PP number: PP473
Adoption fee: £225
Yes – large cage on it’s own stand incorporating a seed catcher at the bottom. Has a ladder on the top to a top “outside” perch and two food bowls.
Joey is a lovely little chap. He enjoys climbing over his cage and spends as much of the day as he is allowed out of the cage sitting on his top perch. He is currently unable to fly as he had had his wings clipped back in February – before he came to us. He has tried to flutter to the floor a couple of times but is then unable to get back up into his cage again and he then tried to hide behind furniture and got worried. We have now bought him a rope ladder handing to the floor so that if it happens again he is able to get himself back home again! He is a very happy little bird but is wary of human interaction and is quite nervous of any quick movements or people suddenly near his cage. He has a certain whistle and beak clicking if we get close to him when he is out of the cage although he has taken a couple of pieces of banana chip from our fingers when tempted slowly for a while.
He has AS30 seed and a selection of fruit/veg but he hasn’t been used to vegetables and is quite fussy – we’re still trying him on different things to see which he prefers. He likes grapes and dried banana chips!
Joey will let you give him a shower with a mist spray and he also likes to have a good bath in his drinking water! We’ve tried giving him a larger bowl of water on the bottom of his cage but he has ignored that so far. He isn’t at all vicious – he has given me and my husband a peck but it was mainly just a warning thing and he did let Mark pick him up on the occasion that he needed helping back up into his cage – although he was very unimpressed and muttered a lot! We are trying to win his confidence and hope that he will get to know that people can be trusted and won’t try to grab him. He is also quite tidy – the seed catcher on his cage is brilliant and there is hardly anything that makes it on to the floor.
Joey came with lots of toys – he has his favourites and plays with a couple of them. He is covered at night and sleeps from about 10pm until 7am. When he first arrived he wouldn’t go back inside his cage at bedtime without us “shepherding him back in”. He goes in quite happily on his own now between 9-10 which is great. He doesn’t make a murmur at night and settles down quickly. He is absolutely no bother and we are looking forward to seeing him develop and settle down and especially be able to fly again when his feathers grow back.
Joey isn’t a particularly noisy bird. He has a variety of chirps and shrieks but doesn’t make much noise on the whole. We have tried chatting to him a lot and whistling etc and he listens and sometimes chirps back.
Joey is fine with our dog coming up to the cage when he’s safely locked inside. She doesn’t ever bark and just stands and looks at him so we don’t know how he would react to a loud dog.
History/Background: He has been with us in the safehouse for 2 weeks. We were told that he is around 5 years old: he had spent the first 4 years of his life with an elderly couple and he hadn’t been allowed out of his cage. He had been handled with leather gloves and is very wary of hands now. When the couple both died, their daughter took him on and it was then that his wings were clipped.
He has been with us in the safehouse for 2 weeks. We were told that he is around 5 years old: he had spent the first 4 years of his life with an elderly couple and he hadn’t been allowed out of his cage. He had been handled with leather gloves and is very wary of hands now. When the couple both died, their daughter took him on and it was then that his wings were clipped.
Joey is a very handsome chap his feathers all look good and he does preen quite a bit. As mentioned, his wing feathers have been clipped and just need to re-grow so that he can enjoy flying. We are unsure whether he has ever flown outside his cage.
We have tried to talk to him and get closer and chat to him quietly and offer him treats so that he knows we won’t try to grab him or try to get him to do something he doesn’t want to. We have tried to get him to take treats from our hands very gently but haven’t done anything else with him yet
as30/fruit and vegetables
Various toys in his cage including a paper roll, bells, a mirror and rope/wooden toys. He prefers some more than others.
Joe has been a pleasure. He is a super little bird and just once he learns he can trust people and relax then I’m sure he’ll really come into his own!