I could use your help. Gibby’s my brother’s red throated conure, he’s been with us about two years and was supposed to be going back to college with my brother this year. However, that’s not going to happen since my bro has to take a year off for surgery, the problem is it’s not very safe here for Gibbers (my dad can be unpredictable when he’s drunk and yells at Gibby when he screams, I’m worried this could turn into violence…)
Gibby was previously abused and is pretty sensitive about things like being yelled at, he has a horrible fear of towels and hands and won’t step up just yet. He does fear bite occasionally still, but for the most part he avoids biting if he has to. He’s not a bird for someone looking to have a care free pet, he’s incredibly intelligent and you have to be patient with him. As with many previously abused animals, he has special needs and can’t just be with anyone.
Although he won’t step up, he will come chill with me on my shoulder, he loves to dance with everyone, and just being near people and interacting with them, he’s very agreeable and will bob his head at everything you say! He plays a tapping game where if you tap on a table or furniture he’ll tap back!
He’s still recovering but the situation at our home is just making it harder on him, we’re trying to get him into A Helping Wing parrot rescue but they’re pretty full up and he won’t be able to get in for a while. Not only that but because of his trauma I doubt he’ll be adopted quickly, this bird needs a home of his own that he feels safe in to recover.
I refuse (as does my brother) to post an ad on Craigslist so I’m just going to go ahead and make a post @birblr, if anyone is looking to help a birdie out could you message me? I can give you all the details. We live in the northern NY area.
You can look at my #Gibby to learn a little bit more about him :)