Elwood's On His Way
Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:26 PM
I will miss him, very much.
We took some video of him and his tricks. When we figure out how to get it onto the computer, I'll post it.
I hope he makes it there ok.
Posted 09 May 2009 - 01:08 PM
Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:11 PM
Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:34 PM
Basically, he was having a really hard time being alone. He started barbering whenever I was gone, and try though I might I haven't been able to get him to stop. I've also tried to help him get over his lonely screaming for the entire time that I've had him. Seeing him with his separation anxiety and not being able to do anything about it was killing me. He could never be truly happy here. (If anyone really feels like reading all about it, go here: http://www.quakerpar...mp;#entry526872, then here: http://www.quakerpar...p;#entry532835)
Nothing has worked, and me getting another bird (which I already tried, and it failed miserably) is not an option. I do not have the time for another, plus another bird would have taken even more of my time away from Elwood. I had no other option but to send him to live in Connie's quaker colony. There he can get the constant companionship that he needs, and we will be very well cared for.
That's the gist of it. I know some don't agree with my decision, and that's fine. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, this is what I feel is best for him, and I really am at peace with it. It's still hard to see him go though.
Thanks Carrie Anne, I know he'll have a great home there. The little punk is very lucky to be going where he's going.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:29 AM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:37 AM
Thanks again Julianna for trusting me with his care...I'll keep you posted as to how he's doing!
Posted 10 May 2009 - 08:15 AM
Hahaha! Yep, that sounds like him! Awww...that makes me happy to know he's being a good boy!
Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:11 AM
And Connie, it's great that Elwood was none the worse for wear on his cross country flight. We hope to hear how well he fits in with your quaker colony. Who knows? Maybe he'll pair up and you'll be the proud grammy to some Elwood babies!!
Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:10 AM
He is doing remarkably well. He came to me as a little bit of a barberer.. and that has gotten much less noticable. Now its getting harder and harder to tell the birds apart with just a quick glance. Of course I can tell my blues apart because they're al a little different color of blue...and a little different sized. But I know that if one lands on my head its going to be Elwood..
Now that they all gone through the fall molt it won't belong for the spring molt to start taking place, especially if it stays warm like this. and then it will become even more difficult to tell them apart from just a glance.
We'll see what spring holds this year out there...See if any get real interested in going to nest...if they do great...if not that's just fine with me too.
Posted 07 February 2010 - 11:47 AM