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.
The first year that I adopted Rue, I used to take him on field trips regularly. Over time I started taking him with me less and less. The past couple of years we’ve only gone somewhere together during trips to the vet. Not ideal. So when the opportunity presented itself to take Rue with me to visit a friend I hopped right on it. Since Rue hasn’t been on an outing in awhile I asked […]
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 […]
I was going to start off by writing something deep and meaningful but soon realized that will take too much time. So instead, here’s Rueben learning to turn the wheel with his foot three times in a row. I love how he gets distracted when Lotus, my dog, starts walking down the hallway but continues turning the wheel anyway.