Odie the Red Lored Amazon.
Odie has been with TGF many years – at least half of his lifetime since he came into our care in 1997. Odie has a definite preference, at least in a home situation, for women, likely due to his first years as a companion bird. For him, a female caregiver means comfort, trust and security. He takes this seriously, and as a result, not all family members want to spend time with a bird that requires a more time to establish an interactive relationship with the bird. It does take a little more work, and it takes some thought and planning. For someone with a family and perhaps a small flock, Odie would be a wonderful addition along with human skill sets and/or a desire for learning target training, shaping behaviors, using positive reinforcement and awareness of the fundamentals of behavior and training. Meanwhile, since Odie lost each of the 3 homes that we know of: his original, then an adopter due to the birth of a child and life obligations, and finally a foster home that returned him after a year due to life changes. We have many birds like Odie, and their lives with us may not be flashy, dramatic, or shine with special needs, but they comprise the majority of our flock. These birds need continuity of care, people to care for them, interact and handle them, and attend to their lives to make them the best they can be. With that responsibility, TGF needs your support to help us accomplish these goals and make them reality. To help support Odie and his friends, please visit http://thegabrielfoundation.org/donate/. Your gift indeed makes a difference to these birds’ lives. Thank you.