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Last Post 11-06-2009 7:44 AM by  LesleyG
Tootsie the Blue & Gold Macaw
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10-06-2009 5:00 PM

    Hello,

     

    We took in Tootsie from the lovely Adie and Hazel a few moths ago and we were told that she was rather unpredictable and a grumpy madam. How right we were!! For the first few weeks Tootsie was grumpy, noisy, determined to bite anything or anyone that came within reach.

     

    However, after her settling in period she became much more relaxed and after a lot of effort she began to trust us and I can say that she now trusts us completely. She calls out our names whenever we leave the room and she happily spends all day and night crawling up and down us and swinging on her swing. When the weather permits she spends her time flying around the aviary and doing chicken impressions.

     

    She is now a totally loving and content bird and is completely different to the moody, grumpy girl tht first spent the journey home being sick on our shoulders. She also has an uncanny ability to smell scrambled egg from 40 miles!!

     

    We are so happy to have her in our life and thank birdline so much for the opportunity to for us and Tootsie. She is certainly incredibly happy in her new home.

     

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    10-06-2009 5:33 PM
    thats fantastic
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    10-06-2009 5:36 PM
    but a brilliant story.....I always love stories like this, like i think there's someone for everyone, I feel the same about our birdies......and when its right its right and fantastic.
    My one aim is to serve the parrots in my care, to help those to weak to defend themselves, and bring alittle happiness into their lives, I prefer parrots to people but can handle them in moderation :)
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    10-06-2009 5:38 PM
    Well done!!!!!! Its great to hear the successes, you must be so proud.
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    10-06-2009 7:05 PM
    Arrrr bless well done to you and yours and another fantastic success story xx
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    10-06-2009 8:14 PM
    loookin forward to some piccies
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    10-06-2009 8:20 PM

    That is fantastic news Andrew, We are so glad Toot's has settled with you. She really needed to be

    An only Macaw lol, she used to get so jealous of all our other birds especialy "H" our other B&G, He

    is back to his big softy self already and has gone back to lying upside down in my arms for cuddles each

    evening. I could tell straight away Tootsie would fall in love with you, by the way she bit you the first time you met

    because you still had all of your fingers when you left. Well done to the both of you and i hope you share many

    many years together with her

     

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    10-06-2009 10:18 PM
    Excellent news for both H and Tootsie, well done everyone!!
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    10-06-2009 10:29 PM
    thats so brill it gives us all hope. x
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    11-06-2009 7:44 AM

    Hi Andy........great to read your post, so glad you are all getting on ok!

    Must pop over to see Tootsie soon, will call you and arrange a date.

    It's only through understanding the normal can you better understand the abnormal.....
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