I know some of you saw this on the "Craigslist-I want that bird" thread, but I thought I'd share this anyway. So, I was moseying about craigslist as I normally do, and saw this little guy: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...677881612.html
His cage looked absolutely miserable, and I felt so bad for him. I assumed that there was nothing I could do, as my parents only allow for very thoroughly planned animal adventures . But, I talked to my mom about him, and since she has been quite taken by little Oscar, she felt very sorry for this scruffy cutie on the listing.
We're going to get him on Sunday, (if this person EVER responds back to my most recent text. urgh I hate it when people do that!) and though he'll be in that sucky cage until his new one gets here, at least he'll get some proper perches, toys food, cuddles, and whatnot. 30 days is fine for quarantine, correct?
Does he (the person says it's a he, but it's 4 months old and hasn't been DNA'd, so who knows) look like he's split to pied and WF to you? That's what I was thinking.
So excited and hopeful!
You will need to quarantine for at least 30 days, and during that time, take him to an avian vet to have a “new bird check up” and have tests done to make sure he isn’t carrying any diseases, viruses and infections that could be transmitted.
I know, guys, I really want to help him out, too. AND he's so cute... But this guy is driving me nuts! I'm trying to maintain the balance between pestering him a little so maybe he'll respond (he responded to my first 4 texts yesterday and then just fell off of the face of the earth!), but at the same time not seeming like I'm a maniac that is going to show up with a knife. I'm tempted to text him with my mom's phone and see if he responds then haha. Sometimes Craigslist drives me bonkers. I mean, this doesn't make sense. I'm giving you money for a bird that you apparently keep like an ornament in your living room. Why wouldn't you respond?
Thanks for thinking about me (and of course that poor little tiel), anthrogirl. Unfortunately, I never heard back from him. I called and texted many times, tried saying "I've got your money waiting right here!" like someone on here suggested (lol), and no response. I even tried using my mom's phone in case I freaked him out or something, but still nothing. The ad is still up, but I'm assuming the little guy got adopted and he just never took down the ad.
I wish the little bird the BEST of luck, and hope he got adopted by someone that knows how to take care of these awesome little birds. I feel bad that I couldn't help, but I really tried. My mom, sister, and I were all dissapointed.