This is Puff and we love her! Sadly she is more than we can care for right now and so we've decided to find her a loving home that can give her more attention. Re-homing her was a difficult decision for us and parting with her will be emotional for myself and my daughter. We would prefer that the new home has experience with lovebirds in particular; if not, then someone who has owned birds. We would prefer to re-home her to someone who will be able to send us pictures and updates every so often.... (read more)
Some things about Puff:
Colors: Light green/yellow, some periwinkle on tail, some peach on face
Diet: Pellets, millet as treat
What's included: Puff, food, toys, perches, treats, under-cage mat, large full-sized parrot cage, smaller budgie cage, and travel cage (everything you need!)
Health: She has had a check-up with The Bird Vet in 2018 (Durham) as well as her vaccines. She is on a pellet diet, recommended by the vet, and her favorite treat is millet (though she eats that outside of her cage -- vet said don't leave millet in cage because she won't eat enough pellets). Her wings are not trimmed as we do let her fly around the house, but you can trim her wings if you want (she has had them trimmed in the past and can be more docile with them trimmed so this would be a good idea for training). We have been following vets orders to make sure she is happy and healthy -- her cage is in the family room so she can be a part of everything. Her favorite chew toys are pinata toys and yucca. She has never laid eggs as we have not allowed nesting, but she does rip strips of paper and tuck them in her wings, and she will try to make a nest if given the materials, so those instincts have definitly kicked in. Covering her cage at night helps her calm down, get a good sleep and be a happier bird.
Personality: She's funny, and feisty. When she is comfortable with you she will allow kisses and sometimes head/neck pets. She will fly from person to person and likes to sit on shoulders. I kiss on her but you would need to work up to that. She does love it when you make sounds with your mouth when she's on your shoulder (like kissy sounds, clicks and such). She is territorial of her cage and will bite fingers if you stick them in, and so we usually just open the door and let her come out on her own. She sometimes lets me reach in and will climb into my hand, but it's all about gaining her trust and working with her every day. She seems to respond better to females than males. She came from a female hobby breeder with other birds, but has been an only bird at our house so we are not sure how she would be around other birds but would probably benefit from the companionship. She likes to take baths in a bowl at least once a week. She cracks us up, but there are also little triggers when she's out that will flip a switch into mamma bird "don't mess with me" mode - and she will get bity (this is when we put her away). These are: allowing her to chew paper into strips (or chew on stuff), being around food, allowing her to go into little hide areas. These triggers seem to be tied to her mommy bird instincts. She doesn't like toes and if she is on the ground will run after your bare feet (I'll just bend over and put my finger out for her to climb up in these situations or use a cup, which she will climb into). You have to establish dominance with her and show that you're not afraid of her. Think of a toddler! She lives with kids and cats and is very much NOT afraid of them. She will actually fly at the cats and has tried to land on them! The cats are afraid of her. She is not afraid of dogs either. She's basically not afraid of anything.
If you are interested in taking Puff as part of your family, please contact us with some information on yourself and why you think Puff would be a good addition to your family.
We will not ship her.
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