Bird ID: 5390
Species: Poicephalus
Sex: Unknown
Sub-Species: Senegal Parrot
Adopted on 2020-11-28
Hey everybody! Many people have been asking Mickaboo for any updated information about me, and you`re right: It`s time for me to update my bio.

I originally came to Mickaboo in 2014. My original owner couldn`t keep me because I didn`t get along with her African Grey, and she didn`t want to see me pick a fight that I couldn`t win. I was about 8 years old then, which makes me (counting on zygodactylly-arranged fingers) about 14 now. I`m a charming and friendly bird, but, like all Senegal Parrots, I have a mind of my own, and you have to pay attention when interacting with me.

I`m on a great diet and will eat all kinds of pellets, vegetables, and grains. I like to share foods with my human companion for breakfast. Although we like to keep my diet healthy, I do indulge in occasional fruits. Apples and bananas are among my favorites.

I like to visit with people at other times besides morning feedings, too. I`m usually a mellow bird who enjoys ambient companionship, but one of my favorite things is when people scritch my head and neck. I will point at my head with my claw and say, "Scratch Molly," and I`ll make various other human and environmental sounds. My cage gets covered at night. While I like to look out the window, I`m sometimes scared of raptors or other large birds. I`m usually quiet but, like all parrot-type birds, can make some noise.

My original biography said that I "like the company of men." Since my previous owner and my current foster parent are both women, I seem to get along with them okay, too. Let`s say for now that I take it on a case-by-case basis. I`d love to meet you and see if we can get along together.

You can read about my continuing adventures, and those of other Mickaboo Poicephalus, on our Facebook page. Come visit us there!