Many of you know I lost my dear sweet bird, Pepper after 30 years. It’s been a dark, dark year for the both of us. But we decided the love we had for her was still there and we hoped we could find another bird to benefit from it.
We found two.
First, some background. Kay and I have spent about three weeks and untold number of plane tickets talking to breeders, pet stores and veterinarians, mostly in Florida since that’s where most of them are. Finding another Red Lored Amazon parrot was proving to be a bigger task than I’d imagined. There aren’t that many breeding pairs. Anywhere.
Enter Larry Zaineb of Pet Pals in Clinton Township. Larry saw the article in The Detroit News written by my good friend Neal Rubin. Larry made it his mission to find us a Red Lored Amazon. He had to do some fast talking and negotiating with a breeder, but he secured Cayenne.
Larry and my wife met some 15 years ago when Kay was a paramedic. He remembered that we also once had a cockatoo named Casey. If we were interested, he knew of another one that was available.
Long story short, we now have two baby birds. Cayenne, the Red Lored Amazon. And Kacie or Kacee or Kaycee – we still haven’t decided- the Eleanora Cockatoo. Cayenne’s male. Kacie is female. And we’re going to let YOU decide how to spell the cockatoo’s name.
We still have our Sun Conure, Marley, and our Red Mitred Conure, Seagrams.
So, with four parrots, it’s a busy house. None can replace Pepper, but we’re happy, again.
I’ll have more photos coming soon. A LOT more photos.