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New Update On Trafford

April 9th, 2011
New Update On Trafford

Well Trafford is in his sixth month here so it is time for an update.

He has settled in really well and it feels as though he has always been here. His diet is coming along well, loves his veg (especially carrots) and fruit and is eating pellets although not enough as yet. Here’s a couple of photo’s of him with Zuri, they are still not the best of friends but getting better and they certainly keep each other company.


Traff likes nothing better than sitting on my shoulder and would stay there all day if he could. He is flapping his wings a lot more now so hopefully the flight muscles are getting stronger and he has flown a short distance on one occasion.

He is picking up lots of new words and sounds and embarrasses me by doing the smoke alarm as soon as I put toast in the toaster. He also tells Zuri and Storm to be quiet when the noise gets too much for him.

This last photo is of him with Zuri and Ruby

Update On Trafford

December 21st, 2010
Update On Trafford

Well Trafford is settling in really well and starting to come into his own.

First he took a liking to Zuri’s cage and decided to take up squatters rights, this caused a long and drawn out legal wrangle between the two of them :)

This is Trafford on his kitchen swing where he likes to watch what I am up to in the kitchen

At first Traff had no interest in any toys at all, but now he loves anything he can destroy, paper, cardboard, my keyboard. I discovered this when I found he had stripped the wallpaper from behind his cage :) So I am pleased that he is now accepting and playing with new toys. Here he is playing inthe kitchen.

While Traff and Zuri are still not the best of friends, Traff does seem to be accepting Zuri more these days, so that is a good sign.

Trafford And Zuri Finally Meet!

November 27th, 2010
Trafford And Zuri Finally Meet!

Well, after being quarantined upstairs for three weeks Trafford has finally met up with Zuri and Ruby.

He has also passed his Thirteenth birthday (for which he got a few extra treats)

On first meeting Zuri, Traff was very nervous as hasn’t met many other birds previously as far as I’m aware and Zuri is a little ball of fire and mischief :)

Now they have been in the same room for over a week things are getting better, they are still not best friends but Traff is not as nervous now and they do sit quite close at times although Traff will soon let Zuri know when he wants a bit of solitude.

Trafford has also met Ruby (Conure) although they never come out together and they largely ignore each other, same with Storm (Dog) he is not at all phased by Storm.

Trafford’s Progress

November 13th, 2010
Trafford's Progress

Well thank you Paula :)

Trafford has now been with me for three weeks. He was very well behaved on the three and a half hour journey home after being collected from Paula and Rick, sitting quietly mostly apart from the odd whistle.

He was very nervous for the first few days and would tremble and run away when I approached him, this got better with time and after three days or so he was letting me stroke his beak through the cage bars.

Then after another day or two he started being more friendly out of the cage too and would let me stroke his head and beak. Then he started to grab my finger with his foot and would not let go :)

He is now a very friendly bird, always wants to be out of the cage and on my arm or shoulder, he pings the cage bars like a guitar string to let me know he wants to come out.

He is talking very well and says dozens of words/phrases as well as all sorts of weird and wonderful other sounds. He gives a large burp every time I open a can, always says Nite nite when I cover him and Good morning Trafford first thing in the morning.

He is also now imitating my voice as well as other sounds he has heard here.

He is eating quite well, not much in the way of pellets at the moment but he loves his fresh veg, fruit and palm oil on toast

All in all he is a lovely bird and over the next few days will be getting to know Zuri, Ruby and Storm :)

More to follow soon

Trafford Now In His Forever Home!!

November 2nd, 2010
Trafford Now In His Forever Home!!

Well after lots of thought i knew the best place for Trafford to have a forever home was with one of our forum Moderators and Area coordinators on the rescue site Bob.

Bob already has a African Grey call Zuri and also a recently rescued a parrot called Ruby! Trafford loves men so i thought Bob would be the perfect new Daddy to Trafford.

Before Trafford went myself and Rick gave his toenails a trim as they were very long and sharp which I’m sure Bob appreciated :) and he had a big long snugly cuddle wrapped in a soft blanket after which he really enjoyed that you can see here.

So all is left for me to do is pass this blog over to Bob who will now update us with how Trafford is settling in and very soon getting on with his new friend Zuri :)

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