Cape Parrot Image Mtoto (baby in Swahili)

Companion of: Carly J. Grigg

From (City, State, Country): Victoria, BC, CANADA

Age: 4 months

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Number of Capes You Have: 1

Pet or Breeder: Pet

Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: personality and reuptation of the bird

Sex: Unknown

Sub-species: Suahelicus

Amount of coloring & where: red and silver head and green, white, black body, baby coloring

Where Purchased: local breeder

When Purchased: Sunday December 3, 2000

Age When Brought Home: 12 weeks

Hand Fed: Yes

Price Paid: 1700.00 cdn.

Shy or aggressive around strangers: ultra cuddly. loves to meet new people

Talking ability: not talking yet but gurgles all the time. Squeeks when I arrive home.

How would you rate noise: always murmers to himself but very softlly

How would you rate activity level: plays for about 20 min then has a nap, still requires a lot of sleep

Likes to bathe: doesn’t mind the shower and LOVES the hairdryer afterwards

How cuddly or affectionate: likes to lean against you and likes to be petted

Territorial: not territorial at all

Size and type of cage: large parrot cage, Hagen

Favorite toys and perches: loves to sit in his food dish (no longer a food dish, but a fancy perch!) seems to like any toy that I give him.

What is the regular diet: varied diet, parrot mix, veggies, fruit, nuts and baby food

Favorite Food: corn and wallnuts

Avian Vet or other Vet: yes Cannot remember name

Wings Clipped: Yes Both

Any Health Problems or Accidents: none

Comments: I love this little guy. He is great with my Cockatiel, Tutti. Every day we practise a new trick. He is a very fast learner. He understands step up, wait, and comes when called. He has me trained in the art of hand feeding too!

Mtoto (baby in Swahili), Age 4 months, From Victoria, BC, CANADA

12 December, 2000 (10:52) | Cape Parrot Registry | By: Craig (Thor's Dad)


Comment from griggcj
Time November 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Baby is now 11. she is fully flighted and loves it. she zips around and comes when called. No outdoor flying tho. She can talk but prefers to whistle or screech when upset. August 2011 she built a nest and laid three eggs which she sat on for an entire month. She is happy funny and I love her to bits.

Comment from griggcj
Time November 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Baby is very aggressive with some people. She flied into their backs and then latches on and starts biting. It is not a good think. Seems to be women that she does this to. Any suggestions? I put her away when she is aggressive towards guests. Keeps her safe and them as well. otherwise hse is out and about.
She has broken the tip of her beek on several occasions. We have been to the vet each time. she is still able to eah her fruits and veggies so not too bad. She lokes to complain by saying ouch when this happens.
she is also very aggressive towards other birds. she grew up with several other birds so not sure why. she is now the only bird in the house. She ignores the fish and chases the cat. She also loves to beat up her stuffed toy dinosaur, Zabumafu.

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