||Three years old|
||Jackson, Mississippi, USA|
bird is JB, a Scarlet Macaw. He is three years old and he is very
special. I adopted him when I learned that a woman who raised birds
had died and her family was trying to sell and find homes for all the
birds. They were able to sell the breeding pairs but JB was different.
As a baby he had accidentally been damaged by disinfectant in an
incubator. His little claws were drawn up like he had severe
arthritis. Because fo his slight handicap, he could not be sold and if
they could not find a good home, he would have to be put down. At
first he looked sad and was under stress and neglected. But believe
me, now he doesn't know any difference. He walks, can't fly and he can
only perch on flat surfaces or cling to his wire cage. But he moves
pretty quickly and gives sugar and laughs like me. He is the mascot of
the No Coast Parrot Head Club, the official Jimmy Buffett Fan Club of
Jackson, Mississippi, and he really loves Buffet music (of course). He
goes to monthly meetings and has a blast.
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