Thursday, April 30, 2009

State Birds

Do you know the official bird of your state? You can find out here. There are some nice birds on the list, like chickadees and cardinals, and even those dumb robins show up on it a few times but, can you believe it, there's not one parrot on that list. Not one. What's the point of having state birds if not even one of them can be a parrot?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tea (again)

I love tea! I've already blogged about drinking tea, but of course there's so much more you can do with tea than just drink it. For example, I always peek over the brim of the mug and take a look at my reflection in the tea. I'm a such a pretty bird! I also enjoy dropping my pellets in the tea and watching them float around. It's fun to dunk bread in it, too. My person doesn't really like it when I drop things in her tea. She's one of those creatures who thinks that tea is just for drinking. What a lack of imagination!

Monday, April 20, 2009


One of the best things about being a parrot is living in a cage full of toys. We parrots are playful creatures, and we just love our toys. One of my favorites is plastic bottle caps. They are really fun to chew, and I also enjoy piling them up in my food dish. Most people who know me know how much I love bottle caps and often give them to me as presents. Another favorite toy of mine is my toothbrush. It hangs from the top of my cage. I just love holding my toothbrush! What about you? What are some of your favorite toys?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Outside Sounds

Another beautiful spring day, outside for a walk in my carrier. As a parrot, one of my greatest interests is sounds, but I particularly enjoy hearing the outside spring sounds after a long winter of sitting inside and listening to the rumbling furnace. These are some sounds I heard today: water rushing, cars whooshing, chickadees making their chickadee sounds, a woodpecker tapping, wind swooshing through pine needles, a dog barking. What about you? What sounds do you enjoy hearing in the spring?

Saturday, April 11, 2009


A robin comes tapping at our window fairly regularly. It's trying to tell the other robin to go away, but of course there is no other robin. It's just a reflection in the glass. That silly robin can't figure it out and it keeps tapping and tapping. I remember the first time I saw a mirror. I ran around to the other side to look for the other parrot, but I realized my mistake right away. I'm no dumb robin. We parrots are very quick learners.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Animals With Feathers

I saw the funniest thing this morning as I was looking out the window. A bunch of turkeys were walking through the woods behind the house......just walking slowly along in a line, funny fat things. Turkeys are strange creatures. First of all, any parrot could tell you that hanging out on the ground like that is just asking for trouble. You might as well squawk at the top of your lungs:"Here I am, predators! Come eat me now!" And second of all, those dull brown feathers! Not pretty. I suppose at this time of year they're useful camouflage, but I'll bet that as spring moves along and things start turning green, those turkeys will be wishing they had pretty green parrot feathers to help them hide from predators. I'm sure glad I'm a smart, pretty parrot and not a dumb, brown turkey walking through the woods.