A Visit to Parrots and Company

Posted by F&S

Recently, Uncle Carlos took us to a wonderful store in Stamford, Connecticut called Parrots and Company to get some supplies for our canaries.  We love visiting this shop because there are so many beautiful birds to look at.  On this particular visit, we struck up a conversation with a Congo African Grey parrot, who told us a lot about the birds in the store.

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Wow, Parrots and Company's owner, Laurie Fierst, is so nice to let us come into her store, Sharkey!  This place is amazing!

1 Wow, Parrots and Company's owner, Laurie Fierst, is so nice to let us come into her store, Sharkey! This place is amazing!

It sure is, Francesca!  Look at all of the birds in here!

2 It sure is, Francesca! Look at all of the birds in here!

Why hello, Sharkey!  Hi there, Francesca!  It's very nice to meet you two.

3 Why hello, Sharkey! Hi there, Francesca! It's very nice to meet you two.

Hi there!  Say, Francesca and I know mostly about canaries, as that's the type of bird we live with at home.  Could you give us an introduction to some of the beautiful birds here in the store?

4 Hi there! Say, Francesca and I know mostly about canaries, as that's the type of bird we live with at home. Could you give us an introduction to some of the beautiful birds here in the store?

Certainly!  I'm a Congo African Grey parrot.  I make a great pet because of my overall gentle nature and my quick ability for learning how to speak.

5 Certainly! I'm a Congo African Grey parrot. I make a great pet because of my overall gentle nature and my quick ability for learning how to speak.

This fellow is a black cockatoo.  The males have ornate head feathers called a crest, which they fluff out when trying to attract a mate.

6 This fellow is a black cockatoo. The males have ornate head feathers called a crest, which they fluff out when trying to attract a mate.

This mostly red bird is a green-winged macaw.  His beak is so powerful, it can snap a broomstick in half!

7 This mostly red bird is a green-winged macaw. His beak is so powerful, it can snap a broomstick in half!

Another type of macaw is the Hyacinth Macaw.  It's the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot.  Sadly, these birds are an endangered species, due the destruction of their habitats and to illegal bird trapping.

8 Another type of macaw is the Hyacinth Macaw. It's the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot. Sadly, these birds are an endangered species, due the destruction of their habitats and to illegal bird trapping.

This Blue and Gold Macaw makes an excellent companion, as their breed is quite intelligent and social.  They easily learn how to speak, but they can be quite noisy, as they like to scream out to other birds!

9 This Blue and Gold Macaw makes an excellent companion, as their breed is quite intelligent and social. They easily learn how to speak, but they can be quite noisy, as they like to scream out to other birds!

The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo hails from Australia and New Guinea.  They have very long lives - some cockatoos have lived well over 75 years!

10 The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo hails from Australia and New Guinea. They have very long lives - some cockatoos have lived well over 75 years!

And in the incubator, there are some baby cockatiels!  These little guys will develop beautiful crests and 'cheddar cheeks,' or bright dots of orange by their ears.

11 And in the incubator, there are some baby cockatiels! These little guys will develop beautiful crests and 'cheddar cheeks,' or bright dots of orange by their ears.

Thank you so much for the introduction to all of these wonderful birds!  Sharkey, I'm so filled with information that I've forgotten why we came to Parrot and Company in the first place!

12 Thank you so much for the introduction to all of these wonderful birds! Sharkey, I'm so filled with information that I've forgotten why we came to Parrot and Company in the first place!

Right Franny, we need to get back on track and get what we really came here for - canary food!

13 Right Franny, we need to get back on track and get what we really came here for - canary food!

Comments (11)

  • wow..thanks for all the great info..what pretty birdies..I just have a green parakeet named Greenie..and Greenie likes to make a lot of noise and throw seed every which way..which I lick up off the carpet..yummy!..Lucinda is off to the dr. today and James has to babysit me..can hardly wait to see what things we will do all day..I hope maple bars are part of his plan..check back later, over and out Cora-Belle

  • Good Morning F & S

    Those birds are really cool except for the incubator bunch they are gross! I myself am not into birds in fact I'm only into myself ;)

    Speaking of myself I had a wonderful weekend. Grand kids were here on Saturday and my buddies Abbie and Nicole on Sunday. I had the best time eating dropped food and playing with all their pool toys it was great. It all came to an end when Super Nanny (mom's sister) decided to take me for a dip in the pool. She thought the salt water would be good for my skin - NOT!!! I hate to swim I only like the soft sprays on my face to keep me cool - what would make her ever think I wanted to swim??

    I checked out your blog from Friday but turned it off real fast. Mom always gives us pizza crust I didn't want her to get any ideas about NOT giving us a taste. We never get the good part only the crust but it is mighty delicious :)

    I didn't get to bog much last week the air conditioner in mom's office wasn't working so she was in very early every day before the heat got bad. I sure hope it's fixed for her today.

    I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend.

    Zoe

  • Good morning everyone,
    Those are very pretty birds you got to meet. Karen had two when she was younger. She had a blue fronted amazon and a white eyed conure, Albert and Henry. They lived for a long time. I never got to meet them. That was long before I was born.
    Cora-Belle, you are funny. Most of the time I keep checking to see if everyone posted and today you were the first one. Alright!!!! I hope Lucinda gets a good report at the doctor. It sounds lije you have a fun day planned. Well, all you sleepy heads, let's get going. Up and at em... I will check back later to see how everyone is doing.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hi ladies,
    Wondered when you gals & Uncle Carlos would get a trip to the bird store. I like the birds. At our Pet Smart they have Martha's products over by the birds. I sit in the cart and watch & listen. I really like the birds.
    Cora Belle, you are funny. Zoe, sounds like you have the same sort of fun with grandchildren as I do.
    P.S. I don't like to swim either!
    Have a great day everybody!
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Has the DW gone to the birds??? Little joke there guys. We have lots of birds coming into our back yard all year long. During the late spring, the older birds bring the babies and teach them how to eat. Some of those little ones seen so dumb I don’t know how they will make it on their own; but they do somehow. There are some of those “Caw” birds in my back yard at times. They jump around and say, “Caw, caw, caw.” They aren’t beautiful colors like yours; just black without the fancy hairdo. Or is a fancy featherdo? Nap time!
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Thanks for these great photos of your visit to Parrots and Company store and introducing us to lovely Laurie Fierst the owner! How nice of Uncle Carlos taking you to that store and Laurie letting you come in to talk to that cute little grey parrot! We were lucky to learn so much about all of those birds! Reminds me of Marc Marrone who has so many great animals, too! You girls look healthier every day! Cora-Belle, sounds like you have a great day coming up-hope Lucinda does well at the doctor today! Zoe, you sure had a great weekend with friends! Hope the a/c is working-stay cool! Maddox, we had a fair weekend, First it would rain and then the sun would come out both days. Hope all of you wonderful buddies have a great, safe day today! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • hello Francesca, Sharkey,Maddox, Early bird Corabelle,Lynn, Super Dudley and all my glue squad buddies,
    Wow what nice looking birds. It looked like the blue and gold macaw had some feathers missing around his neck. Feather plucking can be a real problem with captive birds. We have a very funny severe macaw at work who can sing, dance and speak (yell at times) in two languages. Birds are very intelligent!!
    Mom has a little crow "friend" that follows her some times when she runs in town by the pond. He sits up in the trees and caws until she is done running then feeds him and the ducks crackers.
    Very tired after the t storms this morning upsetting my beauty nap. Hugs to Lynn and we liked your nice day dream with all the glue squad partying at your home. Off to nap before I go to work and bark at the boarding police dog- Abby

  • Hello Ladies,
    Thank you for the tour of Parrots and Co. and introducing us to all the birds. My fav is the black cockatoo. Hubbie, Will told me he had a parrot when he was growing up and he talked so well that whenever he called the kids for dinner it sounded just like his Mom and all the kids came in.That Uncle Carlos is the best, taking you with. Here in Colo. it was 104, 102 over the weekend and expecting more heat. Not good for the wildfires. 83,000 acres burned in the High Park Fire and now more homes, 248 total burned. We need all you guys to do a raindance. That amount burned is equal to Denver in size---really, really, bad. It sounds like you all had great weekends--grandkids, treats, pools, treats, maple bars...have a great day and hope our Delia and Kitty are back soon.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Zoe, SN was not nice to do that to you. I am sure you are thinking of ways to get even with her. hehehehehe I hope you check back in later as you are the only connection to Chloe. Is she in boot camp? Did her mom and dad put her up for adoption? Did she have her computer privileges taken away? Or did she just drop out of the Glue Squad?
    That is very sad news about the fires and homes that burned Lynn. I hope it ends soon. Rebel, you are a very animal friendly little guy. Good for you. Dudley, I hope your weather gets better. Abby, Karen did boarding too before the fire. She just started again but shye can only board 5 dogs at a time till the big kennel gets built and who knows when that will be. Kirby, I wonder if the birfs you are talking about are crows? Where is Missy Chow? Was she bad again? Kids, kids, kids. hehehehehe
    Maddox

  • Hi Girls, Glue Squad, & Lynn Uncle Carlos takes you to some fun places in your travels. All the birds are beautiful and their colors are outstanding. What do you think they would say to all the kitties? Maddox, I'm here, just a little late posting today, again, Mom's schedule has delayed my computer time. She's GOT to get home earlier from work. Well, I haven't received a time out; but came close.. why you ask?? Well, I did a little counter surfing again; and got caught, Saturday night was half of a hamburger roll and tonight, a small cucumber. Mom couldn't get too upset with me tonight, Dad was on the phone for work-I think that saved me :) . Cora-Belle, did you get your maple bar today? Zoe, run the other way when SN wants to take you swimming, see if she can catch you!! You are funny!

    Hope everyone is doing well.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

    PS I did pretty good at training on Saturday, only two other furry friends are in class.

  • Oh wow what cool birds! I have two cousins that are great bird trainers....I can see how you two Frenchie pups got distracted from buying Canary food.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~d & Kitty =^. .^=

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