Lucy rules the roost at Luckies
LUCY the three-year-old macaw is a star attraction in Victoria Park bottle shop Luckies Liquor, where people pop by to admire her vibrant plumage, hear her fledgling speech and occasionally return her when she flies the coop.
The brightly coloured South American parrot has been a fixture at the store on Albany Highway since she was a seven-monthold palm-sized hatchling and owner John Luckman says such is her popularity that an appeal on his store’s Facebook page for help when she flew away to explore garnered thousands of views, resulting in her speedy return.
“I’d had different birds before but I’d always wanted a macaw because they are supposed to be super-intelligent and the colours of their feathers is unreal,” Mr Luckman said.
Lucy happily sits on top of her cage and on employees’ shoulders whistling and chatting away to customers, making her trademark wolf whistle and ‘hello Lucy’ greeting among the shop’s main attractions.
Another attraction at the store next month will be Victoria Park’s first ever tasting of a bottle of 2010 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange.
Mr Luckman said the prestigious Australian wine usually retailed for $800 a bottle.
■ The Grange tasting will take place on December 5, 5-7pm, at Luckies Liquor Bottle-O, 855 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park.
Wine manager Zoe Samwell and Lucy with a bottle of Penfolds Grange.