Pilfer lives in the jungle, where s/he once encountered a great horde of large, shiny stones.
Captivated by Timon's shiny stones, Pilfer steals the treasure from the meerkat, who shakes his fist angrily at the bird. No sooner has Timon done this when a cape dog appears, ready to eat Timon. Before the carnivore can devour Timon, Pilfer drops his/her stone on the predator's head, and the cape dog runs away in a hurry. No longer angry at the parrot, Timon begins to exchange old savanna stories with Pilfer, who soon becomes like an old friend.
While talking, Pilfer reveals to Timon that there are more shiny stones elsewhere. Wanting to impress Pumbaa and Simba, Timon agrees to follow the parrot's directions to the shiny stones. When he reaches the location, however, he is informed by an aardvark named Arnold that parrots had long ago extracted all the shiny stones from their original location.
Pilfer is a long-bodied and deep-chested parrot with dark eyes, wide wings, and long talons. Like most parrots, s/he has a broad beak with a large upper mandible and a sharp lower mandible. While his/her chest is scruffier than the rest of his/her body, his/her back is smooth and unbroken by ruffles, though his/her entire body is red, save the backs of his/her wings, which are blue. His/Her chest is slightly darker in color, and his/her face is a creamy tan.
Personality and traits
Despite his/her playful nature, Pilfer is helpful and thrifty. True to his/her name, s/he doesn't hesitate to take objects that fascinate him/her, though s/he is more concerned about the safety of others than his/her own ventures, as seen when s/he is willing to use his/her precious treasure to keep a cape dog from hurting Timon.