June 25th, 2012
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.
1 Wow, Parrots and Company's owner, Laurie Fierst, is so nice to let us come into her store, Sharkey! This place is amazing!
2 It sure is, Francesca! Look at all of the birds in here!
3 Why hello, Sharkey! Hi there, Francesca! It's very nice to meet you two.
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?
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.
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.
7 This mostly red bird is a green-winged macaw. His beak is so powerful, it can snap a broomstick in half!
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.
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!
10 The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo hails from Australia and New Guinea. They have very long lives - some cockatoos have lived well over 75 years!
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.
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!
13 Right Franny, we need to get back on track and get what we really came here for - canary food!
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