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Pigging Out with Company

weather: sunny
outside: 18°C
mood: happy
Well, now. =) userinfoSkippy ate like the dickens for about half an hour to 45 minutes.

While I was getting myself a salad, I grabbed a piece of lettuce, spinach and broccoli separately for her. I closed my door and took the top off her cage so that she could stretch. I gave her a bit of lettuce which she wasn't sure about at first, but eventually, she nibbled and ended up really liking it. She ran after me when I took it away for a sec =)

Lettuce is mostly water, so after a while, I switched to a piece of spinach. Skippy really likes leafy green stuff. After a bit of trying to convince her that she couldn't have my food (she can't touch the dressing in my salad), with my left hand holding the spinach for her, I ate my lunch with my right hand. She munched and munched and munched. After the spinach was finished, I picked up a spray millet for her and she went at that for a long while as well.

Little bugger. =\ Yes, I think she's just lonely. We'll save the broccoli for tonight.

I held her and played with her for a bit before I put the top back on her cage. She's back in the corner now, trotting and squeeping like she was before. She wants out, but I have to work. =P Oh, no wait, she's preening herself in the corner... oh crap, she saw me looking at her and wants out again =}

But I'm so happy that she just pigged out. I might do it again at 1700h again before heading home.



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May. 17th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
Horray for Skippy!! : )
May. 17th, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
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May. 17th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, a lot of people were suggesting getting her a friend. But even if we did, they'd have to be quarantined and kept separate for about a month and a half, so she will still have to be by herself for that long.

The mirror toy might be a good idea.
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May. 17th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
Any time you introduce a new bird, they need to be quarantined, even if they come from a reputable pet store or breeder or another home. It's to give the new bird time to adjust to its new environment without the extra stress of having to establish pecking order at the same time, etc. Also, it's to protect both birds (or the newcomer and the existing flock) from possible diseases and such.
May. 17th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
I love birds. My friend has one that will hop right onto my chest and will try to clean out my teeth. It's weird, but hilarious. Glad to know Skippy is doing well. I can't wait for piccies. :)
May. 17th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, birds do some funny things =)
May. 17th, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
Go Skippy!! :)

You mentioned wanting to switch her to pellets anyways... maybe now would be a good time, if she's not super keen on her seeds to begin with?
May. 17th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
No, she'll probably never be on pellets unless she starts getting too fat or if she's older and starts having a problem with egg binding (_if_ she's actually a girl =). She needs the high fat content right now. The vet actually wrote on our data sheet that seeds should be her main diet and some pellets mixed in, with veggies on the side.
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