Tomorrow night is set to be the first night of my
"life with Too". My nervousness is apparent in
everything I do..
I spent weeks debating, read all the articles
(Googled), listened to the recordings (MyToos),
received numerous phone calls from the present
owner during screeching sessions ("Are you SURE
you're ready for this?"), subscribed to the
magazine (Bird Talk), and visited the bird in his
current home. I spent an additional week
soul-searching to establish the "forever" commitment.

Now the time has come to come to bring him home. I can't help but wonder if I'm doing the right
thing. I feel like I'm adopting a child. My life
will never be the same.
I've had finches and lovebirds, and currently have budgies and tiels. My husband spent many years of
his life with a Timneh. My children all understand that this new bird can easily remove their fingers if he should choose to do so. All of our furniture is disposable, and our house is fairly well-built. I've purchased earplugs, and built a tree stand.
We have an appointment with the vet. What more can I do? And yet, I can't seem to rid myself of the
tightening in my chest..
He's a good bird, relatively tame, bonded with
people, 21 years old, no feather picking or other
signs of mental distress, comes from a wonderful
home environment, yadda yadda yadda..
What could possibly go wrong?
P**
-N
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Tomorrow night is set to be the first night of my "life with Too". My nervousness is apparent in everything ... signs of mental distress, comes from a wonderful home environment, yadda yadda yadda.. What could possibly go wrong? Emotion: stick out tongue** -N
I have 3 birds, one is a Blue & Gold Macaw. My life is set up around them, and I would not even think of being without them. I would not ever have a Too, but if you know what you are getting into they, like all Parrots, make a great pet as long as you do your part. I had some service people here the other day to do some work. 2 of them were very taken with the Macaw.

They were amazed at how he would interact with me, he was playing with me, on my shoulder. I told them that yes, if he choose to he could probably take an ear off, but he is not going to do so. Once a Parrot bonds with you it's no different than when they bond with another Parrot. They will return the love you give them for the rest of your life.

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
Now the time has come to come to bring him home. I can't help but wonder if I'm doing the right thing. I feel like I'm adopting a child. My life will never be the same.

You are. A parrot is like a child that will never grow out of the terrible twos.
that is both the drawback and endearing quality they have.
Goffin Cockatoo owned human being.
Tomorrow night is set to be the first night of my "life with Too".

Well, he's home and all tucked in to bed for the
night. Gave us a few really good screeches while
we were trying to put the skirt back on his
cage.. yeeesh. Through the ear and straight into the spine..
BTW, do all toos do the bouncing up and down on
the perch thing? My husband said he looks
possessed..
Before I threw the blanket over the cage, I said
"good night, Freddie". Ever so softly, he
whispered "good bird, Freddie". I think we're
going to hit it off..
-N
Tomorrow night is set to be the first night of my "life with Too".

Well, he's home and all tucked in to bed for the night. Gave us a few really good screeches while ... "good night, Freddie". Ever so softly, he whispered "good bird, Freddie". I think we're going to hit it off.. -N

Sounds like you are off to a good start. My Blue and Gold will do the bouncing thing when he is excited about anything. It often is very funny to watch when he really gets going. I have seen this a lot in pet stores with all kinds of Parrots, so it seems pretty common.

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
Tomorrow night is set to be the first night of ... yadda yadda yadda.. What could possibly go wrong? Emotion: stick out tongue** -N

I have 3 birds, one is a Blue & Gold Macaw. My life is set up around them, and I ... when they bond with another Parrot. They will return the love you give them for the rest of your life.

Tell that to my Umbrella..
He "bonded" to me, became sexually mature, decided he loves my wife (who never liked him) and now will rarly let me hold him without nipping me...
I have 3 birds, one is a Blue & Gold ... love you give them for the rest of your life.

Tell that to my Umbrella.. He "bonded" to me, became sexually mature, decided he loves my wife (who never liked him) and now will rarly let me hold him without nipping me...

Then chances are VERY good it was your own fault. I know this is never a popular thing with pet bird owners, but 99.9% of the time when this happens, you let it happen and did nothing about it. Parrots are not like cats and dogs, they have a very high degree of intelligence, and often they (the Parrot) end up training the owner to the way they want things. Sometimes this is harmless, other times it leads to a bird being re homed time and time again.

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
Tell that to my Umbrella.. He "bonded" to me, became ... now will rarly let me hold him without nipping me...

Then chances are VERY good it was your own fault. I know this is never a popular thing with pet ... want things. Sometimes this is harmless, other times it leads to a bird being re homed time and time again.

yyeah,
The bird loves the person who ignores him and makes nasty comments, and nips at the person who feeds him and holds him every day... yeah, that's it...
yyeah, The bird loves the person who ignores him and makes nasty comments, and nips at the person who feeds him and holds him every day... yeah, that's it...

You way underestimate the intelligence of the animal you have taken on as a pet. It's a common mistake made by many people who buy a Parrot. They are not like having a Dog.

Stupidity should be painful

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