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Major Max DunkerMale Black-Headed CaiqueHatch Date:  3/25/2006
Hi, I’m Max Dunker, a.k.a Major Max, as my foster family calls me. I love to hang on top of my cage, but I also enjoy walking on the floor to explore my surroundings.  If you ask me to step-up and I’m not ready, I’ll just hop over you.  Whistling is one of my favorite things to do, and when I want your attention, I’ll start beeping like a smoke detector. As this sound can be alarming to new friends, it is best I be adopted to a single family home as to not disrupt neighbors. Hopefully you will let me out and ride on your shoulder and maybe rub against your cheek.  I also have conversations with myself , but no one seems to understand what I'm saying.  Noises from vacuums and blenders don’t bother me, and neither does the dog in the house. I love dancing to music!
My foster mom feeds me a variety of fresh fruits and veggies (red peppers, jalapeños, carrots, celery, etc.) along with a healthy ZuPreem pellet diet. As treat I like different kinds of nuts .  I also enjoy taking a bath in the water bowl. I have a bit of a new routine here, recently my foster family started covering me at night so I can a good, uninterupted sleep.
I like both men and  women but do tend to unexpectedly jump/fly onto a man.  I have also been around respectful children. .Max is being fostered in Manahawkin, NJ  and will only be adopted to a forever home within driving distance ,  we do not ship our birds. For the Love of Birds is a group of dedicated foster homes throughout NJ and Eastern PA - we do not have a central location. As all our birds are living in a volunteer's private home, we only allow approved applicants to make visits. If interested in adopting please visit our website to read our adoption policies & procedures and to complete an adoption application.


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