Tuesday, August 3, 2010


My husband and I have been looking for a Moustache Parrot ever since we saw one on last month's PetJubilee photo contest. A breeder seems to be hard to find, but last night on a whim I called the store I had bought Sinbad, and they had one 12 week old baby, and now he is mine.
He doesn't have all his coloring yet, nor all of his feathers. He is bigger than I thought.
But the funniest thing is his blue feet. It is hard to see that he has blue feet, but they are a powder blue.

We don't know if he is a boy or a girl yet, but the store owner says that because she does see the beak getting lighter, she thinks he is a boy. Her girls have a black beak, and the boys have a bright red beak.

He was scared in the store and kept biting. I tried to calm him by whispering his name - Lorenzo - bite, Santino - bite, Leonardo - bite, Santana - bite, Gaetano - bite.

All of a sudden another name came into my head - DaVinci - and he stopped biting and looked up. LOL So he is called DaVinci. Maybe some day he will even tell me, as they can learn to talk.

He is a big boy - bigger than I expected. He reminds me of those baby Teradactyls, the dinoaurs that look like birds.

He has never been in a cage before - so this was new, and he caught on pretty quickly. And he already has lots of toys.

Here is his first morning out with mommy.

Here is his first computer lesson.
Maybe he can take care of all of that paperwork.
I'm sure there will be many more pictures to come.


  1. What a doll!! YOU are so good with pets! And I love the name DaVinci! Have great fun with him!

  2. He looks so happy and at ease! Congratulations!

  3. Aw, he is so cute. Sasha is impressed that you have him at the computer already. She didn't even get her first puppy friendly keyboard until she was 4 months old. He is sure to be blogging in no time. heehee.

  4. AWWWW hes so cute! Love the picture of him on the laptop :0) Maybe he'll learn how to work etsy soon!

  5. What a beauty! Diana - you are so good with pets of all kinds....I can see you having a pet shop next??

    I love your blog too - very nicely done.

    DaVinci is a 'perfect' name for him.....so ingenious of you!!

  6. Di what are the little baskets with the colorful sponges - toys? or ways to sharpen his beak?

    He is moving in to take over your accountant job at that keyboard! You could probably train him to add numbers out loud I bet....and feed him seeds for his rewards.

    Enjoy!! He looks like a character already!

  7. Thank you everyone. Pauline, that is a toy, the sponges are rubber, and the cups are whicker. And there are popsicle sticks on there too, which he has broken one in half already. Good thing I had that toy, it keeps him occupied for a few seconds while he tears pieces off of it.

  8. Oh Diana, I'm just in love :) What a darling baby is he? And already making his mark on the world at the computer lol What luck that he occupies himself at times with his toy -- I'm afraid I'd be tempted to spend all my time with him myself. I love the blue feet and I think you can already see his little moustache :) He's a beauty!

  9. Diana - I think he is so precious! I was expecting a bald head with bulging eyes and a half "naked" body, lol. He's gorgeous! I love the name :)

  10. HAHA!! This is awesome! DaVinci is a gem. A baby teradactyl-how funny! You are obviously having lots of fun with this lucky fellow. Good for you-Diana's Pet Palace!