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Spotlight on Caring-Chyna FEb 27th
Welcome every bird to this weeks feature SPOTLIGHT on CARING with my very special friend, the lovely, talented Miss Chyna and her Mom Jane. Visit Chyna on her page 221660.
SKY: Jane, when how did you become interested in birds?
Mom Jane; I have always had dogs in my life. My best friend had birds and so did my aunt. After we lost our Alaskan Malamute my husband suggested a bird. I have always loved parrots. We purchased two lovebirds from a breeder. He seemed to be a bird mill type. They lived a week. We found a good breeder thru our vet. My sweet bird’s name was Rikki (peach face lovebird). I just loved her and we learned a lot together. I had her only 4 years. She was lost to an accident. That was very hard to come home and find out she was gone.
My husband drove me to the only pet store and there I fell in love with Pahaa (Blue Crown Conure) but, he wasn’t for sale. It was the pet store owner’s bird.
SKY; Chyna how did you find out about Bird Channel? When did you join?
Chyna; Mom had been reading about the BC from Bird talk magazine but never joined until June 2010. Where we met three wonderful friends ... Kirby, Squeaky and Falco.
SKY; Mom Jane, are you involved with a locale bird club?
Mom Jane; I wish we had clubs, fairs etc up here. There is nothing at all. A 75 mile drive away is Petsmart. Visiting Ithe store I noticed that the birds were stressed and they were placed right next to the reptiles mainly snakes. As that is a bird’s (and mine) mortal enemy, I spoke with the employees. They said that they couldn’t move them. So, I started with phone calls and letters. The birds are no longer near the reptiles. I feel so much better about that.
SKY; Please tell us how you became a bird owner and a little about their past and present histories.
Mom Jane; After speaking to Pahaa’s owner, I was put on a very long list for a BCC baby. She told me the breeding pair was across the state. So, off we went. I thought I could get on a shorter list. But, the breeder said that his list was very long. Then he asked if it had to be a baby? He had a bird that was returned, they had him less than a year. They were moving and got rid of all their pets. I went into the storage room and in a dark corner, there was Bailey (Pahaa’s brother). As soon as the door to the dirty cage was opened, he jumped right on me and snuggled. He came home with us that day. We had a wonderful life together. We were very close right up to his last moments of life. The last thing he did was give me a kiss. Pneumonia took his life away. He was 191/2. The next month I was still grieving very hard. My husband found a Yellow Collared Macaw on the net. I had told him I couldn’t get another BCC as Bailey could never be replaced. I said I just wasn’t ready and my husband said ..you will never be ready. The bird in the picture was very nice looking so I said yes. We called the man and said we wanted the bird.
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