Hello Michael L,
Snce you seem to know a lot about Red bellied and Senegal parrot, I
would appreciate any help you can give. So here goes...What are the
differences between red bellied and senegal parrots? Actually, I
would like to know what their eye colorations are and the red/orange
color on their chest, in terms of how much and how deep a color from
infancy to adulthood. Thanks
On 3/07/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 3/07/05, p wrote:
>> Michael - thanks for the information. I had considered a grey,
>> but I was afraid that my house is not that "routine" and I didn't
>> want him/her to get upset and pluck feathers, etc.
>> Are the Senegals and/or Red Bellies the type of birds that
>> generally like to be cuddled and touched?
> Very much so...especiall the hand fed babies. But to further
> expand on how wonderful they can be, let me tell you this quick
> I have a Senegal hen by the name of Berta. She spent more years
> a breeding bird, or I should say, attempting to breed. I'm not
> familiar with all of her history, but I bought her from a friend
> who bought her from a friend, etc. She hated any male that she
> put with and her history for producing chicks was virtually nill.
> Everyone though she was a 'breeder' and would handle her with
> gloves or a net.
> Well, when she came to live here, I did try to put her with a
> another male Sennie. Hate at first site. I put her in her own
> cage and decided that she could be content to live out her days
> without a mate. Within a couple of days, I noticed her behaviors
> were very gentle and kind. I could put my hand in the cage and
> never attempted to bite me.
> One day I my hand came close to her and she attempted to step up.
> I let her and took her out of the cage. IMMEDIATELY, she started
> bobbing and swaying back and forth on my hand and started to
> chatter with what appeared to be words. This bird didn't have a
> mean bone in her body and was as gentle as they came.
> I guess she never had the opportunity to show anyone what she was
> capable of doing?
> Today she lives as one of my pet birds in a cage along side of the
> Red Bellied.
> I couldn't ask for any two nicer birds and enjoy both of these
> girls tremendously.
> Michael L