In Gonzo’s memory
Our African Grey
Gonzo was born in the wild. He was captured 26 years ago, banded and brought to the US. His first mom chose him from a cage full of surviving young, scared African Greys at a local pet store. She immediately set about the task of taming him. I can only imagine the difficulty of socializing a frightened baby bird that had been ripped from its homeland and natural habitat. I understand the two of them spent many frustrating hours closeted in the bathroom…she would equip herself with a towel and treats and attempt to coax Gonzo into allowing a human’s touch.
Although I have little details of Gonzo’s early days, apparently bird and owner drew...Read More