We have a Bird…..
Actually we have two birds…..this one is a new addition to our family. He is an African Timneh Gray. He is quite a character but with the name of Loki what could one expect.
He all ready has dinner time down. He knows when we eat and likes to join us. Do not leave him out.
We neglected to get him for dinner one night and he could tell it was something he would like so he flew over to the pot and decided to check it out. The pan had been sitting there so it had cooled off. he doesn’t like the floret part of the broccoli. That he throws at you….He seems to only like the stem part.
I removed him from the pan and he sat on my arm flicking broccoli at me…:-)
We haven’t had mashed potatoes in over two months. My family loves mashed potatoes especially my daughter so I limit how often and how much we have when I do make them. Apparently Loki luuuvvss mashed potatoes. Did I forget to mention that he likes to be spoon fed. He really likes to be spoon fed. He will pick my spoon or fork up and throw it at me so I will feed him. I am not sure who is training whom…..
He buried his beak as far up as he could and had a ball. Of course I should have ducked…….
I’m not sure how much he actually ate and how much I ended up wearing…..I went to put the spoon down and Loki ran down my arm chasing the spoon. He grabbed it out of my hand, dragged it back up to my shoulder and proceeded to eat. I’m a good birdy momma.
Of course after all that he had to have a drink. We have started fixing him his own glass of ice water. It isn’t good for birds to eat after humans due to the bacteria we have in our mouths. He ran down my arm got himself a drink and started dragging ice back up to my shoulder to munch on. My husband keeps laughing and wondering if Loki ever gets “little birdy brain freeze.”
That’s a nightly dinner at our house unless we have company. Loki and Maxi are locked up so they won’t fly over to us….We do still fix them a bowl but most people wouldn’t appreciate having a free range bird sharing dinner or wanting to check their plate out to see if they have any thing different from the rest of us. All though tonight I was only able to finish my green beans and half a piece of chicken. Guess who stole the other half…….
Loki and Maxi will have to live with us till we die. We could never send them to another home. Those two would go into culture shock and not many would allow them to free range. Maxi likes to get down and walk through the house to see what is going on. She will also fly around looking for my daughter. Especially if she hasn’t gotten up yet. Loki is still getting his wings. His take offs are getting better and he is finally starting to land a little better. He hasn’t flown into the chair or wall in over a week. With birds you must have care though. When I am cooking Loki has to be locked into his cage. It is too dangerous having a bird flying around with the stove on. The bathroom door always remains closed since no one in my house knows how to close the lid on the toilet. Yuck. Birds have drowned in bathrooms.
There is a lot of responsibility being a pet owner but even more so with birds. I thought you might enjoy a peak into dinner at our house.