So…. Do you think Piper is a girl or a boy?!? Post a comment and let me know…
We purchased Piper from a family that had an ad on kijiji.ca, they had quite a few birds. Piper was in a cage with pineapple sided conures and sun conures. I honestly was not going to take any birds from them as the cages were unkept. It was my son’s birthday and he wanted us to add another bird to the flock, I agreed and that’s how we ended up at this house. Junior Jay liked how Piper looked and got all excited. I tried to talk him down but he was eight at the time and was barely hearing my reasons. Anyhow I decided to go ahead and get Piper despite my better judgement. Piper was not tamed and to my poor ears VERY LOUD! I worked from home at the time so I had to get the noise level under control. Well it’s been two years and Piper is still here talking off our heads lol. Piper is still loud however definitely not as loud as when we first came home with our quaker.
Type of Parrot: Quaker parrot a.k.a Monk Parakeet
Birth Date: 2014
Wings Status: Clipped – letting wings grow back
Favorite food: rice and spray millet
Noise Level: Loud
Training progress: Loves training sessions
Tricks: Can step up and currently doing the Turn around trick
Talking ability: “Piper”, “step up”, “peek-a-boo”,“hi Piper”, “hello”. Sings bits and pieces from the song, “stuck like glue” by Sugarland. Loves attention so will talk around people.
Favorite toys: Are toys that can be shredded ex. ball full of paper
Fears: Afraid of a lot… Handheld perches, unknown objects – cage territorial
Diet: Harrison’s Pellets with fruits and veggies. Eats table food – Chicken, rice, pasta…
Treats: Spray millet and sunflower seeds
Cage Size: Playtop cage. 24 x 22 height is 34.5″ not including the stand or the playtop. With the playtop it is 54″. With the stand it would be higher.
Last Vet visit: August 12th, 2016– Wellness check – Dna test – avian bacterial and viral – fecal gram stain = Everything clear! Healthy parrot! *Found out Piper’s gender but want to see what you think first… I will share piper’s gender on Oct. 1st, 2016*
Next Steps: getting used to the handheld perch and perfecting the turn around trick