Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Léa update

Léa has been here for 3 days now.

One thing is clear, she loves to play. I mean LOVES to play - she's destroyed quite a few toys. She also loves the Wingdow, it's one of her favorite hang out spots.

One thing she doesn't like is being in her cage away from us. Yesterday we were forced to start ignoring her calling for us, it's seeped into today as well and I expect it to last for a bit. I can understand, she's used to at least having other birds around and she has no direct bird company at the moment since she's in a different room and pretty much confined to that room. I've tried staying in the room with her in her cage, so she gets used to being in her cage but still sees me but all she does at that time is call to come out. So in her cage alone it is. I only go see her when it's been a lengthy period without a call out to us and have rewarded her with a few almonds. This ultimately is so that I'm not stuck with a bird who will scream when it comes out of it's cage and I don't want to spoil her now with more time out than she'll be able to have once I go back to work.

I think when she'll get to move to the birdroom things will be easier on her as she'll have the others to chat too - while the others aren't necessarily best friends with each other, I do think they appreciate the "company".

Other than that, things are still going pretty well. She's getting more confident and it's becoming clear that she will be a stubborn little thing - it's ok, I've dealt with that before. Weighing her is a challenge because she does NOT want to stay on the perch long enough for me to get a decent reading, but each time she flies away, I get her back until I'm happy.

Anyways, as I've said she likes to play and here are a few pictures, as well as a video, from yesterday.

The video is worth watching until the end - to see what Léa does when there are obstacles in her way..


Kacy said...

Lea is such a playful girl!! You can see how happy she is in all of those photos.

And stubborn - nothing better :)

Caitlin said...

haha.... I thought for sure she was going to fall over a few times~ learning to balance on one foot!!!!

ming-ming said...

OMG she is tooooo cute!!!!