Acquired: Pet store
Posted Feb 11, 2015
Lisa was the most beautiful parrot I ever owned in my stay in Australia. I had always said that one day when I own a parrot I would name it Lisa. So when I finally got one, though a male, I still called him Lisa and I can't say the name didn't fit.
He was very brilliant and intelligent, that after 5 days of stay, he already knew his name, and would at times mimic it after me. A male Australian King is usually very colorful with a red head and so after cleaning, there's usually a sparkle and glitter of red which makes it more handsome. This would make me anxious to clean it though it was rarely dirty.
My Lisa lived in a cage, and so maintenance costs were very low, especially because his food was cheap and readily available. I would just buy fruits on my way from work and that would be enough for him.
The bird is very interesting and social. My Lisa would actually sing during sunny days or after a rainy day. Thus, the Australian King indeed makes you feel its presence. Sometimes it can however feel lonely and so it becomes essential to take it out in the garden to its friends.
When I left Australia I had to give up Lisa for adoption since I couldn't bring him here in New York. It was a very sad moment for me, and I still miss his voice so much.