October 3, 2012
It never fails to amaze me how quickly and effectiently the hard working folks at Mickaboo pull together to help when the call goes out...day or night. We often get calls when people see stray parrots because they are in danger from predators and unacclimated to forgaging on their own. Well one bird in particular had gotton our attention as he had been out in his own for a long time and the family who had been giving food contacted Micaboi because tge weather was getting cold and a neighbor did not like him coming into his yard to eat the oranges and was going to do something sbout so they were concerned. Volunteers went out for a week trying to help and we all keep checking for updates. Then one evening...success! Now it was a matter of where to take this very tired double yellow head amazon. That's where I cane in. I was just leaving work and after a frantic call to my husband this guy had a home to come to. He arrived later that night and made little fuss as we put in his new home and settled in for a well deserved peacefull nights sleep. The next day it was clear he was covered with black sticky substance. Concerned it might be roof tar I made a call to get authorization to take him to an avian veterinarian. That day we were off to go see the vet. He was a real trooper and it took the vet and two vet techs all working on him to get what probably tree sap off him. I was just going to be a foster home for him but I after all he had been through surviving on his own I wanted him to have a forever home. He has been with me for 7 years this month :)
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