Brad Wiley
Pet Parrots and Pigeon
I've had the privilege to carve two African Grey parrots in recent years.  Each a different subspecies.  One a Timneh and the other a Congo.  Both were commissioned to honor beloved pets.  The Timneh was carved at 1.5 times life-size and clutching a peanut.  The Congo has tail feathers from the pet inserted under the tail.  And the pigeon was a childhood pet.
Timneh African Grey Parrot
Timneh African Grey Parrot.
Timneh African Grey
Congo African Grey Parrot
Congo African Grey Parrot
Congo African Grey Parrot
Feathers from the pet bird inserted into the bird carving.
Pigeon