Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Aug 25, 2015
I decided to get a bird for our family because I had worked with a couple that belonged to a friend and loved them. My children instantly loved Flutie's beautiful colors. They were a little disappointed that he was not ready to let them touch him right away. He was a bit shy for the first few days. We spent a lot of time talking to him and working toward getting him to trust us. Flutie did warm up though and he spends more time out of his cage than he does inside it. He loves to be carried around either on a finger or a shoulder. He is a not a fan of loud noises. Flutie prefers a nice quiet environment. Too much noise, causes him to screech very loudly. I do not recommend a bird for a home that is noisy. Birds are not afraid to vocalize their unhappiness. Flutie has only learned to say one word clearly so far. He says the word "out" when he is ready to be out of his cage. Flutie had been trying to say other words and is great at mimicking sounds. I love listening to him trying to talk and sing.