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August 27, 2010

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Kacey, the Pet of the Day
Name: Kacey
Age: Five years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Cinnamon Cockatiel
Home: Joliet, Illinois, USA
 
   Kacey is a special needs tiel. She couldn't figure out how to fly when she was very young and her clutch mates picked on her and wouldn't let her eat. The breeder had to pull her and hand feed her. When Kacey did try to fly, she went backwards and ended up landing on her tail breaking all her tail feathers. Since she couldn't be sold she was given to me, as the breeder knew I would give her a loving and caring home.

    Kacey broke her right wing at age 1 1/2 and it took six months to heal. We found out she had a calcium problem and weak bones. The vet was wonderful, her wing was saved from amputation but she will never be able to try to fly. She can use it to keep her balance just in case she decides to try and fly which she does.

    Kacey is mostly independent but will be affectionate late in the evening. She loves to nap while sitting on you but her favorite pastime is eating. If she sees you with food, she is there and she wants it. She isn't much of a toy playing bird, although she has plenty. She does have some small foot toys that she loves to toss about. She is becoming her own bird again as she was attached to our male 'tiel Maxi who died in March at age 17 1/2 years. She mourned him for quite some time, but she is now getting back to being her cheery, spunky little self.

    Kacey is a sweet lovable but stubborn tiel, and we love her with all our hearts.

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