Death Valley Scotty
Companion of: Bill Latter and Deborah Levine
From (City, State, Country): Los Angeles, CA
Birds Homepage: http://www.capeparrot.org
Number of Capes You Have: 1
Pet or Breeder: Pet
Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: We met Scotty at a local parrot store, and he and my husband “clicked”. We weren’t specifically looking for a Cape, but I had heard about them, and we did further research and determined that he would probably be a good match for us.
Where Purchased: Parrots Naturally was bred by EB Cravens
When Purchased: August 2010
Age When Brought Home: ~3
Hand Fed: we belileve co-parented
Shy or aggressive around strangers: limited experience, so far seems neither shy nor aggessive — takes things in stride.
Talking ability: Very Good. Many phrases and sounds apparently picked up during stay at store. Says “Step up” in four or five voices, and uses it to express intent or desire. Uses “Hey Birdie” and “Pretty Birdie” for contact calls. Appears to have excellent potential with real training.
How would you rate noise: Fairly quiet. For a parrot.
How would you rate activity level: Moderately to very active. Unfortuantely has some tendency to use beak to play with people. Working on this.
Likes to bathe: In his water dish, which is way too small. Working on this.
How cuddly or affectionate: Can be quite cuddly.
Territorial: Sometimes, with my husband. Would like to see me as mate.
Size and type of cage: Kings Aluminum. 33″x25″x32 playtop style.
Favorite toys and perches: Likes high wooden roost perch, Comfy Perch Rope perch. Likes to chew on leather and plastic. Very fond of Java Tree Playstand. Favorite foot toy is round wooden clothespeg.
What is the regular diet: A pellet mix supplemented with fresh foods and nuts
Favorite Food: Almonds
Avian Vet or other Vet: non-diplomate general vet with avian emphasis in practice
Wings Clipped: Yes Both
Any Health Problems or Accidents: none
Comments: We are letting his flight feathers grow out to see how he does with that.
Death Valley Scotty, Age 3, From Los Angeles, CA
Write a comment
Please just use this form for comments on this page. Use the Contact Page to email the webmaster.