tag. Generated: 7/31/2015 -->
Skip to main content

Folsom Zoo Spotlight

May 02, 2013 10:21AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print

Photo courtesy of the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.

For thousands of years parrots have been captured in the wild.

Today, so many parrots are smuggled out of their tropical forest homes that some species are in danger of extinction. Handsome Luther, a former pet, is a blue-fronted Amazon who moved to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary in 1997. He and other members of his family don’t really talk; rather, they have a special “voice box” called a syrinx that enables them to mimic voices and sounds—doors closing, babies crying or dogs barking, to name a few. Before purchasing a parrot as a pet, do some serious research and seek expert advice. Ask yourself, “Can I care for an animal that may live into her 70s, is expensive to keep, and loud, destructive, untidy and demanding of my time?” A parrot may in fact be a perfect pet for you, but they’re not for everyone, that’s for sure!

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to the Style - Folsom El Dorado Hills free newsletter to stay informed


  • Born Allan Capron Haozous (1914–1994), he became known to the world as Allan Houser and is intern...

  • Sketch It (Drop In) Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving dra...

  • Paint and Sip

    12:00PM — 02:30PM

    Imagine a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of vino in the other! The Art Bistro offers a twist...

  • FREE Demos

    03:00PM — 03:20PM

    Every Sunday at 3:00pm we will be instructing free demos in one of our many types of our creative...

  • Clay Class

    03:30PM — 05:00PM

    Come enjoy one of the many parts of the Art Bistro with one of our Clay classes! We will teach yo...

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.


T.D. McNeil Insurance Services
Veterinary Healing Center Folsom

Sunworks Inc.
Bach to Rock
Make a Smile