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May 11, 2009
Poly
by: Linda

Cheyenne, that is a beautiful and touching story. Your love is making a huge difference in Poly's life, and I hope it continues. Don't worry about the trust as that will grow in time as she feels more secure with you. Many parrots are abused, neglected and thrown away like so much trash. Some escape either by accident or because they needed to get away from people who were mean to them. By taking Poly in and giving her a home free from abuse and neglect, you are making your own life much more special. All we can do is help animals and birds one at a time, and you are doing a great job. You may consider taking her to an Avian Vet in your area as she may have a bacterial infection from being on her own for a while. Vet will run some tests to see if she needs any medicine. Also, find a good book on Conures so you know more about them and how to care for them. Tracie has some good ones out here as well as more nutritional food than just seeds. I feed my parrots Harrison's pellets, and they stay healthy and happy. Tracie also has those out here so ask her about that when you are ready.

Talk with your parents and see if they will help you take her to the vet and buy her some good food as well.

Keep us posted on how you are doing with your bird, and attach a picture of her when you can. We are always interested in helping new bird guardians and answering questions when they come up. Do your homework, read and study about your parrot and parrots in general, take your sweet Poly to the vet for a checkup at least once a year, feed her nutritional foods and give her safe toys to play with. The book I mentioned earlier will help you a lot with toys for her. The internet is also a very good resource for information.

Thank You very much for sharing your story as it made my day a whole lot brighter!

Linda

May 11, 2009
Conure food
by: Anonymous

This was such a great story. You said you didn't know anything about birds and also that you bought bird food at walmart's. Please do some research on conures. He needs to be eating a pelleted diet such as Harrison's or Totally Organic Pellets as well as fruits and vegetables and maybe birdie bread that you can make yourself or buy the mixes. There are tips on this web site on how to convert your bird to this diet. He won't live long on Bird seed. There are also articles, books and DVD's on training and getting your bird to trust you. Good Luck.

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