||Ten months old|
||Auckland, New Zealand|
is my baby, a normal Green Indian Ringneck parrot (just don't tell
Dats I called her 'normal') I can assure you shes anything but!
We call Datsun female but wont officially know until he/she is at least
eighteen months old when if we have a male Datsun will develop a beautiful
ring around his neck and if shes a girl she will look exactly as she
does in the photo... it kind of like a lucky dip! We figure female until
Ringnecks are not well known for being good pets because they are
notoriously nippy, loud and very badly behaved... well Datsun is none of
those in fact she is one of the most well natured birds I know, even
runs off your arm to poop on the ground. Datsun is just learning to
talk, only a few words so far but she says "hello" "no, no, no" "good
bird" and "wow" so clearly I often look around to see who said it!
Datsun loves car rides and the whole trip she sits on my lap wolf
whistling, while my partner drives. This is really cute but can be
embarrassing when we stop at lights and pedestrians hear her and think
its me! To top it off its often followed by a very loud and clear
laugh... an imitation of mine, I swear she knows exactly whats going on!
I never liked birds before Datsun found us, but now I am bird crazy. I
want an African Grey, a Macaw and a black Cockatoo but Datsun will
always be my baby.