If the parrots knew I had a blog and read it, the caiques might feel a bit slighted since the majority of my stories refer to my two more difficult parrots: Max and Rocky. Today is devoted to my wonderful caique, Beeps.
Last week, we noticed that Beeps had a piece of fuzz above his eye:
I was trying very hard to get a picture of this, but he kept showing off for the camera and mugging in ways that I couldn't get the fuzz to appear. At times, he almost seems like a contortionist, with the way he twists and turns his legs.
Here he is, playing with one of his favorite toys. When he really wants to show off, he goes over and starts banging his toy against the side of his cage. You can tell he's excited because his eyes are darker orange than normal. Actually, maybe you can't because his eyes are orange pretty much any time I take his picture as the camera gets him excited! But if you saw him normally, you can see the eye color change.