Cape Parrot Image Truman

Companion of: Michael

From (City, State, Country): New York, NY, USA

Age: 1

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Number of Capes You Have: 1

Pet or Breeder: Pet

Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: I already had a Senegal Parrot so I very much liked Poicephalus. However, I wanted a larger parrot with better talking capability. For a time I considered a Grey Parrot but ended up realizing that a Cape Parrot had all the best things I liked about Greys without the problems. I am really happy that I made this decision and think Cape Parrots make wonderful pets.

Sex: Male

Sub-species: Fuscicollis

Weight: 320-350g

Amount of coloring & where: Currently losing baby orange on head and developing a grey plumage on head with subtle shades of maroon. Orange is starting to show up on ankles and wings.

Length (nose to butt): 13 inches

Where Purchased: African Queen Aviaries

When Purchased: June 22, 2010

Age When Brought Home: 3 months

Hand Fed: Yes

Shy or aggressive around strangers: No, very playful and goes to anyway. Still young though.

Talking ability: Very vocal but no talking. Just whistles for now.

How would you rate noise: Somewhat noisy. A lot more than my Senegal Parrot.

How would you rate activity level: Very active.

Likes to bathe: Moderate. Likes to bath in big bowl but does not like showers.

How cuddly or affectionate: Fairly cuddly but not always. Loves beak scratches and head rubs when he wants it.

Territorial: No

Size and type of cage: 33x24x49 inches

Favorite toys and perches: Loves to chew wood and plastic such as clothes pins, soda bottle caps, and acrylic pacifiers. Truman is very playful and spends many hours playing with toys of all kinds. I make my own toys for him whenever I have the chance.

What is the regular diet: Roudybush Medium Maintenance Pellets

Favorite Food: Almonds

Avian Vet or other Vet: The Center For Avian and Exotic Medicine

Wings Clipped: No

Any Health Problems or Accidents: Had a fractured pelvic bone that healed

Comments: Truman hatched on March 2, 2010 and arrived to me on June 22, 2010. He was never clipped and a good flier. I have been making videos of how I train tricks to Truman and blogging about my efforts. You can read all about my Cape Parrot and training on my Trained Parrot blog, watch my videos, and follow Truman on facebook.

Truman, Age 1, From New York, NY, USA

28 January, 2011 (17:00) | Cape Parrot Registry | By: Michael

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