My African grey. Rescue from the RSPCA 27 years ago when I was 14 years old. Been with me ever since. No idea how old he is
The are absolut funny birds.. We once addopted one, his previous owner passed away.. And it needed a home for a few months, so a relative living in an other country could come and pick him up. We knew it was named Coco but not how old he realy was. But alledged over 30 years old. And he was a very vicious but true comedian at heart, he accepted nothing and nobody near his cage. Feeding him was a challenge not to loose a finger. But he could talk and sing like a champion and learned realy fast. He wistlled complete tunes such as the Radetzky March from Johann Strauss. Back then we also had a dog and he always was bullying the dog with making noises to draw her attention and call her name and say "Come!?" with a very affectionate tone. Than the studip dog came close to look and snif and when it was close enough the darn parrot squealed and banged his beak into the cage to startle the dog. He did this at least once a week.
One night i came home from a night drinking with friends.. And Coco went completely bonkers and saying "Coco sweet" and maded kissing sounds and wanted out of the cage. I was tipsy enough to take my changes, he won me over and opened it. He immediately came to me climbed onto my shoulder and sat for over an hour talking like mad nibbling my ears, nose and hairs and acted realy happy. All of a sudden the sweetest and best parrot one could imagine. Next morning after me taking a shower and having breakfast he was back to visious again.
After asking around it seemed his previous owner was an Alcoholic.. It was the smell of beer the bird associated with his best friend. That made the difference for him, drink a beer and he was your best friend ever and eat out of your mouth.
No beer smell and he would try to kill you.
Well I got the female first, not hand fed just a young bird which made it easier to get attached to me. I got the male ( the grey one) to keep her company . He is not as tame and will not accept handling. He just knows when it's time to ho back in the cage.Nice to see them outside their cage, are they very friendly?
Nice colour, is his name marmalade?
Lovely Green cheek conures! Are they cuddly? I also like the Ficus Lyrata, is it bird safe? I have two cockatiels myself.Here are from left to right Lobi and Echo. They like to destroy what they can, and sometimes sit on the rim of the tank to drink some water..
Very cute.And my two cats, Mishka:
That is an undissolved solid, I think you can easily remove it, by dilution, when you turn the tap on.I've got pretty high TDS on my tap water, but that's just ridiculous!