Story Bird: Samie
story comes from my first parrot an
African Senegal. After
bringing her home at 7 weeks old, I
wanted to make her as comfortable
as possible so I put lots of toys,
food, water and a beautiful green
fluffy towel on the bottom of her
cage. We wouldn't want her
walking on those nasty, cold
uncomfortable cage grates on the
bottom of the cage with those sweet
tender little feet. Feeling
that she was happy and safe I left
the house for a bit. When I
returned I found her in BAD
TROUBLE!!! I didn't realize
birds would pick at the tiniest of
holes in a towel till the threads
were very much looped and easy to
get a foot tangled in them.
Well, Samie had gotten her foot in
the middle of one of the loop and
couldn't get it free. She
turned around and around to free
herself from the threads.
With each turn the thread got
tighter and tighter. By the
time I got to her the threads were
so tight she was in a panic.
My husband and I work together and
freed her. It took a great
deal of time and let me tell you,
we both were very bloody and poor
Samie was very stressed.
People have since told me if I
hadn't gotten home when I did she
would have started to bite her foot
off. In the wild they must or
they could become a meal!!!!!!!!!
I now use paper towels and