Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Hatchday Joey!

The little clown turns 11 today!

Happy Hatchday Joey!



4 comments:

prettypolly2 said...

Hello, Is Joey a Senegal and does he talk? Thank-you

Natacha said...

Joey is a male Red-bellied parrot; same family as Senegals (Poicephalus), but not a Senegal. He doesn't really talk (other than saying his name from time to time) and generally mumbles incomprehensibly, which I find much more amusing.

Amy Burke said...

In your experience with both a male and female red belly, which would you recommend? I went to an aviary in Colorado who has females and males available. One of the males took to me yesterday. I constantly read how adult males can be more nippy than females. What do you think?
Thanks!

Natacha said...

To be honest, I wouldn't necessarily recommend one gender over the other, both are pretty good. I think it is much more important to go by an individual bird's personality. If one took to you and "chose" you, then I think that may be the best match you can do.