A few weeks ago there was a knock on the door and there stood a guy who had done some work in the house for us. Invited him in for a coffee and he asks me if I want a AG, just like that? He was called he but could of been a she and was named Owen and is 16 years old. He explained he and his wife were due to move to Portugal in a couple of weeks, house sold the lot. I said I couldn't take him on a permanent basis because Plum would not take kindly to it long term but I offered to board the bird until they could return for him after getting settled and we all started to look at how that could be achieved. Then we hit CITES and the new changes, very confusing, he said that each country he went through ie France, Spain and Portugal wanted loads of paperwork, specialist pet flyers would cost £900? Owen I don't think had ever gone to the Vet, been DNA'd etc or even seen another bird? There were two opposing agendas the man's to get rid and his wife's wish to keep! Literally the next thing/day he says that their dog's Vet has suggested the RSPCA and they were going to surrender him to them, he would stay there for one week for tests and then be put in a breeding program that they were not told were it was. I felt awful and worried for the bird and prayed he would be OK, settle to his new life without it causing him stress. If you are a breeder of African Greys and come across one called Owen originally from Leicestershire please drop a line and let me know how he is, I would be so grateful. Would a AG who had been in a home environment all his life adapt to this change?