Living with an Alaskan Malamute can be a handful. Originally bred for their strength and endurance to haul heavy freight as a sled dog, Alaskan Malamutes can reach a whopping 100 pounds (45 kg). But when it came to choosing a pet, the owners of Tydus were all about going big—or going home.
“We came across the breed and were intrigued by their personality and the fact that they are not as hyper as Huskies,” relayed the South African pet owners in an interview with helloBARK!, “not to mention their amazing look and stature! We undertook some research and had our mind set on getting a Malamute.”
Their pet Alaskan Malamute, Tydus, would soon win over their hearts and Instagram accounts. But the couple already had another pet back home: an African Grey parrot named Trez. “Trez is much more vocal,” they admit. “He is our African grey parrot and has a motor mouth! He warms up his voice box every morning at 6am.”
The two would turn out to be quite the dynamic duo! “Tydus starts howling as soon as he hears an ambulance or whenever he is bored,” relay the owners. “Trez will then pitch in and say: ‘Tydus stop it. Good boy!’ Trez comforts him by talking to him while they are alone.” With both pets hilariously feisty, the two make for a great pet brand.
And while they might be very opinionated, we’re happy to follow their dog-and-parrot adventures from afar!