A friend of mine found a parrot in her yard last week. It's wings were clipped, so it couldn't really fly. She called the two major bird places and the only local bird vet and left her name, phone number and description of the bird, hoping someone would call reporting one missing. Well, a few days passed and no phone call. She threatened to trun it loose if no one claimed it by Sunday. I refused to let her do that and said I'd take the bird and find someone who wants it.
I believe it's a Blue-fronted or Blue-faced Amazon. Sex unknown. Age unknown. Personality - known! I don't think she's crazy about men (yes, I've decided to make her a "she"), she abhors "parrot biscuits" but loves baby carrots and pizza crust. She likes it calm and let's it be known when it is too noisy for her liking. She whistles that whistle that most birds learn to do and she imitates an alarm. No talking yet.
I have her in a very large metal dog kennel that she seems to like just fine, but did acquire through Freecycle, a large, but rusty parrot cage. I think it'll be pretty nice if I can get it cleaned up a bit....it would look nice in my office at work...I'm thinking my office needs a parrot, don't you?
Her name is now "Sookie". Yes, we're all attached to her already. Looks like we'll probably be keeping her for now.
Any parrot advice out there? I've never owned one before so am willing to listen to anything anyone has to tell me!