@ The Brute Squad, it is illegal to import birds now so we know that he was imported prior to 1995, his exact age is unknown. However he belongs to a young man who is going to university and requires somone with much more time so he is coming to stay with us.
@ Julea, thank you! I find it very rewarding and fulfilling to work with birds and be able to heal a bit of the damage that has been done by other human beings. We're not all bad.
@ Apple, I can't tell you how many times I have read or been told that it is impossible to tame a wild caught parrot, that they make terrible pets ect...
Well I suppose they do not tame and don't really make good pets, however no parrot even those that have been handfed really make good pets. Parrots are wild animals, even those born and raised in captivity. That is why they are so unpredictable.
Maggie is a wild caught parrot and he is my best friend. He is not tamed and he is not a pet. He is my companion. We have a mutual and unconditional trust and love. That is what I hope to achieve with our senegal. I plan to prove that it is possible to earn the trust of these very angry and fearful parrots.
Amazons are by nature fairly trusting and friendly parrots. Senegal though they are clowns are very grumpy and moody.
Some of the work has already been started with him. He will step up on to a perch which is really good. The young man I am gettin him from is an experienced parrot handler so that is a very big help!