Robert the Parrot

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!

 

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14 Replies to “Robert the Parrot”

  1. Beautiful parrot. At least he looks friendly. Years ago, I bought a conure parrot from a pet shop and that thing was meaner than mean! Unfortunately, it wasn’t tamed. Finally after a few bloody bites on my fingers, I gave him to a friend. A few weeks later, my friend called me and told me the parrot accidentally flew out of the window… and got away. 😉

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