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Guai-Guai, The Cockatiel

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The cockatiel is slowly becoming less afraid of us, now that we hand feed him =) We used to stick our hand in the cage door, Guai-Guai would put one foot on the feeding hand and hang on to the cage with the other. Then he'd put both feet on the hand.

Recently, we've taken to bringing him out of the cage while he's eating. =) We've gotten him to step onto this wooden rod stand and step back onto our hand on demand. He doesn't like standing on my outstretched finger. My MIL says it's because my fingers are so small that it's hard for him to clasp. He much prefers to stand on the padded base of my thumb.

Today, MIL Woman was taking him around the house a bit. She says that he was nervous, clasping his claws on her really tightly. Then she put him in front of a mirror. They were laughing as he was trying to figure out who that other bird was that "keeps copying him" and pecked at the mirror a bit.

Brain the size of a pea. =)

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nicosian
Nov. 17th, 2001 06:47 pm (UTC)
small brains think alike
Louie the Lizard loathes the ig in the mirror. He would become absolutely enraged at the sight of this iguana, and try to kill it.

He always heads for the bathroom because that's where the Ig in The Mirror lives.

bride
Nov. 17th, 2001 06:50 pm (UTC)
Re: small brains think alike
Heeheehee =)

How's Louie's skin thing, BTW? That should be cleared up by now, right?
xinit
Nov. 18th, 2001 11:30 am (UTC)
Re: small brains think alike
It got all nasty and hard and then eventually he scratched it off on something. Now it's all pink skin and slowly healing scales. Best we can determine is that he had a splinter stuck under a scale and it just got bad.

He's a shockingly resilient beast. He's fallen off the top of a 7' book shelf, dragging 5 large hard cover books down after him. He looked like he'd been squished flat, but he got up and walked away once I took the books off. (This was years ago, and it's likely when he broke his knee which went unnoticed by both human and lizard.)
bride
Nov. 18th, 2001 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re: small brains think alike
Jeez... I don't think _I'd_ survive a 7' fall... =P
badkarma_05
Nov. 17th, 2001 08:11 pm (UTC)
"The cockatiel is slowly becoming less afraid of us"

What are you doing to that poor bird?
bride
Nov. 17th, 2001 08:45 pm (UTC)
He was just very skittish when we first got him.
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