Introducing my new Parrot - Captain Jack!

@basenji3:

I love your parrot What kind is he? Is he a macaw? if so what kind? We have a severe macaw, plus 5 other feathered friends. All rescued or needed re home. The basenji's get along quite well with them . But we are very careful with who's in and who's out knowing full well the basenji's prey drive. Our severe was "in love" with our elder elkie and mourned his death along with us. His new buddy a catahoula lepoard dog puppy has him calling his name and reprimanding him when he is bad, he also tells him to go outside to do his business. The dog/bird bonding in this house has been really remarkable.Nothing we ever taught. If we don't answer when the puppy barks our umbrella ****atoo will start screaming till we come also the puppy will bark if the ****atoo wants something and we don't come fast enough. Enjoy your new baby. We have found that birds are truly remarkable creatures we are amazed everyday with what they say that was never taught. All but 2 of ours talk. If you want a good read into bird capabilities read Alex and me by Susan Pepperberg. Truly a great read for a bird lover. I just couldn't put it down.

The big one in the harness is a Cape Parrot. Very rare, very good pets 😃

I would love a macaw, but they are just so noisy and high maintenance :rolleyes: When i used to do rescue work i had Blue & Gold and Greenwing macaws in and they used to escape even the heaviest of cages - naughty birdies :rolleyes:

Will check out that book, thanks 😃

What a cutie!!! I have always been curious about birds, never had one as a pet… I have had cats, dogs, fish, and a snake! I am also very curious about bearded dragons...:eek:

CJ is home. I picked him up on Wednesday! Here are some pictures taken yesterday with my phone, sorry they are such poor quality!

He is beautiful Jess what a lovely colour he is:D

He is beautiful 🙂 I love parrots, but when I worked with them, they never seemed to like me!! Or maybe they liked me too much..I don't know…it seems like I could never get them to do what they were supposed to do, and they were always nipping me!

Thanks for the replies! 😃

I've always got on really well with training parrots, i dont know why. I think you have to just trick them into thinking that what you want them to do isn't really what you want them to do, its what they want to do 😃

If ya get what i mean!! Most of them are far too smart for their owners. Im sure CJ will be no exception lol!!

@Maya:

Thanks for the replies! 😃

I've always got on really well with training parrots, i dont know why. I think you have to just trick them into thinking that what you want them to do isn't really what you want them to do, its what they want to do 😃

If ya get what i mean!! Most of them are far too smart for their owners. Im sure CJ will be no exception lol!!

Sounds a lot like training (or being trained by) a basenji

Maybe that is why i am enjoying my basenji-training so much then 😃

What kind of parrot? We have a blue fronted amazon Sweetpea and Jaycee loves him. Got a big cage and the other day we were cleaning it and left the door open and Jaycee got in with Sweetpea. They got along great I am not going to left that happen again what if they had not my fault. They look at each other all the time Sweetpea go to bottom of cage so he can get eye to eye with Jaycee, I am happy that they like each other it could have been a mess.

Rita Jean

Houston

Rita Jean, That is so funny. I once had a bunny and it jumped into my daughter's parakeet cage…it looked bery confused and then jumped out again.
Jess, what a beautiful bird. Are they good with children, do you know? My kids love birds, we have two zebrafinches and they make lovely noise, but that is about all they do.

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