Yesterday we returned the baby parrots to Conrehabit. We’d taken care of them for more than two weeks, and it was time for us to get back to studying our Spanish, which we’d been neglecting during their time with us. Not to mention laundry and other household chores.
When we got back from dropping them off and were unloading the empty laundry basket/cage from the back of the car, guess what! One little scamp had hitchhiked back home with us! So we took little Iggy (Paul called all the bald ones Iggy) inside and he spent another night with us. Below is a picture of him eating out of a dish. He was a perfect little gentleman, never spilling a drop.
As we started into the second week though, we had several birds die. Not just ones that we suspected weren’t thriving, either. We were told that after being in captivity a week, some birds will just die. We knew we were doing a good thing for most of them, but it was still hard to deal with. All in all, we lost 10 birds.
This afternoon we went to deliver Iggy back to his flock-mates and had planned on helping with the 1 pm feeding. But we were happy to see a lot of people feeding the birds when we got there and we were told they had enough helpers for the feeding. I really hope this keeps up, as they expect it to be around 3-4 months before they’ll be self-sufficient enough to be set free.
We skipped the benefit this afternoon to do some grocery shopping and come home to study. And I will say, the house seems really quiet right now.