Parrotlet Mimics the Rain

Parrotlets can actually mimic and talk incredibly well, which people tend not to expect out of small birds. This is just a quick post today, but I wanted to share Ptak's adorable 'trickling faucet' noise. It does sound rather like a running tap. He has recently applied this noise to any water, including rain, whether that... Continue Reading →

Scares and Laughs – Life with Parrots

I had a slightly alarming moment a few nights ago. Ptak, my parrotlet, was contentedly sitting on my shoulder as I wrote. I use a ballpoint pen (that fact is important) in a journal to make notes and jot down the things I need to do. As I began to write, I heard Ptak make a repetitive clicking noise... Continue Reading →

Parrots Bring Laughter to Your Home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syVoclCHpZE The video is Bobo doing his strut for the camera yesterday. I was re-watching it today, and it made me laugh a little when I heard his feet go clickety-clack on our wood floor. You just can't watch it without smiling at least a bit! Well, my laugh cued the birds' laughter. Ever since... Continue Reading →

Talking Parrots.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfD6-pcEAFY&feature=youtu.be Maverick the Senegal says his name for the camera... Wee parrotlet Ptak is the chattiest of all our flock; Mishka, the cockatiel, doesn't talk much - save for a rather evil impression of my laugh and an iPhone camera shutter noise. Mavi does say a few things, currently, but his forte is in mimicking... Continue Reading →

Talking Birds.

Neither of my parrots talk, although they are quite young and may yet learn. That's not to say my birds can't mimic. Our cockatiel, Mishka, quickly learnt a wolf-whistle (which she then incorporated into her usual song). We're working on more complicated whistles now. I have faint hopes that she will learn a few words... Continue Reading →

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