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Bertie: The Princess of Wales Parrot (ongoing thread)

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So I just put a deposit on a 6 month old baby boy. Hand raised/fed and socialized since birth from a reputable breeder. Will get him after Thanksgiving. Scoured all over the US for one given how rare they are here.

I’ll post updates as I go along through this adoption process. 😊

This is what one looks like for those unfamiliar
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Beautiful, does the bird have to be shipped to you or are you picking it up? How is the new cage working out?
Shipped. Via Delta airlines animal transport program and I’ll have to pick it up at the airport. Not my preference but it is what it is. Too far to drive. lol.

The new custom cage is great. No issues. Will have to get a separate cage for this one, though, as I’ll have to quarantine it and it’s a bigger bird, almost Indian ringneck in size. Not doing a custom cage again, though. Need a bigger house! Will get a large parrot cage.
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Getting ready for its arrival…

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When will it be arriving?
Late this coming week or early next. Trying to sort out the details with the breeder this weekend while timing it so everything I need has arrived and is setup and ready.
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Assembled… should pick up the bird sometime after Friday or the following week, pending weather. It’s getting colder so the breeder wants to ensure the bird “flies” on a day that is warmer with the airlines, pun intended. 😊

Now I need to accessorize the cage…I have different perches for the interior coming from a perch maker on Etsy.

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Looks nice, I like that play/feeding area on the top.
Same. One of the reasons I got it. So the bird can hang out outside his cage when I’m home and not be cooped up. That and help further tame/train him.
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New 35” perches from Etsy just arrived…

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Went shopping at the pet store and some items came in the mail today…time to accessorize the cage…

The breeder said one of the bird’s favorite toys is a disco ball with a bell. So I got one to make the bird feel more at home when he arrives.

Wife and I are stilling trying to come up with a name, though.

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For some reason I thought about naming him Pretzel 😁
haha. Not sure if my wife will go for that.

We were thinking something English-like, like:

Basel
Nigel
Winston
Lancelot
Arthur

Just some names we were batting around.
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Cage is ready… fingers crossed for warmer weather so he can be shipped by the end of this week!

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Are you sure the bird you are getting is a male?
Yes. Breeder is reputable and experienced with princess parakeets and the features/colors in the photos sent to me of the bird line up with a male.

I also asked for a male, so that would be bad business if I got a female instead.

I have no reason to doubt this breeder, either. 😊
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Hmmm. Interesting names!
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I look forward to meeting him when he arrives!! I think choosing a name will probably be easier when you meet him ;)
Yeah was thinking maybe to also hold off and see what his personality is like. We’ll see!
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Confirmed…flight booked by the breeder…the bird will “fly” here and arrive Saturday late afternoon where I’ll pick it up at the airport.
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Well no new bird arrival today. Flight canceled because of severe weather. Waiting to hear from breeder new date. Oh well. Things happen. 🙂
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Better the flight was cancelled rather than having a mishap!
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Update: bird now scheduled to arrive tomorrow evening. Fingers crossed 🤞

Been rather stormy, heavy winds, and tornadoes out west.
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Headed to the airport…
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The eagle has landed…taking him home…

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