||Eleven months old|
||Irving, Texas, USA|
is my new buddy "Nemo". He is an awesome Jenday Conure! I named him
Nemo because of his bright beautiful colors. I got him from PetsMart last
weekend, and I am so grateful to have him! He is still getting used to things
here, and getting more comfortable every day! He is supposed to be tame, but
was not handled much over the last months, so he has to trust people again.
From what I was told, he's had a rough life. Someone had bought and took him
home once, only to bring him back to PetsMart saying their parrots did not get
along with him. He got depressed once while at the pet store, and started
pulling out his tail feathers. They put him in their care department in the
back of the store, so that he could get more attention and start to feel good
about himself again. They said he responded well and loved the attention he
was getting from all the store employees. Once he got better, they put him
back in the store for sale, where I was told he was starting to get depressed
again. When I saw him in the cage last weekend, I knew I had to have him.
This was even before I knew his sad history. I would normally only get a bird
from a breeder, but Nemo was different. There was just something special
about him, and I wanted him out of that store and into his forever home!
I have a Lovebird here as well, and I think he's starting to like having Nemo
around to talk to! I come home at lunch every day from work and can't wait to
see him for a little bit! He sounds like a loud burglar alarm when I come in,
until I go over and talk to him. Once you acknowledge he is here and talk to
him, he calms down and is very happy! I so look forward to him getting more
comfortable and trusting, so that I may hold him like I do my lovebird and my
friend's green cheek conure I have been watching! It's a noisy apartment now
with Nemo, "Freebird," and my friend's conure "Gizmo," but I would not have it
any other way! Nemo is a very welcome addition to my home, and I look forward
to him spending the rest of his 25+ years in his new forever home! His
birthday is June 25th, and I can't wait to go shopping for new toys for his
birthday! He makes me proud to be a birdman!! :)
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