Hi Parrot Lovers Everywhere!
I just wanted to let you know about my recent purchase from Northern Parrots. Georgie is our hugely loved African Grey Parrot. He's 14 years old, and I purchased him two years ago from a lovely lady that had owned him from just a few weeks old. She'd known him since he popped out of his shell, and had helped hand feed him until he was old enough to live with her. Very sadly, she developed an illness that made her need more and more sleep, and she realised that Georgie was getting depressed as she was sleeping more and more, and was unable to spend as much time with him. I'd placed an advert on Preloved, saying I was looking for an African Grey, I said that my brother had owned parrots for at least 25 years and I'd been wanting one for years, but had waited because I'd always had a lot of terriers living in the house, and because I wanted the parrot to be able to come out of his cage I'd had to wait until my darling dogs had lived out their natural lifespan. Louis was our last, and was getting old and doddery, he was 16 years old, and had bad eyesight - now was the time - a parrot would be safe! Long story short, I spoke with Georgie's owner every day for a week until she felt happy that I was good enough to be Georgie's new 'mum'. One of things that she insisted upon was that I would absolutely promise to always feed Georgie a certain food. Species Specific was the food, a complete type that she had always fed the lovely Georgie on. She had heard stories of parrots becoming ill on normal seed type foods, sometimes if the food was kept incorrectly the nuts could become toxic, and be extremely dangerous when fed by an unsuspecting owner. I collected Georgie, and after many hours being told of his little 'ways' I left a tearful owner and bought him home.
We have always fed him on the food she recommended. It may seem expensive in comparison to the nut/seed type foods, but, when you consider that there is no waste whatsoever, no mess thrown all over the floor, and no nuts to go toxic, then as far as I'm concerned, there's no question that it's the food to feed. Georgie seems to love it, along with all the fruit and other things that he gets. Believe me, when Georgie wants grapes it's a whole lot easier to give in and get him one - there's no peace unless Georgie gets what he wants. He even tells us when to go to bed - and gets quite stroppy about it if we don't go fairly promptly!! Amazing!
Northern Parrots were recommended to us, and we're extremely happy with them. A good price, hugely efficient service - next day delivery - what's not to like?!
We have now got four dogs living in the house with Georgie, he calls them, tells them to go out, tells them to 'Shut up' if they make too much noise, whistles for them when he want them to come in - honestly, he is truly amazing. Well worth the cost of Species Specific, and more!!
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