I haven’t always been the most trusting of birds. My (ex) in-laws once owned Lovebirds that would fly directly at my head and poke at my eyes if allowed to perch, and once in Seattle a Cockatoo tangled itself in my hair (don’t ask). However, Robert the Parrot has restored my confidence in winged creatures.
I met Robert at the Anacortes Art Festival on Saturday, and his owners Jim and Lisbeth were gracious enough to let Andy and I take a few photos. He even hopped onto my arm for a few minutes! One person commented that it looked like his feet may have hurt my arm, but Robert was quite gentle and didn’t leave so much as a scratch.
Robert is 4 years old and hatched on the island of Hawaii. He’s been in the Pacific Northwest about 6 weeks and seems to be adapting quite well! In addition to enjoying art festivals, he likes to go hiking and sailing and can be found riding on the bow of a kayak every now and then.
If you think it looks like he is posing, you are probably correct. Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrots love to be the center of attention and are highly intelligent. He stole the show at the art festival!