Skylar, my beautiful, adorable, usually cheerful Blue and Gold Macaw has
taken to 'crying' lately. It's sort of this pitiful mournful screem that
goes on sometimes for as long as 10 minutes!! :(
I have ignored him!!
The other day I was at work and the SO had heard enough and through a
glass of water on him! He stopped! And......he hasn't 'cried' since!
Is this method appropriate for the termination of his annoying 'crying'?
Skylar loves to take brussel sprouts and shred them! I don't think that
much of them actually find their way into his crop (the dogs certainly
stay close during these 'fun' times). Over Christmas I took a fresh
coconut, cracked it open, drilled a hole and hung a 2" X 2" piece (shell
intact) on his food skewer. He was is bird heaven! He 'devoured' the
coconut and 'chewed' at the shell for the next two hours! He was later
found to *not* be eating the coconut just shredding it! (Dogs refused to
eat it too! *sigh*)
When I've got a meeting to attend during his routine "out" time I give him
about 10 peanuts to assuage my guilt! He's seems to be none the worse for
I don't believe this actually falls under this category, but during the
holidays I was turning out the lights in the kitchen (Skylar's room too).
I walked past his cage and said, "Goodnight, Skylar, I Love You".
He replied, softly from his sleeping perch, "I love you, too!. *sigh*
Owner of budgies, lovebirds,***atiels, doves, pidgeons, chickens, and,
of course, Skylar! Can a person have *too* many birds??!!