||Fifteen years old|
||Golden Mantle Rosella Parakeet|
||British Columbia, Canada|
have been very closed off to loving anything since my daughter walked out
of our life it was total shock to us. I had such a hole in my heart, and I
found it hard to receive affection from anyone. I cannot believe how my
heart just grew and made me more open to receive love in my heart again. I
now feel complete and happy inside, all thanks to my lovely rosella parakeet Mickey.
We rescued this lovely fifteen-year-old Golden Mantle Rosella. My husband was
working a garbage clean-up and he spotted two cages like new, they just
needed to be cleaned up. While he was putting them into the car, out came
this gentlemen who said, "Would you like another cage? Only it has a bird
in it, if you want it you can take it, too."
Inside was the most neglected bird you ever saw. Its nails were so long and
twisted the bird could hardly open them to get off the side of the cage.
The feathers were in such bad condition his tail feathers were stuck
together because he was unable to bathe. We immediately took him to a vet
had him checked out, and had his nails and beak done. That once sad,
neglected bird is now the beautiful bird you see here.
We Love Mickey so much that we even got two budgies to play with him. They
play together and Mickey shares his cage and food with his buddies, I have
never seen anything like it. He is a very gentle bird, whistles and says
his name and Pretty Boy. I can't wait 'til the morning each day to see him,
and I kiss him good-night when I go to bed. Check out the lovely picture of
him with his bright beautiful colors with his two buddies.
He does not know how to play with toys, I will keep trying to stimulate him
with new things to see what he likes. He is eating well, he likes seeds and
lettuce, carrots, and grapes for treats just to mention a few. I hope you
have enjoyed our story and we will always continue to love and care for
him. We celebrate his life with happiness, and love, and look forward to
many years ahead together.
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