Friday, October 19, 2007

We have a large wooden plant stand in our kitchen that is filled with plants. Beeps's stand is near the plant stand, but, until recently, he hadn't shown much interest in the plants. That was Rocky's turf. However, in the past week or so, he's started jumping to the plant stand and hanging out with the plants. Sometimes he bites off little pieces, but mostly he just walks around. Here's another picture where I caught some weird eye activity!

I went grocery shopping a few days ago, and picked up some hot peppers for the parrots. Here's Max, enjoying hers (notice her pinning eyes!) I always have to be careful about touching my eyes after having a parrot on my hand that has recently eaten hot peppers!

And here's a video that shows off part of Rocky's personality. Many parrots like to play a pick-up type game: they drop something and their human picks it up. Rocky is no exception! The difference with him than with any other parrot I've seen play this game, is the hostility he seems to show towards the objects he discards!

video

3 comments:

Sharon said...

I wonder if the hot peppers burn their tongues at all?

I don't let Mooky near my house plants because I don't know which ones are poisonous or not... luckily he hasn't created a fascination for them!

Sharon said...

Rocky is one mean boy! I wouldn't want to piss him off!

Mary said...

Max doesn't act differently when she eats the hot seeds, but when she steps up on my hand afterwards I have to make sure not to rub my eyes!

http://www.cockatielcottage.net/houseplants.html is a link to safe and not safe houseplants. I had read somewhere that pothos were safe, but not according to this list! I guess I need to keep a closer eye on Beeps and Rocky and figure out which ones are safe or not. I don't want to put them in danger.

Rocky definitely has some unresolved anger issues!!!