This parrot is called a White Bellied Caique. I had never seen one of these before now. Here is a photo of a real one. [link]
This was an order from Etsy by the same person who asked for Twisty the Llama.
They are based on a parrot named Paddle. Unfortunately she passed away and that's why she requested these to remember her by. I was lucky enough to get to see videos and photos of her to work on these. She was such a darling little bird.
The full size one is pretty close to the real height Paddle was. I tried something new for the beak. It seems a little large but I like the curve it gives on the end. The feet have heavy wire in them so that they can grip and hold onto a surface. It can balance by itself as you can see. The wings also lift up.
The mini one also had poseable feet, but they are pipe cleaners. They feet are bigger so that it can balance and grip things better. The wings on it also lift up.
I had a lot of fun making these. I tried to pay attention to the small details especially since this is in memory of her lost bird.
EDIT: I forgot to add this. I started off using this pattern to make the large one. [link]
After a few rows into the body I started making it up as I went. It was a good base to start off with. It does have some helpful techniques in it. A modified version of the wing is what I used for the mini one. There is a tutorial for wrapped wire feet also. Its not the one that I used but you could easily change it to make a variety of different fe