My parents have two tropical birds: Philea the African Gray, and Charatimio the Amazon. They got Chara as company for Philea, but they don't care much for each other. Maybe cause of the continental divide in their genes.
[My usual disclaimer: DO NOT get a parrot, they absolutely should not be kept as "pets." Discourage anyone you know from getting one. They don't thrive in captivity for many reasons--which is why there are parrots rescues all over, just full of sick and injured birds. They also originate from illegal bird trafficking. They can be happy when cared for by people who take a lot of time out of their lives to care for them properly, but it's real work.]
Here's Chara sitting on one of her favorite perches.
Philea is the more intelligent-neurotic one. Curious about things, but less adventurous. She likes to be around people. Whereas Chara is more bird-esque. She's interested in other birds, and in lots of toys, and seeing the world. She's less adventurous with people, though.
Kitchen window perch, so she can hang with mommy with mommy's cleaning up their bowls and such for the night. She's got a little piece of something she's eating.
Their cages. Behind is their room. At night they go into the room, with their cages. They're not locked in, but there's a curtain blocking the doorway. They do go into their cages, or the room, if we're out or there's no one in the kitchen to watch them.
Chara's cage. She likes to just hang in there and nap sometimes.
Chara's much more interested in all these toys. She likes to be chased across them too. "Auntie's gonna get you... auntie's gonna get you!"
Enjoying a nut.
Stepmommy had shown the birds some videos of other birds on her ipad. So one night when my dad pulled out his ipad, Chara was on the kitchen table and she was STARING at him. Til we figured out what she wanted.
Now watching bird videos every night is her tradition. Philea thinks it's ok, but Chara's very interested.
She touches the screen and makes her R2D2 noises. It's ridiculously adorable. I love her little peep peeps.
Playing on the stairs. Their wings are partly clipped so they can't fly everywhere. Birds are really destructive to your household. Not just furnishings, but walls and fridge linings, and baseboards etc.
Isn't she lovely? She's usually quite sweet and gentle. Except when she gets excited--then watch your fingers.
If you give her something to eat she likes to hold it. If it's in a spoon she'll take it from you.
Chara and The Mommy.