Life with a parrot is never dull. They aren’t quite pets, they aren’t clean pets, and they certainly aren’t pets you can ignore.
Today, I’m working from home, and Hector D. Byrd is in a super chatty mood. She’s been whistling and chatting at me for over half an hour now.
As usual, she’s quite entertaining: “Hi – eeeeeee, Pucky-boo, HELLO, Hello Bird, Hello Hector, Hector Bird, How do you do Hector? How ya doing? Hector the bird, Hello, HELLO, Wanna come up?” She is whistling, squeaking and making video game sounds in between calling me and the cats.
Here’s the crazy part about today… She has a small plastic fishbowl, truth be told, it was a fishbowl drink from bar years ago, but Hector loves it. She throws it around, I fill it with treats, and shredded paper for her to forage out of, and she loves to play fetch with it. Well, just now for the first time, she started sticking her head in the bowl and talking and whistling. I think she likes the different sound of her voice, because she keeps experimenting with different sounds, voices, and whistles.
I wish I could get it on video, but anytime I move from my desk, she stops and stares at me. She’s really entertaining herself, going back and forth with words and sounds with her head in and out of the jar. She currently is saying “oooooooooo” in and out of the jar. Then she laughs. Nice she is entertaining herself!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!