Companion of: Maggie Tarleton
From (City, State, Country): Columbia City, IN USA
Age: 8 years old
Birds Homepage: http://www.wingnutsaviary.com
Number of Capes You Have: 5
Pet or Breeder: Pet
Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: I chose them for their huge personalities and big grinning beaks! :o)
Weight: 231 grams
Amount of coloring & where: Grey head w/rust blush. Medium green wings with black. Orange shoulders & front wing edges and ankles. Lime green w/ blue tinge on belly.
Length (nose to butt): Not sure.
Where Purchased: South Bend, Indiana
When Purchased: 2003
Age When Brought Home: 3 weeks
Hand Fed: Yes
Price Paid: Don’t remember…300 ?
Shy or aggressive around strangers: Neutral to aggressive. Definitely not shy.
Talking ability: Great talker! Also sings “Old McDonald” or “McJoJo” depending on his mood. Has conversations with his two companion CAGs.
How would you rate noise: He does more talking than making loud noises most of the time. However, when he hears the two breeder pairs he will respond with the very loud and shrill chirp they use.
How would you rate activity level: From low to high, I would say medium. He loves to forage in his toy box and chewing softer wood into toothpicks is a favorite activity.
Likes to bathe: Yes, on his own terms. Loves to bang the ball tip of his water bottle to take his bathes but likes the spray bottle too. Will also bathe in a pan of water on occasion.
How cuddly or affectionate: JoJo loves kisses and cuddles and will lay on his back in your hand or will “roll over” onto his back in his cage to get a laugh.
Territorial: To some extent, but not excessively so.
Size and type of cage: 24x48x24 Powdercoated steel
Favorite toys and perches: His foraging box w/drawers, SS toy bucket and anything that can be chewed up.
He likes his “Boing” and grape vine perches.
What is the regular diet: Morning: Various vegetables and Crazy Corn mix (or soaked/sprouted grains and seeds).
Roudybush maintenance pellets during the day and a dried fruit/nut mix in the evening. Snacks are usually raw almonds.
Favorite Food: Nuts!
Avian Vet or other Vet: Avian Vet
Wings Clipped: No
Any Health Problems or Accidents: None
Comments: The cape parrot just has so much personality! They’re just a joy to be around.
First, I think it’s important to say that like most parrots they do feed off your energy. Therefore, if you find them getting wound up and being naughty, pay close attention to what your energy is conveying to them. If you relax and become calm, chances are they will too. This has saved me from receiving many bites as JoJo was going thru his testy stage.
Secondly, if you mantain a sense of humor when handling them you will see that they respond in kind.
JoJo, Age 8 years old, From Columbia City, IN USA
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