The parrot is gorgeous, and looks just like the photo. But there is no vent, so the heat of the bulb is contained in the parrot itself, which gets incredibly hot. Also, the packaging info did not - to the best of my recollection - say that the maximum wattage is 25 watts. So I bought a 60 watt bulb and only realized the problem when the light went out then came back on by itself. A simple improvement - adding a vent to allow hot air to escape - would eliminate the problem. Otherwise, it is quite nice, although the glass is dark when not illuminated.
This is cuter than a bug! I got the lamp with two parrots on it for my friend for her first anniversary and she flipped over it. We both have pets birds. I have not seen that one yet, I am in N.M., they are in Mi. This one is for her as well but I had it sent to myself so I can take it with me when I travel to see them. I had to open it to make sure it was not broken since I will be holding on to it for a while. It is just adorable! The colors are vibrant and a very sturdy little bugger too. Great buy and I might get one of each of these lamps for myself. Thank you Overstock! You have always been fantastic. A side comment here- I had to deal with an Overstock chat for this item and he was wonderful. The first young man I was on with somehow I got disconnected, but the next one was just awesome. THAT is why Overstock.com has the name it does- your customer service. The people who work for you are the best there are. THEY are the reason I keep coming back, year after year, referring dozens of friends and family every year to you. Keep that going and you will always be the top of line in companies, I don't care who the other companies are- I onlycome to you for what I need.
This lamp is the perfect addition to my son's parrot-themed bedroom! It's even more beautiful when lit!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The colors were even brighter in person!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The lamp is well-made, sturdy and heavy.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Described exactly, but detail is more beautiful in person.
Well made - he sits on top of a wine cabinet. I am very happy with him.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I bought this parrot after reading all the glowing recommendations on this site. And perhaps I had higher expectations as a result. The parrot stain glass colors were not green and yellow at all - they were more orange-reddish-yellow and the parrot had really creepy glowing red-orange eyes that seemed to stand out quite obviously in comparison to the entire figurine. Maybe it was influenced by the way the light bulb is placed in the lamp, I'm not sure, but it just didn't look esthetically pleasing to me. I would have returned it, if not for my sister-in-law who ended up liking the fact that it was a parrot (she likes animals) and it was a Tiffany-style lamp (which she collects). So, all in all, I didn't think the lamp was horrible, but definitely not worth keeping for me.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? not at all
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. alright
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate