Wednesday, June 18, 2008

At the Refuge - Luna

There are some birds that I know, if I could just spend some quality time, they would warm up to people. Luna, a Congo African Grey Parrot, is such a case.

She does not want people to touch her. She would rather stay in her cage than to risk being touched. However. One day last year I could tell she wanted something. She wanted to play with Prince, the Resident Grey. And Prince is a big tease.

One night, I let her out and she was on top of her cage with Prince. Prince flew away - he is extremely steady. And Luna started to follow. She landed on the floor on the other side of the room.

I slowly walked over, knelt down and offered a hand. She stepped right up and I carried her back to her cage. No fuss.

She is motivated by almonds, which always helps in training. She is not afraid of people. Not afraid of other birds. She just isn't entirely comfortable. She needs some quality time.

Luna is available for adoption and you can read more about her here.

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