Post by newquakermommy on Apr 5, 2020 11:02:49 GMT -5
I don't know how old my QP is - I'm wondering if birds are liable to pick up words more when they're young, or if they still acquire words as enthusiastically as they get older? This little guy talks more every day, like he's getting comfortable with us. Some he already knew, since it's stuff we don't say (Hello, Bird!) but some of it is clearly based on us. My child says, 'HEY!' a lot, in a joking-outraged manner. Guess what he said to her as she was leaving the room the other day? Hey!!! Hey!!! Hey!! Hey!!! lol. He's also started laughing just like me, copying my laugh exactly. So - is that a clue about his age? Or is he just a really talky little guy?
Post by newquakermommy on Apr 6, 2020 17:53:51 GMT -5
I am SHOCKED at how smart he is. I put my arm up next to him, and try to coax him onto it... and he ignores it if it's light colored, but if it's dark, he bites the crap out of the material. So I try to wear light colors - and the other day, I was trying to coax him onto my arm by placing a sunflower seed far enough down my sleeve that he'd have to walk on my arm to get to it. (This has worked before) This time, he grabbed my sleeve w/ his beak, pulled, STEPPED ON THE SLACK, pulled again with his beak, etc until he had pulled my sleeve close enough to be able to take the seed without stepping off his perch. Is that normal, or is he an alien, dressed as a bird? I was gobsmacked.
Is that normal, or is he an alien, dressed as a bird? I was gobsmacked.
He is a parrot. It's surprising how resourceful and clever a parrot can be. You got a good demonstration of that.
Parrots often do have color preferences. My QP Ralph dislikes anything orange, with a few exceptions. MY CAG Scooter doesn't like purple. Bilbo prefers light colors over dark. Nothing strange about that.