New Home No Longer Needed For Our Blue And Gold Macaw

ellies_mum

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Ellie is only a year old, and is very sweet-natured. We love her dearly but due to my husband's increasing problems with his allergies we have come to the sad decision that Ellie needs a new family. She is a very social bird and is used to having someone around most of the time. She interacts equally with both of us, and has play time out of her cage every day. She is very good at stepping up, and will wave for treats. She is flight trained with an aviator harness and will come when called, although she is a lot more confident about flying inside than outside. I've contacted a number of parrot rescues but they all seem to be full. We just want to find her a good home with someone who has the time and space for her to live happily. She is a very affectionate bird and we want the best for her. Very sad we cannot give her this ourselves. If anyone knows of a potential home for Ellie we would be most grateful. We are based in the south coast. Thank you for reading.
 

DizzyBlue

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Hi and welcome to the forum sorry its under such sad circumstances.
We have some brilliant members on here that will offer to help and indeed rehome make sure the decision you make is looked at from all sides and your happy with it. Parting can be totally horrendous as they become such huge parts of our lives.
Have you got an air purifier to help remove dander perhaps that would help your husband? Regular showers for your bird would also reduce it.
I will tag in one of our members in that is brilliant with macaws @marley although he has taken on a lot of birds perhaps he could help in some way x
 

TomsMum

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Hello and welcome, I’m sorry it is under sad circumstances, Ellie sounds like a great companion bird.

As DizzyBlue has said, have you tired an air purifier?


I’m going to tag in a member who recently joined us, asking about B&G breeders, @Scott Hickson as he may have an interest, although he is in the North East.

I hope we can help you, it sounds like Ellie has done really well with her training, and I don’t think a rescue would be the right route to go personally.
 

Michael Reynolds

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Hello and welcome, I am sorry that your husbands health has driven you to make such a hard choice. I would like you to consider myself I am in a position to help and take on Ellie and also I will offer to bring her to you twice a year so you can see her. I have a B&G called Bailey and like Bella is trained with the harness. I also have two green winged Jackie whom is now six and Nobby. Both very friendly and out of the cage most of the time while I am here. I work during the day not weekends, but having other birds around her I think will keep her entertained. I live in Hildenborough in Kent and I will keep you updated through this site. I will always know her as your bird but will treat her as my own and if circumstances change allow you to have her back. I do lectures at local events and display some of my flock at times even for events at my vets, but mainly at old peoples homes.008.JPG 028.JPG
 
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Chigwell Ben

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Hi @ellies_mum
Thanks @dianaT

Yes I would be interested. Feel free to message me privately if you wish. I am now birdless and I am looking for a new companion. And tbh have always loved B&Go's
I am based in chigwell Essex.
She would be my only bird at this point so she will be showered with attention. The house is never empty so she will not be left alone.
 

TomsMum

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Michael I have edited your phone details out from your post. At this moment in time, it is not appropriate for you to put these details in.

We are trying to give Ellie’s mum the opportunity to explore all possibilities in keeping Ellie with them, whilst also seeing if there are members who may be able to take Ellie as a companion bird into an environment similar to that which she is used to living in.
Yours would be a lot different environment than what this bird is used to.
 

TomsMum

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@ellies_mum
As and when you wish to consider offers from members, if you post here in your thread that you would like the private message service enabled on your account, the admins can enable that for you.
 

Scott Hickson

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Hello and welcome, I’m sorry it is under sad circumstances, Ellie sounds like a great companion bird.

As DizzyBlue has said, have you tired an air purifier?


I’m going to tag in a member who recently joined us, asking about B&G breeders, @Scott Hickson as he may have an interest, although he is in the North East.

I hope we can help you, it sounds like Ellie has done really well with her training, and I don’t think a rescue would be the right route to go personally.
 

Scott Hickson

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Hello I’m sorry to hear about your husbands health, I would be interested in your parrot under these sad circumstances. I’ve been looking to re home a parrot. I’m willing to talk directly if your parrot is still available, also sorry to hear about your husband again.
 

DizzyBlue

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Pondering what the allergies may be and what is firing them off as to whether they can be controlled would rather try to help keep a bird and owner together first it has to be very difficult decision to come to too think about parting with a part of a family.
No offence to anybody wishing to put themselves forward in offering a home but we do try to offer practical solutions and options first
 

Scott Hickson

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Yeah if we could find a way so keep there family together that would be perfect, I really hope this couple can find away to keep there parrot, I’m just offering as a last resort.
 

Wakizashi21

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Ellie is only a year old, and is very sweet-natured. We love her dearly but due to my husband's increasing problems with his allergies we have come to the sad decision that Ellie needs a new family. She is a very social bird and is used to having someone around most of the time. She interacts equally with both of us, and has play time out of her cage every day. She is very good at stepping up, and will wave for treats. She is flight trained with an aviator harness and will come when called, although she is a lot more confident about flying inside than outside. I've contacted a number of parrot rescues but they all seem to be full. We just want to find her a good home with someone who has the time and space for her to live happily. She is a very affectionate bird and we want the best for her. Very sad we cannot give her this ourselves. If anyone knows of a potential home for Ellie we would be most grateful. We are based in the south coast. Thank you for reading.
Hi, i do hope there is a possibility through advice you might be able to keep Ellie. small changes might be required, but if circumstances mean its a must then some lovely homes are offered. Michael is a brilliant option and very experienced and a lovely person too. Please take your time to consider a home as its a life changing decision for you and the bird itself. I do think lovely homes are offered on here, but i would recommend speaking to experienced members about issues that could be solved. I just recently rehomed lovely African Greys and its very tough for the previous owners to let them go to a new home. If you need anything, please do let me know and id be happy to help. I would offer a home, but think some brilliant people have offered already and would only put myself forward as a last resort.

Keep us all updated and LOVE THE PHOTOS!!!


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KEV H

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As stated above look at all options of trying to keep your bird sounds like you av done a great job there with training if not I wouldn't give her away for free she's an expensive bird anyone offering to take the bird should pay for her
 

ellies_mum

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Hello everyone, thank you so much for the warm welcome!

@DizzyBlue and @TomsMum we have a dehumidifier which I had thought did the same thing as an air purifier. However, after googling it this evening, I've realised an air purifier could help my husband so we're going to look into purchasing one. We thought we'd done all we could so I am encouraged to hear that there are other options we could try to save the situation! Ellie has a shower about four times a year, she screams so much in the shower that we've been worried about traumatising her. Is that often enough for parrots to have a shower?

The main symptoms my husband experiences are very itchy tearducts and watery eyes that go bloodshot and sore. When it gets particularly bad he gets a tight chest and feels wheezy. The chest issues only happen occasionally and he tries to make that go away by spring cleaning the home! He's not sure if doing that makes any difference physically but he feels better about it mentally. He takes non-prescription antihistamines but they don't seem to be working as well anymore.
 
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