Cape Parrot Image Jupiter

Companion of: Maria and Patrick Brinson

From (City, State, Country): San Diego, CA, USA

Age: 2 years

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Number of Capes You Have: 1

Pet or Breeder: Pet

Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: We had lost our senegal and were looking for a new bird and came across and became very interested in Thor. So we purchased our first cape at 5months of age. Unfortunately he was very underweight and when he was 2 years old became very ill and passed away 2 months later from bone marrow cancer, according to the necropsy. 3 months later we contacted a more experienced breeder, and in July received Jupiter and he was the picture of health.

Sex: Male

Sub-species: Fuscicollis

Weight: 360g

Amount of coloring & where: Grey/silver head, Orange/red shouldar and leg markings. Brillant greens w/ ble highlighs else where

Where Purchased: Jean the African Queen

When Purchased: July 2009

Age When Brought Home: 4 months

Hand Fed: parrot raised until down to 2 feedings then hand reared

Price Paid: 1800

Shy or aggressive around strangers: very friendly and gentle, loves head scratches. Says hello and asks “what are you doing” with new people

Talking ability: excellant. Jupiter lives at our boarding facility and can do every guests bird call with in a day or 2.

How would you rate noise: low to moderate

How would you rate activity level: very high

Likes to bathe: loves them!!!

How cuddly or affectionate: very cuddly and affectionate

Territorial: yes

Size and type of cage: aluminum 33w x 24 deep, also spends a lot time outside of cage

Favorite toys and perches: any and all, especially ropes to hang upside down on.

What is the regular diet: Harrisons high potency, doesn’t like regular, sprouts, baked birdie breads, snap peas, seasonal fruits and veg, cooked grains, pasta, seed mix, almonds, pistachos, walnuts, greens

Favorite Food: snap peas and homemade multigrain muffins, sweet potato and banana mush

Avian Vet or other Vet: Dr Jenkins, avian and exotic

Wings Clipped: No

Any Health Problems or Accidents: snapped end of beak off once and had to be taken to the vet to be dremmeled down and get pain meds for 3 days

Comments: We love our baby sooooo much. He is such a smart and good boy. Can be a stubborn little guy sometimes but what cape isn’t.

Jupiter, Age 2 years, From San Diego, CA, USA

1 February, 2011 (12:37) | Cape Parrot Registry | By: Purringparrot

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