As you all know, I take in, rehab and release wildlife. I also take in companion animals in need, they also get rehabbed, treated for illnesses/injuries both physical and psychological caused by ignorance and neglect, then sometimes rehome them.
Today, I have taken Mary, a Blue and Gold Macaw to her new foster carers. I'm pretty sure they will be her permanent friends/carers.
I'm particularly happy with this bird. She had very little chance of surviving due to dreadful neglect, a completely inadequate diet, and she was terrified of humans, which had to be from unpleasant behaviour on behalf of her owner.
She has pulled herself around beautifully, is a healthy, happy girl these days, and was looking for a human friend to bond with. The people she has gone to are a perfect fit. I rehomed an unwanted African Grey to them two years ago and they were ready to take in another bird to foster. They've actually had their eye on Mary for most of that time, but I like to be certain before letting animals go. Mostly though, Mary wasn't ready to move on.
I'm delighted for her, and for the family who are providing her forever home. Happy days 😀💟
Mary has been with her new family a couple of days now, and the signs are excellent. She has been following Ashley, her new carer, around the house, chatting, asking for cuddles and kisses, and dancing when Ashley sings.
She is a very interactive bird, but it takes a special person to be able to bring that side of her character out.
Me, I am so very, very happy that the bird is so obviously loving her new life. A major success.