Monday, August 30, 2010

A day in the life of Syd my Senegal Parrot

Syd my Senegal Parrot

I wake up when it gets light in the morning, then everyone else must wake up, if I am up then so must they. I want all my heady scratches and beak scratches, and lots of attention, I am a baby in the morning and at night.
I love pure berry juice in the morning, I have a sip and then everyone has to look as I sip.
I am a spoilt little parrot, I get rusks dipped in coffee (parrots are not allowed coffee-I know), but I have had it every morning for 4 years now.

I had a bath which is quite a ritual for a Senegal Parrot

I decided to have a bath, which is dipping my head & beak in the water and then splashing my feet in, my mommy bought me a big bath, but I like to use my drinking water bowl, which I have used for 4 years now. I rush up and down my cage jumping on my swing and then back down to bath. It is so refreshing and enjoyable.

Well then I spend the rest of the morning in my house (cage), the afternoon after lunch I come out and bother my mommy or I sit quietly on the chair behind her as she works on the computer. Otherwise I come and bother her and sit next to the computer, jumping on the keyboards. I want attention, I do get bored eventually even though I have my music playing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Adorable Senegal Parrot Syd

Senegal Parrot, Poicephalus Senegalus

A Senegal Parrot can be adorable but they have there moods as well, like us humans, good and bad days. They can be extremely playful and talkative, absolutely like company - they don't like being alone at all. Leave the radio on or some music, it feels like company for them.

Adorable Syd, my Senegal Parrot Pictures

Food and the Senegal Parrot Birds

Vets generally tell you to give them the parrot food mix, but my dear Syd liked it for a short while and then decided it was not for him, I still bought two more packs but no mister would not eat it, decided human food was more to his liking. He of course loves veggies and fruit of all kinds, grapes, guavas, pears are his favorite. Syd also loves broccoli or he has a love hate relationship with brocoli, he will have a great big fight with raw broccoli, corn on the cob - raw or cooked is also one of his all time greats. He does have in his food bowl in the morning fresh walnuts, whole nuts/monkey nuts and sunflower seeds, I know they say sunflowers are not so good for parrots, but in his case it is not his primary seed in his diet. Syd absolutely loves the yolk of poached eggs or boiled, he can't eat it fast enough and of course he loves cooked pasta of all kinds. Spaghetti being his all time favorite pasta, of course with the sauce on it, then he holds it nicely and proceeds to chomp all the way down, sort of.

In the home with the Senegal Parrot Behavior

The Senegal Parrot can be extremely demanding, I am studying and working from home, but he can be quite demanding of your time, they need lots of attention. They can be highly entertaining though, sitting giggling next to the computer, giggles like me of course, climbing up anything that he is able to. Just on the floor he becomes this little stalker, stalking anybodies shoes, becomes this little demon. I won't talk about my ears and fingers, they've had some nice chomps on them, I have learnt to become more cautious, might just be my little adorable Senegal Parrot Pet.