Wednesday, July 27, 2005

New family member

A few months ago, Tom and I started talking about getting a bird. I have had birds in the past, so I knew what I was getting into. I did a lot of research and narrowed it down to three species: an African Grey, Eclectus, and parrotlet. In the end, I chose an African Grey parrot.

I found a breeder and put down a deposit on a 6 month old. (I didn't buy it outright because I don't have a cage yet.) We think it's a female, but we won't be 100% sure until I have a DNA test.

The bird will need a name. I usually chose people's names for my pets, but I'm not sure what to do with this one. I could pick a name that would blend well with my dogs names, Norman & Stella. Or, I could go with an African name. However, my favorite names are the ones that you would appreciate - Wellstone or Kennedy, but my family doesn't like those very much (for a bird.)

Any ideas?

African Grey parrot (not mine.)


Snave said...

They're beautiful birds, extremely intelligent! From what I know of them, they can tend to become nervous wrecks and pull their feathers... but if you can avoid that problem, it will be lots of fun! I wouldn't mind having a bird, but I think our cats might enjoy that too much!

Jim Marquis said...

How about Lady Bird? That's a Democrat reference but still kinda cute...

Lizzy said...

Yes, they are extremely intelligent. I'm hoping to avoid the nervousness and feather plucking by keeping her busy. She's coming into a wonderful home and I'm sure she'll be very happy here.

Lady Bird is pretty good. I'll put it on the list.

Sheryl said...

Lady Bird was a clever idea.