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Fat Bird

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[mood|cheerful]

Guai-Guai has been eating like the dickens recently and filling out sideways. Do cockatiels go through puberty? I'm thinking this might be a growth spurt. But he's only 6 months old and he's supposed to live 18-20 years.

He's getting interested in people-food now, he goes to investigate when he sees us eating. He'll climb up our arms and stand on our shoulders. Guai-Guai can also fly great distances when he wants to and defiance is definitely a part of his developing personality.

I keep telling them to clip his wings or get them clipped at a pet groomer's. I even pointed out that Petcetera does pet grooming.

*shrug* One of these days, some extended family member is going to take him out of the cage and he's going to either get pissed off or otherwise get the urge to fly. Out the front door that's held wide open when people are bumbling around, taking their nice old time coming into the house or leaving, for example. But then, what do I know...

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buttaflii
Jan. 29th, 2002 05:51 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha. Wish I could know what goes on in that bird's head. It'd probably be quite amusing.. :)
bride
Jan. 29th, 2002 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, especially at puberty =)
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bride
Jan. 29th, 2002 11:04 pm (UTC)
Re: "guaiac" - ick, if I had known, I would have suggested a different name too =P

"Schmuer" sounds like a good name for a Norwegian cow =D
astral
Jan. 29th, 2002 10:38 pm (UTC)
defiance is definitely a part of his developing personality
guai-guai not guai anymore! (sorry couldn't resist)

was he ever? you don't seem to like him much, do you? (i hate birds.)
bride
Jan. 29th, 2002 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re:
Heh, it wasn't my idea to get him, but since he cost $60, I don't want him dead or flying away. I want to take care of him within what I can reasonably do.

But I've ended up doing all the things for him that's made him think I'm The Evil One. Everyone else gets to play with him. It's very apparent that he likes everyone but me. He's very cautious around me (ie. if he's with me and he sees someone else, he'll be clamouring to go play with them instead).

I guess this has made me a bit bitter too. But there's no explaining that to a bird.
bride
Jan. 29th, 2002 10:56 pm (UTC)
BTW...
Are you Chinese? Just curious... =)
badkarma_05
Jan. 30th, 2002 06:37 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
Yeah, are you Chinese? Why don't you answer the question... huh, huh, huh?
bride
Jan. 30th, 2002 09:58 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
If you scare her away, I'll whap you with a dead mackerel =)
badkarma_05
Jan. 30th, 2002 10:06 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
How come you never asked me if I were Chinese?
bride
Jan. 30th, 2002 10:09 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
Because, in your own words, you're "whiter than white"...

Hmmm... spankkarmasasswithadeadmackerel.com sounds pretty interesting too =D
badkarma_05
Jan. 30th, 2002 10:15 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
Yes, but I only recently confessed to my supreme whiter than white-ness. And for the record, it wouldn't be the first time I was smacked in the head with a dead fish.
bride
Jan. 30th, 2002 10:21 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
*shrug* I didn't see anything in your writing that would hint at being Chinese... Astral made a very Chinese string parse in her response, so I thought I'd ask.
badkarma_05
Jan. 30th, 2002 10:24 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
Hmmm... I wonder if I could emigrate to China?
astral
Jan. 31st, 2002 06:23 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
hehe, yeah i am...
badkarma_05
Jan. 31st, 2002 07:13 am (UTC)
Re: BTW...
Well go tell Bride you're not frightened off. She's going to hit me with a fish.
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