Rehoming Santina Green-Winged Macaw

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Rehoming Santina Green-Winged MacawI has good news to share. I’m considering rehoming Santina. It’s not an easy issue to talk about, but I’m happy to get this out of the way. Do Birds Have Teeth Continue reading until the end and then watch the video to learn more about the circumstances, how relocation went well, and how a win/win outcome came from it everything is really good news?

I took Santina at the

shelter on the 23rd of December, 2013. It’s been a fantastic bird, and also a great pet. However, in the beginning, we encountered difficulties. We’re not talking about the problems with the mind, as that issue can be solved with training. I’m discussing Santina’s health issues.

At first, it became evident that she was suffering from some issues however, I believed that veterinary medicine could heal her. I spent a little money having Santina tested for every single thing that is possible, but the results were not conclusive. 

It was an unpredictably frenzied chase as the results could contradict one another and no cause-specific could be identified. I tried treating Santina by administering antibiotics, and she was quarantined against Kili & Truman for triple the usual quarantine time. 

Without a specific diagnosis, and under

the assumption that the treatment had helped the situation, I chose to put these birds in. It wasn’t long before Kili and Truman began to exhibit similar symptoms similar to Santina. It was unclear initially because they were all near each other.

 However, as Marianna began borrowing birds for several days at a time in her secluded room, she realized that Kili and Truman were experiencing the same issues. All of the birds received antibiotics. As they took the medicine the situation would appear to improve. However, after taking the medication it would go and go back to the way they were before.

Marianna was moved into the home

along with the Blue and Gold Macaw, Rachel. Rachel was sick, which made the situation even more transparent. We began by keeping Rachel within a cage in an isolated room while we treated her.

Over these two years, it’s been a flurry of quarantines and treatments. We have even gone as that we kept each bird in its own room and showered the birds in separate rooms. This has resulted in a couple of issues.More

 It first led us to realize that antibiotics

appear to cure all birds, but not Santina. After a variety of medicines and a prolonged study of isolated treatments, we’ve concluded that Santina’s disease is likely to be incurable. 

The bacterial infections treatable by antibiotics that she has passed on to other birds could be a symptom , not the reason. If Santina’s presence is removed and following antibiotics, the other birds have not been infected and have been for more than one year.

The other thing we discovered was that Santina’s illness is taking its burden on our bird and life as a family. Instead of creating new videos for training or taking the birds out or writing articles and the other bird activities that I typically do, I’ve suffered from frequent visits to the vet or quarantines as well as depression. 

We couldn’t travel with several

birds as well as keep them together as a family, or be able to spend time together with multiple birds at one time. It was a challenge to plan the wedding. the ceremony proved to be a source of distraction that kept us active. We had to leap through hoops for the birds to be involved at the wedding without disrupting their quarantine.

Since I began introducing Santina to others, my whole bird’s life has stalled. I stopped working with Santina since I was scared that her condition could get more serious. The other birds were unable to get them into training because a lot of time was dedicated to working and handling all of the birds at

onceM arianna has made the quarantine

activities possible by sharing the responsibility of caring to each of the birds. The routine of life had become boring. There was no motivation nor enjoyment from doing bird things and a massive loss on the internet too.

We didn’t plan for things to last indefinitely. It was always apparent that there was an end near. It would start with one week of treatment followed by two weeks, and finally one month. When we divided the birds into separate areas,

we thought it was intended to be a test

to observe how they did independently. However, weeks became months and then months to years. There was no change. We had exhausted all possibilities and possibilities. It was becoming increasingly evident that Santina was not capable of being kept in harmony with other bird species.

Each bird was left out of the process. Instead of spending one time looking after the birds, there was to be devoted to separate feedings, separate cleaning, and quarantine processes. Even though more time was dedicated to birds than in the norm, the birds were getting less time. What began as a health issue that needed a temporary solution became a longer-lasting issue. We were not getting anywhere.


In the summer of this year,

I was contacted by a woman who had seen my image used in a scam involving bird sales. The scams happen frequently and right, and there’s nothing I can do about it (most of them originate from abroad and they create new pages weekly).

 Lori was in the market for an endangered Green-Winged Macaw. We talked and, before I knew it, Lori and my wife became friends. Lori went through my book, The Parrot Wizard’s Guide to Well-Behaved Pet Parrots and we talked about the finer aspects of having macaws in the house with Marianna.

Lori was trying to figure out whether a

Green-Wing was the right choice for her and so Marianna and I went to pay Lori an opportunity to meet Santina. After having a chat with Santina, Lori told us she’d love to fly exactly like her.

 When she returned home from her trip, we realized there was a lot of possibility of an ideal scenario all around. Grey German Shepherd We kept in contact with Lori and assisted her in developing her knowledge of parrots. There was a moment when I asked Lori whether she would be keen to adopt Santina. She was beyond thrilled and her answer was yes.

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