by Beakrrr the Greyt click here for Beakrrr’s Facebook page
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to my Flock.
First, ME, Beakrrr. I was rehomed 3 years ago, just 2 months after Bogey got here. I brought some baggage with me, too. I was around a LOT of verbal abuse and brought the yelling and bad language with me. Momma had a lot of patience, tho, and all that is mostly gone now. At least the F word is. Momma is my bestest friend in the whole world.
Bogey. He was abused for 16 yrs or so, He was never let out of his cage or interacted with by his owner, Bogey was a status symbol in the living room. Momma adopted him from a rescue 3 yrs ago where he had been for several years. Adopted and brought back because “he won’t do anything”. No duh, he was scared beyond imagining. He’s good now and we’re friends and he comes out of his cage, too.
Meet Shrek. He is a BlueFront Amazon and is 5 yrs old. He’s fun. I like to yell at him. But we also “Hi, hello” back and forth to each other, too.
Spike, named for his crest. He is a Galah, or RoseBreasted Cockatoo. He and Shrek are BFF’s and share a cage. He talks almost as much as I do, but not quite. Poor Spike has a gender identity issue. One day he just started calling himself Spice out of nowhere. So we never know who he is, but if you say the wrong name he will YELL the right one (at the time!)
And, now, SweetPea, who is a Quaker. She was badly abused and starved and had plucked herself bald when Momma got her. She’s a crazy bird. But, understandably so….Momma loves her, but even she questions that love sometimes!
Crickett is a GreenCheek Conure – Pineapple Mutation. I used to call her Crickett, but got tired of that so I now call her Crickey. Sometimes Crick Crickey. Depends on my mood. She is obsessed with Shrek and always likes to huddle next to him on top of his cage. Sigh…
And finally, PNut (Butters) and Jelly (Beans). They are Budgies. On December 4, 2014 a lady in our neighborhood came knocking on our door with JellyBeans. She found him in the wash and he had been out on his own about 3 weeks. Another neighbor told her to bring him to my house. Of course, guess who took him in?! Yep, Sucker Momma. So in April, she ‘rescued’ PNut from Petsmart for company.
So, that’s all for our feathered Flock. We also have tons of fishes, but they scare me so I will not be putting them in my flock. They can have their own flock.
I had to take little Max to the Dr this weekend. He has been chewing his bad wing, the one that droops. He has an infection – no surprise – and is on antibiotics for 10days. He is also in a whiplash collar for 4wks until his wing completely heals. It weighs as much as he does!
The first night was bad because he kept falling over, but I had him in a very small travel cage with a wash cloth on the floor and rolled up a hand towel around the sides for a bumper. He finally figured out that he could grab it with his beak and stay upright.
He is in a bigger cage now and doing well. Poor little monkey, after such a hard start, too.