Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 89 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Search

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#258951 - 10/03/15 11:46 PM Found U2 in Malibu  
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 3
Shep Offline
New Member
Shep  Offline
New Member

Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 3
I found a beautiful male U2 stranded in a canyon in Malibu about nine months ago. An owner has not come forward and there is no band nor microchip. The bird is very healthy after these many months with me, I have cared for him out of necessity, but would appreciate an expert stepping up.
What I know about these birds is what I've discovered over the past nine months.
I have never cared for a bird before, and I understand that this is one of the most difficult of the species. Nevertheless, I have taken every effort to give him a healthy and happy environment, but I have neither the lifestyle nor the lifetime left for this. I have been looking for a more experienced bird keeper to adopt him, or a zoo or avian rescue to take him in. Many have declined. He probably needs to be around other birds, and would probably love to fly. He does all the things you would expect an adolescent, male U2 to do.
He is about 5 years old, with a slight malocclusion of his lower beak that grows into a horn if neglected. Other than that, he is magnificent, though destructive of anything made of wood. He is very smart and full of life. These birds should never be "pets" and I'd love to see him in an aviary where he can spread his wings. Perhaps a zoo or too rescue in So Cal or wealthy bird owner with a large aviary? If anyone can help…please do.

#258964 - 10/07/15 05:47 AM Re: Found U2 in Malibu [Re: Shep]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,599
Brandy's mom Offline
Lives Here
Brandy's mom  Offline
Lives Here
****

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,599
W. Tennessee
http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/20091230a.asp

http://parrotcare.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF2W6tSSQGI

I was there on September 27, 2011. I know this is not to far from you. Maybe this can help out for awhile.

Thank you for helping this little fella.


Man has turned Earth into a hell for animals.
Arthur Schopenhauer
#258966 - 10/08/15 04:18 AM Re: Found U2 in Malibu [Re: Shep]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 10,120
EchosMom Offline
Moderator
EchosMom  Offline

Moderator
Chained to the Computer
*****

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 10,120
Florida, USA
What steps have you taken to find the original owner? Have you been to http://www.911parrotalert.com
There you can file a found report and search the lost bird database.


Birds are angels who lift us up when our own wings forget how to fly.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~

Noelle, A Rehabilitation in Progress

Moderated by  BE2Cassie, Beeps, EchosMom, Janny 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.022s Queries: 14 (0.005s) Memory: 4.9766 MB (Peak: 5.2952 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-02-24 20:14:07 UTC