Hey DQ- I feel for you with your buddy Turk. My local pet store got in some hand fed baby cockatiels and I fell in love with one. The cockatiel I love is sick (red nostrils and her tail doesn't look good) I hope someone buys her, treats her, and she finds a good home. I'm sure Turk will find a good family when the right people come along. (Or you cave and buy him! ;) ) jk
I am not getting another bird until my budgie or the macaw pass away. Hopefully that will be a long time from now. :)
I am jealous of your access to a pool.... 86 degree water sounds heavenly... Especially sitting in a 93 degree room atm LOL My bettas water thermometers are on the high side. I hope the room cools down soon.
Betta Fish are like potato chips, it's hard to have just one!
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