The renovations to the parrot room are mostly complete and we’re in the final stages of preparing for the arrival of parrots!
We are expecting to have Tequila (blue and gold macaw):
And Skye (Congo African Grey):
The construction is done, and we’re working through the assorted room trimmings. Hopefully we’ll have our own little dinosaur flock by the end of the month!
But their arrival is just the beginning. Skye will need some hand training, which should be fun. Both birds can talk, although Tiki tends to talk only when another bird is getting attention 🙂 We want to train Tiki to ring a bell when she hears the doorbell – this is because I do not hear well and the doorbell often eludes me, but the chosen Tiki-bell will be easy to hear anywhere in the house.
You may notice that Tiki is partly bald. This is what happens when a parrot gets depressed or really upset. In her case, the previous owner died, and Tiki did not take it well. She has a lot of personality though and is quite taken by me, so she may not be a show bird, but will be a lot of fun to have around the house.
For my friends and people who may come to visit, there’s some things you should know…