BOUNCING ALONG: Daniel Mitchell from Murgon with his rescue bird Bouncer.
BOUNCING ALONG: Daniel Mitchell from Murgon with his rescue bird Bouncer. Katherine Morris

The bird is the word for Daniel Mitchell

DANIEL Mitchell's little rascal, Bouncer, has been hard to tame but persistence has paid off.

"We got him as a cranky pet, they (previous family) were terrified of him," Daniel said.

"He was originally called Rascal because they thought he was vicious."

Daniel and his Mum have more than 100 birds at home and had Bouncer at the Burnett Bird Keeper sale at the Nanango Showgrounds.

Bouncer was bouncing along to music and Daniel said he would eat anything in your hand.

"I don't think he loves me, I think he wants me for the food," Daniel said.

Daniel said it took about a year to tame Bouncer and it was the challenge that he enjoyed.

"Colourful, playful, hilarious to watch, they all have different personalities," he said.

"They are very inquisitive particularly when they are breeding."

The sale drew bird keepers from Inverness, New South Wales, Emerald and Hervey Bay.

A highlight was a macaw from breeder Peter Kelly of Inverness on sale for $3900.

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