Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted May 14, 2015
I have to say that Sylvester was a very good bird, he was a very attractive male. As he grew through the years we formed a very unique connection. He would not let many people go near him or hold him on their shoulder-not that he was mean he just did not want to be bothered. He was a great singer, although no actual words came out- he was quite the whistler. He was very clever at mimicking sounds.
I did end up having a problem with him, he was fine for a couple of years until I put a female in their with him. After a couple of months he started to peck at himself to the point that he would make himself bleed. The vet said to remove the female but he never stopped. Some people I talked to said that he was a proud male and proud of our connection and that by me putting the female in there- I took some of the attention off of him and he just could not take it anymore.
From what I learned, I would either put another bird from the very beginning in there with him or none at all.