I am wondering who here has pet birds. I am a bird nut
As an allergy sufferer to fury things ( I do have one small dog), I bought a little blue budgie years ago thinking I would give birds a try as a pet. I fell in love with this little guy. He had a 30 word vocabulary, rang like the phone and gave kisses. He has since passed from a tumor. I really miss him
. I moved on to cockatiels. I had one dear boy for three years until he had a seizure and passed away. By this point, I was devastated and felt kind of cursed with my pets. I took one more chance and bought Ziggy, my green cheek conure a year ago. He is the love of my life. I have had him since he was a hatchling and he is such a dear. He lays in my hand and falls asleep. He is learning to talk which is not that common for green cheeks. I spoil him rotten. I will post a picture of him.
My reason for posting is because I am opening my heart and home to another fid (feathered kid). We have the chance to adopt a congo African grey at a reasonalbe price ($900 with cage and toys). I have been seeking one for years. Of all the bird species, greys and my absolute favorite and I have had a dream to own one for so long. My sweet boy will be joining us Friday. This will be his third, and final, home in his three years. He is friendly and so intelligent. I just can't wait!
Ziggy at 4 months old
Tiki, picture by current owner