My sister was just recently confirmed as severely allergic to birds.
On the bright side, this means that my mother no longer has to force her to eat eggs as she physically can not eat them.
On the down side, this means I need to part with Shiraarat, my cockatiel of about one year, and Tamasha, my budgie of about 5 years now.
I end up crying every time I think about parting with Tamasha, so I’m trying to see the situation as parting with Shiraarat.
He’s a sweetheart who I put a lot of time into bonding with and training and so I’m doing my best to keep him out of the clutches of local families who want to entertain their kids but would not take proper care of him at all.
The irony of this situation is that we got birds because my sisters were at risk for being allergic to cats/dogs.
And so that is everything that has happened for the past two weeks or so.
Shiraarat is now an expert flier, and just today I clipped Tamasha’s nails. She seems very traumatized by the experience and determined to bite my fingers off, as always. Shiraarat is also due for a clipping, but I leave that to my dad.
I will still be updating the blog with pictures of my two darlings until they are gone.
As a side note, does anyone know of any reputable Russian Tortoise breeders in Michigan? I absolutely want to avoid buying from Petco and I’m a bit wary of overnight shipping of animals.
We are currently struggling with bird-diaper training. Will update you on our success/failure in a week.
Today I heard Shiraarat (cockatiel) make a noise I’d never heard from him before, and so I called his name from the couch where I was sitting.(Out of his line of sight)
Next thing I know, he’s flying onto my shoulder from across the room.
He has created an entirely seperate flock call for me than the one he uses to call to Tamasha.(keet)