Prince Charming is a discerning bird – only the finest straws, spike balls, pool noodles, and corks for PC! His eyes sparkle with delight when he gets a new bundle! And new toys are always better if PC gets to help design them. Squee, new toys!
Anyone who has been around birds a while will tell you – without hesitation – all birds have preferences. Sometimes they won’t eat food of a specific color, shape, or texture. Sometimes they get angry when humans wear eyeglasses, or they’re elated when the humans wear a pink shirt.
All animals have their preferences, but Prince Charming is one of the most selective in the MAARS flock. His favorites are usually quite obvious. Hand him a bunch of straws meticulously clipped together? His eyes get so big! A fancy chunk of foam or cork? Ooooh, his tail fans out! A new spike ball or mini-pinecone? He squeaks with glee!
His preferences don’t stop at toys to destroy – he is particular about the qualities of his human friends as well. If you don’t meet his specific criteria, good luck. If you’re lucky, he will be civil but not your friend. He either likes you or he doesn’t, easy as that, though he certainly isn’t above bribery.
If you’re looking for an animal that can be molded to your preferences, parrots are a poor choice for companions. Instead, celebrate their individuality and embrace their choices – it’s the only way everyone will be happy.
Prince Charming is a medium-sized parrot, the cost for his food, medicine, and toys is approximately $40 a month or $480 a year. If you would like to contribute to his health and well-being, please click. Thank you!