Bird ID: 7078
Species: Poicephalus
Sex: Unknown
Sub-Species: Meyer`s Parrot
Health Status: Special Needs
Good with Children: Over 12
Well Socialized: Yes
Currently in Foster Care
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Check out this feature video about me from Mickaboo`s April 2023 online adoption event.

Hi there! I`m Iko (pronounced "EYE-koe"), a Meyers Parrot. Before coming to Mickaboo, I worked at an animal park in a petting zoo. One of the workers there took me home (with permission, of course!) because I was uncomfortable around so many people. I`m a friendly bird but have my limits.

I have a chronic health condition that makes me a special-needs bird. Specifically, I`ve had two vent prolapses and may have more. Mickaboo`s veterinarians say that these may have been due to the excessive stimulation I was experiencing in a petting zoo. Still, these could happen to me again; if so, they will require prompt diagnosis and treatment. My species coordinator can explain this in more detail.

Besides the prolapses, I`m a healthy bird. I`m lean, muscular, and energetic, and I love visiting with people who respect my space. I`m on a great diet and like to try healthy new foods that are fed to me in a dish or foraging media. I can make all kinds of clicking, purring, and people sounds.

Here`s one interesting fact about me that my foster dad had to learn over a period of weeks, but which I will tell you upfront: I tend to avoid things that remind me of my days in the petting zoo. Sometimes, I don`t want to step up, and I generally don`t like taking food from people`s hands. I will push back to some degree if you try to force these issues on me. I was just SO TIRED of people shoving their hands at me and offering me vended snack food, and I don`t want to relive those days. I`m very tame and good about stepping onto a hand or stick most of the time -- but when I don`t feel like it, I hope that you will respect my boundaries. And I like treats but on my own schedule.

I`m ready for adoption by the right family. If you think that might be yours, please contact Mickaboo`s Poicephalus coordinator and ask for Iko.