Cape Parrot Image Koa

Companion of: April & Christopher House

From (City, State, Country): Los Angeles, CA, USA

Age: 3 years

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

Number of Capes You Have: 1

Pet or Breeder: Pet

Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: We love Poicephalus. We have two Meyers & a Senegal (all rescues).

Sex: Male

Sub-species: Unknown/Mix

Weight: 314

Amount of coloring & where: orange on his shoulders & legs

Where Purchased: Parrots Naturally, Tarzana, CA, Breeder: EB Cravens, Hawaii

When Purchased: Oct. 14, 2007

Age When Brought Home: approx 3 years old

Shy or aggressive around strangers: No

Talking ability: Good

How would you rate noise: medium

How would you rate activity level: medium

Likes to bathe: we’ll let you know

How cuddly or affectionate: more than expected

Territorial: average

Size and type of cage: Macaw size stainless steel Freedom Cage

Favorite toys and perches: lots of wooden toys, loves to chew

What is the regular diet: Totally Organic Pellets (TOP), Harrison’s, Scenic Jungle Mix, fresh organic veggies & fruit, organic nuts – We use organicexpress.com – They will drop off at your front door (save us so much time)

Favorite Food: far, we’ve noticed he likes almonds & macadamia nuts, and he likes pasta, sprouts, bananas, and most fresh food

Avian Vet or other Vet: Dr. Walter Rosskopf

Wings Clipped: No

Any Health Problems or Accidents: None that we know of

Comments: Koa is probably a cousin of Kai (in your registry) so I believe Koa is sub-species fusicollis. Wings are currently clipped but we’re letting them grow in; we prefer to let our birds be flighted as they seem so much happier that way. He lived with another couple for 3 years. We learned about Koa from Parrots Naturally in Tarzana, CA. Koa is the brother of Bill & Judy’s female of their breeder pair. They brought him over from Hawaii approx 3 yrs ago at the same time they went to get their breeder pair (from EB Cravens). Koa is an affectionate sweetheart with the sweetest voice I’ve ever heard! I brought him with me to the office yesterday and he formed a HUGE fan club there! He spent part of the day snuggling in my shirt (to keep warm – the AC was too cool) and the rest of the day exploring my bird-proofed desk. We had a great time. He kept hopping onto my keyboard. I’m sure he was trying to email all the other Capes out there to say hello!

Koa, Age 3 years, From Los Angeles, CA, USA

19 October, 2007 (14:44) | Cape Parrot Registry | By: Craig (Thor's Dad)

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Comment from DVScottysMom
Time May 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Scotty is quite likely also a relative, having come from EB via Parrots Naturally.

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