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Old 08-30-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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There is a Jenday Conure named "Peaches", at a large chain type of pet store. She was abused by a customer and is now so scared she won't come out of her cage. She won't even let anyone touch her. I have been visiting her every other day, talking softly, bringing treats, trying to calm her and get her out of her cage but nothing has worked so far. My heart is breaking for her. My goal is to make her friendly enough that someone will fall in love with her and take her home. If she wasn't a steep $659.00 I would bring her home in a heartbeat. I have a Sun Conure named Peaches as well but I got her from a breeder. She is an awesome bird and is only in her cage to sleep. What can I do to help the mentally injured conure?
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: In The South
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Buy her.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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If you really can't buy her, all you can do is to keep on doing what you're already doing.

If Peaches can't be handled, she's not going to be very sellable. Maybe you could use that fact to dicker with the store for a discount on her price?
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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number 1 who is this customer and has he been charged, NEVER hit an animal unless it's self defense, I don't even like the fact I am killing ants when I'm walking outside, instead of stepping on them when I see them in the house I pick them up on a piece of paper and take them outside, someone needs to punch this customer on the face, you should raise money on a site to get enough money to buy the bird.
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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Thank you to all! I went to visit Peaches yesterday and she was sick! I went round and round with the store manager and nearly got thrown out. On my way home I called my Avian Vet and she put me in contact with the "box store's" very compassionate corporate vet. He is amazingly knowledgeable about birds, and was all over the situation by nightfall. He has put Peaches in 72 hour quarantine for monitoring and will have her sent to the vet if anything unusual is observed. He also said that since Peaches has been for sale for 10 months, that if she is given a clean bill of health (no pun intended) he will be interested in negotiating her price! Hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Peaches!
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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OP good for you!!!! You have a wonderful loving spirit.
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Thank you, OP, for caring so much about this unfortunate little bird, and for doing so much to help her!
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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OP, start a Gofundme page for this bird if you have to do it, so that you'll be able to adopt and love this conure. I've seen Gofundme pages for all manner of foolishness, but in my opinion, the love you have for this little bird isn't foolish.

Bird abuse? It's awful, isn't it? We'd lost our single male talking budgie, Westie, due to a tumour, and we were heartbroken. We adopted a male green budgie, Newman, from another pet store.

I went into a pet shop at a mall nearby afterwards and I adopted a female kakariki just to get her out of the hell that she was holed up in. I wish I could adopt all the birds in there, but as DH says, "The store will always load up on more birds."

Sneak (which is what we called her) was on display in that store for all to gawk and poke and prod, and she was not happy about it. Who can blame her?

**BIRDIE SOAP OPERA**

Sneak and I bonded, and became super close. She didn't take to males. Whoever had been antagonizing her at the pet store was obviously a male.

Oh, she loathed Newman, too. She despised him. She tried to attack him more than once, but did no real damage.

Meanwhile, Newman was enamoured by Sneak, and loved her. He'd yell, "Sneak! Sneak! Sneak-y!" and his voice would reverberate down the hall. Sneak would growl when she heard it.

Sneak chewed herself a little place where she thought she could sit by herself and chill, but Newman, smitten, decided to hang around her little hidey-hole one day. I had my camera ready.



Of course, Sneak got angry:




Sneak used to scream whenever DH came near her, or tried to talk to her. She eventually calmed down, but never did take to him. It's funny, once she calmed down and was tamer, she'd fly over to where DH's old VHS tapes were, hunker herself down on top of them, relieve herself, glare at DH, and then fly off in a huff.

Guess she was letting him know what she really thought of him, eh?!

By the way, kakariki aren't sold in pet stores in our area anymore. They aren't the sort of parrots that can easily be domesticated, and they often die suddenly at a young age while in captivity. That happened to our Sneak, and I was left heartbroken yet again when she passed.

DH and I are now parronts to Donald, our male rescue cockatiel, Mr. Turkle, my pied peach face lovebird, Spiro, our rescue talking male budgie, and his woman, Wyette (given to us by a friend).

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Any updates on Peaches, OP?
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