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Posted 3 years ago


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I acquired this years ago when we had a booth at antique mall . It is 4 ft tall almost as tall as me . It is totally hand carved and the front has a handle down the middle . The bottom is flat so not a walking stick and it is quite heavy . I guess it had to be made as a decorator piece just not sure why it has a hand grip . He sits in my front room like king of the castle among my collection of wood animal carvings . I have no idea of country of origin . I just like him :-) Maybe the hand grip is just his enormous perch ?


  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 3 years ago
    Very cool...wouldn't want to clean up after this guy though !
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL Hedge yep it is quite a mess :-)
    Thank you and Thanks musiko and bellin !
  3. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    wow thats cool ,he s big o pauly must eat a lot of crackers
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    He is beautifully carved, gorgeous !~ used to know a very old lady who had parrots and she would have felt like a queen with this.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo !
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL Lundy I think he says Polly wants a case of cracker :-) Thank you for stopping
  7. musikchoo musikchoo, 3 years ago
    Thats Great Mani. I can hear in a Booming Bass Parrot Voice ---- HERE KITTY !!
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    LOL I think your right musiko . His deep bass voice and a lear calling for a big rabbit or cat . Gee maybe I should set him by door and keep away solicitors too :-)
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you toolate !
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Phil I love parrots and would have one except the one I had hissed like a cat at me and I was afraid to feed it . They are some of the beautiful creatures . I use them as my desktop cover too . My luck I would get one that talked and would nag me all day :-) Thanks for love !
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Parrot calling Kitty :-) for musik
  12. inky inky, 3 years ago
    Hello Manikin...

    Maybe there was another one at the other end, that slot looks like it may have been to put something in it, probably to low for a bed head, but that kind of thing!!!???

    I have had three large parrots in my life, and African Grey a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and a Pink & grey Cockatoo with different smaller ones over the years, the most comical was the African Grey regard it as one of the most intelligent birds in the world used to tease my Mother no end, he used to whistle my fathers favourite tune which got her worried on many occasion as he was supposed to be at work...:-)
  13. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Hi inky
    oh your so lucky to have parrots I just love them but who would not love a African Gray ! My experience with a cockatoo was not good he did not like me and refused to talk just hiss . That is so funny your bird whistled your dads song :-) They are great at learning new words if heard enough . I was always afraid I would get one that was trained to swear and it would embarrass me :-) But my wood one just stands quiet in corner so I will settle for him . Thank for stopping inky and sharing your story . I am always glad to see you !!!!!!!!!!
  14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you scandi :-) xo
  15. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    I love it!!!
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you toracat and nldionne :-)))

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