I love having a pet parrot in the house. She is always entertaining and she is very, very smart.
She loves having her head and neck rubbed and scratched and will step up from inside her cage (but not from "on" her cage).
My husband is a frequent caller to a local radio show and he can get pretty worked up. Becca responds to all that drama and emotion in his voice and gets worked up herself. So, as a result, the listeners to the radio show can hear my husband pontificating on some subject, and they can hear Becca in the back ground screaming out "WHAT? HELLO!!!". They are almost a comedy team! And the radio show host enjoys it so much that he has made Becca's vocalizations the buffer audio on his show.
IdahoRider - that story about your husband is hilarious! And yes, I can totally see that as I used to own a yellow-nape Amazon. Sabbath could mimic many different voices, and loved to get involved in heated conversations!
I had parakeets growing up and my sister had a cockatiel. Such sweet birds! I enjoy birds alot (I'm an avid birder), but have 3 indoor cats and travel alot during the summer... One of the days though, I'd love to have an small aviary in my backyard (when or if I ever own a house!).
IdahoRider - that story about your husband is hilarious!
The REALLY funny part was a couple of weeks ago when my husband decided to announce his name submission for a city council seat (our mayor quit in a huff, and the city council will likely appoint one of their own to fill that position, opening up a city council seat that they can then fill by appointing someone).
So, my husband did not specify that it was his name that had been submitted. He just said that he wanted to announce the submission of "a" name. Of course, it was his plan to continue by saying that it was his name. But the radio host pipped up and asked if it was Becca's name that had been submitted!
Honestly, I think she is becoming very popular!
My daughter has a 2 year old rose crowned conure, Beau! He is quite the character and he talks a lot!! The cat and the dog ignore him (dog is actually so afraid he may get in trouble if he even moves... he does not come in the room if Beau is loose).
I really enjoy him and his antics ... I look forward to babysitting him once my daughter leaves home and takes him away... I will miss his noisy presence!
I love my two fids, I have a 17 year old Meyer's parrot and an 11 year old Senegal parrot.
Roy (the Senegal) will let himself out of his cage if I sleep in too late, and stand on the pillow next to me yelling "Hey Baby!". Cracks me up every time Paco (the Meyer's) is just plain naughty, and when she's irritated she goes off like a smoke alarm, so glad we no longer live in an apartment... Explaining that one to the neighbors got old