A character who frequently appears throughout the Bloomfield series is Murray the parrot. He’s interesting, funny, naughty, and very honest—all traits of a domesticated macaw. As I wrote about him in Waiting for a View, I was tempted to go out and get a bird, but after doing some research, I decided to admire them from afar. Having any type of pet involves commitment, and the Macaw can live for a very long time—long past my life expectancy.
Here are some interesting blogs and articles on parrots:
Macaws: Did You Know…
Interesting Facts About Macaws
Ten Things You Should Know Before Buying a Bird
Parrots: Owning a Macaw, Cockatoo, or Other Type of Parrot