||Blue Crowned Conure, Nanday Conure|
and Zippy are very special to me. We purchased Kelly at the local
pet store when she was only five months old. She was extremely sweet then
and would even allow you to hold her on her back. But as time went on she
became more ornery and demanded more attention which I did my best to
About a year ago I was driving down my street when I noticed a parrot
hopping around in the middle of the road. This didn't seem normal so I got
out of the car and approached the bird. Sure enough its left wing was
broken. I was able to catch it with an old hand towel I was lucky to have.
As I returned to my car the whole flock of wild Nanday conures was
screeching loudly at me from above on the power lines. I felt horrible
taking away their friend, but she would have otherwise died.
Zippy, as I called the nanday, adapted to captive life extremely well, but
I could tell she was lonely. One day I walked into the "parrot" room and
found that Zippy had escaped from her cage and was sitting with Kelly
allowing her to preen her feathers. To this day they live happily together
and Zippy has never shown any sign of pain from her broken wing. Kelly has
since become more friendly and happy. Zippy will even sit on my shoulder
for short periods of time following Kelly's example. They are very special birds.
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