Syd, my Senegal Parrot is 8 years old now, quite the independent boy now he decides what he wants to eat and when. So clever he makes his own decisions, bless him, trying to teach me something that is quite important, I need to make my own decisions. He has taught me notes to whistle, quite a good little teacher, you learn so much from animals in general. We have these squirrels coming around our place, Syddie gets a bit annoyed that they eat is nuts, monkey nuts. Today the door was open the one squirrel came in, he is our regular, it was raining so he was a bit bedraggled, if Syddie does not let out a wolf whistle. Then he picks up a monkey nut to show him that he actually eats them himself.
Syddie love Sarah Brightman's music Greatest Hits 2000 (it is from all the musicals) it almost sends him into a meditative state, he will stop what his doing and simply LISTEN, we need to do that as well in life, if we only listened we will be amazed at what we actually hear. He loves The Phantom of the Opera, Who wants to live forever.
The Very Best of Sarah Brightman: 1990-2000
Rainy, autumn day in Cape Town with Syd Senegal Parrot
Today Syddie is cold, its raining out, he has blankets over his cage, but I tried to get him to come out, no he was quite happy in his own cage (his house).
Talking about squirrels, learning from animals we have another one that must be related to the regular, so one day I could not understand why he could not see the nut. I realized he was blind, so you had to say something and he would smell it. Now we have a third one that has one eye closed, the bushy tail cut in half, strange, must have had an accident. They use all there other senses to find there way around but are just as agile to a certain extent. We also have a wild bird that was hurt that I have fed over the last month, I keep trying to get him to eat with the other wild birds but it is almost like they have rejected him. They really do need to blend in with the other animals, maybe there is a lesson for me as well, you need to do things in a balanced way. You can serve others but you need to look after yourself as well and you need to mix with others as well.
Syd Senegal Parrot's wishlist:
A playpen (so I don't stalk people on the floor)
Playcage ( a big one for out time in)
A little friend in the garden for daytime playing.