Merlin came to PEAC via the Department of Animal Services located at the Gaines St animal shelter. She at first was a very frightened little bird who had had a fight while trying to survive out in the wild on her own. DAS took her to the vet and had her puncture wounds cleaned and addressed.
Merlin was a big racing yacht that sailed the Pineapple Express every year out of San Diego. We think maybe she was an aviary bird. Her foster mom keeps her cage in her kitchen and when they have left the cage door open so she can come out to explore, Merlin bolts to the sliding glass door. Merlin cannot be easily handled yet and the fosters are working on settling her down to finger train. When you are holding her one must cuddle her against your chest for head scritches. As we have only had him in the foster program a couple of months we are still seeing his true personality come forward. He is going to make someone a fun little bird to have.
UPDATE: Merlin has been adopted by Tomas and his daughter Sophia. Merlin will have a wonderful life with this family and will bring joy to their lives for many more years