Guys, you're not going to like me for this, but I have to sell Ivy
Mum's told me I'm not having my room decorated until she's out of it (I know that doesn't sound like a major issue but my house is literally a building site, I have half a knocked down wall in the middle of my room, there are nails sticking out of the floor.....).
I did think about putting her in the shed along with the other birds but I don't think it's fair on her. She needs company all the time or she screams something horrible. And that would start the neighbours complaining again. I can't afford to buy another green cheek to keep her company either. Ivy cost me two months wages, I saved for ages!
Also, since I got her at the beginning of the year, I've managed to teach her precisely nothing. Except kissy noises and she only does those when she feels like it. I think she'd be better off with an owner who actually knew how to train her and had more time than I do to spend with her.
I'm going to make a point of writing in the advert that whoever takes her has to be willing to keep me updated on how she is and maybe let me visit occasionally. As much as she annoys me, I really don't want her to go!! Whhhhaaaaaaaaa! Oh, I'm gunna make myself cry in a minute!
:'(Oh no george I am so terribly sorry!! I would hate being in your situation but your hands are tied!ahh I wish I lived near you! I would even be willing to keep her for you until your situation improved!
I second what Laurie said. In fact, I did much like what Laurie said this past summer. A friend of mine needed to get her birds out of her apartment and I took all of them in -- I ended up with about 47 birds in a 1200 square foot house! Talk about loud! Plus, I live out in the country so she would be able to scream as long as she wanted. George -- you're in my thoughts about this hard decision that circumstances beyond your control put on you. Good luck in finding her a good home.
Thanks guys for your nice words. I really am bawling my eyes out now!
I just feel really bad for selling her. It feels as if by selling her, I'm making it seem like I don't want her (not that Ivy would give a hoot, she doesn't like me anyway!!). But she cost me so much I can't afford to just give her away. And I feel really selfish for selling her to get my room decorated. But one way or another, mum would end up decorating and she'd have to go anyway. Mum's very house proud and I know it kills her to see this house in such a state.
I almost wish I'd never bought her in the first place now, and then I wouldn't be getting upset and Ivy probably would of ended up somewhere with someone who'd trained her to do all sorts of cool things. I'm going to do my best to make sure she goes to a nice new home
Well you just stick to your guns & dont low ball yourself on selling her! you payed what you did for her & so will someone else..the right person will come along for Ivy..I can kind of identify with your mom lol, its hard to live in a half finished home..#heart#
I am very sorry for your hard decision George, it is never easy giving up a beloved bird. I had to with my Green Cheek Alex, I didn't have time to train him so put him in with the other birds. He then killed a budgie so I made the hard decision to adopt him out (I had other green cheeks who were fine with the budgies but Alex was handraised). I adopted him to a former member. :Evil:
I wrote on the advert I put up that if the new owner wasn't willing to keep in touch, then not to bother buying her! I thought maybe I could put her in the shed but if I put her down there she just screams all day. I don't want the neighbours to complain again
Thanks for all being so understanding about it. I thought you'd all think I was evil or something! I'll let you know what happens. So far there's been no interest at all so looks like she'll be here for a while yet anyway. Poor Ive.
If anyone were mad at you george or mistreated you over this, I would SMACK EM! so HARD! there teeth would rattle...no one has any reason to look down on you, you had to make a hard decision, we have all had to make. #heart#
Oh guys, stop it! You keep making me cry! Lol! I still find it so hard to believe everyone on here's so flippin nice! I tell you what, I wish I knew all you lot in real life and not just through the computer
There's still no interest in my advert. I'm starting to think about taking it down and to hell with the consequences. My parents would be so annoyed though. Ahrgrhhh! So complicated!