I went to the Coburg Antique show last weekend and bought a celluloid songbird. I don't know my varieties of birds..cockatoo?
First I have a cage of course. I have a stand for it as well.
When you have birds you need a pamphlet to help with the care. This darling girl looks like her pet parakeet is adored. Bird Gravel Song Food...how cute is that?
I saw this last weekend at the Coburg show where I bought the celluloid bird. I passed on it, but I was tempted.
I have never listened to the records (alas, no record player) but the description on the record explains it all....Peter Parker (a real bird) is the star of the record and according to the sleeve of the album "Peter said his first words at the age of four months, after 2 1/2 months of training. Now at five years of age, he boasts a vocabulary of 400 words!"
Peter Parker says phrases such as "I'll play bridge, If I'm dummy" or "It's absolutely Preposterous!" and "Peter is a precious little birdie - hello Boy, whadya say boy?". According to the record you should play it several times a day when the room is quiet. Just couldn't pass up these records at an estate sale.