Mama Bird as Elvira
This little sweetheart doesn't need any introduction. I was looking
through all of the photographs that I had taken of Mama and found this one. I
always thought it looked like a vampire coming out of a cave. So I had to
include my little goblin in the Halloween Parade too! Mama sounds just
like a bat when she plays "Attack the Nose". She doesn't bite me.
She's just angry because I dared to take my gold locket away from her. She
bops me on the nose with her beak and makes a squeaky sound that really sounds
like a bat! The more I laugh, the more angry she gets.
Mama is continuing to do very well although she is still prone to her moodiness.
She is now starting to play with a few of her toys! YES! She is also doing really
well with tasting new foods that I offer her. Today she ate raw broccoli for the
first time. She still loves hard boiled egg yolks, bird bread and cooked sweet
potatoes. The biggest news is that she finally had a few baths with a
water misting bottle. I have to stand in front of a mirror, spray the
water up into the air so it falls down like rain on BOTH of us. I get more
wet than she does. Most of the water just rolls right off of her because
so much powder has built up on her feathers. She's still a bit frightened, but
at least she doesn't fly away anymore. She absolutely loved being dried with a blow drier!
I hope you have enjoyed the Halloween Parade of Birds. It was so much fun to
put together. I want to thank all of you who have participated by sending
in your photographs and wonderful stories about your birds. A big hug and a
special thank you goes to Lori for sharing so many of her gorgeous bird
pictures with me and for taking the time to write so much about each bird!
Thanks so much Lori! I hope everybody read about the new way Birds of the Month will
be handled. So please start sending in your photographs and stories about your birds for
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