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I had wanted a parrot since I was a teenager. In Jan. '08 I decided that at 45, it was time to start narrowing down what breed of parrot I was going to get. I would have been thrilled with just about any one of the "large" breed parrots. And I was actually familiar with the African Grey, the Amazon's, and most of the macaws... I really thought I knew MOST of what I needed to know to properly take care of a parrot. But as I began to seriously look into getting a bird, I learned that the more I learned the more I needed to learn; that I didn't even begin to know what I needed to know. I began to understand that I needed to take a serious look at the noise levels each breed makes, the foods they eat and the cost associated, and on...I decided that I should go to local pet shops to see if I could learn a little bit more in person.

One shop I went to had Gabriel. I was NOT ready to buy. I had NO desire to purchase a bird from a pet store. And yet here was this beautiful bird in HORRIBLE circumstances! It was, in some ways, a very abusive situation. I had NO money. I could not imagine that there would be anyway I could possibly raise the appropriate funds. I left the store in tears!

I went to bed that night anticipating not getting much sleep. But I said my prayers and ask God for a miracle if "that bird" was supposed to be mine! Imagine my when I got up the next morning and checked my banking account on line and found $3,000.00 that HAD NOT been there when I went to bed the night before. It was payment from the Social Security Administration for monies they felt they had underpaid me for the year prior! I HAD NO IDEA!!! I hadn't gotten anything in the mail, or any phone calls ...nothing! I called the store IMMEDIATELY and told them to get my bird ready to roll! I was coming to get my boy! I've know that Gabe is supposed to be with me! I've had him for 5 years now and I wouldn't take anything in the world for him.
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Hi! My name is Gabriel

I am an Eclectus from Greensboro, NC.

Gabe; Gaby; Baby; Baby Bird; Bird; Birdie-Bird; Mr. Green-Jeans; Sir Talks-A-Lot!; Green Giant; Sweet Cheeks!

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Corn, cornbread, sweet potato, rice, macaroni, grapes, nuts, and ANYTHING THAT MOMMY EATS...Gabriel WANTS to at LEAST TRY!

Mom's shoulder, His jungle gym, On top of his house

**Being told, "No Gabriel, that's not for Bird! Baby-Bird can't eat that! It would make Birdie-Bird sick!!" (His response. .."WHAT!!!" in a tone that someone had called his name for the millionth time!)

**Being locked in his house (as in Mommy has to leave for a little while and I lock him in his house to keep him safe while I'm gone)


That she loves me no matter what! And that she spoils me!

**LOVES to have the hairdryer blowing on him! (On a COOL temp setting of course!)

**LOVES to drink water out of the sink faucet.

**LOVES to hang off the side of the steering wheel with the air blowing WIDE open pretending that he's flying as the air blows across wings.
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Say what you mean, mean what you say; but above all say it with kindness and love!.

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  Hello Gabe
Welcome to BC.
What a wonderful story!
I am so glad you found each other.
Here's a vote.
Kisses

Come visit me, Ruby.

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