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Grey Needs A New Home (reprinted with permission)
as told by Pepper the
African Grey and written by Issie
Hi all, my name
is Pepper and I am an abused African Grey Parrot. I am looking for a new home where
I can live my life the way I was meant to. In an attempt to convey to you the level
of abuse, let me give you some examples:
My day does
not start off well. I wake up with the sun around 6:00am. I
then start whistling for dad. Often, dad ignores me and does not come right away.
Sometime it is not until 7:30am before dad comes to get me out of my cage.
day or so, I get a shower. Dad gets me all wet and then I am attacked by an evil
towel. I am not sure what type of torture this is
supposed to be, but he rubs me all over with the towel.
When dad is
shaving, he does not let me play with the shaving cream.
What is with that?
with me for a measly hour, dad makes my breakfast. I like to take things out of my
bowl and throw them while dad is preparing things, but he doesn't let me do that anymore.
Now he makes me WATCH while is getting things ready. I feel like I am going
to have a breakdown at these times.
SUCKS!!! Dad puts all this crap in my bowl. Pellets, Dried
fruit, nuts, seeds, and other things. I think he is trying to starve me to
death. All I need are peanuts. And french fries. Just fill my bowl with
peanuts and french fries and I'll be fine.
leaves for work he puts me in my cage. Or should I say the
torture chamber. There are things hanging all over the place. Bells, ropes,
plastic things, wood things, all sorts of things. I tried attacking these things and
ripping them to shreds, but new ones keep showing up.
Once a week,
dad takes me to work. This is not fun. He stuffs me into a small plastic box
and puts me in the car. I can't see where I am going!! I dig and dig and finally he
lets me out so I can see, but it takes him
there are a whole bunch of evil people. They all try to touch
me, and play with me. I just bite them all. Except for one guy. I like
is teasing time. Dad eats his dinner and does not give it all
to me. Sometimes, he gives me a piece of his dinner, but I just throw it on the
floor to point out my displeasure.
can't even start to tell you about all the things that I can't do. I can't chew on
the paper towels that dad used to clean up my poop. I
can't chew on dad's mail. I can't chew on dad's notebook computer. I can't
chew on the remote control. I can't chew on the telephone cable. Anyway, you get the
If you know of
a home that can satisfy my needs, please let me know
Thank you, for your help.
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