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Dancing Senegal Parrot


Type: Senegal Parrot
Genus: Poicephalus
Species: Senegalus
Subspecies: Mesotypus
Sex: Female
Weight: 120 grams
Height: 9 inches
Age: 16 years
Caped Cape Parrot


Type: Cape Parrot
Genus: Poicephalus
Subspecies: Fuscicollis
Sex: Male
Weight: 330 grams
Height: 13 inches
Age: 14 years, 3 months
Blue and Gold Macaw


Type: Blue & Gold Macaw
Genus: Ara
Sex: Female
Weight: 850 grams
Height: 26 inches
Age: 12 years
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Meyer's Parrot
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Jardine's Parrot
Cape Parrot
Ruppell's Parrot

Eclectus Parrot

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Galah (Rose Breasted) Cockatoo
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Moluccan Cockatoo
Bare Eyed Cockatoo
Goffin's Cockatoo

Red Shouldered (Hahn's) Macaw
Severe Macaw
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Blue Throated Macaw
Military Macaw
Red Fronted Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Green Winged Macaw
Hyacinth Macaw

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Leaving Cape Parrot Home Alone for Three Days

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By Michael Sazhin

Wednesday July 7th, 2010

Naturally I did not want to leave Truman by himself so soon after his arrival but I didn't have a choice. I had this trip planned months before I even got him and I was really counting on the breeder shipping him to me by the start of June which would have left enough time for him to adjust. However, due to delays from the breeder, I got him with just over a week before I would have to leave.

I was quite worried because he was barely eating on his own while I was still home. He would eagerly climb to the top of his cage but then not know how to get back down in order to eat. He would just sit in a high perch and scream his lungs off to be fed. Eventually I would take him out and when I put him back in on the food perch, then he would eat. I had arranged for someone to come over while I go on my trip but this person would only change the food/water and would not be reaching inside the cage at any time. Bringing Truman along for the trip was definitely possible but I feared that the stress and neglect of travel would have been more stressful on him than my absence. I could have brought Kili along or left her home just the same, she is well adjusted to both situations. Since I was leaving Truman, Kili may as well have stayed as well.

For the July 4th three day weekend, I flew out to Dayton, Ohio. Dayton is the birthplace of manned flight because the Wright Brothers built and flew their first planes from there. The flight was just over 3 hours non-stop to Dayton and the same back. As a pilot this has been my furthest cross country flight to date.

The evening of my arrival in Dayton, I was quite worried about Truman. I had called the parrots' caretaker and he reported that Truman had not eaten any of the food I had left out for him in the morning. Furthermore he was screaming and begging for food the entire time. The next day (July 4th), I received much better news. Truman had been eating well on his own. I guess getting hungry enough and realizing that no one was going to feed him the pellets made him figure out his way down to eat. I returned late the following evening. I weighed Truman when I got home and was relieved that his weight was the same as when I had left which meant that he was eating well for 3 days. Today Truman has been eating on his own again and his weight has actually reached a record high of 319g which is higher than what the breeder reported his weight to be when he was shipped out to me. So overall everything worked out fine and in fact my absence forced Truman to stop begging for food and just eat on his own.

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