The parrots and humans in the house were having a dance party last night when I decided to take some pictures. Here are a few of my favorites. Also, even though Thomas has Rocky on his shoulder, it's generally not a good idea since a face bite could easily happen. Thomas took the risk for the dance party.
Can you see all 4 of the dancing parrots?I had to post this one because Beeps is just about to take off and jump to the neighboring playstand. I hope to capture this on video someday as it is very adorable. He beeps as he jumps! When he's in this pose, he reminds me of Olympic skiiers ready to exit the chute.
As I've mentioned before, Beeps can be weird when it comes to dancing. He loves to dance, but can get a bit excited when humans are dancing. During his hormonal periods, we can't dance around him or he will attack. When he's not hormonal (like now), he usually won't attack, but will sometimes posture and we are always on the lookout for an attack!
In this picture, he is posturing -- his body is erect, wings slightly out, and eyes flashing red. Thomas was ready to jump out of the way, if it came to that (it didn't).And a short video. In the beginning, Beeps is dancing, but then he notices the camera and starts threatening me a bit. Around 8 seconds in, you can hear him say "pretty baby."
After the dance party, the parrots were a bit hungry. The greys like to eat almonds in the shell (we need to slightly crack Max's shell for her) and the caiques like cedar nuts -- they're so small that Beeps had already finished his when I took this picture. He was hoping for a second one, which he got when I put the camera down.This morning, the greys were on the stand, but in their normal position with Max directly above Stella. When Max was eating her almond, she discarded the shell pieces, where they fell on Stella's head! Stella wasn't happy about this, so she flew, with the almond, to the sink to finish her treat with dignity.