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Potential new owner looking for advice!
« on: February 03, 2017, 10:38:10 PM »

Hello all! Am after some advice / support. I have been offered a middle aged African grey, who needs to be rehomed following a bereavement. I have had cocketiels, love birds and parrotlets in the past, and am totally besotted with parrots. I decided long ago that I could not get an African grey as I'm not home all day, and did not think it would be fair on the bird. Fate, however, has offered me a parrot already used to being on her own a lot, and it all seems too good to be true! I am trying very hard to be sensible, and am the "back up plan" if they cannot find anyone else. I was just wondering what other people's experiences were of taking on rescue birds, and any good questions I should ask the current owner, or consider myself? The owner cannot keep her, but wants to know and meet who she is going to, which is why she is not going to a rescue charity. I'd like to think I was an experienced bird owner, but I also know that greys are a whole new ball game!


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Re: Potential new owner looking for advice!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 12:14:45 AM »

As you say greys are a world apart from other parrots, but also similar in ways that you look after them.
You've joined a great site for all the help you'll need and honestly, I'd say go and be the new companion for it. You sound very sensible & caring and that is the start of a great relationship.

I, and others here, work and we're out of the house for a good part of the day. The second I am home my feathered ones are all out of their cages and get lots of time out and attention.
The ideal is that they aren't left alone for long periods, the reality is that they are sometimes and are fine usually as long as the rest of the time is full of fun and they have lots to play with in their cages.
I hope all goes well & keep us updated, read about food & lighting on the forum, there's lots to learn here
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