Paco and Mia - Alexandrine Parrots
by Linda M Hueftlein
Alexandrine Parrots Paco and Mia
We went to a bird mart here in Phoenix on Mother's Day just to learn more about parrots and continue our education since acquiring our 1st bird, Papaya, on March 16.
Ok, fine, we came home with a bonded pair of Alexandrines. They are 5 years old and have never bred but been kept as pets. They are awesome, to say the very least. Paco is somewhat jealous as Mia and I bonded from minute one, and she prefers to be on my over him now. He,tho,is still very dependent on her.(typical, huh!?)She would live on my if it were possible.
They sit on my shoulder and feed each other, then try to feed me. I love these guys so much. Mia has become such a part of me in a very short time. My lovely breakfast room is now the bird room, with both large cages, etc. We even have decorated in tropical decor. I have moved my laptop and monitor back here, and here is where you will find me. When I'm not at work, their cages are open and they have a great time. Right now, I'm trying to get them on to pellets - not a lot of success yet. But they love their breakfast of brown rice, alphabet pasta, carrots, brocolli and some almonds!!! Then it's fruit in the afternoon when I get home. They only have to be alone 5 hours. (..and don't forget popcorn at bedtime!!)No, Paco, I won't forget.