First and foremost, Peanut does not speak or make any sounds at all - except a growl/yell if scared or cornered - otherwise he is completely silent. Despite this he generally has no problem communicating and showing off his sweet, silly, playful, and charismatic personality.
Peanut enjoys playing games, especially identifying his colors and showing off how smart he is! He likes to watch Dateline on tv and the movie Moulin Rouge, will mouth words along to Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, and loves to go for rides in the car.
Peanut is afraid to be in the same room with dogs and cats (but thinks they are funny to watch from his window.) Peanut’s mate was killed after a dog broke into their cage. Because of this, we would like him to go to a home where he will have no contact with them.
Peanut has come a very long way from when he arrived, but he still does not allow anyone to touch him - especially his head! However, he loves to meet new people, give kisses, and seems to want pets and snuggles but still isn't quite ready. He is working with his foster parents on this and slowly making progress. He will usually step up onto a basket for transfers throughout the house but not onto hands or arms.
Peanut also has some ongoing and recurring medical issues including arthritis and a tendency to develop bacterial infections easily. Caregivers will need to watch for indicators of pain or illness on a regular basis. Thankfully, Peanut loves all his “girlfriends” (the vet techs) at the vet's office and he is a very good patient when necessary.
Despite his special needs, Peanut is actually a pretty easy-going bird and not very difficult to take care of. After spending a little time with him, you will see just how charming he can be.
Approx Hatch Date: 2001
Adoption Fee: $400
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