AFRICAN GRAY PARROT FLIES COOP, ENDS UP WITH CITY.
Byline: Troy Anderson Staff Writer
An African gray parrot (Zool.) an African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly domesticated, and noted for its aptness in learning to talk. Also called jako.
See also: Gray was found flying around Porter Ranch, but so far it's not talking about the identity of its owner.
Animal regulation officers said on Friday they are searching for the owner of the parrot parrot, common name for members of the order Psittaciformes, comprising 315 species of colorful birds, pantropical in distribution, including the parakeet. Parrots have large heads and short necks, strong feet with two toes in front and two in back (facilitating , which they found Wednesday and could be worth $1,000 to $2,000.
``We haven't heard it sing yet,'' said Lt. Richard Felosky. ``If they talk, they are more expensive.''
Coaching the parrot to speak up Friday, Felosky put his pen inside the cage, rubbing its silky silky
female spirit who does household chores. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 364–365]
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``He didn't bite at it,'' said Felosky in amazement. ``That beak beak
Stiff, projecting oral structure of birds and turtles (both of which lack teeth) and certain other animals (e.g., cephalopods and some insects, fishes, and mammals). is really strong. That's a beautiful bird to be flying around the community. It seems like he's been handled very lovingly.''
So he put his finger in the cage, petting the wise-eyed human mimic with the fiery red tail.
``Aw, look at that. And I'm a stranger,'' he said, as the parrot nuzzled its head against his finger like a happy dog. ``They can bite really hard. I darn near had my finger bitten off by a macaw macaw: see parrot.
Any of about 18 species of large tropical New World parrots (subfamily Psittacinae) with very long tails and big sickle-shaped beaks. Macaws eat fruits and nuts. .''
To claim the parrot, Felosky said he will require identification and the bill of sale, and he will ask a set of questions to ensure the person is the real owner.
The owner is asked to call (818) 756-7713 or (818) 756-9895 to reclaim the bird.
Photo: Animal care technician Sheryl Perez displays an African parrot that is being housed at the West Valley Animal Shelter "Dog Pound" redirects here. For the rap group, see Tha Dogg Pound.
An animal shelter is a facility that houses homeless, lost or abandoned animals; primarily a large variety of dogs and cats. .
John McCoy/Staff Photographer