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#257198 - 11/08/14 09:12 PM Picking up a GCC tomorrow  
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Picking up a 25 year old GCC tomorrow. Naturally he is on a crappy diet and has trembling stress seizures if he is held too long. No one really lining up to adopt the old man. My plan of attack is vet, diet change and leave him alone. I will wait and see if he decides if he likes me or not. I'll roll with it either way. Even on a crappy diet he is feisty enough to bite the snot out of the person fostering him. Hopefully all will go smoothly.

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#257200 - 11/08/14 10:34 PM Re: Picking up a GCC tomorrow [Re: HollyAnn]  
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I'm sure he'll fit right in at your house. Once he settles in and begins watching all of the others he'll calm right down and feel at home.


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#257202 - 11/09/14 12:04 AM Re: Picking up a GCC tomorrow [Re: HollyAnn]  
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He did well with the vet. At one point his keel bone was broken and not treated. I guess he may be older than 25. It was made clear he is on the downward slope of life. I hope he settles in and enjoys his golden years. I am off to make toys, he doesn't have any.

#257213 - 11/09/14 11:21 PM Re: Picking up a GCC tomorrow [Re: HollyAnn]  
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He sounds like a "tough old bird"! I'll bet he will thrive!


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#257217 - 11/10/14 01:31 AM Re: Picking up a GCC tomorrow [Re: HollyAnn]  
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Green cheeked? Gold capped? Or something else?

ETA: Guessing green cheek by your description of him! My parents generously agreed to be the hospice home for an elderly (at least 30 years old) gold capped conure. Rescue where I volunteer estimated 6 months to live. He was blind and deaf and just needed a place to live out his few remaining days.

It's been 3 or 4 years now, and he's still going strong despite a partial stroke that paralyzed him for a few years (he was still happy so they didn't euthanize.) He hadn't been out of his tiny cage in at least 20 years. He now loves my parents -- the change in diet (or at least that's what we're attributing it to) means he can at least see shadows and he can hear if you yell at him ("Oscar! Step up!" makes his foot go up to search for a finger. It is so adorable). He's learned to give kisses, flaps his wings on command (for exercise), and has learned to play with toys and destroy wood and boxes.

He's been such a great addition to my parents' home. These elderly guys can have so much life in them and you can teach an old bird new tricks smile Enjoy your new addition!!!

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#257229 - 11/10/14 03:39 AM Re: Picking up a GCC tomorrow [Re: HollyAnn]  
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Oh you are so sweet to give this little one a chance at happiness. Keep us posted, Im sure he will do great with you.


#257235 - 11/10/14 05:43 AM Re: Picking up a GCC tomorrow [Re: HollyAnn]  
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He's here!!! He is a green cheek. I found out that he broke his keel bone because he can't perch well due to arthritis in his feet. I have padded his cage and moved everything low and added platforms. He is an absolute doll!! He is quarantined right now but my other green cheek Joey can hear him. They are calling back and forth.
Beeps, that's awesome! It gives me hope for him. Hope he is around awhile.

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#257240 - 11/10/14 02:53 PM Re: Picking up a GCC tomorrow [Re: HollyAnn]  
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That's great news that they're calling back and forth. I'm so glad that he found his way to you!

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