So, it looks like I'm either going to get a budgie or a lovebird as a foster due to the horrible hoarding case in the Tampa area a few weeks ago. These parrots were all rescued by the same rescue that I adopted Mr P from. I offered to foster a smaller bird as the rescue is overwhelmed, they took in approx 50 birds in this hoarding case. All the birds were living in absolutely miserable conditions, it was even on our local news here. Just broke my heart.
Anyway, I know a lot of you have other types of birds in addition to quakers. I will either wind up with a budgie or a lovebird. More than likely neither of these will be tame as most of the birds rescued were used or going to be used for breeding purposes. I am unsure if I will be getting a bonded pair or a single bird.I have no experience when it comes to a lovebird. Anyone out there actually tame a lovebird? I am assuming that trying to tame a bonded pair of lovebirds is pretty hopeless? I really have no idea how old any of these guys might be.
The only real hope I have of having this bird as a foster and not a permanent resident is to tame it enough that someone will want it as a pet. I am pretty sure budgies are not "tameable" after a certain age, not sure about lovebirds.
I just hope I am doing the right thing. I do not want to weird Mr P out anymore than he already is normally, but I just can't not help these poor hoarded guys.
Suggestions about taming a lovebird? Or bringing a new bird home? I know to quarrantine for a month ( i have a spare room) and I do not plan on letting Mr P or the new guy have any direct contact such as play on the same cage or sit together on the same playstand. I do not want Mr P and the new bird accidently bonding as the new guy is supposed to be foster, not a keeper
Any advice on how to do this without freaking out Mr P would be welcome. I don't have the new guy yet, but I should be getting him in the next few weeks, after paperwork is filled out.
Also, if there is anyone else on this forum that lives in Florida and would be interested in being a foster parent, please go to the Florida Parrot Rescue's website and fill out an application.