Karen - Tootsy is a meyers parrot (poicephalus group of parrots from Africa). Her ex-owner did actually phone me yesterday to see if she had settled in O.K. so that was a surprise!!! I asked him about her tail and he said she has never had one & he had her over a year I have never heard of a bird never growing a tail, has anyone else heard this? must admit there are no pin feathers trying to grow in though. The wings he said had been clipped by his wife "as she knows how to do this!" (his words). I didn't say anything but I have never seen a bird with no flight feathers at all I can see a few of the new feathers starting to come through though so hopefully she will get wings eventually. She is such a little sweetheart, she regurgitates to me every time I get her out - bless her #kiss#
Phill, kings are not a common bird over here in UK. Benny came to me from my vet. He was found at a farm near one of their practices. When he first arrived he hadn't got his adult colouring but now is a smart bird. I managed to find him a hen last year but it took me 3 months of looking! Scully, maxies are not particularly popular as they are not a very colourful bird. We used to have a pair in the aviary but sadly they didn't breed for us.
just love the variety of parrots. As phill said they are a rare bird over in the uk. King parrots are an amazing bird and very beautiful in colour. Your caiques are gorgeous as well. You are doing a great job with them
hope you dont mind muriel. I just had a look thru your link of your photobucket site, wow what an amazing collection of parrots. Are these all your guys or all the ones that have been given to you to look after? Love your turtle.
Well as you can see above, Tootsy has settled in very well. She loves being out on the playground in the evenings and gets on pretty well with the others of her own kind. The second photo is of Tootsy with Tukie (another female meyers that we bred & sold but came back a couple of years ago due to the new family's problems). She follows me wherever I go through the bungalow & when she catches up with me (bear in mind she cannot fly - only walk/waddle!) she says alright? alright? and when I pick her up she say hey! She's a real little love and lets me do anything with her, lays in my hand on her back asking if I'm "alright" She still regurgitates to me & I seem to get given most of her tea sometimes