Gizmo is 13 years old today. Happy Hatchday Gizmo!
Name: Gizmo Grey Caffyn
Scientific Name: Psittacus erithacus erithacus
Legband No: BII 11D 279
Hatchday: 5th June 2005
Age: 13 years old (but still thinks he is 5 or 6 when you ask him)
Country of Origin: Philippines
Species Origin: Central Africa
Species Habitat: Swamp Forests & Mangroves
Gizmo's Habitat: SCLD Office, Shelves, & Bookcases
CITES Permit No: 8218A-2005 21/07/2005
Date of Transfer to Owner (Steve): 27 August 2005
Favourite Tunes: Theme tunes from The Great Escape; Mission Impossible; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; The Mexican Hat Dance; and Popeye.
Note: I'm pretty sure there is going to be a new favourite soon - The theme from Peppa Pig, since it is constantly playing at weekends when Gizmo is at home.
Favourite Things: Ripping up paper and card; Stealing stuff and flying away laughing; Red things; Food - making lip smacking noises (even without lips) and saying "yum yum" if your eating in front of him; Being out of the cage for as long as possible; Imitating phone conversations; and imitating the staff in the middle of our conversations.
Gizmo has had some surprises recently - such as a little brother Maximilian who is growing more mobile and active.
They have a lot in common though - both love chewing card and paper; grabbing stuff they shouldn't; trying to get your food or drink; and making a big mess while eating.
Gizmo knows and speaks more words than Max does at present but then he is older.
More photos to be added later ... after the Party!