||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada|
husband and I adopted Missy Lockie through
Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary
in Surrey, BC. I volunteer at Greyhaven so I get to see all the
wonderful birds that come to the shelter. Lockie is the third bird we
have adopted from Greyhaven.
We don't know how old Lockie is as her former owner got her from the
SPCA six years ago. She came to Greyhaven very overweight and in extremely
poor feather condition due to a bad diet. Her owners loved her very
much but did not know what was an appropriate diet for her. The only
green feathers she had on her body were on her head and her tummy only
had down feathers. Within four months of being on a good diet which
included Harrison's pellets, she looked like this photo. Now, another 4
months after this photo was taken, she is even more beautiful and is
down to a good weight after losing 50 grams.
We had only planned on fostering Lockie until we found a good adoptive
home for her but she totally bonded to my husband within a very short
period of time and we couldn't help falling in love with her so she is
now a permanent part of our family. Missy Lockie is such a very sweet
and gentle natured bird and we absolutely adore her. She is quite a rare
bird in Canada so that makes her even more special. She attracts quite a
lot of attention when she is out with us as no one has ever seen a
Slender-Billed Conure before and they are quite unique looking.
Lockie shares her home with Charlie a Nanday Conure, Frankie a Lovebird
(that were also adopted from Greyhaven), a Sun Conure named Pepper and
Lori, a Dusky Lory, that we are fostering for Greyhaven. If you are
looking to add a feathered friend to your family, please consider a
rescue sanctuary. You may find little treasures like Missy Lockie,
Charlie, Frankie and Lori just waiting for you to take them home.