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I worked as an RVT for an avian and exotics vet where our practice boarded birds for their owners. One of our clients brought in a large and vicious african grey her son had caught for her in a net. He warned the staff not to touch the bird because he would remove a finger. He had been confined to his cage for 10 years due to his biting beak. The man said he would be boarding for six weeks. The kennel boy carried him to the back and carefully released him into a cage. I was intrigued by this bird that couldn't be touched and I wanted to see if I was up to the challenge. I would go in the back everyday at lunch time and sit by his cage to eat my lunch. I offered him food through the bars, he wouldn't take it from me, but he would eventually eat it if I let it drop. After about a week, I grabbed him out of his cage with a towel and took him into an exam room where I set him in the middle of the floor waiting to see what he would do. He came to me and I picked him up. I was able to teach him the "step-up" routine. We worked together everyday at lunch and even after the office was closed. When the owner came to pick him up. I brought him out on my hand to her. She was so amazed by him sitting on my hand that she asked me if I would like to take him off her hands. He moved in with me the following week and we have been together for 4 years now. We make a happy couple.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Zaire

I am a Congo African Grey from Provo, UT.

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25 years old   M

Congo African Grey

Lafeber's tropical seed balls

The outdoor aviary on the highest perch. Sometimes I will sneak into the tray of my cage to search for discarded snacks. I wish Spring would hurry up and get here so I can go outside again.

Loud people around my cage late at night. I start yelling "Get out of here!" I get kind of mean about it.

She has the greatest hair for styling. I could play with it for hours if she let me. Read her blog about us at: http://landofgr- ey.blogspot. com/

I get the dog in trouble by barking too much. I like to get a kiss if you pick me up. I think I deserve a treat if I've had a rough moment..

Fat birds can be sexy too..

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Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shananigans.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
I think the story about how u and Zaire met is really nice!! So i gave u a vote. I hope u and Zaire are having fun bye!! Come visit Piper and me!!!

Come visit me, Piper.

08/30/2008 08:16.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Zaire!
You are soooo pretty!Thats a really cool name!Here's a vote 4 you!

Come visit me, Buddy & Milo.

03/27/2008 01:15.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Stopping to say hello from your birdie friend Valentino again, and to drop you another vote. Mom is letting me play again tonight because Easter is tomorrow, so I must come on here and wish my bird friends a Happy Easter!

Come visit me, Mic "The Tongue" Jaeger & Valentino "Big Boy" Jaeger.

03/23/2008 02:51.29 AM Report This Comment  
Charlie the quaker here flying by to say hi and leave a vote for you. Your story of how you came to be with your mom made tears come in my moms eyes. I'm so glad you found someone to give you the love you deserve. Hope you will stop by and visit. Goodnite.

Come visit me, Angel Charlie (*Popeye is my girl*).

03/19/2008 05:29.52 PM Report This Comment  
  love the grey
im always sead a challenged bird is always worth the time at the end

Come visit me, Rosie burger, Gilbert, Blue bird & sweety and whitey.

11/03/2007 08:53.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zaire!
So glad you are finally in a loving home!!!
I am Fletch a 17 year old CAG also finally in the right home where I am loved and let out of my cage!!

Come visit me, Fletch, Alfie & Peanut (in Loving Memory).

10/05/2007 02:43.51 PM Report This Comment  
  hi from Tuki!
Here is a visit and a vote from Tuki. Have a great week end. Tuki ♥

Come visit me, Tuki.

09/14/2007 10:06.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Ollie
Hey there Zaire, I am so happy that you found someone who understands you. I can't imagine not being able to come out of my cage everyday. My mom was warned that I was a bitter too. So far I've only nipped her on two seperate occasions, and she doesn't hold it against me. It was during my first week with her and she had to move me...but I didn't want to go so...well you know. Anyway now three months later I love to be on her hand more than my playstand. And I demand a head scrat almost everyday (my last owner told her I wasn't a fan of being touched...) It's so wonderful when we find our matches. I'm off to give you a vote, stop by and visit me anytime.


Come visit me, Brett - Greater Vasa Parrot, Pippin & Ollie (the bird formerly known as Harry).

09/04/2007 08:23.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and Lil Bird
Buddy is a Grey and Lil Bird is A Green Cheeked Conure. We have been living here about 6 months and we are settled in. Our Mom loves BC because it helps her learn more about us..she tries to keep us happy and well fed. Buddy loves to talk and make all sorts of noises and Lil Bird likes to sit on your head and pick your eye lashes..he is saying step up and tries to say other words. Here is a vote and welcome to BC..from 2 Jersey birds

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

09/04/2007 06:05.48 PM Report This Comment  
  You are a very pretty bird as well. I just love the red tail! I wish I had a red tail! i like to preen my Dad's hair too. Itisn;t long enough to do much with it, but it is still fun! My family is getting ready to move to a new home on Saturday so things are pretty busy around here. I just hope I don't get stuffed into a box! I would really have to holler loud then! You have a great day and I'll squawk at you later!

Come visit me, *, ,, Asha & Mr Tim ~ Forever In Our Hearts, ` & ..

09/04/2007 12:44.00 PM Report This Comment  
  You and Zaire are a lucky pair. Your story is an inspiration. It proves how adaptable parrots are and how quickly they will respond to love and patience. I am a Blue Front Amazon from GEorgia. I picked my feathers when I found my Forever Home with Dad but I am now a happy beautiful bird! (At least that is what he says!) Have a great day!

Come visit me, *, ,, Asha & Mr Tim ~ Forever In Our Hearts, ` & ..

09/03/2007 02:06.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Tuki says welcome!
Hey,Zaire! Welcome to the bird channel. I too am a mature grey, I am 16 years old. So glad you have found a great family to live with. It only takes one person who understands you to be a great pet. Have a great day, here is your first vote from Tuki in Missouri. ♥

Come visit me, Tuki.

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