Many of you will remember Jake from our “12 Days of Parrotness”
This sweet boy was with us while his owner was going through some life changes, and was to be returned last month. Unfortunately – the circumstances did not work out and the decision was made to surrender him to Birdline so that he could find a family that was more suited to his needs.
Jake is about 5 years old and a very happy bird and lets you know this with his vocalizations – he always has something to chirp or sing about and can be incredibly loud – for this reason, we recommend a single family home – no attached homes as we can guarantee your neighbors will also get to enjoy his exuberant calls 🙂
At this time he shows no preference for male or female, but is still rather skittish with his step up commands – he is very treat motivated however, and has made alot of progress with this!
Jake eats a varied diet and likes pretty much everything – his favorite fruit is berries, anything he can squish and decorate the walls with – yes – he can be very very messy!
He has shared his personal space with other smaller species like himself and does very well – he does not attack and will attempt to stand his ground if another bird comes onto or into his cage – he is fully flighted, but cannot fly well – over time he may learn this skill. He enjoys hanging out ontop of his cage, on playstands and t perches – always looking for treats 🙂
His current cage is not a huge cage, and we hope to be able to replace it with something a bit bigger, if you have one, and are interested in adding him to your family, we would gladly transition him into it.
Jake also loves to chew wood – we constantly replace his perches as he loves nothing more than to gnaw through them. He has a toy bucket with 1×2 pieces of cut up pine that we keep filled, as well as a few favorite toys with wood/cardboard. He will let you know when hes run out of things to chew, he gets very very loud!
Jake would be a great addition to any family – he doesn’t charge at children – but MAY nip if fingers go inside his cage. Hes not a super cuddly bird and prefers to play and hang out rather than sit with you all the time – and thankfully, he has not shown any cage aggression – cleaning and changing perches/toys have never been an issue.
We would prefer someone who has experience with parrots and understands positive reinforcement and has a ton of patience 🙂
If you think you are the family that Jake is looking for, please refer to our guardianship page for an application form or email us for more information : firstname.lastname@example.org