Acquired: Pet store
Posted Sep 03, 2015
We got Pippy as a pet for our new home. Previously we’d had cats and dogs, and were used to an animal that was more active and overall livelier. Pippy was very different. Despite having lovely markings, and a beautiful twittering voice, I found it difficult to get attached to him at first. I think, being used to other animals, I expected a more hands-on experience.
Pippy was fairly hard to train, despite the research I’d undertaken saying otherwise. Similarly, he was very inactive – choosing to sit on his perch rather than flying about the room, or learning even simple tricks. Perhaps other birds would be different – the pet shop we bought Pippy from seemed a little crowded and lively, which may have had an impact on his personality?
Taking care of Pippy was easy. His cage was easily cleaned, and feed was easily attainable and cheap. That I’m mentioning details like this suggests how I feel about Pippy though – while I was sad when he passed on, and while I enjoyed looking and listening to him, he wasn’t a pet I was particularly fond of. He wasn’t fun and adventurous – nor was he inquisitive and lively. I think he’d make a great pet for an older person/couple/family, but if you’re looking for another family member, I’d recommend a dog.