Cape Parrot Image Léa

Companion of: Natacha

From (City, State, Country): Ontario, Canada

Age: 3 1/2 months

Birds Homepage: http://poiworld.blogspot.com/

Number of Capes You Have: 1

Pet or Breeder: Pet

Why did you chose a Cape Parrot?: I love the Poicephalus family and really liked everything I read about the Capes.

Sex: Female

Sub-species: Suahelicus

Weight: Currently around 290g

Amount of coloring & where: She still has her baby colours. Her head is coral and her cheeks have a nice coral hue.

Where Purchased: Plumes de Ville (Breeder)

When Purchased: August 27, 2011

Age When Brought Home: 3 1/2 months

Hand Fed: Yes

Shy or aggressive around strangers: So far, she’s great with everyone she’s met.

Talking ability: Hasn’t spoken yet. Lots of cute little noises though.

How would you rate noise: She makes a lot of little noises around us, but is otherwise quiet. The volume isn’t loud either.

How would you rate activity level: She’s very active. She has her morning flight sessions where she will fly from one thing to the other and she loves to play.

Likes to bathe: She’s taken a few baths in her water bowl, haven’t yet introduced her to the shower.

How cuddly or affectionate: She has her moments where she is very cuddly. Generally in the evening.

Territorial: No signs of territoriality yet.

Size and type of cage: Hagen Manor cage

Favorite toys and perches: She loves wooden toys, especially wooden beads strung on paulie rope/leather to use as foot toys. As for perches, she has a diversity of different perches and hasn’t shown any preference yet.

What is the regular diet: Fresh and cooked veggies, fresh fruit, sprouted and cooked legumes, TOPs pellets, cooked mixes from Avian Organics as well as some seeds.

Favorite Food: Almonds, peas, pears and mangoes (so far).

Wings Clipped: No

Any Health Problems or Accidents: None

Léa, Age 3 1/2 months, From Ontario, Canada

5 September, 2011 (12:41) | Cape Parrot Registry | By: Natacha

Comments

Comment from kcbee
Time September 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Welcome to the registry Lea! :)

Comment from Natacha
Time January 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

An update about Léa.

She’ll be 8 months old in a week.
She’s been undergoing a pretty severe molt since she was about 6 months old, resulting in her colouring starting to change. Her head has gotten more grey, as well as her bib, most of the baby orange cap on her head has gone and the coral cap which females have has started to come in slowly. Her ankles have started to get some coral feathers as well as her wings.
She now weighs around 300-305g.
She’s more chatty than she has been previously, although she is not loud. She has started to say a few words but is more inclined to do Cape noises.
She got even more active if that is possible – she flies a lot, she can get quite physical when plays as well. She has started to chew harder items and is really working that beak although she hasn’t really bitten anyone yet.
She still loves water and she generally gets a shower but also likes her bath.
She still can be quite cuddly and hasn’t shown any signs of territoriality yet – in fact, if you approach her while she is in her cage, she’ll come and see you.
She still loves wooden beads and has started to destroy harder woods as well.
As far as food goes, she loves nuts, she loves lentils as well as what was previously mentioned.

Comment from Natacha
Time March 2, 2013 at 7:54 am

Another update.
A few months ago I upgraded her to a 42″ x 30″ stainless steel cage, as she was stripping the powder coating finish off her old cage.
She still loves to play and is still quite cuddly, but being on the verge of turning 2 (she’ll be 22 months old in a few weeks), she’s starting to test boundaries, which I expected would happen.
She’s now around 315g.

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