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"I was caught in the wild about 22 yrs ago, and my first owner was an older man who had me for 20 yrs. I became very depressed when he died, and was inherited by his children who didn't want me. They kept me in a dark closet for 3 months and I plucked out most of my feathers. Then I was passed on to a woman who thought she wanted me, but decided I was too much work, so she left me outside in the cold Michigan weather and ignored me. One of her co-workers saw me and took me home with her. She and her husband had me for a year and they treated me as best they knew how. A lot of my feathers grew back, but they had to work long hours and didn't have enough time to spend with me. They felt bad, so they filled up my cage with so many toys that I could hardly move around or be seen. They finally decided I need a family who can give me more attention, so they ran an ad in the paper. My new family got me 1 week ago. They are the 5th owners I've had in 2 yrs, but they love me and have told me this is my forever home now. I'm really coming out of my shell, and beginning to feel comfortable. I even talked for the first time in 2 yrs since my original owner died, and I've been saying, "Good bird!".

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Hi! My name is Tiger

I am from Freeland, MI.



29 years old   M



"Popcorn, cheese-its, and any kind of wheat bread, bagel, or roll."

"Walking back and forth on top of my cage, or cuddling up to my rope toy."

"I don't like to be touched yet."

"They gave me a new home and they love me. They give me attention and lots of toys and stimulation everyday."

"I love to ring my bells and mimic funny sounds my owners make.".

"There's always hope. It's never too late to start a new life.".

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi Tiger,
Happy to hear you have a good home now. I'm a 18 yr old Blue-Crown Conure. Just wanted to say "hi".
Sending you a hug.
Bailey
(and his "mom" Jane)

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Gorgeous Blue Crown
Here is a vote for you

Sheryl, Bloomington, IN.

10/11/2008 02:03.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from The Konawa Oklahoma Gang
St. Patrick and the flock here with a Valentine for you. Roses are red, Violets are blue, we thought sugar was sweet, until we met you!. Love, and birdie hugs....we will fly by and vote for every one in the flock

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

02/11/2008 05:25.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Fortune, St. Patrick and Lonnie
Hello Tiger, Fortune and Patrick here, we have news for everybirdie, It is a Happy 10th day birthday for the Baby Zebra Finch!!!!!! Lonnie here, just wish you could see proud Beep and Peep, his Zebra parents. They are now able to leave the nest together sometimes... Mom took a new pic this morning. It is on Patrick's page with the other pics... He is growing fast. Our age is now next to the Zebra cage. Hope Ellie is taking notes. Still no eggs for us.(frown) Votes for our friends......fly by soon, Lonnie, Patrick and Fortune

Come visit me, St. Patrick D'bird loves Ruby Sue, Lonnie, Slate and Mica, Fortune & Cotton Ball "I'm Tiki's Girl".

01/18/2008 06:54.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiger
Here's a vote for you. Fly by and give me a vote please.

Come visit me, Buddy (Mitred Conure).

12/29/2007 10:35.01 AM Report This Comment  
  What a wonderful story
I also had a Blue Crowned Conure. She also came from a bad situation. It took us a year of feather picking, screaming and many bite wounds, but it was so worth it. She was the sweetest bird I have ever had the privilege to have with me. Please don't give up on him. You will be rewarded with a sweet bird. I miss my Peya so much.
She died a year ago, and even though my other birds are just a sweet, there will always be a special place in my heart for her. Congrats on your new feather friend.

Come visit me, Georgie.

12/27/2007 07:39.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Update
Hi everyone! I'm doing great in my new home. I love the kids here and they taught me to bounce up and down and sing the tune to "The Addams Family" theme song. It makes everyone laugh, and then I laugh too! I love to sit on a perch outside of my cage, and I'm comfortable now taking food out of my family's hands. I've let them briefly touch the top of my head several times now, but still don't allow any scritches. Maybe someday. I love my friend, Cubby, the parakeet. His cage is right next to mine, and I like to climb on the outside of my cage and visit with him. I like to listen to him chatter and I don't hardly scream anymore. OK, maybe I let out a scream here or there a couple times a day - just to let everyone know I'm here and I'm happy!

Come visit me, P.J. & Tiger.

12/04/2007 04:48.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Tiger!
Just your ole friend Carley here stopping in to see how you're doin? Your story was so touching, mom likes to check back. Would love to get an update on ya and hopefully you're doing fantabulously! How's your little keet friend? Mom says I've been talking the other birds to death while she's at work. Jamie is actually trying to say Peak-a-Boo like me now. I try to get her to play the games with me, but she still doesn't like me much. She's still very jealous when mom pays any attention to me. Maybe some day. At least she doesn't try to dive bomb my head everytime we're both out of the cage anymore! LOL! Carley

Come visit me, Jamie, Twinkie - Pastel-Faced Lutino, Skittles, Carley & Jessie.

09/04/2007 07:01.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Keep your head up :-)
Left out in the cold? How dare she....So sad your story, alot of people get a bird and say this is going to be easy, a cage some toys and were all set. NO! Passed you around like an unwanted rag doll..terrible..You new parents are awesome, to take you in..CONGRATS!

Come visit me, Skeeter & Jaden.

09/02/2007 05:39.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Update
Hi everyone! I've been with my new family for almost a month now and am doing very well. I'm learning to eat pellets and some fruits and vegetables instead of sunflower seeds all the time. They got me a new cage, too!! It's HUGE!!!! It's brand new and has no rust or peeling paint like my old one did. It's also got a playgym on top! I've never had one of those, so I'm enjoying lots of play time. My new mom just discovered that I love the song, "Itsy Bitsy Spider." I dance and get all excited when she sings it! She also took in a 3 mo old baby parakeet, and I enjoy having his cage near mine. It's fun to watch him jump around in his cage, and I like having his company when my family can't be there. Thanks for all your comments and votes!

Come visit me, P.J. & Tiger.

08/13/2007 08:01.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Glad you found a much desevered home.
Hi Tiger, Your story was so sad, yet happy. I am glad you have a home and I am sorry to hear that some cruel heartless person would treat such a beautiful sweetie so bad. I hope you open you heart up to trust again and it looks as if your new parents love you. My name is bailey, I am a Quaker Parrot and I wanted to say hello and give you a vote. Fly by and say hi anytime. Bailey :)P.s Welcome to what a real home feels like Bless you and your family for there heart.

Come visit me, Bailey.

08/12/2007 12:26.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Tiger!
What an ordeal you've been through and what a life! Obviously your forever home now has the right approach, to learn as much as they can to help you be as healthy and happy as you can be in captivity. It sounds like you loved the man who was your daddy for 20 years too. I'm imagining when you are ready and you come out of your shell some more, you'll be saying a whole lot more than good bird. ;P If you'd like to talk to another BCC owner, feel free to email me at jray@westhanover.net. Carley is the light of our lives and I'm sure Tiger will be yours too... sounds like he's on his way already. All the VERY best to you Tiger! Carley and the gang

Come visit me, Jamie, Twinkie - Pastel-Faced Lutino, Skittles, Carley & Jessie.

08/02/2007 11:37.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiger
I am glad that you are enjoying your new home. My sister is a rescue too and went through many homes before my mom told her this was her last one. Your feathers have grown back nicely. My favorite place to be is cuddled up under my coconut. I don't like to cuddle with my mom or dad but I love them to hold me! I hope you come and visit me. Heres a vote for you!

Come visit me, Chicki & Claire.

07/28/2007 12:54.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Such a sad story
Your past story is so sad. It will take some time, but I;m sure your new family will treat you well. I hope you have many happy years ahead!

Come visit me, Winnie & Seamus.

07/28/2007 10:59.34 AM Report This Comment  
  A Vote
Oh, and any wild caught bird gets our vote!

Come visit me, Pippin & Macayo.

07/27/2007 10:15.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome Home
Geez, Tiger, We can't imagine anything worse that a wild caught bird, and then to have your life turned upside down so late in life. We must give a high five to your new forever owners, saving one bird at a time! So lucky for you! Cayo & Pippin ps Our mom's suggestion, READ all you can and trust your better judgement, ie: if it works, don't fix it!

Come visit me, Pippin & Macayo.

07/27/2007 10:14.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiger
Here is another vote for you from me and yes glad your mom got you instead of a love bird since you needed a good home right then. I got my beak,nails and feathers trimmed today and not a happy bird right now cause I can no longer zoom across the room ...dang be glad when they grow in again. Cheech to you later.

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/27/2007 05:08.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiger
I'm so glad you found a loving home! That's terrible of your first owner's childen, my mom shows her daughters how to take care of us, so that we will be taken well care of if anything should have to our mom. Come visit us soon :)

Come visit me, Cinnamin Baby, Bubbles, Tweety Bird, Prinsy & Mr & Missy bird.

07/27/2007 04:23.45 PM Report This Comment  
  I hope you love your once abandoned blue crowned as much as I love mine. Mine sorta went through the same thing, minus the older owner and the feather plucking. I am supposedly her 4th home, and I'm not too sure I believe the woman who had her 2nd. Plus I don't know where she is from, and don't have an age on her. But I have come to realize that BlueCrowns are much smarter than we think they are, and can sometimes really be anti social. I love her all the same though! Enjoy your birdy. Glad you found a great home!

Come visit me, Peas (Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure), Skittles, Kiwi & Olive.

07/27/2007 07:29.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Yes I love to get out and play too and mom and dad let me out everynite to do what I want ..well almost but have to stay out of trouble or get time out in my cage. Cheech to you later.

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/27/2007 06:51.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Howdy Tiger...
and welcome to birdchannel. What a beautiful Conure you are! My Mom has always wanted to add a Blue-Crowned to our flock. We're so happy that you've found your forever home! Keep squawkin' --

Come visit me, Ra, Gizmo, PeeWee & Teddi.

07/26/2007 04:21.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiger
Oh I am so glad you got the new mommy and life is being good to you again.You have had a rough life. I am going tomorrow to get my nails, beak and wings done. Mom has done my wings before but scared to hurt me so never did my nails or beak. I hope it doesnt hurt too much. Here is a vote for you. Cheech to you later. Oh mom ordered me lots of stuff ...I heard her on the phone..cant wait till the new stuff comes LOL

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/26/2007 11:55.13 AM Report This Comment  
  No fluffy comments here - just the truth!
Hi Tiger! I am a bird lover, but just don't have one right now. I know you'll be happy with your new family. They may even let you go horseback riding some time! That would be fun. Enjoy, and if they ever go on a vacation and you need to find a place to stay for a short time, be sure and call me! You are always welcome!
The Unimommer!

Karen, Midland, MI.

07/26/2007 07:12.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Little Bird!
We are so happy you found the right home!!And so sorry about your first Dad..but you were meant to be where you are. You deserve love and friends like evryone else. Buddy was with an older lady who couldn't keep up with his care..she only had hima few months and he's only 1 1/2 years old. He is happy here with all the attention. Our bratty Conure Lil Bird( who is now Ollie) was a baby and he's jimmy's the 14 year old son who lives here.Here's a vote...

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

07/26/2007 06:23.34 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome
hi and welcmeo to the club.gave a vote.ur very beautiful!c u l8er!.-peeps

Come visit me, ozzy~flew away 21 April, 2010~, bonzi, lucky and butterball, tweiker,dexter and blueberry, sonny, kettle, tulip~R.I.P. 8-31-08~, patch~passed away 6/13/07~, kiwi, cinnamon (flew away in 2003), silver, spice, storm, baby, snow, blade, tweety, cricket, lightning, patchy~passed on.3-3-08, peeps(passed away 6-16-07), sky *R.I.P. 12/25/08* & cloud and spirit.

07/25/2007 08:39.23 PM Report This Comment  
  hi
Hey cute bird...Great profile!

Come visit me, Foofoo-cuddlypuffs & Phoenix.

07/25/2007 08:26.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Everyone!
Hello, we're new to parrot ownership and are reading and learning as much as we can about taking care of Tiger and giving him the best quality of life he can have. If you have any suggestions for us, please let us know! We'd love to get to know some parrot owners who could give us helpful tips!!!

The New Conure Family, and Tiger

Come visit me, P.J. & Tiger.

07/25/2007 08:26.10 PM Report This Comment  
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