||Two years old|
||New Jersey, USA|
is handicapped, as you can probably see from the photo. Perhaps
it happened when the nest fell from a tree. I came about having him only
because he was hurt and wouldn't have survived in the wild. When his three
siblings were old enough, they were freed and flew away. Hagrid can't fly
and just "waddles" around on his "knees" and even that way he is
unsteady. But his handicap has not stopped him from being an active,
vocal member of our family! He likes to start his calls about 6:15 a.m.
and is very loud. His "house" is situated in our kitchen so that he can
join us for all meals, and snacks too! From his vantage point Hagrid can
observe the comings and goings of everyone in the house and says "Hello"
whether you're coming in the back door or going out. That is the only
word he knows right now, perhaps he will learn more. That would be
great! We love Hagrid so very much.
I don't think that Hagrid knows he's a bird. He "caws" to me and ignores
bird calls outside. I got him when he was about four weeks old and as far
as Hagrid is concerned I belong to him. I'm "mommy" and he loves me. He
likes my kids and doesn't bite them, however, Hagrid does not like my
husband, Bill, no matter how hard he tries. Hagrid is spoiled because he
is extremely loved.