UPDATE- (Gems name was changed to Lucy which she does now know.) Lucy has sadly had to come back to Mickaboo after self-mutilating and having an infection. We are still not sure what has happened or why but she is being seen and hopefully we can get to the root of this. She is eating better and trying veggies and apple now as well as getting some much needed exercise. Lucy loves toys, especially ones she can chew to pieces! We are still getting acquainted but Lucy is a swift flyer who likes to talk to her people and curious about the other birds. She is still unsure of hands but not a biter and is very sweet.
Hi Gem here. I was taken into the Mickaboo flock after the large flock I lived with were rescued by the humane society in not so good living conditions. I was initially called Jiminy but my first foster mom renamed me Gem (as you can see by my picture I am very colorful like a sparkling gem).
I have been doing well in foster care since 2012. I did go to a new foster home and my new foster mom says I have been a happy little birdie. I like to sing, junp around and twitter back to when you talk to me. I`m just not big on being handled. I like ambient attention more but that could change with time and patience. I`m not loud when I chatter so you can still hear the TV lol.
If I sound like a buddy for you just contact the lovebird coordinator and ask for Gem :)
Notice: Lovebirds are flock animals, and most of them form a very strong bond with another Lovebird. We have found that when single Lovebirds are kept alone they are more likely to experience behavioral problems including feather picking & mutilation. Because of this, unless a household currently includes another Lovebird, Mickaboo usually requires a minimum of a pair of Lovebirds be adopted.
(This is Not true of All lovebirds! Some are better kept single due to aggression or they prefer people over birds. It is really bird dependent and knowing the lovie helps a lot!)