Hey everyone, I apologise in advance for skipping introductions, I didn't feel it was necessary as I am not sure I will become a permanent member of this club. The reason I have joined is I am desperately looking for a GOOD home, for my family's two parrots. I don't just want to list them on a buy/sell site because I am absolutely terrified of where they could end up, so, following suggestions from a close friend, I'm trying a forum dedicated to parrots. I live in Northern Ireland, and my family own an Indian Ringneck (called Mika), and an African Grey Parrot (called Riko). These two have literally been in our family for over a decade, we got Mika when he was 5mths old (he is now 14 years old), and we got Riko when he was 19wks old (he is now 12 years old). The thought of rehoming them is killing me, but for several reasons I've come to realise it is the best choice for them. Both were hand-raised, and both can speak. Mika is also an experienced flyer (he escaped us once many years ago, but a hail storm grounded him and we were able to catch him), but Riko has never had the chance to learn how to fly, so he isn't a good flyer (he will try but occasionally crashes). Since around 4-5 years ago, when we moved house, Riko has started pulling his feathers. He is not completely bald, but he is patchy, and only seems to target certain parts of his body. I have Aspergers Syndrome, Hypermobility Syndrome, Generalised Anxiety and clinical Depression. Both my mental and physical health is on the decline, and in addition to that, I live with my parents (who both also have health complications on the decline). Ultimately, I don't think we can give Mika and Riko the home they deserve anymore. I want them to go to a good home where they can get all the love, attention, and time out of their cages that they deserve. I am offering Mika up for free, under the strict conditions that he is going to a GOOD home. I will be asking to do home checks because I don't want him to just land with someone who won't give him the love/time he deserves. Riko belongs to my mother (she has authorised the rehoming), so I think she will be charging for him. I am not sure. Home checks will be applied to him too. Honestly I never thought I would have to do this to them, but they are both unhappy with their living conditions and lack of attention, and I want them to be happy. This is the only way to give them a chance at a new, better life. Below are pictures of Riko (the African Grey Parrot) and Mika (the Indian Ringneck).