New to the Rosa Reed Mystery series is Homer the African Grey Parrot.
These parrots are known for their uncanny ability to talk and mimic sounds. In fact, they can often repeat words and phrases after hearing them just once or twice.
Some owners claim that these parrots can be very intune with human emotions, even speaking in proper context to human conversations happening around them. Research has shown that some parrots can even come to understand what they are saying, and some have even been taught to identify colours, objects and shapes.
Their intelligence is so renowned that in some circles they are known as ‘The Einsteins of the Bird World’.
One downside to this intelligence is that once they start talking, sometimes you can’t get them to stop! Unlike TVs or Radios, there is no ‘off’ button for African Grey Parrots!
I had the pleasure of meeting the *real* Homer and his lovely person Barbara. It was the first time for me to get up close and personal with an African Grey Parrot, and I found the experience to be delightful. Homer often rides the handlebars on Barbara's bike as she rides around the park, and accompanies her on other fun outings as well. He loves to play with rags in the bathtub, which is a nesting instinct, and his favorite food is broccoli with cheese sauce. Parrots have to chew all the time because their beaks are always growing.
Homer has his own facebook page. You can follow him here: https://www.facebook.com/homer.parrot
Be sure to preorder Murder and Rock ‘n' Roll and watch for Homer's appearance! Diego isn't sure what to make of him. 😜
Just one week away until the release of Murder and Rock ‘n Roll on October 29th!!!
If you love early rock & roll, poodle skirts, clever who-dun-its, a charming cat and an even more charming detective, you're going to love this new series!