Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Feb 27, 2016
Simon was found by my wife's sister after he had been attacked by a dog. She took him to the vet to get fixed up. After he got well the vet informed my sister in-law that nobody had come forward to claim him.
The vet asked if we would be willing to give the bird a home; of course we said yes right away.
Simon was a very funny mimic and was constantly talking throughout the day. He was also very demanding for attention, and when he didn't get it quick enough he would soon let you know by squawking his little head off.
Whenever we had visitors he would be the center of attention because of his highly developed mimicking skills.
One morning in late in 2015 we woke to find that Simon had died. We're not sure what caused his death and we were somewhat shocked because rose breasted parrots are said to live to about 50 years; he was only about 8 or so.
In my opinion, these birds are very entertaining and fun loving pets. If I were to get another bird it would be a rose breasted parrot for sure.