Cape Parrot Image Plucky

Companion of: Katrin Frahm

From (City, State, Country): Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland – UK

Age: unknown – approx. 7-8 years old

Birds Homepage: http://www.capeparrot.org

Number of Capes You Have: 3

Pet or Breeder: Pet

Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: Special interest

Sex: Male

Sub-species: Suahelicus

Where Purchased: Breeder from England

When Purchased: October 1999

Age When Brought Home: approx. 7

Hand Fed: No

Price Paid: 495 pounds

Shy or aggressive around strangers: Shy

Talking ability: He is not a pet, hence does not “Talk” – excellent ability to mimic sounds, though (whistles etc.)

How would you rate noise: Very vocal

How would you rate activity level: Very active

Likes to bathe: Yes

How cuddly or affectionate: No – he is not a pet

Territorial: Yes

Size and type of cage: Indoor aviary – 6x6x6 feet

Favorite toys and perches: Wooden branches, loves to chew

What is the regular diet: Avian Specific parrot mix, fruit and veg, nuts

Favorite Food: Walnuts, fresh fruit

Avian Vet or other Vet: Avian vet

Wings Clipped: No

Any Health Problems or Accidents: Came to us badly plucked due to loss of mate – has now been paired with a new mate and regained full feather!

Comments: Unfortunately, many “breeders” in the Uk seem to give up on Capes – if they don’t “produce” every year, they sell them on and on. Plucky was most definitely imported from SA – for all we know, he could even have been wild-caught. The lady we bought him from tried to pass him on as English-bred. We felt sorry for him and took him on – he is such a beautiful bird!

Plucky, Age unknown – approx. 7-8 years old, From Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland – UK

18 October, 2000 (10:45) | Cape Parrot Registry | By: Craig (Thor's Dad)

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