Max, our 8 year old Georgia born Maxmillian Pionus, is a DNA male we adopted 3 years ago. He is a quiet natured bird who is easily handled off his cage, but don't mess with him on or in his cage or he will bite.
Wazoo is our 13 year old adopted male Goffin
Cockatoo, a typically loving cockatoo who is a escape artist, easily undoing quicklinks, nuts and bolts, opening the feed doors on his Kings cage as well as undoing the spring latch and throwing the parts on the floor or tray for his human friends to get down on their hands and knees to find late at night when it is time to go to bed. He has progressed from taking beads off of tied leather strips to retreading them back on the strips so he has something to take off again. He has had a Vitamin A defieciency from the seed and corn diet we received him on a year ago but we hope for improvement with a newly adopted (after months of attempts) pellet diet (he is offered Zupreem large and medium Parrot, Roudybush, and Exact)-- and eats some of all.
This spring loaded locking gate carabiner is one of the few mechanical fasteners that is beyond Waazoo's dexterity to unfasten. Shirl looks on here while Wazoo climbs around.
He's a little bit crazy,
and little bit unstable,
He hates my brother,
and loves my Mother.
He hops up the stairs on his two feet,
He climbs back down them head first
When he loses his balance, he
always hits his head on the same side.
His favorite food is sesame
seed bagels, don't forget the butter
(He also likes sardines)
He doesn't like yellow squash
My Dad lets him eat at the
dinner table, but when he
gets to be too much of a pest
and starts biting toes and
dlimbing up legs...he goes
in his cage.
He has one odd-ball toenail
that is a strange color gray,
I am afraid it
will fall off one day.
He takes showers with my
parents and sometimes sleeps
He managed to fall in the pool a couple of times; boy, did
my Mom freak!
She should get him swimming
lessions so she doesn't have a
Que is a parrot who
thinks he's a person
Well, so do I
Heather Toledo, 1994
We have a new addition to the household brought home May 24, 1997. Earliest Picture is at 42 days (6 weeks) when we took over hand feeding from the breeder (we have handfed before) Later pictures advance to 8 weeks. She was flying well at 10 weeks and we clipped at 12 weeks. She weighed 481 Grams at 8 weeks, went down to 421 Gm as she got off the ground flying, and is fairly stable at 14 weeks at 431 Gm. She is a probable female Congo African Grey, an alert and active beautiful sweet bird, and shows no stress lines in her feathers. Her name...MisQue.
Just came home at 42 days and no one has cleaned my Exact Handfeeding Formula from my front.
It was good as you can tell from my full crop.
It often takes many years for an owner to begin looking like her companion animal.
I am tripping over my own feet at this point. (approx 8 wks)
Just learning to flap my wings.
This is me at 8 1/2 weeks--I grew a lot in 20 days. From 404 Gm to 481 Gm.
Stretching my wings to fly--
Where do I go from here? Guess I'll land on this picture frame
Climbing around is great fun!
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Jerry & Shirl Johnson