A Greenburgh library clerk is happy to have his parrot back safe and sound — even after adding to his menagerie.
Ken Monahan, 54, a clerk at the Elmsford library, said he put his beloved African grey parrot, Mikey, on the porch Saturday evening, leaving his cage open so he could enjoy the lovely evening. Monahan said he had gone into the kitchen for mere seconds before he heard the rapid “fluttering of wings.” He ran outside to rescue the bird but it was too late.
Mikey, who has been living with Monahan for one year and eight months, is one of two parrots he owned. The other, Kiki, an older bird, was now without what Monahan called her “male companion.”
Kiki can recite various words such as “no” or “cookie”, Mikey is a “strange bird” and doesn’t talk much.
By Tuesday, “I had written him off and went to buy another parrot”, Monahan said. Ironically, the day he brought home Jake, was the day that Mikey was found. Someone in the neighborhood brought the bird to Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Elmsford. Greenburgh Animal Control was notified, and called Monahan with the news.
Mikey is now back home with Monahan — and Kiki now has two suitors.
— Chris Massaro