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UPDATE 8/9/12: Hi, Casey here. I have an adoption pending! Yeah! Please check out all of the other available African Greys.
Casey -the New York attitude Timneh African Grey
If you are looking for a developing personality in an avian friend, Casey might be just the ticket. Very precocious, and still in the formative years that would allow you to have an incredible friend who truly represents the breed.
He is about 7 years old, in good health, extremely intelligent, but also very opinionated (!!). Casey is a Timneh African Grey. Timnehs are usually the smaller of the two most common types of Greys. He makes up for his size with an 'I may be smaller but I am feistier' attitude.
A single male owner allowed Casey free reign in a large garage and his diet was not the best. Mickaboo received him when his owner passed away. His change to a good avian diet was quick and trouble free. Although he retains his NY attitude, he has quickly adapted to a new temporary home and will just as easily adapt to yours.
Casey is a HUGE talker and will converse with people in the room- somewhat of a rarity. Many Greys will not talk a lot with people nearby so this shows his 'in charge' confidence. His language can be 'colorful' but his foster family reports this is declining quickly as he doesn't hear those words anymore and therefore does not mimic it. Casey also appears to make decisions and carry on conversations with you. For example, offer him something to eat that he doesn't want and he will verbalize 'NO!' and walk away.
If you are looking for a real lover bird, it is going to take time with Casey. Like a New Yorker, a long term relationship must be established. He also may not be inclined toward children under about 12. Although he loves his teenaged foster 'sister', he gets an attitude with her younger brother. Both foster parents report no problems with adults, although he is still getting over a little bit of cage aggression- wanting to protect his territory.
Mickaboo says: Could Casey be the love of YOUR life? This is a smart bird that already mimics and is developing some decision making skills- which is exciting. He talks a lot and has attitude. His talking can keep you company and his attitude will be overcome with time and attention. If you are willing to put in the time to keep him entertained with toys and interaction, Casey could easily be your pride and joy- and the talk of the family!
Probably not the best 'first bird' unless you are patient and understand the attention needs of this breed. Casey is definitely not an 'ornamental' bird that is displayed for friends.
If you can identify with this marvelous creature click on the link to contact his adoption coordinator. Casey is a handful with incredible promise!
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