I am currently speaking with a lady who needs to rehome a pair of green cheeks. The male is about 1, and the female 3-4 years old. They were in the same family all their lives, handled by children, had 1 clutch, and now the kids have lost interest and the mom is tired of the birds being ignored. "They are too much fun for that."
They will step up for the mom, but apparently "act like biting" other people. I'm thinking they're probably not sure of what happened to them. I have been offered a chance to go meet them.
I would love to give them a new home, but I'm wondering if they will adjust to me and become more trusting given time and training, or if they will just fall back and get tighter between themselves and resent me. Of course... the naughty side of me says "Breed them, keep a baby, and you're all set!" But I can't really afford to do that.
The lady isn't ready to send them away until December 6th, when she is leaving to take the pair's last baby to a new home, and seems very open. We had a lovely chat today.
I've emailed the owner. I don't think I can really handle these birds at this point, but if time runs out and she can't find a home for them, I'll go over and meet them to see if it is a possibility. It was sounding like there were several interested people, so somebody else is probably more experienced with biters.
If only one could quit all non-bird related responsibilites and just be truly bird crazy full-time... who needs school and jobs and life anyway?