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perched parrot

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Polly Want a Lug Nut?

While most birds feed on bugs or berries, this feisty fowl's on the lookout for nuts and bolts!

This wild creature is no quirk of evolution, but the creation of artist Fred Conlon. Standing proudly on its perch, it boasts a body made from an adjustable wrench, a 'feather' crest of nails, and wings of cut steel. Insert the sturdy metal stake into the ground, and the playful fellow will add a flight of fancy to your garden that will have all the other birds atwitter. Handmade in Utah.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20778
Made from
reclaimed steel, recycled metal
Measurements
Bird: Approx. 9" H x 17" L; Stake: approx. 42" H
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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PERCHED PARROT
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (20)
  • Easy to secure (14)
  • Visible at A distance (14)
  • Weather proof (12)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (27)
  • Back yard (14)
  • Front yard (14)
  • Porch (11)
  • Deck (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (29)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5), No (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (3), Other (3)

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5.0

Perfectly Real-looking

By 

from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

    My wife used to have a real parrot, so this was a perfect surprise for her. She LOVES it. She says it really does look like a parrot is supposed to look like, except for the missing back claws, which is NOT a big deal. It sits outside our back picture window at the bird bath, and I keep getting visually fooled when I see it. Very cool, sturdy, and yes, it's starting to rust just like it is supposed to. Also, it came with a sturdy steel pole that the parrot screws onto, very convenient, should last a long time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Wonderful Bird!

    By 

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • FUN
    • Unique
    • Well built

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Deck
      • Garden
      • Patio

      Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

      This was a gift for someone that is not easy to shop for and yet this bird is so cool, she is still bragging to her friends about it and showing it off regularly! Thank you!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just a suggestion...

      By 

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Beautiful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

        Beautiful sculpture! I would love to have one in my garden. But, I can't get past one tiny little detail. Parrots have 2 toes that face forward and 2 toes that face backwards. It's a defining characteristic of this group of birds. Sorry, I know that makes me probably more picky than I should be. Otherwise they are gorgeous!!

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        5.0

        You get what you pay for

        By 

        from San Diego, ca

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

          We saw one of these at our Vet's office. We thought a friend had made it for him. I then saw it at UG and had to have it. We have four (real) parrots. It looks great in our back yard.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          pretty permanent polly

          By 

          from michigan

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Store
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Deck
            • Garden
            • Patio

            Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

            I have been searching for a garden parrot this year. This one is just perfect. It looks like a parrot and is very durable and creative.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great Gift

            By 

            from Vacaville, CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Different
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Deck
            • Garden
            • Workshop

            Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

            This was something completely unexpected. Very different and no one could have ever guessed what the gift was.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Parrot

            By 

            from Dallas tx

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

              Imaginative, well made. Love it

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Hard-to-buy-for Holiday gift

              By 

              from Champaign-Urbana, IL

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Store
              • Easy To Use
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

                The holidays were nearing faster and faster and I still hadn't found that perfect gift for my favorite person. I happened across this page while looking for a garden sundial and found something even better. My Perched Parot gift arrived on time and looked just like the picture online. I was very pleased, even more so, when it was opened Christmas morning and made everyone in the room laugh. It was a good fit and a perfect and unique gift.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The holidays were nearing faster and faster and I still hadn't found that perfect gift for my favorite person. I happened across this page while looking for a garden sundial and found something even better. My Perched Parot gift arrived on time and looked just like the picture online. I was very pleased, even more so, when it was opened Christmas morning and made everyone in the room laugh. It was a good fit and a perfect and unique gift.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                She's a beauty

                By 

                from Wellington, FL

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

                  There was no reference to Fred Conlon. While it is a beautiful piece of art, there should have been something in the box that credited/spoke to Mr. Conlon.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Extremely pleasing

                  By 

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Great art decoration
                  • Lightweight
                  • STUNNING
                  • Unique
                  • Well constructed
                  • Will last a few lifetimes

                  Cons

                  • Absolutely none

                  Best Uses

                  • ANYWHERE OUTDOORS
                  • Garden
                  • Patio

                  Comments about PERCHED PARROT:

                  This incredible sculpture is facinating and eye catching. A quality hand made unique piece. The red paint makes it stand out among the yard greenery.
                  The base is sturdy thick steel. This thing will not topple or blow over. It is cleverly and wisely designed. The parrot screws securely onto a thick welded bolt on top of the perch. With a little laquer spray to protect it from rusting it should last a couple lifetimes. I love it and so do the people who recieved it. You will not regret this purchase. I may get a couple for Christmas gifts.

                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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