I haven’t updated the blog in awhile and I have so much to report! I’ve met many of my goals and come up with a lot of new ones. Here’s what new with us: We officially adopted Data, formerly knows as Jazzy. We figured he deserved a new name for his new life. We’d like to thank Phoenix Landing for all that they do and for helping us find this little guy. He is quite […]
The first time I saw Rue take a bath I thought he was having a seizure! Now that I know better I find it fascinating to watch all the bobbing, wing flapping and shaking involved. Watching video of your parrot engaging in normal activities is a great way to improve your body language reading skills. Not to mention Rue taking a bath is just plain cute.
Today is the first day that Jazzy has ever explored and played on one of his play stands. It took all my self-control not to cry out “OMG!” “OMG!” “OMG!” Instead I kept telling myself “be cool, be cool.” Here’s what that looked like (caution, video contains images that are more boring than they appear 😉
I’ve trained Rueben to do a lot of tricks but desperately needed help teaching him to hang out on play stands instead of my head. I don’t want to gloss over how much Rue likes to fly to and hang out on my head because it is a real problem. Is there a head-obsessed anonymous group he can join? When he wasn’t getting much out-of-his-cage-time because of this undesirable habit I decided to seek out […]
For the past 2 months we have been fostering a 13-year-old Black-Headed Caique named Jazz. We’re his 4th home in a 6-month period and he had a hard time transitioning when he first arrived. I wish I had started this blog back then because documenting his progress would have been really useful. The good news is we still have plenty to work on and blog about. In the interest of keeping myself on track here […]