ok this is how the situation is at the moment.. everyone knows i have a tiel named sweetie.. and am getting a DH conure...
BUT.. a situation has now arisen.. which has put me in a position i dont rightly know how to cope with.
My aunt and uncle have a green female IRN.. 9/10 years old.. been with them for that entire time period.. but they have had a baby last yr december.. and as i suspected it was coming.. they cant or dont want to deal with Avo the IRN anymore.. and she has turned to screaming her head off.. which is making the situation worse. They are not interested in trying to fix the situation.. and as Avo bites.. it has , in their eyes, become a risk to the baby who is now crawling.
so tonight .. amidst the screaming avo.. laughing baby.. they told my mother.. either i take her.. or they are putting her out...
my first reaction is extreme sadness on the part of avo.. who is loosing a family.. extremely upset AT them for doing this to her..
but i dont have an idea what to do.. do i take her.. put her in a room.. with her cage toys etc.. and work with her daily.. and see if she will fit into the household..
she is not handable by anyone other than them two.. out of the family i am the only one she will permit near her without attacking.. and the only one other than mom and dad.. that can give her juice.. she has been taught to drink out of a straw.. and doesnt drink any other way.. .. so if she doesnt get given juice.. she doesnt drink.. she is out 24/7/... not even being put into her cage when they are not home.. only time she sleeps in a cage is at night.
other than the biting she is adorable.. <from a distance> says luv luv.. and cuddles.. but how do i do this.. with them living 5 minutes away.. place her in an upstairs bedroom.. and spend time with her.. and hopefully she comes around.. and deny them visitation rights? i cant see them visiting her being good for her emotional health..
and the other question is whether i can do this.. im not sure i can cope.. but what are the alternatives..
seriously.. anyone.. advice.. suggestions.. a vote of confidence? i sooooo need to know what to do at this point...
to them both..