Re: Meyers Parrots.
Posted by Cheryl on 10/25/06
On 10/24/06, Donna wrote:
> Sadie, my Meyers Parrot is about 6 months old. He/she is
> a joy. My question is this. When will he/she get he
> yellow plumage on her head? And, how do you train them
> not to jump/off your shoulder. I have Sadies wings
> clipped so she can't do a 'great escape'. She goes many
> places with me and throughly loves a car ride. Just wish
> I could keep her on my shoulder when out and about and in
> the house. Thanks,
> Donna and Sadie
> Mesa, Arizona
Welcome Donna and Sadie!
As far as I know, the yellow plumage (ot lack thereof) is
based on the subspecies of Meyers...? Has she had her first
As far as your question about keeping her on your shoulder,
PLEASE do not think that she cannot take off, get injured or
worse, or get lost, never to be found again, just because her
wings are clipped. Accidents happen...A loud noise could
startle her while out on your shoulder...She could bolt and
end up somewhere you cannot reach her, or she could end up
under the tire of a car...A cat/dog could get her. A strong
wind could blow unexpectedly, and she could get carried off.
I am not saying these things to scare you...But I have
personally known these things to happen. It's great that you
take Sadie out for rides and to do fun things, but when
outside of the home, I'd strongly suggest bringing her along
inside of some sort of safe carrier.
Just my .02...