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Hello there. I am the mommy to one goofy Patagonian conure named Magellan, clutchmate to [personal profile] onlysmallwings's Malachi. He's overseeing the writing of this entry from the back of the couch beside me. Magellan is nearing 5 years of age, which seems a little impossible seeing as how I remember him pinfeathered and downy almost yesterday.

Magellan enjoys such pursuits as beatboxing with his daddy, preening my hair, mimicking/mocking cats, kissing his dog, and saying "woo" after I sneeze or blow my nose. ZuPreem grapes are his favorite pellet, but he wants little to do with regular/fresh food. He doesn't even like seeds; he will barely touch Lafeber NutriBerries. Picky kid.

Mr.Luckey and I also have two peach-faced lovebirds, who are ~13 and 9, and we used to have a cockatiel, but he passed away suddenly about 3 years ago, when he was only 4.

I really enjoy the interactivity of birds. They're very different than mammals in terms of type of care, companionship, etc. They take a definite shift in lifestyle, a fairly rigid schedule and more consideration regarding chemicals, fumes and temperatures, but every type of pet requires a slightly different set of needs and considerations.

Date: 2012-01-16 06:25 pm (UTC)
onlysmallwings: a person holding a sign reading "Free Hug <3" (Default)
From: [personal profile] onlysmallwings
It's a Gellurm!

Also, Malachi misses beatboxing with Mr. Luckey. He attempted to do so with the tv the other night, with limited success.

Date: 2012-01-17 01:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sabr
Welcome aboard! Nice to meet you and Magellan!

I lost a Hahn's Macaw at the tender age of three - it's so hard losing a bird prematurely, because we often tell ourselves we have x amount of time with them, and then when that time is suddenly, unexpectedly ripped away, it leaves a huge whole in our hearts and our lives. Did you have any idea what took your cockatiel? The best the vets could give me without necropsy was some kind of congenital heart disease.

Date: 2012-01-17 02:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sabr
That's true, we experience loss so differently with each one, even the ones we have had long runs with.

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