Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted May 24, 2014
My family owns a Senegal parrot and I can say that it is rather a bird for one person. Indeed, it is quite a lot social with my father, it loves him and my dad can do whatever he wants with it. But it is not really the case for the other members of my family (including me). It took me 1 year in order to feel comfortable with it : it used to bite me, it was a bit fearful. Now, I can cuddle it and it asks for cuddles as well but I still have to be careful. Maybe it is exclusive to my bird, it has been a little traumatized by the precedent owner. Anyway, if you're alone, the Senegal parrot will love you.
The bird is easy to feed (you can find seeds in pet shops - and this parrot loves peanuts and dried fruits !). I change its water and seeds every morning (3 minutes long) and I clean up its cage once a week).
By the way, its songs may either be loud or very melodious !