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    New Addition - meet Friday!

    Today, we brought home a new member of our house - Friday, a Blue Front Amazon. We had a dear friend of the family pass away unexpectedly. My friends wife can't handle Friday (because he's not hand tamed) and having Friday around is too painful for her right now - see Friday used to talk to his dad everytime he'd come home, and now whenever Friday talks it just reminds her of her hubby. Plus, she says her hubby's name and also says "Hi Buddy" which is what his dad would say to him every morning when he uncovered his cage.

    Originally Friday's Mom asked us to bring him to our pet store so they could find him a good home. That was our original plan, but instead My husband and I talked about it - and Friday will remain in our home. This way if his Mom decides she wants him back he'll be here; but, if his Mom decides she doesn't want him back, then he'll remain here.

    Friday is not hand tame - I guess he was at one point, but I don't know what happened. He's at least 10 years old.

    He came with so much stuff! 3 cages, 3 play stands & a box full of food & perches & toys.

    We brought him home, got his cage all set up in our living room and got him some fresh food and water. He walked right out of his travel cage and onto the floor, then he stepped right onto the stick that he's used to. He went right into his room.

    This is his main cage - it's less than a year old and it's gorgeous!



    This was his old cage:



    This was the cage they had him out on the sunporch with during the summertime:



    These are the 3 stands he came with:







    Here he is just before we were ready to put him in his cage:





    And here he is in his cage, at our house:







    As soon as we put him in his cage, he went over to his water and food and ate and drank - then he climbed up to the perch he's pictured in and started preening himself while he was grinding his beak.

    He seems really content so far, and we are happy to have him here.

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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    awww congrats! By the look of all the cages and stands, he looked really well cared for, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss,
    Friday is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    Thanks Victor - we all are still quite shocked.

    Friday was very well cared for - and we're hoping that one day his mom decides she wants him back. He'll be here until she does though - even if it's a year from now (or more).

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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    Rachel,

    I agree - even though he wasn't hand tamed they still took him out to their sun porch with them (either on one of the play stands, or in his outside cage). He also shared most of their meals with them, so yes he was loved and well cared for

    It's a very sad reason, but one I can certainly understand. If Friday's mom decides she wants him back, he'll be here for her; but if not then he'll be a loved member of our family.

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    Sorry for your loss. What a beautiful spoiled bird. 3 cages and 3 stands, whew!
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    Hey Brandon! How are you?

    Thank you for your condolences. Friday certainly was spoiled - since all their children were grown, their 2 dogs and Friday were their children so they made sure to provide all they could for them.

    We're lucky to have him

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    I'm sorry for your loss... how wonderful you're taking this bird in though!

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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    He does seem like the bird who has it all! So sorry about the unexpected loss And what a great thing your husband and you are doing...so thoughtful! Hopefully his Mommy will come and get him one day. But until then good luck on the taming and I hope he fits right in!
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    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and my condolences to his wife.

    Friday is a gorgeous bird. So nice of you to offer him a home. Is Friday only afraid of hands (the not hand tame part)? My parents have an African grey who does not like hands but can be handled with a perch. He still loves being around people and is quite the entertaining bird.

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Friday will have a good home with you and if your friend chooses to take him back at some point then I'm sure he'll enjoy his stay with you.

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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    i'm so sorry for your loss

    it''s awful when something like this happens, but i'm glad Friday had somewhere safe, loving and knowledgeble to go

    how is Friday doing without his buddy


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    My birds are envious of all that gear!

    It really does sound like he had the best of care. I am very glad he'll stay with you, where this will continue. I fear for the fate parrots sold to new owners in pet stores.

    He is beautiful, btw!
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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    good for ya. he will be very well taken care of by ya. and they obviously took care of of him. i am not sure if he will ever be hand tame but if he takes to the stick well i am sure he could get used to hands.
    i would take the cages apart ya are not gonna use and put them in the closet till ya need them. or maybe donate to a bird rescue
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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    Thank you Maya.

    Stephanie,

    I hope his mom comes to get him, but if not then I hope we can tame him.

    Natacha,

    Thank you very much. I honestly don't know if he just ruled the roost at his mom and dad's house - so they just were too afraid to pick him up with their hands. I know that he would give them his foot through the bars and they'd grab it and shake it.

    He does talk to us and he cerainly loves Twinkie...he dances, fans his tail, whisltles, sings, and talks to him when he comes out.

    Thanks Roxy. We're hoping she'll want him back soon, but if not we'll make sure he's given a great life here.

    Thanks Helen, it is an awful situation. Friday seems to be doing ok - he's making happy nosies, he's grinding his beak and he's eating and drinking. I know we all miss his buddy though today is the viewing and the funeral.

    Thanks Danielle! He really did have the best at his Mom's house. You know, that's kinda what we were thinking as well. I am good friends with one of the girls that work at our pet store, but at the end of the day we don't know where he's going and if in a few months she decides she wants him back and he's already rehomed that would be so incredibly sad. He really is beautiful, and his mom and dad loved him so much!

    Thanks Javi. I don't know that he'll ever be hand tamed either, but I'd like to give it a shot. I know that he doesn't mind the stick at all, really. Right now the cages are in our basement - taking them apart would take way too much time. That's what we were thinking about is donating them to a rescue. For now we'll hold on to them, because if she wants Friday back - we want to have all his stuff to go back with him.

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    Re: New Addition - meet Friday!

    when using a stick to get a bird used to hands. ya start with a long stick or the stick he is used to. and over time going real slow and move the hand close. basically making the stick shorter. so he has to get used to the hand. but go real slowly. like moving an inch once a week or so
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