Acquired: Pet store
Posted Apr 30, 2015
Enstrom was one of my first real pets when growing up. He was even a feature of my parent’s divorce settlement. That’s how much of a character he was. He was always allowed to fly around the house as he wished, but chose to stay in the cage most of the time (probable due to the chaos my sister and I caused). He was a tough old chap and happily chirped away all day long, and often through the night.
Feeding and cleaning time was always a breeze and he never fussed when he was moved from pillar to post, when we cleaned his cage.
In terms of health, he really was made of steel. Apart from the odd check up with the vet, Enstrom remained fit and well until the end. Entrom passed away only recently of a suspected heart attack, which apparently comes with old age.
I always remember one funny incident when he escaped through an open window when we were younger. My mum was frantic with panic. A couple of hours later, he returns (to his cage) as if nothing had ever happened.
If you’re looking for an easy to car for, cheerful bird, I would highly recommend a friend like Enstrom.