Has anyone noticed the parrot (I think it's an African Grey) and the canary that are kept looking utterly miserable in tiny cages behind the till at the garden centre in Vila Nova do Poiares? Neither of them has room to move -- the canary can just about turn around on its tiny perch.
I have fantasies about buying them and rehousing them in some kind of spectacular aviary, but don't have the space for this and also the idea of keeping a bird in a cage anyway appeals to me about as much as having a dog chained up in the toilet.
Just mentioning this in case anyone fancies having a pet parrot or canary and can offer them a better life! 🙂