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Aaron & Emo

The boys are all adjusting to Emo, even Eric. Eric has a very strong startle reflex, so the chirping – more like peeping and whistling with cockatiels – makes him jump, which he does not like. The startle is a neurological issue related to his CP and not something he can control. But we are hoping that with time he will become desensitized to the noise and better able to tolerate it. Eric loves animals, just not the noises they make, especially screaming birds and barking dogs. But as birds go, cockatiels are not too bad. We shall see…


Here is our newest family member Emo. We adopted him/her (?) from a friend who needed to find him a home. It will take Eric some time to adjust to the “peep” peeping, but he seems to really like the bird.