a Congo grey
Maybe a hybrid ?
She looks a sweetie though , enjoy her , she will bring you so much joy xx


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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 07:15:52 AM »

I agree with Mandi .
She could be a hybrid.
Go into Parrot Diaries on this forum and go to Tim's Diary she's a full Timneh
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 08:12:40 AM »

hi and welcome

Greys are just the most amazing creatures, you'll have a wonderful companion.

I agree that she has the look of both species, but more Congo to me. I didn't realise you could breed between both.

You could get her ringed but it would be pretty pointless as it would be a split ring and they can be easily removed if they ever get lost.

Enjoy her though, read up on the forum, there's loads of information here :) 

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