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Brick Tree House News

October 31, 2008 | By Magimae12000 | 5 comments

Since February of this year I have taken in Lovebirds and Parakeets that were in neglectful or abusive situations. I rehab them, handle them so that even a child is a welcome playmate by the little birds. It seems as if the birds realize the love that is there and gratefully grow and adapt, overcoming their fears. Once accomplished comes the task of re-homing these loving charges. In the last 6 weeks, I have found homes for 3 of the birds I have taken in this year and they are doing quite well. I never cease to be thankful for the love and beauty they have brought into my life. Re-homing is such a wonderful aspect of rehabing and rescue. I never take in more than I am able to care for and maintain. I can't save the world - I can only brighten my little corner of it. Having to many causes one to neglect the others and is unfair to the others rehab situations. I have three Lovebirds of my own that I belong to. Their training and upkeep is most important. One is working as a Therapy Creature and enjoys the work quite well. She, Gator Babee, sees everyone as a new playmate. This is a whole different attitude from what she had when she came here. Now she is outgoing and fun loving. She has learned to mimic our laughter and often will laugh until she runs out of breath sounding extremely silly. She plays all day, loves toys of any caliber that she can maneuver - especially noisy ones. Her cage is open 24/7 so she plays in it - on it - on the floor with her toys. She comes over to visit me while I work and as I have a partially open studio apartment she visits me while I read or rest. She seldom has a potty accident - which is great. I knew that could be trained, so I worked on it with good results.
These loving beautiful creatures are such a blessing. Educating people about what they can do and how to bring out the best in them is definitely a big issue. Magi
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VickysZoo
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VickysZoo
5 years ago

A nice journal. Enjoyed reading. It's so nice you are able to do these wonderful things for the unwanted/neglected/abused birdies out there. In the past I had a room dedicated to bird rescues. They are alot more work then even my horses. I had up to 26 birds at one time and as with you have been able to find excellent homes for them. Only 1 bird in all my years of doing this has come back to me and replaced that guy in a great permanent home. I am down to my own birds now. I enjoy them very much and thank God everyday for being able to care for and be owned by all my critters.
Victoria

Magimae12000
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Magimae12000
5 years ago

It just takes time and love. They learn simple commands like "that's not your toy" when munching on my textbooks or various paperwork, "get that bell!" when playing with a favorite toy, "ah!ah! no sir/mam!" is always a cute one for then I hear it back when I do something they don't like. "can you take a bath?" or "where did you pooh?" teaches them the clean routine in just a few patient trips - you have to show them they poo-ed and take them to their cage or the trash for the end result ( I fuss a little as I let them see me wipe it up and then take them and it to the cage or the trash for proper deposit. ) They have the intelligence of a dog so they learn quickly. It is funny to them from time to time. Boe Boe laughs at me when I do this he thinks me fussing is funny, but he is a little mischievous to begin with. Magi

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