Australia has a lot of parrots; 56 species to be exact. The king parrot is one of the most beautiful of them. A lot of people in our area see them as pests because they can be extremely destructive and will destroy a vegetable garden in the blink of an eye. I think they are beautiful, but I take care to keep my vegetables growing in secure cages.
We have a little family of king parrots who visit in search of food regularly. There is Steve; the dad of the group, he may have been hand raised (I’m not sure) as he isn’t scared to come into the house to steal bites from fruit and chew things. Next is Kerry; the mum, she is shy and hard to photograph, she flies away as soon as she sees me. They have two babies every year who stay with them until they get full plumage, this years babies have yet to come to the house.
|Steve, waiting for me to fill the feeders.|
|A close up of Steve, he was in the house and had to be caught and escorted outside.|
|The chair back they chewed up.|
Do you have king parrots? Do you love them or hate them?