Oswego, Illinois, United States
Posted Feb 28, 2009
We found this little guy in a tree in our back yard. He was a very small bird with aqua blue and white feathers, beautiful is an understatement. We had no way of knowing how old he was but we had him for four full years before he passed. He was so tired he just let my husband grab him and bring him into the house. I had a Jenday Conure at the time who did not like this little guy and the conure bit the little guys toe through the cage (parakeet in his cage, conure on his own cage but bent over and bit toe through the cage wire) at all so I never let them be close together from then on. Once this little guy got rested he came around, loved to hang on his cage and be talked to but refused to come out of the cage and since the instance with my other bird I was afraid to let him out. I did try to handle him many times but he fought so much and was so small I was afraid that I might hurt him. Anyway this little guy and I would sit by each other a lot and he began picking up words very quickly. He had a vocabulary of about 25 words and would make up his own sentences. He loved to bath and whistle. He was quite comical when playing with his toys. I loved to watch him. I believe if I would have been a better owner and insisted he come out of his cage he would have been a great companion. I do not advocate purchasing new birds, we need for this pet trade to stop because the number of abandoned, neglected, injured/sick birds is growing, but if you must have one please adopt one from a sanctary.