As much as the color is called Red Parrot they are every bit as pink as the second pic shows.
I also finished Sheldon Turtle using Knit Picks Shine Sport in Grass and Green Apple colors. I started him in 2010 so he has lived unfinished in 3 different houses. Once again it doesn't matter because he is done now. I even had help finishing him by Miss Z.
She still thinks that the leftover yarn is more fun than the Turtle lol. Someday she might enjoy playing with him or she just might become a knitter and make her own fun things.