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Posted by: Buggzter at Thu Feb 21 21:28:41 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Buggzter ]  
   

Well, we had a friend who saw the green cheek who fell head-over-heels in love with him on Thursday last week, so we let him take the little guy instead...

BUT, since today is my birthday (yay me! 23 now... no big deal... just a different number), my husband TOTALLY surprized me!

I was sleeping off a headache and waiting for Tony to get home from work, when I woke up and saw him standing over me. He had something behind his back that had the VERY familiar-to-us sound of nails scratching cardboard... I knew right then that he got me SOMETHING for my birthday that was alive...

As soon as I opened the top of the box, a little yellow and orange head popped out and I knew it was the baby I fell in love with at the pet store we trust most! IT'S A JENDAY!!!!!! WOOHOOOO!!!!!

As soon as I saw this trio of babies come in as fluff-and-pin-feathers I LOVED them. The owners like us, and we can basically do anything we want at the pet store (including raid all the cages in the back and get out whatever we want to handle), and they allowed us (yes, we asked first) to hold the hatchlings!

That was a month ago. Tony got me the oldest, hatch date 12/5/2007, and he's still eating three times a day. BUT, we are going to wean him just like they are at the pet store. I'm calling tomorrow to get an appointment at the vet, and we'll see what happens!

He's a sweetie - the other two are still biting (HARD) because of the feedings, but this one won't nip at all. He nibbles my ears, but I'm trying to keep him off my shoulders until I build up a bond of trust with him and he understands "good bird!" and "step up" and "no". He'll cuddle with me a bit, and already prefers me over my husband - that will have to change since I need to get my companion birds open to be handled by everyone in my family and comfortable with others too. I hope I can do it at least. I'm willing to learn!

Now just to make a cage-cover to keep him quiet at first-light of the day! HA!

I'll post pics as soon as I can. Cheers all!


   

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