Thinking about giving away my Quaker parriot

@sedel1027 (17850)
United States
March 1, 2009 12:54pm CST
We purchased Drago when he was 2 weeks old. Hand fed him, weaned him and have spoiled him so much. He will be 1 at the end of May. He talks (right now he is saying "I'm Drago, a good boy" then making kissing noises lol), knows some tricks (as well as colors and numbers) and loves to snuggle. He is well mannered, but he does have his moments of loudness. Definitely part of the family. Here's the problem: we are moving to California and he is illegal there. We will be living on federal government property and I have been told my housing that him being there will not be a problem. My husband says not to worry and that nothing will happen to him. The fear of him being taken away or killed or whatever they would do, scares me to death. I wouldn't want anything to happen to Drago, but I also don't want to leave him with another family. What would you do?
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I would say listen to your heart and do whats right for Drago. Who knows maybe you could take him with no problems. Sounds to me like everyone thinks its ok to have him there. Could you take him with you and then if someone has a problem with him give him to someone then. I mean I cant see anyone killing him because he is there with you. I don't see why they wouldnt give you time to find another home. The government doesn't need more mouths to feed. Do whats right in your heart.
@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Odds are they wouldn't kill him and they would just tell me to re-home him. Of course that is assuming that anyone would even bother to check. I have heard stories about folks with ferrets (they are illegal in California too) that got found out after years of having one because the ferret did damage to another persons property. They were served with a notice to re-home the animal out of state and then were never followed up on. I am probably worried about nothing, just makes me nervous. I have talked to vet in that area that will treat him (and our other critters) if he ever was injured. Apparently there is on law in California preventing them from treating illegal animals.
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@icyorchid (2564)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Sorry to hear that! I would call the head of housing and make sure they know what kind of bird he is and make sure it won't be a problem with you having him there. Now the part I don't get is him being illegal in Cali and the housing people saying it's ok to have him. lol That's confusing to say the least. Good Luck. Wish I could take him, but I don't think my dog would get along with him. lol