One of the best parts of Lafeber’s Free Bird Food Contest – besides the free bird food – is that we get a chance to interact with the winners! We always love the opportunity to know the stories behind their beloved feathered friends and we are moved by the passion and love that is so easily expressed between the lines.
Amy from the state of Washington won a basket of Lafeber favorites for her 3 birds. She gave us this beautiful introduction of her flock and we are sharing her words with you today:
Simba, our Timneh African Grey, joined our family about 18 years ago. He was one of many baby birds I hand raised for a bird store I worked at. There was just something about that little guy and we became very attached to each other. When it came time to put him up for sale I couldn’t imagine him going home with someone else…He never made it to the sales floor.
Cassie, our sweet little Meyers Parrot, was adopted from a parrot rescue about 5 years ago after spending several years in a home with a larger parrot that repeatedly tangled with her. Cassie sustained quite a few injuries including the loss of half of her lower mandible and several toes, but she is still as sweet as pie.
Kanoa, our Eclectus, was adopted from a rescue group 3 years ago. Sadly he spent many years living in a situation where he suffered from neglect and poor nutrition. We hoped that love and improved diet would allow Kanoa to regrow his plucked feathers. Unfortunately most of his follicles are damaged beyond healing so he hasn’t had much feather regrowth. Feathers or not we love him and still think he’s a pretty handsome boy!
Congratulations Amy, Simba, Cassie and Kanoa!