Cape Parrot Image Death Valley Scotty

Companion of: Bill Latter and Deborah Levine

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

Age: 3

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.

Sex: Male

Sub-species: Unknown/Mix

Weight: 295g

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

27 January, 2011 (15:22) | Cape Parrot Registry | By: DVScottysMom

Comments

Comment from DVScottysMom
Time May 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

I typoed his weight! He was 294 at his last vet visit, not 394. He’s now about 315g

Comment from Craig (Thor’s Dad)
Time May 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

I corrected the typoed entry.

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