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#260819 - 11/29/17 01:14 AM Rescued 30+ Year Old Umbrella ‘too  
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Hi everyone. I brought home an older umbrella on the 4th of November.
She is at least 30 years old according to prior owners. Thought to be female, but may be male. Already took to avian specialist for the full workup. $400 later I am waiting for the definitive results. I am leaning toward male. Bird has already bonded to me or at least is more comfortable with me. Is unsure of stepson and has bitten both husband’s ears. Oh dear... last bite was through the cartilage and was sneakily done.
Working on 30 years of bad habits is... rough. Have been reading ‘too things on this site and others for several months. Ain’t no amount of reading or talking to ‘too owning acquaintances that can actually prepare you for this. I’m buckling in for one heck of a bumpy ride.

#260821 - 11/29/17 11:20 AM Re: Rescued 30+ Year Old Umbrella ‘too [Re: Lulu's Mom]  
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Welcome to Mytoos. Poor Lulu must be so upset. To lose her family at 30 years old must be so traumatic for her. Keep in mind over the next couple of months she's going to be grieving the loss of her family. Go slow to start with her. These guys are not like dogs that can bounce from one family to another quickly and adjust. Toos will grieve and then try to figure out where in the flock they belong and with whom. Tell your husband no shoulders! He's lucky he only got a bite to the ear and didn't have his ears removed. I have had Cassie 13 years next week and there are still times that she is not allowed on my shoulder. Be careful of having her bond to one person. Find her special treat and each time one of you go by give her a small bite. Try to get her to accept each of you as a flock mate.
Hope all the blood work comes back good. I'm assuming they did full blood panels at $300 along with the dna testing. Did that include the price of the exam as well. That's what a well visit with full blood panels cost me in New England. Thankfully I got medical insurance when Cassie was young.


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