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Major Milestone!

weather: little fuzzy rain
outside: 12°C
mood: w00t!
Last night was an evening of Firsts with birdinfoSid.

He really liked standing on that ledge and looking down into the stairwell. In the background is our TV/family room with Team Canada whopping Finland in World Cup Hockey. WOOOHOOOOOO!!!! =D

Then I had him on the couch with me while I sat watching TV. All of a sudden, he just climbed onto my knee. He's never voluntarily come in physical contact with us before =D He'd just finished fluffing himself when I called to him to make him look at the camera, so he's looking a tad dorky there. =)

Oh, but THEN. He walked up onto my hand!! (4M; uncompressed AVI)

It was *BITEBITEBITEBITEsquealBITEBITEBITEBITEBITE*, *resign*, *walk up*. *BITEBITEBITEBITEsquealBITEBITEBITEBITEBITE*, *resign*, *walk up*. The little twerp actually drew blood last night. I guess he got mad at all the camera action. I have three little bloody pokie-holes, two on my fingers, one on my thumb and a little patch of missing skin somewhere else.

This one I caught with the camera wasn't his cutest. He'd actually come up onto my hand three or four times. Twice, he sat very still for a few minutes on my hand while I chatted to him. But if I moved at all, he'd fly away.




( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 15th, 2004 10:49 am (UTC)
awww, cute!

how big do they get?
Sep. 15th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
They're fully grown at 5 months, they stand about 5" tall and are no more than a foot from the top of their crest feathers to the tip of their tail.

Adult cockatiels can weigh anywhere from 70g to over 100g. Pet quality ones are usually 70-90g; show quality ones are in the 90-100g+ range.

Sep. 15th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
I just LOVE that you're posting pictures now :D Your birdies are so cute I would be tempted to get some for myself if it wasn't for the dang cats! :)
Sep. 15th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
Hehe, I'm not very good at taking pics though. Some of them still come out blurry and weird, but with the birds, I have to snap things fast otherwise, I miss whatever amusing thing they're doing. =)

Haha, I can imagine a bird in your house surrounded by cats =D =D
Sep. 15th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
Heehee, I love how you have a lil lj-like icon for Sid! He's very pretty. Love the buttercup yellow colors.

You have recessed lighting in your ceiling! I love recessed lighting ;p Want that for my living room but think I'm going to have to go with track lighting instead.
Sep. 15th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC)
Teehee, thanks =)

Yeah, whoever designed the house has a crazy recessed light fetish. =) They look nice, but they're such a pain. They burn out really quickly and we have one where the bulb socket has come detached inside the well, so now we can't change that one.

We wanted to get energy saver bulbs (sorta like this), but the sockets are the wrong size/type(?) =P
Sep. 15th, 2004 02:44 pm (UTC)
...we have one where the bulb socket has come detached inside the well...

I got that one out. I just chose not to replace the bulb. =)
Sep. 15th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, you did? =D

Yeah, the monitor glare provides enough light.
Sep. 15th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
HA! My cats went InSaNe when they heard the video playing. It sounded like Sid had a rough landing, all I heard was flapflapflapCRASH /video
Sep. 15th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I thought that when I watched the clip the first time as well. He clung to the side of his cage and it sort of went "clang", but he was fine. He flies and lands very well =)

W says he sounds like the raptors in Jurassic Park. He keeps asserting that the two cockatiels are actually little dinosaurs. *roll eyes* XD
Sep. 15th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yea for Sid! Tell him we are all so proud of him!
Sep. 15th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)
Heehee, thanks =)
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