Post by baderzenker on Jul 25, 2018 10:25:32 GMT -7
Hello!!! i have a bird named "Sponge" he hates showers and loves cuddles, but now that i have owned him for 2+ years i am wondering if i have purchased him illegally. This concerns me a lot because of the fear i have of them taking him away, i have no certificate of his purchase or proof that he wasn't captured. I have not gone to the Vet or any sorts since he was purchased (although he is completely healthy). And if i do get a certificate verifying my ownership of my parrot what will happen to my bird if it gets rejected?
Side note: no i am not poor i am middle class, Sponge does not live in a cage instead he lives on a perch i personally built for him.
(right after warm shower)
(I live in Arabia so if you live in America please note that we have different time zones)
I can see a band on Sponge's right leg. That means he was not caught as an adult in the wild. A band is put on a newly hatched baby by the breeder and as he grows, it doesn't slip off. It cannot be put on an adult bird so you do not need to worry that it was illegally imported from the wild.
I bought my first grey from a breeder. He had a band but I did not have any certificate. When I took him to the vet for a checkup, no one asked to see a certificate. I do have a certificate for my current grey but again no one has asked to see it.
Don't worry and just enjoy your grey baby.
Max, CAG (In my heart forever) Taz, Tiel (Rest in peace my sweet girl) Chyloe, CAG