Gone but not forgotten. Always in our hearts
Maggie had a rough life as a baby - both legs had been severely broken and she was not given the care she needed, which allowed the bones to heal in an incorrect way (which left her in a position of constantly laying down).
The owners of this store came across her at a bird show many years back and knew they had to get her. After some time they were able to find a vet willing to re-break and cast her legs in a proper position, however by then so much damage had been done she was never able to stand and move around like other birds. Maggie was a quirky bird - although she wasn't super fond of strangers she enjoyed being around all the other birds and having people say hello to her when they stopped in. She also loved herself some peanuts. Maggie will be sorely missed as she was such a big part of our stores atmosphere and so many people came to know and adore her.
Although Gideon was not a store bird, he was still an important member of our store and many
people came to love him - at a safe distance - due to his constant chattering.
Gideon had been boarding with us every other 6 months for the last few years while his dad
worked in another country. If you came into the store often, you likely new Gideon as the green
monster in the big silver cage by the windows (or the bird with band-aids on his cage sign).
He wasn't fond of many people, in fact, he only really liked 3 people; Dad, dad's friend, and Marissa.
He was a bit of a jerk towards people and spent a good majority of his time hiding in his fort atop his cage or stalking Marissa around the cage room and "protecting" her if people came to close.
Sadly in the beginning of May his health took a drastic turn for the worst, he wasn't acting like himself and spent his days sleeping on his cage grate. He was taken in to see Marli Litner at the Avian Medical Center - his health quickly deteriorated and it was ultimately discovered that Gideon had tumors in his body and he simply couldn't keep fighting his battle.
He will be greatly missed by the staff at the store, especially by his pal Marissa.