Wednesday started out normally here at M.A.R.S. Florida parrot rescue. The usual feed and clean at the sanctuary. Then, while our volunteer was cleaning the aviaries, Thumper saw his chance to escape and went for it.
Thumper has full flight. He immediately began flying from tree to roof and back. Once in a while he would land just out of my reach on the deck area. He basically was saying not till I am ready will you get me.
Throughout the day this behavior continued and well into the evening. I realized that he most likely wanted to spend the night in the tree. So I went upstairs to bed. Luckily around 10:00 I remembered I hadn’t turned off the front lights. So as I went to do so, there on the deck sat Thumper asking to go to the aviaries for his bedtime.
The bottom line, never try to second guess a male Moluccan, at least not this on named Thumper.
Thumper is available for adoption here at Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary, M.A.R.S. for the short version.