A blue parrot will be winging [couldn't resist that one!] its way from Paris to the FH's son's home by Eurostar early next week - he found it on a free-ad on Gumtree! A lady has had the parrot for a couple of years, but has had to be taken into residential care, we understand, where pets are not allowed. Said parrot has a passport and has gone to Paris with the lady's daughter, but the daughter wants to re-home it in England because it speaks English - so the FH's son saw the ad and replied. Being the only response, he has been weighed up and found suitable in this case, and the parrot will come by courier. Apparently it has a good vocabulary and loves a shower......should be interesting to see it make friends with him, his terrapin, and his chinchilla - what a combination! She's called Carla.
Edit - further investigations have proven this to be a scam........a warning to us all, but thankfully, he hadn't parted with any cash for the delivery. One just has to google "parrot delivery scam" and a history of several years is revealed. Likely that Carla doesn't even exist.
Dorset Summer 2017
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