Physical Description: Cape parrots are very unique and are very rare in the pet trade. Very few Cape parrots remain in the wild, and they are classified as an endangered species. Their plumage is generally green with a silvery grey head and chest. Their “shoulders” are red and/or orange, as well as the forehead when they’re young. As adults, males will lose the orange band on the forehead, whereas females will retain it. This allows them to be visually sexed. Actually, all “Cape” Parrots for sale in this country are not truly Capes but another subspecies. Everyone says they are Capes in the US, so it has become standard to refer to thses birds as such. The real Cape Parrots are only in Africa.
Average Lifespan: 30 – 60 years
Sexing: Cape parrots are sexually dimorphic. Only the females have orange on their foreheads. The males will be entirely grey.
Origin: Africa (The Cape parrot is widely disbursed throughout the entire continent, making it very difficult to locate and track. It is known, however, that there are very few wild specimens left)
Trainability: Cape parrots are playful medium-sized birds with big personalities. They are extremely affectionate with their caretaker and other favorite people, but can by shy and reserved around strangers. They are easy to trick train, and enjoy entertaining their humans with acrobatics and playful antics. Most will learn to speak. They will pick up on key words and phrases that get them what they want, and will mimic sounds they like from their environment. These parrots appreciate a large cage with plenty of room for toys.
Loudness: Cape parrots are not necessarily loud birds, though they do like to talk a lot throughout the day. They seem to always have something on their minds, and enjoy trying to tell their caretakers all about it. Their voices are robotic and can be difficult to understand, but they generally do not scream or squawk the way most parrots do. They will make nice apartment birds if they are trained from the beginning that loud noises are not acceptable.
Pricing: Due to their rarity, Cape parrots are expensive birds. However, feel free to call our store at (954) 725-0088 for pricing and availability if you are interested in purchasing one.
Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird's environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.