Saturday, August 8, 2009

One of those days...

The birds have been driving me nuts today.
Flying all over the place, chasing each other, squabbling over nothing.
Getting in each others way.
Not staying put for 5 minutes.

Might be the sun.
Might also be the lack of sleep that makes me a bit more irritable.

They have not been out as much as they could have been today (seeing how it's a week-end), but at one point I just ran out of energy to deal with them.

They'll have an early bedtime tonight.
I think I'll do the same.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Strut

Petey has this little walk, where she stands all tall, takes big steps and it looks like she's almost hopping along.

Most important thing is to keep the head held high of course, but she'll occasionally bring it down if she wants to accentuate a particularly larger step..but then the head comes right up :)

It's a hoot to watch.

Oh and August 3rd was the 1 year-here mark. Can't believe I've had her for an entire year already....

Monday, August 3, 2009

And down the slope we go...

Petey was making progress. Seemed tolerant of myself, definitely more tolerant of the other birds.

However, the last few days (last three to be precise), she's relapsed. Right now, she is in her cage whilst the others are out, beating the crap out of her toys. Better her toys than anyone else.

But why is she in her cage? For the second time today (fourth time in 3 days), she's managed to jump on me and, if I wasn't fast enough, would have taken out chunks of skin off my arms and neck (she is aiming for the head, kinda scary).
The first few times, my boyfriend was a bit careless...having her within jumping distance and she just took the leap. Needless to say he got more of the blame than she did. This last time though, she leaped from quite farther away. She is clipped because of this (well this and her going after the other birds, which she has not done in a while).

This is why she has been going through so many homes. Total unprovoked attacks (trust me, I've been trying to figure out what I could have been doing that would start these attacks and nothing seems to fit, no two situation have been identical or even similar other than she being close enough to leap). My SO has also noted she's been a lot more restless with him.

Hopefully this is a bad week or two. She is still beating up toys and I doubt that she'll come back out anytime tonight (definitively not before she calms down and they are all going to bed soon).