Adopted Parrots

Tessa – Congo African Grey * Adopted!

Update: Tessa has been adopted! Thanks for your interest in Tessa!

Hi there, my name is Tessa!

I am a 25 yr old Congo African Grey, and I need a home to call my own!

I am looking for a home who will have lots of love for me and lots patience while I learn to love you. I am affectionate, but you have to let me like you first! If you move to fast you might scare me and I bite when I am unsure of you. Also, I have had some problems in the past and to deal with them I have been biting off my feathers. I am sure that with lots of love and patience, I will eventually stop hurting my feathers, but until then, I am the way I am. I hope you can accept me this way! New toys scare me so please go slow when showing them to me. If they are put into my cage to fast and I think they will hurt me, I will frantically start chewing and pulling at my feathers.

In my past home, I spent many years with my caregivers. Unfortunately they became too old to care for me and had to give me up. A family member tried to help me, but they decided that I needed someone with more experience to help me. I am hoping that my next home will be my last!

I love to talk, whistle and sing, and spend most of my time in my cage swinging on my perch. I do however enjoy coming down to the floor to explore and find someone who will give me scritches on my neck and chin. I don’t mind other parrots either!

I come with a brand new cage, I eat Harrisons pellets along with fresh fruit and veggies every day. I also enjoy a little seed on my veggies (not too much tho!). I have even been to the vet to make sure my feather problem is not medically caused.

Because I am a wanderer, I shouldn’t be in home where other little animals can chase me or little feet to step on me. I would prefer an adult family to call my own.  I greet you every morning by saying “good morning Tessa” and at night I will tell you “time for bed”. I am seriously a very smart girl!

Why don’t you fill out that form on the bottom of this message and see if you can adopt me into your home?

Name: Tessa
Breed: Congo African Grey
Gender: Female (has laid eggs in the past)
Age: 25 years
Gender Preference: None

Congo African Grey
Congo African Grey
Please indicate your type of residence.
Please indicate the size of parrot you are interested in.
Do you have a preference for a particular species?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to house pets?
Who will be the primary caregiver?
Are all members of the family in agreement to adopt this bird?
How old are your children?
How many hours a day will the bird be in his/her cage?
Do you currently have an Avian Vet
If yes what is his/her name/clinic name:
How often do you think a parrot should be seen by an Avian Vett?
If you currently own birds, what do you use to clean the cage with?
How often do you think the cage cleaning should be done?
How often should the bird be given fruit and/or vegetables?
Should the bird be on an all seed diet?
Are you familiar with the different varieties of pellets for birds?
Should birds be given any vitamin supplements – either for their overall health or their feather condition?
Do you have any concerns taking a bird outside?
Do you have other pets in the home:
Please list the other pets currently in the home
Based on your knowledge, please list all potential dangers in a home that could affect a parrot:
Where will the bird/s be placed while on vacation?
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
If the bird bites your spouse/child, how will you handle that situation:
Please list the things you hope to achieve with the adoption of this bird and what you will do to ensure the best quality of life possible.