what a smart parrot
(Rigaud, Quebec, Canada)
my inside pet menagerie
We just got our Senegal Parrot. Not from a breeder but from a person who bought the parrot from a reputable breeder.
He (we think he is a 'he') is 6 months old and sooooo smart! We just love him. He is mostly out of his cage (which is in the kitchen) and will fly down and walk over to my office, where he proceeds to climb up my leg to get to my shoulder. he sits on my little dog's back. He is not enamoured with our other dog, a sweet gentle Boxer, and likes to scare him by bopping him on the nose with his beak.
From what I can see, it is really important to buy your bird from a reputable breeder. He has been raised to be unafraid and to like humans. I was lucky to find him as I did not know one thing about parrots except what I read on the internet.
Editor's note for people who read this: I hear about birds that were fine with dogs and/or cats for years and then suddenly the dog or cat killed the bird. It only takes a second, and the bird is dead.